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.
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.
Tech Tutorials – Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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 – July 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!
The library is closed: Tuesday, July 4
Military Heroes Thank You Card Workshop – Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Let’s show our men and women in uniform how much we appreciate them! Stop by the library, make a card—or two!—and we’ll take care of the postage. Oodles of card-making materials will be provided, so bring your creativity!
Adult Craft: Falling Beads Yard Art –
Monday, July 10 and Thursday, July 13 from 6 to7:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Looking for a DIY yard-art project? Join our adult crafters when we take a glass ice cream dish and attach three strands of beads to make it look like the beads are spilling out into your yard or garden. All materials are provided. Space is limited, so registration is required.
Build a Bee Hotel – Monday, July 17 at 3 p.m. Registration is required.
A bee hotel is a structure that provides nesting habitat for native pollinators. 80% of the world’s foods that we eat depend on pollinators. Help the earth by building and placing a bee hotel in your yard! All materials provided; program suitable for adults or families.
Aram Book Club – Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert is a glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge. The novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family. Most memorable of all, it is the story of Alma Whittaker, born in the Age of Enlightenment, but living well into the Industrial Revolution. Alma bears witness to that extraordinary moment in human history when all the old assumptions about science, religion, commerce, and class were exploding into dangerous new ideas.
Medicare Answer Session – Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Do you have questions about Medicare health plans? If so, you are not the only one. Please join Frank Souk, a licensed sales representative, to help you navigate the Medicare landscape. The first meeting will begin at 10am with another starting at 1pm; each will last approximately an hour and a half with ample time for questions to follow. Frank knows the ins and outs of Medicare health plans, and he can make it easier for you to understand as well. See you there!
Guilty Pleasures Book Club – Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.
Memory Cafe – Tuesday, July 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.
Family Exercise Walk – Wednesday, July 26 ALL DAY!
Get outside and get active! Stop by the library any time today to pick up your map, some water, and head on out! The course will take you on a lovely walk through one of Delavan’s beautiful parks; along the way, you’ll find signs featuring simple, fun exercises for you and your family to try!
Build a Masterpiece – Paint by Sticker for Adults –
Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Introducing a compelling new activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and coloring book enthusiasts! Produce a masterpiece by matching stickers with their corresponding spots on a pre-printed page. All materials provided.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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
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.
Helpful websites and phone numbers to know: