Adult Programs

Winter Wellness, Naturally 

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m.

Skin care specialist and dōTERRA wellness advocate Lynne Herro returns to the library for an invigorating talk on staying well naturally when winter clamps down. This presentation will focus on:

  • Immune System Support in Cold Weather
  • Beating the Winter Blues
  • Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

With plenty of time for Q&A afterwards! Free to attend. No registration required.

Better Brain Health

Friday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

How can you keep your brain in tip-top shape? Join us for a one hour educational session, presented by a registered nurse, to find out what you can do to lower your dementia risk and keep your brain healthy. The free program is sponsored by the Waukesha County Public Health Division and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County (ADRC). Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Advance registration is appreciated. Call the library at 262-782-6717 to register.

Cutting the Cord – Controlling Cable & Internet Costs

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m. Community Room 

Fees for cable television, home internet, smartphones, and streaming services quickly add up to hundreds of dollars. This seminar reviews your options to cut costs and still watch television programs and have internet access on all devices. Presented by C.T. Kruger. Free to attend. No registration required.

Mettle & Honor: Wisconsin Stories from the Battlefield

Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

The Elm Grove Library welcomes Emmy Award-winning journalist and former newscaster Mark Concannon for a presentation of his book Mettle & Honor, which shares the firsthand accounts of Wisconsin veterans who were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Khe Sanh, Kabul, and Fallujah. Mark's presentation takes you to the front lines through the eyes of those who risked their lives, faced live fire, and endured tremendous battlefield hardship. Free to attend. No registration required.

Milwaukee’s WWII Combat Correspondents

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

Join Milwaukee author, journalist, and Iraq & Afghanistan war correspondent Meg Jones as she shares wartime stories and photographs of photographer Dickey Chapelle, radio journalist H.V. Kaltenborn, and Associated Press Berlin office chief Louis Lochner. Jones will compare and contrast the difficulties of getting your stories out of war-torn countries back to readers during WWII and present time. She will also report on the unique vantage points, and the fascinating lives of these three combat correspondents. Free to attend. No registration required.

Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare

Thursday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. Community Room

Are you or a loved one turning 65 this year? Confused about your Medicare options and what plan is right for you? Come learn the A, B, C, and D's of Medicare with this free presentation. Get unbiased, objective information without a sales pitch. Presented by Tracy Lipinski, SHIP outreach specialist for Waukesha County and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources. No registration required.  

The Discovery of Magic

Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

Magician and storyteller William Pack cracks open the magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures, and arcane knowledge. MEET astonishing magicians who made the impossible possible. EXPLORE incredible behind-the-scenes stories you will never forget. WONDER at recreations of the baffling magic tricks behind the stories. Don't miss this one-night only performance (with magic tricks) from one of the best presenters around. Free to attend. No registration required.

10 Mistakes I Made in My Vegetable Garden So You Don't Have To

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

If you’re not getting real results from your garden, then gardening isn’t as rewarding of a pastime as it could be. Although trial and error is often a part of the gardening experience, you can skip over some of the beginner mistakes and move straight to the more advanced ones! Megan Cain will share the top 10 mistakes she’s made in her (and others’) gardens so you can avoid them in your own and have lots more fun and success each season. Free to attend. No registration required.

About the speaker: Megan Cain is the founder of The Creative Vegetable Gardener and the Flavorful Life Garden Club, and author of the books, Super Easy Food Preserving and Smart Start Garden Planner. Her popular blog was nominated by Better Homes and Gardens as one of the Top 10 Garden Blogs of 2016.

An Afternoon with Andrea Bartz, author of The Herd

Saturday, April 4, 2:00 p.m. O'Neill Room

In conjunction with Boswell Books, the Elm Grove Library proudly welcomes Andrea Bartz, celebrating the release of her latest twisty thriller, The Herd.

The author of the acclaimed debut novel The Lost Night is back with one of the most anticipated books of 2020, according to Marie Claire, Newsweek, Book Riot, and others. When an exclusive New York women’s workspace is rocked by the mysterious disappearance of its enigmatic founder, two sisters must uncover the haunting truth before they lose their friendships, their careers—maybe even their lives.

Join us for a discussion, reading and signing of a book that is being praised as a "deliciously twisty thriller that is so much more than a page-turner." This event is free to attend. No registration is required. Books will be available for sale.  

The Wisconsin Story

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

Learn about the events and people that shaped Wisconsin’s past. Author Dennis McCann will share stories from his new book, The Wisconsin Story: 150 People, Places, and Turning Points that Shaped the Badger State and give us an answer to the question, “What makes Wisconsin, Wisconsin?” Free to attend. No registration required.