Wisconsin Lumberjack Legends and Lore / Virtual Program Available Beginning Monday, April 5
From Paul Bunyan to the Hodag, this program is filled with all of the Lumberjack traditions, superstitions, and legends. From tall tales of mysterious creatures lurking in the woods, boasts of supernatural feats, and every yarn in-between, this program celebrates our lumberjack history. Presented by Chad Lewis.
All Ages Book Club / Thursday, April 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 29, we will be discussing the book The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. The author will be meeting virtually from her home in New York and will be the featured speaker for the spring FACEBrook (Family and Community Engagement in Elmbrook) Intergenerational Book Club. This award-winning story about a family caught up in the partition of India will appeal to readers from fourth grade to adult. Participants may join virtually or in person, and copies of the book are available at the Elm Grove Library.
For more information or to register for the in-person event at the Brookfield Public Library: go here
To register for the virtual event: https://tinyurl.com/wydcmjn4
Planning Your Disney Vacation / Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Online via Zoom
Everything you need to know to plan your 2021 Disney vacation!
Rebecca Mitchell is a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations, and the host of "Rebecca Enchanted," a Disney planning podcast. Her presentation will discuss the different planning stages for putting together your dream Disney vacation, as well as how to get the most for your money when taking a trip to the “happiest place on earth." With plenty of time for Q&A afterwards!
Advance registration required to receive the meeting link. Register here!
The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, World War I and Wilson / Wednesday, May 26, 1:00 p.m. Elm Grove Village Park
The year is 1918. Thousands of United States troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. Stateside, an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza” and it will take millions more lives. President Woodrow Wilson must make a choice: to quarantine the troops as the war rages on, or to send the troops over to win the war and hope for the best.
In this program, historian Jim Gibbons takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the 1910s, including the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and World War I, describing the twists, turns, fear, mourning, and joy of a decade that paved the way for the excitement of the Roaring '20s.
NOTE: This program will be held just outside the library on the west side of the building. Please bring your own chairs, as they will not be provided. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing. Free to attend. No registration needed.