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!


Iditaread Winter Reading Challenge

January 17 – February 25
All Ages

Sled across Alaska in our winter reading challenge for all ages! For each hour you read, you’ll earn a raffle ticket for one of our grand prizes.

To sign up for the challenge, download the Beanstack app, visit Beanstack online, or pick up a paper log at the reference desk. If you’re new to Beanstack, you’ll have to create an account before registering for Iditaread.


Make It! @ the Library

Join us to get creative and socialize during our Make It! @ the Library series. 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; please contact the library to register.

Hygge (“Cozy”) Craft – Sew Lavender Sachet – Wednesday, January 26, 6:00 PM (Registration begins January 3)
Forest Creature Keychain – Wednesday, February 23, 6:00 PM (Registration begins February 1)
Macrame Plant Hanger – Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 PM (Registration begins March 1)



Travel Nostalgia

Monday, February 7 – 1:00 PM
Co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library and the Sussex Parks and Recreation Department

Country Travel Discoveries President Steve Uelner will take you back to the era of Howard Johnson’s, Stuckey’s, and TWA as he reminisces about traveling with the kids to national parks, Disney, or favorite campgrounds. Registration is appreciated. Please register HERE or call (262) 246-5181.






Air Fryer Basics

Thursday, March 17 – 6:30 PM

Don’t fear the air fryer! Attend our workshop on air fryer basics. Library staff will demonstrate how to use the basket style and tray-style air fryers while cooking up a snack for all to enjoy. You’ll learn how air frying works, the health benefits, and walk away with helpful tips. Registration is required and space is limited! Register HERE or call (262) 246-5181 starting March 1. 





Disney Trivia Night

Friday, April 1 – 6:00 PM

Grab all the Mouseketeers you know and join us for a fun night of trivia about Disney movies, Disney parks, and more! Register with your Teams of up to 6 are welcome! Registration is required and space is limited! Register HERE or call (262) 246-5181 starting March 1. Registration will be open until March 30 or until the program is full.





Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Thursday, April 7 – 6:00 PM

Enjoy a cozy beverage while sharing your love of reading with fellow bibliophiles! Bring a list of three books you’ve enjoyed, one book you didn’t like, and discuss the book you are currently reading. Walk away with a great list of recommended reads! Registration is required and space is limited! Register HERE or call (262) 246-5181 starting March 14.






Memory Screenings: A Closer Look at Memory Changes

Tuesday, March 15 – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This program is provided by the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County and is offered in partnership with the Library Memory Project. A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. It’s free and takes only 15 minutes! Early detection is important, and you will receive immediate results. Call Jennifer Harders at the Waukesha ADRC to schedule your memory screen (262) 548-7650.





Library Memory Project 

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:


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!


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