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


Summer Reading Program

All Ages
June 1-August 12

Kids, teens, and adults are invited to track their reading and earn prizes all summer long in the “Forest of Stories” Summer Reading Program! Starting June 1, readers can sign up on Beanstack online, using the Beanstack Tracker mobile app, or at the library. Paper logs are available at the service desks.


Make It! @ the Library

The Make It! @ the Library series is the perfect opportunity for adults to get creative and socialize!

Registration is required. Because space is limited, please register for only one session each month. All sessions are held at 6 PM.

  • Air Dry Clay Pottery (Registration opens June 29)
    • Tuesday, July 18 OR Wednesday, July 26


Houseplant & Cutting Swap

10 AM-12PM, Saturday, June 3

Bring your spare houseplants and cuttings and take a new plant home! We’ll have cuttings available from pothos, spider plants and more. See what participants will bring to share. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about houseplant care. No registration required. Just drop in!

All shared plants and cuttings should be pest free. Shared plants should also include the name of the plant and some care instructions from the owner of the mother plant. 

This program will be held outside in front of the library. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved inside the library.


What Is My Fitness Device Telling Me?

1 PM, Thursday, June 15

Learn how your fitness device can elevate your fitness routine. Presented by Froedtert. REGISTER HERE!

This program is co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library and Sussex Parks & Rec.



Trivia Night @ Pints in the Park

6 PM, Thursday, June 22
Spring Green Park

The first 10 teams to sign up at Pints in the Park will compete for prizes!

This program is co-sponsored by Pauline Haass Public Library and Sussex Parks & Rec.



Shelf Indulgence Book Club

6 PM, Thursday, July 13

Discuss three books you’ve enjoyed, one book you didn’t, and the book you are currently reading. Registration is required and opens June 26.




Memory Cafe

3 PM, Monday, August 21

An informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care partner. Registration is appreciated but not required and opens July 17.




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!