Events for Adults

All events are free, require registration, and will be held virtually. Many of these events will be hosted using Zoom. If you’re new to Zoom, check out our Zoom guide for attending virtual library programs! For more information, call the library at 262-246-5180 or email


Make It! @ Home

LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*

Craft, get creative, and socialize with us during our Make It! @ Home virtual gatherings via Zoom! Materials for each of these FREE programs are limited. You will need to provide some supplies for each craft, more details when you register. Make It! @ Home is a program for adults. For younger audiences, please check out Make It! Teen  or Make It! Junior. Registration is required and space is limited; please contact the library to register.

Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 PM – Simple Macramè Plant Hanger (Registration begins 3/1)
Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 PM – Soy Wax Mason Jar Candles (Registration begins 4/1)


Amy E. Reichert Author Event – The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m. – Live virtual event via Zoom
Co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library, Hartland Public Library, and Menomonee Falls Public Library

Join us via Zoom for a special evening with Wisconsin author Amy E. Reichert as we celebrate the release of her new book The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Registered attendees will have an opportunity to order an autographed copy of Amy’s new book through Books & Company in Oconomowoc for a special discount. Registration is required! REGISTER HERE!





Library Memory Project – Memory Cafés

Pauline Haass Public Library is a member of the Library Memory Project. Our monthly Memory Cafés will be held virtually via Zoom for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff. A Memory Café is an informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care-partner. If you and your loved one would like to attend a virtual Memory Café, please visit the Library Memory Project website for the event schedule and registration information. New to Zoom? Please contact us if you have questions!


Alzheimer’s Association Programs

Due to COVID-19, programs hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association are currently being offered virtually. Attendees can participate via webinar software or by phone. These programs are free but do require registration in advance.

  • -To view and register for upcoming educational programs and support groups for caregivers, please click here.


Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare Virtual Class

Regularly throughout the year, Pauline Haass Public Library hosts programs provided by Aging and Disability Resource Center. Their programs are now being offered online as virtual events.

A monthly virtual class will be held the 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Visit the website below to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. You can also register online at

To view and sign up for other workshops and classes hosted by the ADRC, please visit their website.

Gale Courses

6 week courses begin on the second Wednesday of every month.

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!


PHPL Recommends

PHPL YouTube Channel
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Join our PHPL Adult & Teen Librarians for recommendations! We’ll highlight our favorite podcasts, favorite reads, best resources for free digital books, great reads for teens, and MORE.


Virtual Make-It Programs

PHPL YouTube Channel

Join the Adult & Teen Services staff for fun Make-It’s with materials you have ready to use at home!
Projects include:
DIY Book Mobile, CD Weaving, Homemade Pizza Crust, Mandala Stones, Stick Weaving





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