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

IditaRead Winter Reading Program

January 16 – February 24
All Ages

Inspired by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, your challenge is to log 27 hours of reading before the end of the day on February 24. For each hour of reading you complete, you’ll receive a raffle ticket for our grand prizes. Join the challenge starting January 16 using Beanstack online or the Beanstack mobile app, or ask a librarian for a paper log!


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.

Registration is required and space is limited. ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!




  • Pom Pom Garland, 6 PM
    • Choose One Session:
      • Wednesday, March 8 (Registration opens 3/1)
      • Wednesday, March 22 (Registration opens 3/1)



Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Thursday, February 16 – 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy great conversation while sharing your love of reading with fellow bibliophiles! Bring a list of three books you’ve enjoyed, one book you didn’t, and discuss the book you are currently reading. Walk away with a great list of recommended reads!  Registration is required, space is limited! Register here.







The Camera in Your Smartphone

Tuesday, February 28 – 12:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library and the Village of Sussex Parks & Rec Department

It’s a camera, it’s a photo album, it’s a television – it’s your phone. Learn about apps, tips, tricks and limitations for pictures and video from iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets with instructor C.T. Kruger. This class will cover your device’s camera, home and Cloud storage options, printing and more. Registration is appreciated and opens 2/6. REGISTER HERE!




Memory Screening

Wednesday, March 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

It’s free and only takes 15 minutes! A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify changes in memory and cognition. Call Jennifer Harders from the Waukesha County Aging and Disability Resource Center at 262-548-7650 to schedule a screening.

This program is offered in partnership with the Library Memory Project.





Ceol Cairde: The Music of Friends

Thursday, March 16 – 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library

Ceol Cairde (Irish for “Music of Friends”) will perform traditional Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Registration is appreciated and opens 3/1. REGISTER HERE!







Memory Café

Monday, March 20 – 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

A Memory Café is an informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care partner. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Registration opens 2/20. REGISTER HERE!

The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries in Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, and Racine Counties with a mission to provide programs to those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. There are currently 21 public libraries involved in the Library Memory Project. Libraries involved in the memory project also offer educational programs on memory loss and brain health. Learn more here:



Milwaukee Baseball History: Six Outs to Go!

Thursday, April 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library

Author Doug Schmidt will take you on a journey of the 130 years of Milwaukee baseball history based on his baseball anthology Six Outs to Go! Registration is appreciated and opens 4/3. REGISTER HERE!








StoryCorps Oral History Project

Interested in participating? Send us an email at

Two microphones. Two people. One incredible conversation.

Bridges Library System has partnered with an oral history nonprofit called StoryCorps to record and preserve community stories, and we’d love for you to be part of it! You are invited to record a conversation with a family member or friend to be preserved for generations to come in both the StoryCorps Archive and the Library of Congress. Have questions? Visit our FAQ page.



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!