The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries in Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, and Racine Counties with a mission to provide programs to those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. Libraries involved in the memory project offer memory cafés and educational programs on memory loss and brain health. A memory café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners.

There are currently 21 public libraries involved in the Project: the Lake Country Memory Project (Pewaukee, Delafield, Hartland, North Lake, and Oconomowoc); the Glacial River Library Memory Project (Jefferson, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson, and Palmyra), the Waukesha Memory Cafe (Waukesha); the Wild Plum Memory Project (Germantown, Sussex, Elm Grove, Brookfield, Menomonee Falls); and the Purple Springs Memory Project (Mukwonago, Eagle, and Waterford). Download the 2022 Library Memory Project schedule of events. See our events page for more detailed event information. 


The story of the Library Memory Project


The public libraries that form the Library Memory Project


The local organizations and people that help make the Library Memory Project possible


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