Events for Adults

All events are free and some require registration. 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! @ the Library

Join us to get creative and socialize during our Make It! @ the Library series. Materials for each of these free programs are limited and participants may be asked to bring some supplies. Make It! @ the Library is a program for adults. For younger audiences, please see the children and teen event schedule. These programs will be held in the Library’s Quad/Graphics Room. Registration is required and space is limited; please contact the library to register.

Wednesday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. – Holiday Candles (Registration begins Oct. 25)


Victorian Undertaker

Thursday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.

image4102Join the Victorian Undertaker, retired funeral director Steve Person, as he leads you on a journey into the macabre. Learn about Victorian rituals of death and superstitions, and view the authentic mortuary and embalming equipment that preceded modern funeral rites and practices. Registration is appreciated and opens October 4. Register HERE or call us at 262-246-5181.




Dementia Conversations

Thursday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.

If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking and behavior, this education program provides tips and strategies for difficult — but important — conversations about changes that may be related to dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This program is offered in partnership with the Library Memory Project. Registration is appreciated and opens October 4. Register HERE or call us at 262-246-5181.





Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Entry Deadline: November 30

Entries Displayed in Library: December 1 – 31

Join us for our first ever all-ages Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! We will have different entry categories: Children, Teens, Adults, and Family. Participants can enter as individuals or teams. All entries will be on display in the library for the month of December.

View the Rules & Guidelines and pre-register HERE!






Library Memory Project – Memory Cafés

Pauline Haass Public Library is a member of the Library Memory Project. Our monthly Memory Cafés will continue to meet throughout the fall. 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 Memory Café, please visit the Library Memory Project website for the event schedule and registration information.


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