Events for Adults

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


Summer Reading Program for Adults

June 3 – August 10, 2019

Join us for Summer Reading! For every book you read, enter to win great prizes! No limits on the number of books, titles, or formats; read whatever you like, however you prefer to read it! Stop by the library to check out the prize baskets and drop off your entries. Pick up your entry slips starting June 3. The last day to submit is August 10; winners will be drawn Monday, August 12.


Donuts & Documentaries

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.

When Paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing paleontologists they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.



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, June 5, 6:00PM – Alcohol Ink Tile Coasters (registration closed)
  • Wednesday, July 31, 6:00PM – Mandala Stone Painting (registration begins 7/8)




Memory Screening with ADRC

Monday, June 3, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Memory Screenings will be held at the library on Monday, June 3 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Sign up for a 30 minute time slot by calling Randy Kohl at Waukasha County ADRC at (262) 548-7848.


Technology 101: Staying Safe on Social Media

Monday, June 17, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Learn how to set up and use security features on Facebook to protect your privacy. Discuss ways to identify fake news stories and scams you might see in your Newsfeed. No registration required.


Normal Aging or Dementia?

Wednesday, July 31, 2:00-3:00 PM

As we age we may experience memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness. How do we know if this is normal or if this is a sign of dementia? The Dementia Care Specialist for Waukesha County will share the difference between normal aging and dementia and provide a thorough overview of what is dementia, signs and symptoms, memory screening process, strategies for brain health and resources available in the community. A question and answer opportunity will also be provided as a part of this presentation.


Turning 65? Welcome to Medicare!

Monday, August 19, 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.


Meet the Library @ the Sussex Farmers Market

The Sussex Farmers Market runs Sundays from 9:00AM-1:00PM, June-October. The Pauline Haass Public Library will have a booth on the following days:

  • Sunday, June 23rd –Learn about the Summer Reading Program and register for a Library Card.
  • Sunday, July 21st – Make It! – Bring an old t-shirt (or use one of ours) to make a tote bag.
  • Sunday, August 18 (special time 11:00-2:00 during the Village Block Party) – Friends Book Sale – Shop books for all ages and learn about Fall library events.



Past Events

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

January 2019 – Mandala Stone Painting
February 2019 – String Art Instructions
March 2019 – Branch Weaving
May 2019 –  Macrame Hanging Planter Instructions and Basic Knots and Resources
June 2019 – Alcohol Ink Tile Instructions