Introduction to Mindfulness – April 29 @ 6PM

This program will be presented by Jesse Foy, founder of Rooted in Mindfulness in Brookfield. Rooted in Mindfulness is a community meditation center dedicated to teaching and supporting the practice of mindfulness and compassion. This introductory class draws upon both wisdom tradition and modern science to instruct us how to understand, adopt, and integrate moment to moment awareness and meditation into everyday life. Tea and cookies will be served. Please call Susan at 262-335-5151, ext. 5258 for more information.

Bookmark Contest – April 13 – April 25, 2015


1. Show us your creativity and design a bookmark using one provided at the library or your own creation. Artwork MUST be original. All ages are welcome.

2. Show us your love for libraries, books, technology, or reading in your creation. The sky is the limit!

3. Turn in your bookmark to the Children’s Information Desk by 1:00PM on Saturday, April 25 along with the filled-out entry sheet. Click here to print off a copy of the entry sheet.

4. Entries will be judged for creativity by library staff, divided by age group, and then displayed for library patrons to vote on!

Please contact Sara at 262-335-5151 ,ext. 5259 or                                                     email with any questions.

Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots

wisvetsmuseumFrom Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 9, the West Bend Library will be hosting a traveling exhibit curated by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum dedicated to military mascots: Fur, Feathers, and Fidelity: Military Mascots. This exhibit presents a variety of mascots dating back to the Civil War, shining a light on the human side of military service and engaging animal lovers of all ages. Everyone is welcome to come and see the exhibit! It will be displayed on the first floor of the library (Photo from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum).

Enrollment Assistance for Health Insurance – Thursdays in April