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Wisconsin Reads – The Round House by Louise Erdrich
March – April 2018
The West Bend Library will be participating in Wisconsin Reads during the months of March and April.
Books are available for pickup from the library for patrons to check out. Events are continuing at Germantown Library and University of Wisconsin-Washington County. For more information, click here.
Landscaping with Native Plants
Saturday, April 21 @ 10 AM
Gardeners can look to prairies and woodlands for inspiration in their landscape design. Find out how to choose native plants that are easy to care for and will add variety to your plantings. Washington County Master Gardeners Cindy Boettcher, Mary Ellen Fitts, and Patrice Knuth will share their experience in using Wisconsin native plants with you! This program will be in the BI Room on the first floor.
Essential Oils and Pets with Betty Jo
Monday, April 23 @ 6 PM
Pet owners will do almost anything to keep their beloved animals healthy! High quality essential oils can greatly benefit your pets. Many essential oils for dogs and other pets have emotional benefits as well as physical benefits. Come and learn how to enhance your pet’s own immune system through a natural approach! No registration is necessary.
History of Baseball in Milwaukee and Wisconsin
Monday, April 23 @ 7 PM
Calling all baseball fans! UW-Milwaukee professor Neal Pease will be leading this fascinating talk about baseball in Milwauee and Wisconsin. This presentation will be a great opener to the 2018 baseball season! No registration is necessary and seating is available to the first 40 guests. This program will be in the Story Room.
Improving Your Balance with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:30 PM
Local AIS therapist and personal trainer, Marty Leamon will demonstrate and teach balance techniques using stretching and other easy to learn exercises. This will be an active participation class, so come and learn some new movements to improve your balance. HAndouts will be given so you can continue your new techniques at home. Marty has been in practice for 11 years and also teaches AIS to physical therapists and other trainers. No registration is necessary.
Money Management Series – Cash Flow Management Workshop
Tuesday, April 24 @ 6:30 PM
We have teamed up with Thrivent Financial to offer a 4 part series on money management. The first workshop will be on cash flow management. A Thrivent Financial Representative will lead the workshop and be here to answer your questions. Stay tuned for information on upcoming Thrivent programs!
Growing Root Crops & Straw Bale Gardening
Monday, April 30 @ 6-8 PM
Join Holly and Joey Baird as they share some tips to get you started on the right track toward growing a successful harvest of all sorts of root vegetables. This is rescheduled from March 19. Also, from 7-8 PM, find out all about straw bale gardening! With help tips from Holly and Joey, you’ll be encouraged to give gardening with straw bales a try!
Recreational Opportunities in Washington County
Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:30 PM
Washington County is well-known for its glacial landscape! Our beautiful landscape provides for a wide variety of recreational opportunities for you to enjoy. Join Rob Wessberg from the DNR as he talks about all the things you can do in our area!
Free Hearing Screening
Friday, May 4 @ 1-3 PM
Brandy Gliniecki, a Hearing Instrument Specialist, will provide information on hearing health and perform complimentary otoscopic exams and hearing screening tests. Call Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Center at 262-338-6969 to sign up.
What is Healing Touch?
Wednesday, May 9 @ 6:30 PM
Healing Touch is using a gentle touch, working with the body’s energy system, assisting in its innate ability to heal itself. Linda Heimermann HTCP, HTPA is a certified Healing Touch practitioner working at Highest Ground Healing in Hartford. Linda will guide and educate you in learning more about your body’s energy system and how energy work can assist in healing your mind-body-spirit and also releasing emotions. Discover your own power! Contact Susan at 262-335-5151, ext. 5258 with any questions.