Adult Summer Reading Program

Adult 2017 Summer Reading Program

June 10 – August 3

How it Works:
Adults ages 18 and up track books they read over the summer using a reading log and/or a Bingo sheet.

  • For every reading log or Bingo you complete, receive a drawing slip to one of our five grand prize packs.
  • The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Summer reading programs are available for toddlers, children and teens as well.


Build a Better World Speaker Series

Join the Cedarburg and Grafton Libraries for a four-week lecture series, Monday nights at 6:30 pm. from June 19 through July 10, on topics related to Building a Better World.
The Paradox of Being a Black Officer in Today’s Society   Monday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Cedarburg Library
presented by Corey Saffold.

Officer Corey Saffold, a police officer employed by the Madison Police Department, will be at the Cedarburg Library to 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 in law enforcement during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and are often not trusted, especially among the African-American community.  He will also offer his strategy for engaging the community at large around these issues that have affected him personally.  For more information, please contact the Cedarburg Library at 262-375-7640.

Human Trafficking in Wisconsin   Monday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Cedarburg Library 
presented by Rachel Monaco-Wilcox.

Cases of human trafficking have been identified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin.  Yet most people doubt this, thinking “that can’t happen here!”  Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, attorney, teacher, and mediator, will be at the Cedarburg Library to address the myths and misconceptions around sex trafficking in Wisconsin.  She will illuminate the situation in our state and explain what led her to start the LOTUS (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) legal clinic in 2013.  For more information, please contact the Cedarburg Library at 262-375-7640.

Everything You Wanted To Know About Immigration But Were Too Afraid To Ask: An Evening With An Immigration Lawyer   Monday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Grafton Library
presented by Davorin J. Odrcic.
Davorin J. Odrcic, an immigration lawyer based in Milwaukee, will be at the Grafton Library to discuss immigration in Wisconsin (both legal and illegal).  Learn about the most common legal options for undocumented immigrants and 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!
Vertical Gardening   Monday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Grafton Library
presented by Susie Granzow, Ozaukee Master Gardener.
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.  She will show examples of vertical supports ranging from purchased, do-it-yourself construction, and repurposing “found” items that you may have cluttering up your basement or garage.

TED Talks

Join the conversation with TED talks – influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity. We will watch a TED talk video and then follow with a discussion.  TED talks are owned by TED and can be accessed from: https://www.ted.com/
Do Schools Kill Creativity?   Friday, June 23, at 1:00 p.m.
presented by Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
The Danger of a Single Story   Friday, July 7, at 1:00 p.m.
presented by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Innovating to Zero   Friday, July 21, at 1:00 p.m.
presented by Bill Gates
At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.

How-To Series

Build new skills or hone some old ones with our How-To series!
How to use a Digital Drawing Tablet   Thursday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m. 

This summer learn how to build some skills at the Grafton Public Library during our Summer Reading Program How-to Series.  This Thursday, learn how to use a Bamboo digital drawing tablet and ArtRage Studio to create works of art on a computer.  The best part is you can un-do any mistakes!

How to Digitize VHS Home Movies   Thursday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m. 
This summer learn how to build some skills at the Grafton Public Library during our Summer Reading Program How-to Series.  This Thursday, learn how to convert your VHS home movies to a digital file and save it on a USB drive.
How to Digitize Photos and Slides   Thursday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m. 
This summer learn how to build some skills at the Grafton Public Library during our Summer Reading Program How-to Series.  This Thursday, learn how to use a flatbed scanner to digitize photos and slides.  Save your family photos for future generations.
How to make a Podcast   Thursday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m. 
This summer learn how to build some skills at the Grafton Public Library during our Summer Reading Program How-to Series.  This Thursday, learn how to record and edit a podcast using a microphone and free software called Audacity.  A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files which people can subscribe and download to their computer or mobile device.  Popular podcasts include “Serial”, “This American Life”, “TED Radio Hour”, and more.