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2018 Adult Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!
Monday, June 4 – Friday, August 3, 2018
Hey adults…get ready to rock at the library! Read as many books as you want to this summer AND enter in for prizes with our 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program! You can read fiction or nonfiction books, ebooks, or listen to audiobooks/eaudiobooks. The books you read should be geared toward teens or adults. Starting Monday, June 4, we will have reading entry slips available for pickup at the libraryand to print from our website. You can return the slips to the second floor reference desk. All information about prizes will be listed within the library after Monday, June 4. All slips must be returned by Friday, August 3 at 6 PM to the second floor reference desk. Please contact Sara at 262-335-5151, ext. 5259 or email sdavister@west-bendlibrary.org with any questions.
Wisconsin Barns: Touchstones to the Past (documentary)
Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:30 PM
Wisconsin Barns: Stories in Wood (documentary)
Friday, June 15 @ 1 PM 
Join us for two showings of Wisconsin Public Televisions’s Wisconsin Barns series at the West Bend Library! Farming is an important part of our state’s history. As a testament to that, historic and old barns are scattered throughout our state. If you appreciate farming history, stop in to watch these documentaries to find out more about what people are doing to restore and rehab these architectural treasures from our past. These documentaries are sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television.
Understanding Medicare with Kathy Leitner
Wednesday, June 13 @ 10 AM
This informative and educational session is designed for people of all ages and in all stages of lie. Kathy will offer educational information and materials on Medicare – how to enroll, what it does and does not cover, how you can control your out-of-pocket costs and much more. For more information, please call Kathy at 920-627-9664.
Crimes of West Bend
Thursday, June 14 @ 6:30 PM
Learn about the dark past of West Bend as the director of the History Center of Washing County, Patricia Lutz, reveals the crimes of our city! The West Bend History series is a 3 part series that is co-sponsored by the West Bend Library and the History Center of Washington County. The program is free and open to all. For more information, email Patricia Lutz at director@historyisfun.com.
Honor Flight Program
Friday, June 15 @ 3 PM
Do you know a veteran from WWII, the Korean or Vietnam War? Do they want to visit their war memorial in Washington, D.C.? Join us to hear about the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight organization and its mission to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. Learn how to apply for the trip, what it is about, and how it impacts veterans.
Courage MKE – LGBTQ+ Youth Discussion
Monday, June 18 @ 6:30 PM
June is Pride Month! Join us for a discussion with Courage Mke about the challenges LGBTQ+ youth in our communities face and how you can help. We’ll also hear about The Courage House, a welcome place for homeless LGBTQ+ youth that will open in Milwaukee later this year. This program will take place in the library’s Story Room.
Healthy Grilling Class
Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:30 PM
As part of our summer programs, we’ll be hosting a series of classes on wellness along with Kettle Moraine YMCA and Aurora Healthcare. The first class focuses on healthy grilling demonstration provided by Aurora Health Care, and healthy eating tips from the YMCA’s Registered Dietitian Mary Beth Emmer, along with other fun activities for all ages! This program will be held in Patrons Park. In case of rain, it will be inside the library.
Zumba in the Park
Thursday, June 28 @ 9:30 AM
This is Zumba fun for all ages! Led by a YMCA instructor, you will be dancing all morning long! This is the second class in our Summer Wellness Series. This program will be held in Patrons Park. In case of rain, it will be inside the library.
Intelligent Investing with Adam Ryback
Wednesday, June 27 @ 6 PM
Adam has been here many times teaching the fundamental principles of investing using the theories of Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett’s mentor. He will use Graham’s classic book, The Intelligent Investor, as a guide. This program is free and for educational purposes only. No registration is necessary.