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.
New Sip and Swipe Café®
Are you an older adult who would like to learn tablet technology so you can use online resources and also enjoy a beverage? In a series of 4 sessions, the program will teach basic tablet and Internet skills. This program is designed for people who have little or no experience using computers in general, and the tablet computer specifically. This program is provided at no cost through a generous grant from the Bader Philanthropies to the national nonprofit, Generations on Line®. Tablets will be provided for training sessions. Please call the library at 262-594-2800 to register.
Friday Morning Coffee Hour
Friday Morning Coffee Hour is from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Fridays.
Providing Home, Help, and Hope Drive
The Alice Baker Library will be holding an item drive for the Hebron House of Hospitality until June 5. Hebron House is always in great need of: toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, Kleenex, cleaning supplies of all kinds and coffee.
Eagle Farmers’ Market
Mondays from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
June 19, July 17, August 21, and September 18
Buyers and sellers needed! Vendor applications are available at the library.
Friday, June 30, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Do you have what it takes to execute the winning strategy? Have a blast matching wits with friends while playing such popular board and card games as Stratego, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne and more – or bring your own game to share! Strengthen your memory and problem-solving abilities at this recurring social meetup. For adults ages 18 and up.
Exercise Your Imagination: Creative Workshop for those 60+ to open the Heart and Mind
Wednesday, May 31
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Specially trained art students from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts will be partnering with Mukwonago Community Library and Alice Baker Memorial Public Library to hold a creative workshop. Explore the world of creativity through painting and music in a supportive environment. No previous experience in the arts is necessary. Please call 262-363-6411 to register or for more information. Will be held at the Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m. -12 p.m.
Do you have a green thumb? All ages are welcome to help put in flowers (weather permitting).
Build a Better World with Hebron House of Hospitality
Tuesday, June 6
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kris Androsky, Executive Director of Hebron House of Hospitality, will speak
about the needs seen by Hebron House in Waukesha County and
how people can get involved and make a difference.
Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation: An Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Open Forum
Friday, June 9
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 9
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Mukwonago Community Library
511 Division Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Dancing, food, laughter and fun for senior adults. Semi-formal attire required. Please call 262-363-6411 to register. Special thanks to Blooms In Bloom, Musicbox Entertainment, and the Villa at Heaven City. Brought to you by the Alice Baker Library and the Mukwonago Community Library.
Friday, June 16
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Explore famous architectural wonders of the world by building them yourself! Discover the history and design behind well-known buildings from around the globe through constructing their official Lego detailed models. Our full Lego collection will also be available for free-form creation to unleash your inner architect! For adults ages 18 and up.
Build a Better World with Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County
Friday, June 23
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what Habitat for Humanity does? Or how someone can be a volunteer?
Monday, June 26
A cartographer will visit the library and talk about his career, how maps are made, and about current maps.
Friday, July 7
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Get in touch with your crafty side through our many paper projects! Learn how to use this versatile material to make origami, pop-up cards, structures and more. All materials will be provided for you to take your artistic assemblies home. For adults ages 18 and up.
Build a Better World with Laughter
The Civic Senior Players offer laughter, songs and smiles for any season. Stop by for an afternoon of fun
on Friday, July 7 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Adult Matineé
Saturday, July 15
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling novel.
Blowing in the Wind
Monday, July 24
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Blowing in the Wind” , performed solo by David H.B. Drake who is also part of the Dangerous Folk Trio, is a sing-along concert of those favorite songs that we all remember from Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Joni Mitchell, The Highwaymen, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Woody Guthrie, and more! Sing along with those good old songs we grew up on that speak to young and old alike.
Summer Soups and Salads
Saturday, July 29
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Come and learn and taste some exciting and delicious new ways to use your summer crop of vegetables. Tastings will include light soups and salads sure to refresh your summer menus. Must register for this program with the library. 20 spots!
Too Many! Too Few! What’s Best for You?
Tuesday, August 8
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Have you ever considered how many pairs of socks you need? How many towels, pots and pans, jeans, or any other belongings, for that matter? Having too many contributes to clutter; too few makes your life complicated, both resulting in stress. Kathi J. Miller of The Clutter-Free Life has developed a system called “Magic Numbers” to help you decide what’s right for you. Wherever you are in life — just starting out, pursuing a career, raising kids, or retiring, Magic Numbers can help you navigate every aspect of life. From belongings, to family commitments, to work projects, emails in your Inbox, discover how your personal Magic Numbers can free you to enjoy life and pursue your dreams.
Photo Contest Reception
Friday, August 25
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
All ages are invited to see photos submitted during the summer from the Eagle Nature Trail as part of the Photo Contest and enjoy light refreshments.
Jessica Michna presents “Helen Keller: A Life Nearly Lost”
Sunday, November 12
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The ever-popular Jessica Michna returns to Eagle to present her portrayal of the life of Helen Keller, the first blind, deaf woman to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree. Jessica’s presentations never fail to entertain and enlighten her audience as her powerful biographical performances bring women from the past to life. Mark your calendar for a performance you won’t want to miss.
Knit and Lit
Cooks and Books
This month’s book is “In Such Good Company” by Carol Burnett. The theme is: something from the 60’s and 70’s.
|Alice Baker Book Club at Goodreads
Talk about group reading selections or about your own favorites. Please join us for book talk at Goodreads. This group discusses book selections, reads, and then discusses online. Don’t miss out! Set up your profile at Goodreads, and join in on the conversation.