Programs for Adults
The library offers many programs for adults, from guest speakers to book discussion groups. All programs are held in the Eagle Municipal Building unless indicated.
F.A.B.L.E. Bag Book Sale
We will have bags of books in the library starting Monday, October 12 that will be pre-filled, stapled, closed, and labeled with the theme of each bag. A great deal for only $2. Fill a bag from the ongoing sale shelves or take a grab bag while books are available. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Alice Baker Library in Eagle, a 501 c (3) non-profit.
Alice Baker Library/Eagle Nature Trail Photo Contest
The Alice Baker Library/Eagle Nature Trail Photo Contest runs from June 1 – August 31. Pick up contest rules and entry forms at the library. There are divisions for Youth and Adults. For additional information, email email@example.com.
Read with the Horses @ Horse Power Healing Center
A Horse Power Story Hour program — Read two books by Ellen Feld. Complete a Reading Log and receive a membership to the Horse Tales Book Club. Then come to the farm to read to a horse in person and receive a Certificate of Achievement. 2021 in person reading dates: July 8, August 12 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Read all seven books and then come to the farm on August 26 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. to groom a horse and receive a Horse Tales Book Club medal. Purchase the autographed books from Horse Power Healing Center at $9.95 each or check them out from the Alice Baker Library, Mukwonago Community Library or Powers Memorial Library. Suggested reading level: Ages 9 – 13/ Third to Sixth Grade.
Adult Summer Reading Program
Stop in the library and pick up a reading form and bookmark and/or this year’s Bingo card. If you read to someone (*children or pet) or read yourself (eBook or print) or listen to an audio book for 300 minutes, you may enter a reading form for prizes (which are drawn every two weeks through August 27) . If you complete all of the squares on the Bingo card by August 27, you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing.
Teen Library Council Fundraiser
The Teen Library Council is collecting donations in the library for Fellow Mortals this summer. Fellow Mortals is the wildlife hospital treated the owlet that fell from the nest this spring.
Medicare Class — Virtual
2nd Wednesday of every month
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in- person and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. virtual
Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. In-person classes held in the Health and Human Services Building of Waukesha County located at: 514 Riverview Avenue, Room 114. You can also register online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/WelcomeTo Medicare/.
Saturday, June 12
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Can you catch them all? See if you have what it takes to be a Pokémon master! For this outdoor family scavenger hunt, pick up your Pokédex from the library, then explore all around Eagle to find different Pokémon. Bring back your full Pokédex for a Poké-prize!
Busy as Bees!
Monday, June 14
Eagle Town Park
How do bees make honey? How does it get from their hive to your table? Cheryl from Hemken Honey Co. will present a fun and educational program about honey bees and beekeeping. All ages will enjoy learning about how beekeepers take care of their bees and see some of the equipment that they use. Program presented by Hemken Honey Co. No registration required.
Eagle Farmers’ Market
Free vendor spots! Registration at the Alice Baker Library.
Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
June 14 & 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23
Virtual Memory Café — Music Around the World
Wednesday, June 16
It is World Music Day on June 21st, so let’s sample music and treats from around the world! We will listen to musical pieces from different countries and enjoy treats from some of them. We will also discuss the role of music in our lives, whether we sing or play instruments, or have favorites styles of music. It should be harmonious fun! To register, email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call (262) 896-8245 with any questions!
Pet Show and Tell
Friday, June 18
Share your pets from home! Registration is required to participate. Email ABMLevents@gmail.com with the event title, name, and number of participants to receive your Zoom invitation. All ages are welcome to participate.
Didgeridoo Down Under
Monday, June 21
Join us for a high-energy virtual show that combines music, comedy, and storytelling for all ages. Learn about Australian animals and culture while moving and grooving to the fun rhythms of the didgeridoo! Register by emailing ABMLevents@gmail.com to receive a Zoom invitation.
Bingo for Adults (in-person)
Tuesday, June 22
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
How about getting out of the house to have some fun? Please register for this program by calling the library at 262-594-2800 or stop by. 10 spots! There will be hand sanitizer available. Masks are encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated. There will be light refreshments and small prizes.
Wii Bowling for Adults (in-person)
Tuesday, June 22
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How about getting out of the house to have some fun? Please register for this program by calling the library at 262-594-2800 or stop by. 8 spots! There will be hand sanitizer available. Masks are encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated.
Cooking with Herbs (Virtual)
Tuesday, June 29
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cooking with Herbs: From the Garden to the Table
Simple to grow and delicious to taste, herbs have many applications for flavorful cooking. In this workshop we will cover methods for incorporating herbs in delicious and healthy ways in favorite dishes and new recipes. With tips for easy herb gardening, you will learn how to grow and use your own herbs. A kitchen counter or small outside area is all you need to have fresh herbs at your fingertips.
Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. From butchers to bakers, her family is a long line of self-taught and professional chefs. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen.
Please send an email to email@example.com with “Cooking” as the subject and you will receive Zoom information prior to the program.
Stage Combat Hand – to – Hand (in-person)
Thursday, July 8
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Eagle Town Park
This summer unleash your inner beast. Come join Mukwonago native Jason VonRohn from the Griffin Theatre Co. in Chicago to learn the basics of hand-to-hand stage combat. Explore such techniques as stage slaps, punches, kicks and falls. This is a great class for beginners as well as a refresher course for seasoned actors. For teens and adults. You can email questions about this event to ABMLevents@gmail.com.
Adult Lunch and Learn — Badger Talks Live: A Day in the Life of a Zoo Vet
Tuesday, July 20
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Bring your bag lunch and learn about being a Zoo Vet. The library will provide beverages. Badger Talks is pleased to present a LIVE series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. We’ll watch the live event on Facebook Live. Presented by Mary Thurber, Clinical Instructor of Zoological Medicine.
Great Wildflower Hikes of the Kettle Moraine (Virtual)
Wednesday, July 28
7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Badger State-based, award-winning journalist Rob Bignell will speak about when and where to generally see wildflowers in Wisconsin and also what wildflowers can be seen on which trails in and around Eagle and on other trails in Wisconsin. There will be time for questions and answers. He has just had a book recently published in April 2021 — Wisconsin’s Best Wildflower Hikes. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive Zoom information prior to the program.
Alice Baker Library/Eagle Nature Trail Photo Contest Reception
Friday, September 24
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Municipal Building
COOKS AND BOOKS
July’s book is “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall. The food them is: Amish. There is a limit of 12 people.
WII BOWLING & BINGO
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