Teens & The Digital Age, Thursday, December 13th, 6 p.m.

What is the impact of the internet, gaming and social media in teens daily life and future?

Join Nanci Schiman MSW, APSW Associate Director of Ozaukee Family Services, and Tera Denk MSN, RN Community Outreach Educator from the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton as we discuss the implications of raising children in the digital age.  What are the pros and cons of the internet, gaming and social media? How can parents engage in meaningful conversations and develop healthy, consistent guidelines with their children? How does screen time potentially affect mental and physical health?  This is a presentation that every parent and teen won’t want to miss!

Registration is encouraged. This program is made possible thanks to Aurora Health Care and Ozaukee Family Services.

Adult Book Discussion, Monday, December 17th, 6:30 pm

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality– and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!

Ozaukee Co. Caregiver Support Group, Thursday, December 20th, 6 – 7.30PM

Does someone you love have Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia? Here’s a safe place where people listen and understand:

Ozaukee Co. Caregiver Support Group

Date/Time 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Location Oscar Grady Public Library 151 S. Main St. Saukville, WI 53080

Facilitator(s): Valerie Cutting & Christin Langlois

414.418.0765 or  262.305.7152

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TRAVELING EXHIBIT: Great Lakes, Small Streams. OPENS December 28th.

Join us in welcoming this traveling exhibit, courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival.

The Great Lakes region is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. That water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state. The Wisconsin Historical Society’s traveling display “Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin” explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.

Exhibit runs until January 22nd, 2019.

NOON Year’s Eve Dance Party, Saturday, December 29 at 11:30 a.m.

You don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your little ones!

Children in Kindergarten and under are invited along with their families to celebrate the New Year early at the library! With music, dancing, noise makers, and a countdown to NOON, there’s no better way to celebrate the “Noon Year!” Dress up is strongly encouraged. Registration is not required to attend,  but space and supplies are limited.

Morning Storytime, Tuesdays starting Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs, and activities all revolving around a new theme each week.

Even if it’s cold outside, it will be warm and cozy inside the library during storytime! Come and enjoy weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, silly songs, dancing and, of course,  fun stories specially designed for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old. This session begins January 8 and runs through February 26.

Storytime is free to attend, though Registration is required. Sign up starts December 17 and can be done in person or over the phone.