Events for Adults

All events are free; some events require registration. For more information, call the library at 262-246-5180..

Summer Reading Program: Imagine Your Story

June 15-August 15
This year’s summer reading program is going virtual using Beanstack! You’ll earn points and raffle tickets for grand prizes by tracking your reading, writing book reviews, and completing activities. Download the Beanstack Tracker app or visit our summer reading webpage to get started!

If you aren’t able to use Beanstack, please visit the Adult Reference Desk to request an offline alternative.


ABC’s of CBD (LIVE Virtual Event via Zoom!)

Thursday, July 9, 6:30 PM

Connect with us virtually via Zoom! Erica Mallory, Registered Nurse and hemp grower, will cover the origins of CBD, the history of hemp in Wisconsin, the current laws related to CBD products and hemp, what CBD does and what the side effects are, and what to look for in CBD products.

*Attendees will need an email address and a Zoom account to participate in this event. Password and link to join will be emailed the morning of the program. Call the library to register. All attendees will have a chance to WIN a copy of the book CBD Every Day by Sandra Hinchliffe! 


Memory Cafe

Thursday, July 23, 1:30 PM

While we cannot meet in person, using Zoom allows us to talk, laugh, and share our experiences with one another. We are excited to offer another virtual Memory Café on July 23rd from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The topic will be Wisconsin Wildlife and we will have a presentation from a wildlife expert from the Wildlife in Need Center. To register, email Angela Meyers at to receive the link to connect to the Café.

A Memory Cafe is an informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care-partner. Please see the Library Memory Project’s website for more information. If you have any questions about this event, call 262-896-8245.


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 July’s support groups for caregivers, please click here.
  • -To view and register for July’s educational programs, please click here.


Gale Courses

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!


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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.



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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