Events for Adults

All events are free and require registration. Most events will be held outside this summer. Please be sure to check the location for each event. For more information or questions call the library at 262-246-5181 or email

If you’re new to Zoom, check out our Zoom guide for attending virtual library programs!


Make It! Craft Outdoors Summer Series

LOCATION: Lions Open Air Shelter, Village Park  (Village Park is located at W244N6125 Weaver Dr. Sussex)

Let’s take our crafting outdoors. Join us to get creative and socialize during our Make It! Craft Outdoors summer series. Materials for each of these FREE programs are limited. You may need to provide some supplies for each craft, more details when you register. Make It! Craft Outdoors is a program for adults. For younger audiences, please see the children and teen event schedule. Registration is required and space is limited; please contact the library to register.

Wednesday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. – Garden Stepping Stone (Registration is full!)


Adult Summer Reading Program

June 1 – August 14

Join us for this year’s Summer Reading Program! Register for the reading challenge through the Beanstack app on your mobile phone or online to track your reading and activities and earn raffle tickets for our amazing prizes. If you are unable to participate virtually, ask a librarian for an offline version.





90s Trivia

Thursday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Lions Open Air Shelter, Village Park  (Village Park is located at W244N6125 Weaver Dr. Sussex)

Grab your beanie babies and dust off your Walkman, because 90s trivia is coming! Think you can remember all the trends, historical moments and pop culture from 90s? Then grab your team of up to 6 members and see if you all have what it takes to be all that and a bag of chips. Registration is required and opens July 29; please contact the library to reserve your spot.




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

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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