Spring Events for Adults

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


Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare!

Monday, April 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 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.


Library Memory Cafe

Monday, April 15, 3:00-4:30 PM

Pauline Haass Public Library is excited to host our first Memory Café.  Memory Cafés are informal social gatherings for those who have early stage Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment, and their care partner. The event theme is “Around the Kitchen Table.” Join us to sample favorite family recipes and learn their history. Participants will be encouraged to share their favorite dishes and food traditions.

First time attendees – please contact the Alzheimer’s Association to RSVP at 800-272-3900.


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.

This FREE program is 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.


Adversity and Mental Health

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Participate in a discussion of trauma informed care, adverse experiences, and impact on brain functioning. Dereck Wolfgram APSW, SAC-IT, TIC and Patrice Flanagan-Morris APSW, TIC from Live Resilient of Oconomowoc will share how trauma can filter into our everyday lives. Learn about non-traditional therapies to help with healing.


Book to Movie Night

Monday, April 29, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Is the book always better than the movie? You be the judge at Book to Movie Night.

The 2019 remake of Pet Sematary releases in theaters on April 5. Join us for a screening of the original 1989 film adaptation, based on Stephen King’s 1983 book with the same name. Read the book before the event and we’ll watch the movie together. Stay after the film for a brief discussion.  

Request your copy of the book by calling 262-246-5181 or visit www.cafelibraries.org to place a hold. You do not need to read the book to attend Movie Night, but it’s encouraged. The event is open to teens and adults. Registration is not required. Film is rated R.


Donuts & Documentaries

Monday, April 29, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join others one Monday each month to watch a documentary on a current event or popular topic. Following the film join in a brief discussion. Donuts, coffee, and tea will be provided.


Make It! at the Library:

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

  • Wednesday, May 8, 6:00PM – Macramé Plant Hanger (registration begins 4/15)
  • Wednesday, June 5, 6:00PM – Alcohol Ink Tile Coasters (registration begins 5/13)
  • Wednesday, July 31, 6:00PM – Mandala Stone Painting (registration begins 7/8)


Past Events

Cut the Cable Cord program resources:

How to Decide If Cord Cutting is Right for You” from Consumer Reports
Guide to Streaming Video Services” from Consumer Reports
The Ultimate Cord Cutter’s Guide” from PCMag.com
The Best Media Streaming Devices for 2019” and “The Best Streaming Services for 2019” from PCMag.com

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

January 2019 – Mandala Stone Painting
March 2019 – Branch Weaving

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