Wild Plum Library Memory Project

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Wild Plum Memory Project

The Elm Grove Library is proud to be involved in a partnership of five libraries called the Wild Plum Library Memory Project. It includes Elm Grove, Menomonee Falls, Brookfield, Germantown, and Sussex. The libraries in this group offer rotating monthly memory cafes and educational programs for those concerned about memory loss. The Wild Plum Library Memory Project received its name because the late production of its fruit associates the wild plum tree with endurance and the vitality of life. 

What Is the Library Memory Project?

The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries in Waukesha, Jefferson, Washington, and Racine Counties with a mission to provide programs to those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. A main component of the memory project is a monthly social gathering for those with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and a care partner, called a Memory Cafe. The Library Memory Project has four monthly memory cafes throughout the three counties. Our hope is to create a dementia-friendly community.

What is a Memory Cafe?

A Memory Café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and a family member or care partner. A Memory Café is a place to have fun, share experiences, and stay socially connected.

Attending a Memory Cafe

Are you interested in attending? We’d love to see you. First-time attendees should contact the Alzheimer’s Association for more information or to register at 800-272-3900.

Member Libraries

The Wild Plum Memory Project

  • Brookfield Public Library
  • Elm Grove Public Library
  • Germantown Community Library
  • Menomonee Falls Public Library
  • Pauline Haass Public  Library (Sussex)

The Lake Country Libraries Memory Project

  • Delafield Public Library
  • Hartland Public Library 
  • Oconomowoc Public Library
  • Pewaukee Public Library
  • Town Hall Library

Waukesha Public Library Memory Project

  • Waukesha Public Library

Purple Springs Memory Cafes

  • Mukwonago Public Library
  • Alice Baker Memorial Library (Eagle)
  • Waterford Public Library 

Running Waters Library Memory Project

  • L.D. Fargo Public Library (Lake Mills)
  • Karl Junginger Memorial Library (Waterloo)
  • Watertown Public Library  

Glacial River Library Memory Project 

  • Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson)
  • Irvin L. Young Memorial Library  (Whitewater)
  • Jefferson Public Library
  • Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra)


In addition to the libraries mentioned above, the Library Memory Project has been made possible with the support of the following organizations: 

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