Women's Retirement Challenges



When it comes to saving for retirement, women face unique challenges. They may have interrupted their careers to care for children and aging parents. As a result, they spend less time in the workforce, potentially leading to less savings and a lower Social Security benefit.

During this event you will learn: 1) How to determine amounts needed for retirement and the impact of inflation, taxes and health care costs; 2) Sources of your retirement income; and 3) About how saving a little now could amount to a lot in retirement.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 
12:00pm (noon) - 1:15pm
Presenter: Jim Pfeil
 

Social Security: Timing is Everything!



As you approach retirement, now is the time to determine how you'll support yourself. Find out how you can optimize Social Security and know how much you can expect from other income sources.

Wednesday April 25, 2018
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Presenter: Jim Pfeil

National Library Month

(April 1 - 30, 2018)


We are inviting you to join us in celebrating National Library Month:
 

1) Stop by and share with us the Title of your favorite Book – tell us in a sentence or two why it is your favorite! We’ll create an ongoing list throughout the month that other patrons can look at and perhaps make a choice from.
 
2) Check out and read two books during that month to obtain a free bookmark!
 
3) Check out and read with or to your child, two books to obtain a free coloring page for your child!
 
4) Don’t have a Library card? Bring your photo ID to the Library and obtain one…there is no charge!
 
5) Watch PBS on May 22nd as the Great American Read begins. This program is designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. A list of 100 diverse books will be provided throughout the eight-part television series and ultimately participants will vote on what they consider the best books.
 
We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate Libraries, Reading, and Learning!
 
 
Books, Birds and Butterflies!
Saturday, May 5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
Looking for inspiration for your yard or want to keep your nature vibe going after Earth Day? Stop by the library on Saturday, May 5th to learn how to attract and nourish birds and butterflies in your own backyard. The Kettle Moraine Land Trust is partnering with the East Troy Public Library to encourage wise stewardship of local landscapes. Volunteers will be available from 10:00am to 1:00pm with tips, guides and even free native plants and seed to get you started. There will be several native plants to choose from, one plant per household please. While you are there check out the library’s collection of Earth day-inspired books for more great ideas on earth-friendly practices. The Kettle Moraine Land Trust (KMLT) is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects local lands and waters for your enjoyment and future generations.  Contact Maggie Zoellner, Executive Director with questions or for more details at: 262-949-7211, or visit the KMLT website: www.kmlandtrust.org
 

Photo below is of Monarch butterflies feeding on New England Aster, one of the plants that will be offered at the Books, Birds & Butterflies event.