Adult Programs

Memory Screening Day (Presented by the Waukesha County ADRC)

Wednesday, October 31, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Library Study Room

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. It's free and it only takes 15 minutes! You'll receive immediate results as well as information about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, you'll be able to talk with a Dementia Care Specialist about available resources, and about brain health and ways to stimulate your brain. These free memory screens are offered by the Waukesha County Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and presented by Randy Kohl, a Dementia Care Specialist for Waukesha County.

Call Randy Kohl at the Waukesha ADRC to schedule your memory screening appointment, 262-548-7848.

Milwaukee: A City Built on Water (Presented by John Gurda)

Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. Community Room

Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed it have been Milwaukee's dominant natural resources since the days of the Potawatomi. Join historian John Gurda for a lively illustrated look at the lake and its adjacent watersheds. See how they served the community as transportation routes, recreational resources, and industrial corridors, and how they have weathered a cycle of heavy use and flagrant abuse to emerge as focal points of both celebration and concern in the twenty-first century. Free to attend. Registration begins October 22. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.  

About the speaker: John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-two books, including The Making of Milwaukee, the first full-length history of the community published since 1948, and Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods, a geographic companion that has quickly become the standard work on grassroots Milwaukee. In addition to his work as an author, he is a frequent speaker on Milwaukee topics, local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the bike-riding historian on Milwaukee PBS’s popular series Around the Corner with John McGivern. The common thread in all of Gurda’s work is an understanding of history as “why things are the way they are.”