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2017 Preserving Food at Home Classes with Annette Landvatter
Summer 2017
Join UW-Extension Master Food Preserver Annette Landvatter as she shares her knowledge with YOU on different types of food preservation:
Jams, Jellies & Fruit Butters – Tuesday, June 27 @ 2-3 PM
Pickles, Peppers, & Dilly Beans – Tuesday, July 11 @ 2-3 PM
Salsas – Tuesday, September 26 @ 6-7:30 PM
Landscape and Gardening Q & A
Saturday, July 8 @ 10 AM

Do you have questions or issues with your gardens or landscape this summer? Are you not sure how to deal with pesky garden pests and blight?

Come ready with any issues you are having! Rita Lesch, who is a Washington County Master Gardener and Horticulturist, will be happy to help problem solve, share information, and answer your questions during this presentation.

Understanding Islam and Muslims with Janan Najeeb
Tuesday, July 11 @ 6:30 PM

As a country we are inundated with headlines in the news regarding Islam and Muslims, much of it negative.

As the second largest faith in the world and one of the Abrahamic faiths, it is important to go beyond the headlines. What do Muslims actually believe and how do they put this into practice? What is the role of women and what is Islam’s relationship to other faiths? What are Jihad, Shariah, and ISIS all about?

Join us for an informational presentation and discussion led by Janan Najeeb, one of the most sought after speakers on Islam in Wisconsin. Ms. Najeeb is President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for her advocacy of the Muslim community. She also is an active community leader who was named by Wisconsin Women Magazine as a Leader Making a Difference.

No registration is necessary for this program.

Outdoor Games Day
Saturday, July 15 @ 10 AM
Summer is the perfect time for a game outside! We will be hosting a FREE Outdoor Games Day! There will be a variety of games on the lawn behind the library for guests to play. Play one game or ALL the games. There will be free bottled water and snacks, along with soda and iced tea for purchase. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Click here to join the Facebook event.
A Celebration of Jane Austen
Tuesday, July 18 @ 6:30-8:30 PM

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Library is hosting a discussion. Join Dr. Anne Widmayer, a professor at UW Colleges – Washington County, to discuss Austen, her death, and her last work “Persuasion.” Come a little early for free refreshments with English-themed treats from 6:30 pm – 7:00pm. The talk with Dr. Widmeyer beings at 7:00 pm. This program is free and open to the public, though content is geared toward adults and teens. Seating is first-come, first-served; no registration necessary. For questions, email Mara Riebau at mriebau@west-bendlibrary.org.The Library has a vast amount of material on Jane Austen and her works. Stop by the library to pick up one of her novels or to learn about her life. And check out the Facebook event page for the program to share your favorite Jane Austen novel or interpretation of her work!

Tuesday Night Movie: Zookeeper’s Wife
Tuesday, July 25 @ 6:30 PM
Join us for a showing of The Zookeeper’s Wife, which is the story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during World War II. Antonina and Jan Zabinski helped to save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion of Poland. The film is based on a true story and stars Jessica Chastain. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours, 7 minutes. You are welcome to bring your own beverages and movie snacks while enjoying the film!
Panera Fundraising Night for the West Bend Library
Wednesday, August 23 @ 4 PM – 8 PM
Help support the library at Panera in West Bend. Bring this flyer when you dine and they will donate a portion of the proceeds from your purchase. Please hand in a hard copy or show an electronic version of the flyer upon placing your order. Purchases of gift cards are not counted towards the event. It’s a great way to combine great taste and great fun – for a great cause! Print off the flyer here.