Wild Plum Library Memory Project
Poetry Event / Monday, September 19, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Elm Grove Library (O'Neill Room)
Meet local poet Stephen Anderson! He will be sharing his works and explaining the creative process behind writing poetry. Get ready to be inspired and maybe write some poetry of your own! This event will take place indoors at the Elm Grove Public Library. Register here
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.
The Wild Plum Memory Project
The Lake Country Libraries Memory Project
Waukesha Public Library Memory Project
Purple Springs Memory Cafes
Running Waters Library Memory Project
Glacial River Library Memory Project
In addition to the libraries mentioned above, the Library Memory Project has been made possible with the support of the following organizations:
- Bridges Library System
- Monarch Library System
- Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
- Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Waukesha County
- Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Washington County
- The Friends of the Library organizations at all participating libraries