Cedarburg Reads

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Cedarburg Friends of the Library launches its Cedarburg Reads 2018 community-wide reading-and-discussion program, and announces the program book—My Two Elaines, by former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber.

Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Gov. Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s mountain.

Schreiber’s award-winning book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, will be available for purchase for $15. (Cash or checks preferred.) Net proceeds are used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support.

Community members are invited to join the moderated book discussions—or host their own private discussions—and post pictures with the hashtag #CedarburgReads to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Calendar of Events

Click here to open a PDF version of the calendar for easy download or printing.

Tuesday, Sept. 11 @ 6pm: Brain Health Presentation with Kathy Glaser, Dementia Care Specialist.

Monday, Sept. 17 @ 6pm: Movie screening “You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t.”

Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 1:00-2:00pm: Drop-in Discussion Groups.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 @ 6:30pm: “My Two Elaines” Author Presentation Martin Schreiber.

Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 1:00-8:00pm: Cognitive Screenings by Appt. with Kathy Glaser (262) 284-8120.

About the Book

My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver (Book Publishers Network 2017; ISBN-10: 1945271213; ISBN-13: 978-1945271212) is former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber’s account of lessons he has learned as his wife’s caregiver. It provides small but monumental suggestions about how to respect a person with Alzheimer’s as well as the caregiver. It is available at Cedarburg Public Library, select booksellers and via Amazon.com for $16.95. Net proceeds from book sales are used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support.

About the Author

Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber is an award-winning crusader for Alzheimer’s caregivers and persons with dementia. Reaching audiences nationwide at live events and via media, he uses humor and compassion to share lessons from his ongoing, decade-plus journey as caregiver. In 2017, he gave more than 130 presentations to audiences that included family and professional caregivers, healthcare workers, social workers, nursing and pharmacy students, civic and business leaders, senior community residents, library patrons and more.

About Cedarburg Reads

Cedarburg Reads is a community-wide program with the singular goal of helping Cedarburg residents in meeting your neighbors one conversation at a time.

Designed to bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book, programs like this one have been implemented throughout the country to create a shared experience of civic unity through the reading of literature.

About Cedarburg Friends of the Library

The Cedarburg Reads program is sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library, a vibrant, active group of citizens who are dedicated to supporting the Cedarburg Public Library (CPL) through fundraising, volunteer support, and community events.

The Friends organize several major book sales, including the library’s permanent Book Nook installation, southeastern Wisconsin’s largest used-book sale (the Summer Book Sale), and the Winter Fiction Sale. These sales raise funds for enhancements and programs including the 3D printer, the CPL website, the children’s summer reading program, additional bestseller novels, genealogy materials, Great Decisions programs, and more.

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