Adults

Upcoming Events

aram-child-adult

Make 2017 a Year of Learning!
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages. This amazing resource is available to you at no cost with a library card!  Click on the Gale Courses icon at the bottom of Aram Library’s homepage or under the Research/Databases menu.

Tech Tutorials – Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Registration Required
Baffled by technology? Sign up for a 45-minute one-on-one session with a librarian for assistance with anything computer related, such as downloading e-books and audiobooks, filling out online applications, signing up or managing email, or learning to use Microsoft Office software. Bring in your own device or we will use one of our computers.

Knit and Crochet Club – March 22 & 29, April 3, 10, 19, 26 @ 6 p.m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates.  Bring your own project to work on, share your expertise, and learn from others.  Beginners welcome!

AARP Tax Aide – Wednesdays and Thursdays in February and March
Tax professionals will be on duty at Aram Public Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays in February and March.  Call 262-728-3111 for information and an appointment. 

Wi-Fi Hotspots now available for checkout!
Aram Public Library is now offering “mobile hotspots” — Internet access through a device the size of a cellphone which can be checked out and used at home or anywhere that receives a cell phone signal. Hotspots may be checked out for a period of seven days, with a late fee of $5 per day. Each hotspot unit is checked out in a container with a micro-USB cord, AC charger with USB port, instruction sheet and a copy of the library’s policy. Borrowers must have a library card in good standing and provide proof that they are at least 18 years old. Contact the library to inquire about availability.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club – Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.

 Memory Cafe – Tuesday, March 28 at 10 a.m.
A Memory Café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Cafés meet on the fourth Tuesday, in a relaxed environment, to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each hour-long monthly cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun. If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you.

3-D Printer is back in April! Contact the library to make an appointment to print something amazing!

Cook the Book Club – Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m.
Each month a different genre of cooking will be featured. This month we will explore Something Cheesy. Participants can peruse the cookbooks on display at the library prior to the meeting date and select a recipe to prepare. The evening of the meeting we will have a chance to sample all the recipes chosen and discuss the preparation and taste. Come savor with us!

Too Many! Too Few! What’s Best for You? – Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
Registration Required. Here’s your second chance to unclutter – program rescheduled from March.  Have you ever considered how many pairs of socks you need?  How many towels, pots and pans, jeans, or any 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 your 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 to the emails in your inbox, discover how your personal Magic Numbers can free you to enjoy life and pursue your dreams.

Celebrate National Library Week: April 9 – 15
Fine Free Week: Any library material returned this week will be not be charged overdue fines! It’s the perfect opportunity to round up those unreturned books and movies at your house and get them back in circulation. (Fees are still charged for lost or damaged materials.)

Earn Library Loot: Turn in a short paragraph outlining the most creative reason your library material(s) have become overdue and receive one Library Loot coupon which may be used to pay off $1 in fines, purchase a book from the book sale, purchase a beverage, or add $1 to your printing account. Your submissions will be anonymous, but may be posted in the library or on our social media pages. Limited to one submission per person per day.

Swag: Stop by the library during the week and pick up buttons and make-it-yourself bookmarks.

Adult Craft Night: Monday, April 10 and Thursday, April 13
from 6 to 7:30 PM. 
Registration required. 

Library closed:  Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16.

Aram Book Club – Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

Mind and Body – Monday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
Jack Jansky from Mercy Health Community Education says “Many, many, years ago when I was a young boy my Mother would say to me that it was a good thing that my head was connected to my body or else I would lose it.”  Mom was so right in many ways.  The head/mind – body connection and our understanding of the importance of this connection helps us to live more productive and happier lives.  We often think in terms of taking care of one or the other, when in fact if we take care of both then the benefits are compounded.  We will explore this connection and ways to care for both.”

Guilty Pleasures Book Club – Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer, book 1 in the Clifton Chronicles series.

Memory Cafe – Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
A Memory Café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Cafés meet on the fourth Tuesday, in a relaxed environment, to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each hour-long monthly cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun. If you require assistance to participate, please have someone accompany you.

Exploring the Future of Delavan’s Aram Public Library – Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Meet members of the Aram Public Library Board of Trustees, Delavan Aram Library Foundation, and Friends of Aram Library and the Task Force for Library Expansion on this evening dedicated to sharing information and ideas about your community library’s future! Refreshments and door prizes will be part of the festivities.

BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.

 

Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Topics of Interest

Wisconsin

Especially for Seniors

At the Library

Homebound Library Services

If you are a resident of a retirement living facility and unable to come to the Library due to disability, illness, or injury, our Friends of the Library group may be able to deliver materials to you on a monthly basis. Please contact the library at 262-728-3111 for more information.

Computer/Smartphone Assistance

Make an appointment with a librarian for a 45-minute one-on-one session with a librarian for assistance with anything computer related, such as downloading e-books and audiobooks, filling out online applications, signing up or managing email, or learning to use Microsoft Office software. Bring in your own device or we will use one of our computers.

Take Your Grandkids to…

Looking to show your darling grandkids a great time (or just need to get them out of mom’s hair for a bit!)? Check our event calendar for lots of fun programs hosted by our children’s librarian. You can also call the library to get information on our many programs at 262-728-3111.

Around Town

Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Access to community resources and services for older adults and adults with disabilities. (262) 741-3400 or 800-365-1587 (Toll Free)

Telecare
Telecare is a community service program designed specifically for older adults who live alone regardless of their mobility, health status or degree of isolation. Participants are called daily by dedicated volunteers to ensure that all is well. Please call the Volunteer Connection, Inc at 262-472-9632 for more information about this valuable service.

Senior Lunch Centers
Six senior dining centers provide nutritious lunch time meals to persons who are aged 60 and older. (Delavan location: Woodview Park Apartments, 353 Tyrrell Court (M,W,F), 262-728-5618). In addition to providing a good meal, senior dining centers offer an opportunity for older adults to socialize with other members of their community. Affordable, home-style meals are served. Reservations are required at least one business day in advance to hold a meal at a senior dining center.

Senior Resource Program
Access the Senior Resource Program for help with:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Medication assistance programs
  • Alternative living
  • Senior care
  • In-home assessments
  • Helping distance caregivers
  • Locating services
  • Any questions related to seniors and services available.

There is no charge to access the Senior Resource Coordinator. This is a service provided to your community, funded by Aurora Health Care. (262) 249-5037

SeniorCare
Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program for those residents who are 65 years of age or older. This can help residents save money on their prescription drugs and related health care costs. Call 1-800-657-2038 for information, or find additional help with medical bills.

Transportation Services

  • Walworth County Transportation Program 262-741-3168
  • Tri-County American Red Cross 877-605-0760
  • VIP Services Inc Elkhorn 262-723-4043
  • Medix Specialized Transportation 866-787-1077
  • Para Tech Ambulance 800-421-2234

Links & Things

Helpful websites and phone numbers to know: