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Growing Potatoes with Holly and Joey Baird
Monday, May 1 @ 7 PM
Learn how to grow the best potatoes no matter where you are growing them on the ground or in containers. Learn tips on what type of soil you need for a great harvest and discover some common myths regarding growing potatoes! Presented by Holly and Joey Baird of TheWisconsinVegetableGardener.com. This program will be in the library’s First Floor Conference Room.
The Lure and Lore of Spices
Monday, May 8 @ 6:30 PM
Looking to add a little spice to your life? Join us for a flavorful talk with Nathan Villa of Milwaukee’s Spice House! Throughout time, man’s destiny has been shaped by the search for the elusive spices coveted by nobility and royalty. The history of the spice trade reveals fascinating tales of piracy, adventures and wars battled to control the spice trade. Exotic myths arose in explanation of the expense of the spice treasures.

In addition to our spice talk, we will leave a healthy portion of time for you to have all your spice questions answered, so come prepared! Registration is suggested. Please contact Sara by email at sdavister@west-bendlibrary.org or by phone at 262-335-5151, ext. 5259 to register.

Understanding Medicare with Kathleen Leitner
Wednesday, May 10 @ 10 AM
Join Kathleen for a seminar to learn more about the four parts of Medicare, including: making the most of your rights, options, and entitlements; how to enroll; what Medicare does and does not cover; and much more. Call Kathy at 920-627-9664 for questions. Refreshments will be served.
Container and Vertical Gardening
Saturday, May 13 @ 10 AM

You don’t need a big space to enjoy vegetables, flowers, perennials and small shrubs. Learn the secret to container gardening for enjoyment.

Washington County Master Gardener and Horticulturist Rita Lesch will tell you how you can have container and vertical gardens close by for your enjoyment year round.

Essential Oils for Summer with Betty Jo
Tuesday, May 16 @ 6 PM
Summer will be here soon along with challenges that go along with the season. Come to this class and learn how to use essential oils instead of chemical products for non-toxic summer fun. There will be lots of DIY and budget-friendly recipes included. No registration is necessary. This program will be in the Second Floor Conference Room.
Understanding Reiki
Monday, May 22 @ 7 PM
What is Reiki? It is a form of an ancient Japanese hands-on alternative healing for the mind, body, and spirit. It is not a substitute for medicines or diagnostic methonds. Why receive Reiki? It can help with balancing negative emotions and be used for relieving stress, including body aches, and pains and discomforts. Tea will be served. The class will be led by a local Reiki instructor. Contact Susan at 262-335-5151, ext. 5258 for more information.
Get to Know Casa Guadalupe Education Center
Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30 PM
Join Noelle Braun, director of Casa Guadalupe Education Center, as she shares how the Center works with West Bend’s Latino population, give a brief Spanish lesson, and even have a few snacks! Now is a great chance to learn more about this community resource! For more information on Casa Guadalupe, visit their website. This talk will be in the library’s Story Room.
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