Canning and Preserving Workshop – Tuesday, September 30 @ 6:30pm

canningLearn the basics of canning and preserving your harvest! This program is sponsored by UW-Extension – Washington County and Annette Landvatter, Personal Chef and Master Food Preserver. Annette has a wealth of knowledge regarding the preserving of food and her passion has pushed her to become a certified Master Food Preserver (certified through the UW-Extension) and owner of La La’s Personal Chef Service. She has an associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Moraine Park Technical College and lives in West Bend with her husband Tom. To register for this program, please contact Susan at 262-335-5151, ext. 5258 or email

AAUW Annual Used Book Sale

Join us next week for the AAUW Annual Used Book Sale in the Story Room!

Thursday, October 2 – 9:00AM to 9:00 PM

Friday, October 3 – 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, October 4 -9:00AM-12:00 Noon

Sale proceeds fund local scholarships for non-traditional students attending UWWC and MPTC. AAUW (American Association of University Women) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Organizing Basics – Saturday, October 4 @ 10AM

getorganizedIn honor of Get Organized Week, Pamela Larscheidt, a professional organizer, will discuss the basic process of organizing and how a professional organizer helps clients. As an optional project, attendees can bring in one banker’s box of items to practice the organizing process during the program! Bring the contents of your “junk” drawer, stuff from a bathroom drawer or cabinet, or the clutter in your desk drawer! Registration is requested, but not required. Please contact Sara at 262-335-5151, ext. 5259.

Condella’s Coats for Kids

condellascoatsAll sizes of coats are welcomed and needed, from infants to teens to adults! Condella’s Coats for Kids will run from September 15th through October 12th. Drop them off here at the library!

TRIO: A New Catalog Will Be Available Fall 2014

TRIO logo_portrait_low resTRIO: A New Catalog Will Be Available Fall 2014

The West Bend Community Memorial Library will join together with 26 other libraries in Dodge, Jefferson and Washington Counties to become Trio this fall. Trio will be the new catalog for access to your library items. A library user will experience the same excellent service and accessibility to items either from the library or from the convenience of your home from the library’s website. Access to Overdrive for e-content will be one click away.

Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System is making this possible with the SirsiDynix BLUEcloud platform that will move the library experience to the next level of technology. Stay tuned for more information as the project gets closer to completion.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten is HERE!

Do you have a child who is not yet in Kindergarten?
Sign him/her up for our new awesome program that promotes school readiness!

Click HERE for more information! Infants, toddler and preschoolers are all eligible to participate. You are your child’s first and best teacher!