Winter Events for Adults

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

RESCHEDULED: Technology 101: Cut the Cable Cord

Monday, February 25, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Looking for an alternative to traditional cable TV service? Join us for an informative presentation on why and how you might be able the “cut the cable cord” in favor of using popular streaming subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu and more in this class.


Harry Potter Book Night TRIVIA

Thursday, February 7, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sign-in begins at 6:30 pm. Must be 16 or older to register and attend.

Join us for a magical night of Potter-themed trivia during Harry Potter Book Night and compete for the House Cup! Grab the smartest witches and wizards you know and create your team of 6 (no mountain trolls, please) or sign up as an individual and let the Sorting Hat place you on a team. Space is limited. Registration form available online or at the Adult Services desk starting January 2. Register by February 1.


Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare!

Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Turning 65 this year? Confused about your Medicare options? What plan is right for you? Learn about Medicare plans and receive unbiased, objective information. Presented by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County. No registration required.


Make It! at the Library:

Materials for each of these free adult programs is limited and registration is required (registration date listed with event description). Visit the library or call (262)246-5181 to reserve your seat.

Registration Closed – Mandala Stone Painting – Tuesday, January 15, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Try your hand at a popular craft trend – Mandala Stones. Learn the basics of how to create dotted mandala stone paintings, then design and make your own.

String Art Hearts – Tuesday, February 12, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Learn how to create beautiful String Art during our February Make It! Create a small Valentine’s Day-themed piece to take home with you. Registration begins January 28.

Branch Weaving – Tuesday, March 12, 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Transform a simple branch into a work of art while learning basic weaving skills during this month’s Make It! event. Registration begins February 25.


Mindful Living: Simplify Your Life and Protect the Planet

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Join the Sussex Green Team to learn the many ways you can be a more conscious consumer, simplifying your life in the process. Learn tips to help you shop, cook, clean, garden, and live greener.


Friends Programs

These FREE programs are offered by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library in support of the library’s mission of connecting area residents to ideas, information, and one another in a vibrant, welcoming environment.

Wellness: It Isn’t That Hard

Wednesday, January 9, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Learn to proactively optimize physical and emotional health with retired Dr. Richard Hansen, including 7 scientifically proven ways to increase happiness and well-being.


Bygone Days: A Victorian Tea

Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Dressed in a Victoria tea dress customary for the times, Lynn Walter-Gibbs will speak about Tea, the product and the custom, made popular by the English in the 1800s. The history of tea, tea brewing, and the origin of the English Tea custom will be shared. Enjoy a tea tasting featuring various types and flavors of tea.


The Music of Friends

Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Irish musicians, Ceol Cairde, are back by popular demand to share the energy and spirit of traditional Irish music. Jigs, reels, hornpipes, and airs will be featured. Prepare to be entertained!


Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The different types of identity theft will be explained during this presentation by the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection. Learn how to spot the red flags of a scam and about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes.





Past Events

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

January 2019 – Mandala Stone Painting

January 2018 – Lip Balm, Moisturizing Bath Bombs, and Sugar Scrub
May 2018 – Seed Bombs
November 2018 – Alcohol Ink Tile Instructions

June 2017 – Yard Dice Instructions
July 2017 – Macrame Hanging Planter Instructions and Basic Knots and Resources
September 2017 – Fall String Art Instructions and Leaf Pattern
October 2017 – Pocket Notebook Instructions
November 2017 – Upcycled for the Holidays – Ball Ornament, Gift Bow, Paper Bird Ornament, Paper Tree, and Poinsettia Star Ornament