Events for Adults

All events are free; some events require registration. For more information, call the library at 262-246-5181.


IditaRead Winter Reading Program

January 20 – February 28, 2020

Hop on the reading trail and fill your winter with reading, fun, and prizes!
Earn raffle tickets by checking out items, attending library programs, and reviewing your favorite (and least favorite) titles! Stop by the Information Desk start January 20 to begin reading your way to a grand prize!






Fiber Arts Group *NEW!*

Last Thursday of Every Month, 6:00-7:45 PM
Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 30

Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, or other fiber arts? Join our friendly fiber arts group! We meet once a month to work on and share personal and community projects, have demonstrations to improve our skills or learn new ones, and enjoy lively conversation. All skill levels are welcome, bring along a project to work on and make some new friends!




Make It! @ the Library


Materials for each of these FREE programs are limited and registration is required (registration date listed with each event description). These programs are open to adults and teens. Please stop by or call the library to register.

Wednesday, March 25, 6-7:30 PM – Book Page Mobile (Registration begins 3/2)
Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30 PM – Beeswax Wrap (Registration begins 4/1)



Grow Strong Readers

Parents and Caregivers

March 16, April 6, April 27

6:30-7:45 PM

What is the buzz about early literacy? How can you best help your kids become strong readers? Learn the answers and more by attending one or all four sessions of our Grow Strong Readers series for parents and caregivers of babies and young children. Refreshments will be served.

Registration required. Call 262-246-5182 or visit the Children’s Reference Desk to register.


Are You Drinking Caffeine the Wrong Way? The Science Behind Caffeine

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 PM

Biochemist, Food Scientist and local author Danielle Robertson Rath, the GeenEyedGuide, reveals how to drink caffeine to maximize the benefits while minimizing side effects, tolerance, and dependence. Just in time for Caffeine Awareness Month (March), GreenEyedGuide also shares surprising trends in the world of caffeine and debunks some common misconceptions.







Music of Friends with Ceol Cairde

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM

The Friends return with their energy and spirit of traditional Irish music using flute,  fiddle, tin, whistle, banjo, concertina and Irish drum. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.






Memory Cafe

Monday, March 16, 3:00-4:30 PM – Theme: St. Patrick’s Day & Ireland

Join us at the library for an informal social gathering to connect those with early-stage memory loss and their care-partner with conversation, activities, and refreshments. First time attendees, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900. Visit for more information about Memory Cafés in our area.





All About CSA

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30-7:30 PM

Want to support local farmers but not sure where to start? CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs allow you to connect with local farmers and receive fresh seasonal produce while directly supporting small family farms. The experts from Full Harvest Farm will teach you all about local CSA programs, how they work, and whether they’re right for you! No registration required. Just drop in!





Night Never Forgotten with Jim Gibbons

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 PM

Jim Gibbons will give details of the night of April 14, 1912 when over 1,500 people lost their lives in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.





Gale Courses

6 week courses begin: February 12, March 18, April 15, May 13


Enjoy a Beginning Writer’s Workshop, learn the secrets of Better Photography, Discover Sign Language, learn how to Play the Guitar – AND MORE!
Pauline Haass Public Library and the Bridges Library System offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led FREE courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses. As a library card holder, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks, work at your own pace, and new sessions begin every month. Browse the catalog of classes HERE!



Past Events

Looking for instructions from past Make It! classes? Here are a few of our recent favorites:

February 2020 – Cactus Rock Painting
January 2020 – Mini Barn Quilts
August 2019 – Mandala Stone Painting
February 2019 – String Art Instructions
March 2019 – Branch Weaving