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Goldie B. Locks & The Three Singing Bears

  • Monday, April 13, at 6:30pm

Experience a children’s operetta version of the classic fairytale, featuring classical opera music and song, presented by the Florentine Opera Company. It’s a delightful introduction to opera for kids and adults of all ages. The event is made possible through a donation from former Village Trustee Dennis Farrell and the Menomonee Falls Library Friends.

Princess for a Day Party

  • Saturday, April 18, at 9:00am

Meet and greet Cinderella, bringing your camera for a picture with her from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Kids 4 & up who have pre-registered can enjoy making Cinderella-themed crafts. The original animated Disney film will begin at 11:00. Sign-up is required ONLY for the craft session, but not the Cinderella visit or film.

Register online for the craft session

Early Literacy Corner Kickoff

Coming soon to the Library/Learning tree

  • Saturday, April 25: All Day

Enjoy the kick-off for our new collection of interactive toys that will help young children develop the foundation skills for learning to read. Discover the new Playaway Views, which enable individual viewing of film versions of quality picture books. Playaway Bookpack book/audio kits feature a number of picture books and a self-contained Playaway where earbuds are used for individual listening, and an adapter for group listening. Representatives from Findaway, our source, will be here from 10:00AM -2:00PM to demonstrate their use & answer questions. Find out about the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program that gives your child a jump-start on learning to read.

Children's Movies

All movies shown at the library are free! No need to call or sign up, and you can bring your own snacks and beverages (covered please). Admission is free to all, based on the movie’s rating. Please be advised, we can only seat 80 comfortably, so please get here early.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

  • Saturday, March 28 at 11:00am

Fun animal fairy, Fawn, befriends a huge mysterious creature known as the Neverbeast, who must then be saved by Tinker Bell and her friends. Rated PG, 76 Minutes.

Big Hero 6

  • Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00pm
  • Thursday, April 9 at 6:30pm

A robotics prodigy, his robot friend, and a group of pals form a band of high-tech heroes to thwart a dangerous plot threatening a city. (Rated PG; 102 minutes)

Penguins of Madagascar

  • Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, April 9 at 11:00am

The penguins join forces with the North Wind to thwart Dr. Brine’s destruction of the world. (Rated PG; 86 minutes)

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of The Tomb

  • Saturday, April 25 at 11:00am
  • Saturday, April 25 at 2:15pm

A wild, adventure-filled night as a tablet from an Egyptian tomb brings the exhibits to life for chases and rescues before a final celebration. (Rated PG; 98 minutes)

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National Library Week

National Library Week is April 12-18. In celebration, kids age 4-11 can pick up a sheet any time during the month of April in the Youth Library, and draw a scene or character from a favorite book. They can turn it in to get a coupon for a free scoop of custard from Culvers, and enter their name for a drawing for a Culvers kid’s meal. The drawings will be displayed in a ringbinder in the Youth Library.

April Cinem@ MFPL

All movies shown at the library are free! No need to call or sign up, and you can bring your own snacks and beverages (covered please). Admission is free to all, based on the movie’s rating. Please be advised, we can only seat 80 comfortably, so please get here early.

Unbroken

  • Tuesday, April 21 at 2:15pm
  • Thursday, April 23 at 6:00pm

Starring: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson and Takamasa Ishihara. A true story about an Olympic athlete that gets captured by the Japanese in World War II. Directed by Angelina Jolie. Rated PG-13, 137 minutes.

The Imitation Game

  • Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00pm
  • Thursday, April 23 at 2:15pm

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. During World War II, a British master cryptologist cracks the code to the German’s Enigma device with the help of fellow mathematicians in top-secret Bletchley Park. Based on a true story. Directed by Morton Tyldum. Rated PG-13, 114 minutes.

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Liz Rhodebeck, Author of Here the Water is Deep

April is National Poetry Month and on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm, the library will welcome poet Liz Rhodebeck, author of Here the Water is Deep. She will share some of her poems. She will also invite people to read their own poetry or read a favorite poem as well. Liz will have copies of her books for sale. This program is free and open to the public in the Community/Meeting Room on the first floor.

New Library Resource

Gale Courses

Beginning in January, every Waukesha County library cardholder will have access to Gale Courses!

Patrons will have access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Gale Courses are developed by expert instructors, many of whom are currently working at universities around the country.

These classes usually cost $99, but will be offered to Waukesha County residents for free!

Visit wcfls.org/classes to browse class listings and sign up for courses beginning in January.

Social Networking @ MFPL

Interested in the latest book releases for teens? Looking for the most current teen program information? Make sure to check out our Teen Zone blog or “like” us on Facebook.

Shop Amazon and help the Library

Do you shop at Amazon? If so, you can help the library at no cost to yourself!

Click on any of the Amazon links located throughout this website or the library's catalog for more information.

Speak Up for Your Library

Speak Up for Your Library

We know you value the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Each time you attend one of our many programs, use a computer or check out a book, movie or music CD you make a continued investment in MFPL. And for that we'd like to thank you.

But the time has come for you to speak up and lend your voice in support!

Increasingly in today's political and economic climate, there are times when this library needs your voice, or when the libraries of the Waukesha County Federated Library System need your help.

Add your voice to the growing chorus! Click here to Speak Up for Your Library.

Public Domain eBooks

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Over 15,000 titles found in the public domain are now available in one place.

This downloadable collection of ePub books can be viewed on most eReaders, including Sony eReaders and the Nook. However, these eBooks will not work with Amazon's Kindle.

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