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Adult Summer Reading Program

June 8 – August 25

Summer reading isn’t only for kids! We have an Adult Summer Reading program too. It runs from June 8 through Aug. 25. The theme this year is “Build a Better World.” Registration is required by stopping at the 2nd Floor Information Desk. You may register anytime between June 8 and Aug. 25. There will be weekly prize drawings on Friday afternoons beginning on June 16 and a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire on Aug. 25. Every book read = a ticket in the prize drawing. Join in the fun!

This program is generously sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library.

If you have questions, please call us at 262-375-7640, ext. 200.


Build a Better World Lecture Series

Monday nights at 6:30 pm from June 19 – July 10

Join us for a 4-week lecture series on topics related to Building a Better World. All four programs are listed below.No registration is required. This series is co-hosted by Cedarburg Public Library and Grafton Public Library.

Thank you to our sponsors: Wisconsin Humanities Council and Ozaukee Master Gardeners.


The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today’s Society

Monday, June 19 * 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Cedarburg Public Library Community Room

This program is generously sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council

Officer Corey Saffold is a law enforcement professional in Madison and is known for his volunteerism and work with youth of all ages and demographic backgrounds. In addition to his service throughout the city of Madison, Officer Saffold is entrusted by his superiors to do the sensitive work of policing in Madison West High School as a School Liaison Officer from September through May. In his talk, Corey will discuss his experiences as a Black policeman in the wake of multiple, highly publicized killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers. Additionally, Officer Saffold will address the paradox of being a Black officer during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and are often not trusted, especially among the African-American community. The shooting and killing of unarmed African-Americans has intensified already strained relations between the community and the police. Officer Saffold will offer his strategy for engaging the community at large around these issues that have also affected him   personally. Corey will relay his personal experiences with law enforcement and how these experiences have helped to shape his approach to upholding the law.


Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Monday, June 26 * 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Cedarburg Public Library Community Room

Cases of human trafficking have been identified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin. Yet most people doubt this, thinking “that can’t be happening here!” If we are in a state of denial, who is helping survivors? Who is working on policies? Who is educating young people about risks? In this talk, Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD, will address the myths and misconceptions around sex trafficking in Wisconsin, illuminate the situation, and explain what led her to start the   LOTUS (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) legal clinic in 2013. She will share ideas for how citizens can make a difference.

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, JD, is an attorney, teacher, and mediator. Rachel is the CEO and founder of the LOTUS Legal clinic for victims of crime and human trafficking. She is Chair and Assistant Professor of the Justice Department at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. Rachel is a frequent public speaker on issues of Elder Law, mediation, and human trafficking. She is a past Fulbright Scholar and practiced law at Foley and Lardner, Stephen M. Fisher & Associates, and Associated Wealth Management of Milwaukee in estate planning, probate, trusts, and tax.


Everything You Wanted To Know About Immigration But Were Afraid To Ask: An evening with an immigration lawyer”

Monday, July 3 * 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Grafton Public Library Lower Level Meeting Room

Davorin J. Odrcic is an immigration lawyer based in Milwaukee. He will be discussing immigration in Wisconsin (both legal and illegal), including the most common legal options for undocumented immigrants. Davorin will also discuss what happens in deportation proceedings at the Chicago Immigration Court. If you have any questions related to immigration law or policy, Davorin will answer them!

Davorin J. Odrcic is Of Counsel with Hochstatter, McCarthy, Rivas & Runde where he also has his own        independent firm, Odrcic Law Group, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and has been a licensed attorney since 2001. Davorin specializes in deportation defense, post-conviction relief for noncitizens, and immigration litigation. He has successfully litigated cases before the Chicago Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, as well as multiple county circuit courts throughout Wisconsin.


Vertical Gardening

Monday, July 10 * 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Grafton Public Library Lower Level Meeting Room

Ozaukee Master Gardener, Susie Granzow, will explain how vertical gardening can be used to grow flowers, fruit, and vegetables in a smaller space, with easier access, pest and disease control, and more.

Granzow will show many examples of vertical supports ranging from purchased, to do-it-yourself construction, including repurposing “found” items that you may have cluttering up your basement or garage.



Build a Better World BLOCKBUSTERS

Tuesdays, July 11 – August 8 * 5:30 pm
Cedarburg Public Library

Join us for a 5-week film series featuring titles related to building a better world. For details on title selections, please view our online events calendar.

No registration is required. Free popcorn served. Carry-in food and N/A drink permitted. This series is sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library.



An Evening with The Cooking Mom!

Thursday, July 20 * 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cedarburg Public Library

You’ve seen her on the Dr. Oz Show, WGN, and Fox 6 Wakeup….Join us for “An Evening with The Cooking Mom!”

Cookbook author, TV show host, and blogger Amy Hanten will share secrets, tips, and recipes to get your family back to the table. She’ll also be selling and autographing her two cookbooks.

No registration is required for this event. Open to adults and families! Generously sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library.


Which Book Next? Facebook Event

Tuesday, August 15 * 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Cedarburg Public Library

Wondering what book you should read next? Attend this event via our CPL Facebook page, and we’ll tell you a recommendation of what book to read next! Simply tell us three books you read (and enjoyed), and we’ll suggest your next read.

Join the event via our Cedarburg Public Library Facebook page:


Grand Prize Drawing

Friday, August 25 * 2:00 pm

We will draw the grand prize winner for our Adult Summer Reading Program on Friday, August 25 at 2:00pm at the 2nd floor Information Desk. Non-winning tickets from the whole summer will be entered into this drawing. The winner will receive a Kindle Fire, courtesy of the Cedarburg Friends of the Library.

Thank you for participating in our Adult Summer Reading Program!


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