Please join us in Welcoming local hero, and good friend, John Riordan, as he presents his new memoir, They Are All My Family, here at the library , Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Preceding John’s talk, we will be viewing the PBS documentary, Last Days in Vietnam, starting at 4 pm. The documentary lasts about one & 1/2 hours. Snacks and treats will be provided.
From www.cbsnews.com: “Forty years ago, Saigon fell to communist North Vietnam. Images of South Vietnamese escaping on American helicopters are seared into history. There are tales of tragedy, but also heroism. In the spring of 1975, John Riordan was the assistant manager of the Saigon branch of First National City Bank, now known as Citibank. With communist North Vietnamese forces bearing down on Saigon, Riordan, author of new book “They Are All My Family,” was about to become a hero, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.” To read the rest of this amazing article and to look at the photos acompaning this article, please visit www.cbsnews.com .
Book World in Mequon will be supplying copies of John’s book for purchase.
Wednesday, May 20th at 6 pm, Martin will be hosting another awesome art documentary, Picasso & Barque Go to the Movies.
“Produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert Greenhut and directed by Arne Glimcher, PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES is a cinematic tour through the effects of the technological revolution, specifically the invention of aviation, the creation of cinema and their interdependent influence on artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. With narration by Scorsese and interviews with art scholars and artists including Chuck Close, Julian Schnabel and Eric Fischl, the film looks at the collision between film and art at the turn of the 20th Century and helps us to realize cinema’s continuing influence on the art of our time.” as review on Amazon.com
Join us on Saturday, May 16th from 10 am to Noon and learn how to make natural beauty products like skin care and lip balm! We’ll have tons of handouts and you can even take home a sample of lip balm made in class. Please call to reserve your spot.
Still Alice will be playing Friday Night, May 15th at 7 pm. Tells will be bringing their delicious “snacks” around 6 pm. PG-13
Actress Julianne Moore won her 2015 Best Actress Academy Award for this film, based on the book by Lisa Genova.
“In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. Now a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart.
Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever.
At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.” as reviewed by Amazon.com
We will be meeting for our first ever Knitting Club, here at the library, Wednesday, May 13th at 6 pm. Bring your questions! Our friend Rosann St. Aubin will be here, too! We will also be discussing a name for our club. Come with something creative! Call Annie at the library and let her know you’ll be there. Happy Knitting!
The Library Recipe Club!!!! It’s sample day!! Oh you can’t make it? That’s terrible!! I think you should call in sick to work today because we’ll be sampling some delicious appetizer recipes!!! And, sorry, but we won’t be saving any for you….. Well, ok, I’ll save recipes for you, but no samples!! (I couldn’t even if i tried. Librarians love their snacks!!) 11 am in the upper floor of the library by the Adult Checkout Desk. See you then!!!
At 6 pm tonight, we will be talking about different ways we can clean the home natural, without harsh chemicals and irritating ingredients. Call us up if you’d like to attend! There is plenty of room and we have tons of useful handouts to share!
You know you can’t help but sing along while watching Pitch Perfect, so join us tomorrow night at 7:00 pm and you can sing to your hearts content!
Popcorn and candy will be served. Doors open at 6:30pm. See you there!
The Smart Path to Investing with Adam Ryback Monday May 4th 6 p.m. The goal of the class is to empower individuals to better manage their assets and understand their options. Adam will cover basics such as the time value of money, compounding, the capital markets, value vs growth investing, and separate accounts vs mutual funds. ~Please register~ Held in the WJ Niederkorn Library Community Room. Free Admission. Please call the Library at 262-284-5031 to register. Find us online at www.wjnlib.org or on Facebook
Get ’em before they are gone!!! We’ve got some great books this year thanks to the generous donations of patrons like you! We also have Origami Cranes for sale, all proceeds go to the Friends of the Library! Membership promotions are going on too, so this is the BEST time to become a Friend of the LIBRAY!! See you there!