Weyenberg Public Library Foundation, Inc.
The Weyenberg Public Library Foundation, Inc. was established in 1982 as a registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity to support the Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon – Thiensville.
Every year the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation, Inc. funds multiple projects that enhance the library experience for Mequon and Thiensville patrons. Recent projects include the Children's Services Desk and bright new board book shelving, two new history collection spaces on the second floor, and more shelving for Large Print books, Teen material, and music CDs.
We can't forget about earlier projects that we still enjoy every day, including the Children's Garden, the east side Foundation plaza and its planters, the exterior light-emitting diode (LED) promotional sign, the Digitization Lab and the annual Fine Arts Series.
The 2019 Fine Arts Series features a variety of performers guaranteed to entertain, and maybe even educate. This series, presented in the Library Rotunda, is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, all Sunday afternoons beginning at 2pm:
- March 31, 2019: Jeff Pockat, Celtic Harpist
Jeff Pockat is a self taught Celtic harp (Gaelic harp) musician and composer. He performs on the Ancient Wire Strung Celtic Harp. His songs are traditional and original pieces that soothe the mind, soul, body, and spirit.
- April 28, 2019: Rebecca Schulz, Violinist, and Ingrid Tihtcheva, Cellist
Rebecca Schulz holds a BFA in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she studied with Dr. Bernard Zinck. She performs regularly with the Racine Symphony Orchestra, the Racine String Quartet, Dominican High School Theater, and other musical ensembles.
Ingrid Tihtcheva graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance. Since coming to Milwaukee, for graduate studies with the Fine Arts Quartet, she has played with many local orchestras and is currently a member of the Wisconsin Philharmonic and the Festival City Symphony. She loves playing chamber music and teaching while keeping a successful private cello studio of all ages.
- September 22, 2019: Craig Siemsen's "Over the Rainbow"
For years, fans of acoustic music have been entertained by Craig Siemsen’s personal blend of original songs, folk, and old timey country music. With his whimsical story telling and wit, audiences find themselves laughing and toe tapping during these memorable performances. Drawn to all music since he can remember, Craig has developed a reputation for powerful interpretations of his own and other’s songs, as well as a very unique guitar style. With a voice made for crooning, Craig uses a playful stage presence to deliver his songs and stories to audiences around the Great Lakes and beyond. "Over the Rainbow" features an engaging selection of popular songs and stories from the 1930s through the 1960s. Plan to laugh!
- November 3, 2019: Jackie Kennedy, as portrayed by Leslie Goddard
It's1964. We are in the living room of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
Leslie Goddard is an actress and historian who has been portraying famous women in history, including many of our nation's illustrious first ladies, for more than a decade. She has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in theater, and she earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She currently works full-time as a historical interpreter and public speaker.
To continue to offer the high-quality collection and services you expect, please make a donation to the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation. You may complete a printable donation form (PDF) and mail it to the Library, or use the Donate button above.
Board of Directors
- James Friedman, President
- Christine Nuernberg, Vice-President
- Richard Sheridan, Treasurer
- Jennifer Bogli, Assistant Treasurer
- Rachel Muchin Young, Secretary
- Luke Behnke
- Tom Doerr
- David Hase
- Robert Tenges
- Al McIlwraith
- Vanessa Nerbun
- Jill M. Miller
- Brenda Richardson