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.
Health Disparities and Race in the Time of COVID-19
Monday, January 18
This event will stream live on the Waukesha Public Library YouTube channel. This program will only be viewable LIVE with no recording available afterward. https://youtu.be/pLCCSRdLt0E
Join Dr. Damon Tweedy for a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day presentation on YouTube examining health disparities and race in the time of COVID-19. Dr. Tweedy is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine and is a professor at Duke University. He will discuss the topics of race and medicine as they intersect at the center of our national discussion during this historic pandemic.
Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and Yale Law School. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He has published articles about race and medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other medical journals. His columns and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and various other print publications.
This presentation was made possible by the collaboration of fifteen public libraries in the Bridges Library System: Alice Baker, Brookfield, Butler, Delafield, Dwight Foster, Hartland, Jefferson, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Town Hall, Watertown, Waukesha, and Whitewater.
Virtual Classics Revisited
Tuesday, January 19
Join local book-lovers for a lively discussion with this book club for fans of classic literature on Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Copies of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men will be available for checkout. Please rsvp for this program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive Zoom information prior to the program.
Chess & Chill for Adults
Thursday, January 21
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Want to learn how to play chess and pull off thrilling victories like Beth Harmon from the hit show The Queen’s Gambit? Have a new year’s resolution to exercise your brain more? Just looking to make friends? Do all of these with a light hour of casual chess! Whether it’s your 1st game or 100th, we welcome you to play with us online. Register for Zoom instructions (and a free DIY chess kit) by emailing us at: ABMLevents@gmail.com.
Gambit Games for Adults
Friday, January 22
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Come play board games, card games and other tabletop games with us — without needing a tabletop! We’ll be hosting various games through Zoom and other online platforms. To register, please email ABMLevents@gmail.com.
Friday, January 29
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Participants of all ages can face off in a friendly contest of wits and speed using Zoom and other online platforms. To register, please email ABMLevents@gmail.com.
Adult DIY — Valentine’s Heart Mobile
Thursday, February 11
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
This virtual program will teach you how to make a heart mobile to hang in your home for Valentine’s Day. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com with “Heart Mobile” as the subject and you’ll receive Zoom information prior to the program. 20 spots for adults 18+. You’ll just need an iron and a towel. All other supplies will be provided. Kits will be available at the library starting on Monday, February 8.
George Washington Carver & Friends: A Celebration of Famous Black Americans
Starting February 15, 2021
Register by emailing ABMLevents@gmail.com for your individual program link, accessible for 2 weeks.
Bright Star Touring Theater presents this virtual production of the lives and accomplishments of Booker T. Washington, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, Madame C.J. Walker and other famous leaders.
Join us for a fast-paced empowering introduction to many influential black Americans who have shaped our nation over the last 150 years. This is a great program for families and school-age children. Access to accompanying educational materials and curriculum standards will be shared by request.
My Journey on the Ice Age Trail
Tuesday, February 23
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Robyn Swanson of Elkhorn as she shares her stories and photos from her walk on the state’s Ice Age Trail.
Please register by email with “Ice Age Trail” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive Zoom information prior to the program.
A collaboration of 3 libraries: the Alice Baker Memorial Public Library, Matheson Memorial Library, and the Hartland Public Library.
Cooks and Books (in person)
Wednesday, March 10
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
We’ll be discussing The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. The food theme will be: food you would cook for a good friend.
Please call the library at 262-594-2800 to register. 10 spots! Masks must be worn except for when eating or drinking. Participants will be socially distanced and hand sanitizer will be available.
Cooks and Books (in person)
Wednesday, April 14
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Do you love to read ? And enjoy cooking? We’ll be discussing The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee. The food theme will be: Korean. Please call the library at 262-594-2800 to register. 10 spots! Masks must be worn except for when eating or drinking. Participants will be socially distanced and hand sanitizer will be available.
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|Alice Baker Book Club at Goodreads
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