Join us for Cedar Crest ice cream and root beer in our outdoor Patrons Park! We will be celebrating the kickoff to our Summer Reading Program with ice cream, games, crafts, and more! Kohl's Color Wheels will be in attendance! (*New this year....individual ice cream cups to serve you more efficiently!)
We’re excited to announce the inaugural Monarch Library System Battle of the Books! Come to our information session on Monday, June 10 at 2 p.m. to learn more, register your team (or find one to join), and find out which books you should focus on reading this summer. Participants must be going into grades 6-12.
Mark Hayward is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. Mark has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman (twice), The Late Late Show with James Corden, and America’s Got Talent.
Show generously sponsored by Hetzel Law Office.
Storytimes, performers, contests, crafts, reading program, and more! We have events and programs for all ages 0-18!
Hear a story about butterflies and help plant a butterfly garden at our Patrons Park! Dress for the weather & playing in dirt, and bring garden gloves if you have some at home! We will also make a butterfly picture frame after planting the garden! (Meet in the storyroom at 10 a.m.) Recommended for elementary-age children.
Hosted by the West Bend Lionesses
Come learn more about the effects of plastic on water quality and wildlife of our local rivers and Lake Michigan, and learn how you can be part of a more sustainable, healthy future. Cheryl Nenn from the Milwaukee Riverkeepers will present this informational program.
Mark your calendars folks! Reading slips will be available starting Monday, June 3! Read books and enter in for prizes!
The Library will be closed:
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27
We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 AM. Have a safe and good weekend!
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Hollis, Rachel (Event planner), author, narrator.
FROM THE BOOK'S JACKET: An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Do you know someone who deals with dementia or Alzheimer's? Or do you know a caregiver who has someone in their life with dementia or Alzheimer's? Check out our Dementia Resource Center on the first floor of the library!