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 guide for attending virtual library programs! For more information, call the library at 262-246-5180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make It! @ Home
LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Materials for each of these FREE programs are limited and registration is required (registration date listed with each event description). To pickup supplies, you can either stop in the library or you can schedule a curbside pickup appointment. You will need to provide some supplies for each craft, more details when you register. *Attendees will need an email address and Zoom account to participate in this event. Make It @ Home is a program for adults, for a younger audience please check out Make It! Teen or Make It! Junior.
Wednesday, September 30, 6-7:30 PM – Book Mobile (Registration begins 9/14)
Wednesday, October 14, 6-7:30 PM – Halloween Candle Jars (Registration begins 10/1)
Wednesday, November 11, 6-7:30 PM – Fall String Art (Registration begins 10/28)
Wednesday, December 9, 6-7:30 PM – Holiday Gnomes (Registration begins 11/30)
Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Thursday, October 1, 6:00 PM – LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Learn about research in the areas of diet, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and learn how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. This program is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required! Register HERE. *Attendees will need an email address to participate in this Zoom event.
Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 PM – LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Believe in ghosts or spirits? Skeptical about the paranormal? People of all viewpoints are welcome to come to an informational session about hauntings by the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee (PIM). Founded in 2007, the group has investigated many locations in the area, including the Milwaukee Public Museum, Riverside Theater and several area residences. The group will be on hand to discuss types of hauntings, the ways they as a team investigate claims of the paranormal along with information on how to be an investigator. Evidence will also be showcased from prior PIM investigations. Come with questions. Leave with answers. Registration is required and space is limited! Registration opens October 1. *Attendees will need an email address and Zoom account to participate in this event.
Diwali Craft Time with Shefali
Monday, November 2, 6:30 PM – LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Join us to learn about Diwali, Deepavali, the most popular Hindu festival of lights, symbolizing victory of good over evil. Diya (earthen oil lamps) are lit all over the house. Rangoli, floor decor with Diya is an important decoration for worship and welcome. Attendees will make beautiful Rangoli and most supplies will be provided! To pickup supplies, you can either stop in the library or you can schedule a curbside pickup appointment. You will need to provide some supplies for this activity, more details when you register. Registration is required and space is limited! Registration opens October 5. *Attendees will need an email address and Zoom account to participate in this event.
How to Explore Your Family Story using Ancestry Library Edition
Thursday, November 5, 6:30 PM – LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Our staff will take you through the basics of searching Ancestry Library Edition, discover helpful features to keep you organized, and learn about the types of records that are available. Registration is required and space is limited! Registration opens October 19. *Attendees will need an email address and Zoom account to participate in this event.
Great Holiday Cupcake Decorating Competition!
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 PM – LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom*
Get ready to get messy and get creative! Participants will pre-bake 24 regular-sized cupcakes before the event. Some decorations will be provided by the library, but you are welcome to use your own! To pickup supplies, you can either stop in the library or you can schedule a curbside pickup appointment. The decorating challenge theme will be announced at the beginning of the event. Your creations will be based on this theme and will be judged. The winner will receive a King Arthur Flour gift card for their online shop! More details will be announced as we get closer to the event. Registration is required and space is limited! Registration opens November 9. *Attendees will need an email address and Zoom account to participate in this event.
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
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 www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElderBenefitSpecialistProgram/
6 week courses begin: July 15, Aug 12, September 16, October 14
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!
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.
Looking for instructions from past Make It! classes? Here are a few of our recent favorites: