The Glacial River Library Memory Project is a cooperative effort between the Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Palmyra and Whitewater libraries. Together we sponsor rotating monthly Memory Cafes and various education programs for those that are concerned about memory loss.
What is the Library Memory Project?
The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries in Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, and Milwaukee Counties. The mission of the library memory project is to provide programs to those living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. A main component of the memory project is a monthly social gathering for those with early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and a care partner, called a Memory Cafe.
Glacial River Library Memory Project Member Libraries
Dwight Foster Public Library 209 Merchants Avenue, Fort Atkinson | 920-563-7790
Jefferson Public Library 321 S. Main Street, Jefferson | 920-674-7733
Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) 115 W. Main Street, Palmyra | 262-495-4605
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater) 431 W. Center Street, Whitewater | 262-473-0530
What is a Memory Cafe?
A Memory Cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and a family member or care partner. A Memory Cafe is a place to have fun, share experience, and stay socially connected.
Attending a Memory Cafe
To learn more about the different Memory Cafes or to register for one, please visit librarymemoryproject.org, then click on the events tab in the menu. Find the Memory Cafe you are interested and click on it to find out how to register.
Library Memory Project Partners
The Library Memory Project has been made possible with the support of the following organizations:
- Bridges Library System
- Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
- Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Jefferson County
- The Friends of the Library organizations at all participating libraries