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


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. 

  • Pet Blanket & Toys
  • Upcycled Wind Chimes
    • 6 PM, Tuesday, February 6 – Registration opens 1/17.
    • 6 PM, Tuesday, February 20 – Registration opens 1/17.
  • Paint Night
    • 6:30 PM, Tuesday, March 5 – Registration opens 2/21.
    • 6 PM, Wednesday, March 27 – Registration opens 2/21.
  • Embroidery Basics
    • 6 PM, Wednesday, April 10 – Registration opens 3/28.
    • 6 PM, Wednesday, April 24 – Registration opens 3/28.


Take Home Murder Mystery Kits

Available starting Wednesday November 1st while supplies last

Each yellow envelope contains a brochure on how to play and everything needed to solve the mystery of who killed Leaf N. Quill.

Figure out the murderer, motive, and weapon to enter your name into one of two grand prize drawings.

Drawings take place at the end of the month.



3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

All Ages

Submission Deadline: November 30
Public Display: December 2-30

Join our third annual all-ages Gingerbread Decorating Contest! You can enter as a team or as an individual. Categories include Adult, Teen, Children, and Family. CLICK HERE to view the Rules & Guidelines and to register for the contest.




Memory Café – Holiday Tunes with David HB Drake

3 PM, Monday, December 18
Offered in Partnership with the Library Memory Project

Join us for a festive musical Memory Café filled with seasonal tunes and sing-alongs led by local folk musician David HB Drake that will fill us with the joy of the holiday season. Enjoy holiday treats and refreshments.

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




IditaRead Winter Reading Program (All Ages)

January 15 – February 23

Sled across Alaska in our winter reading challenge for all ages! Visit the library or log into your Beanstack account to sign up for IditaRead starting 1/15.




Foraging Wild Wisconsin

6:30 PM, Thursday, January 18

Learn about identification, sustainable foraging practices, forest ecology, and more! Registration opens 1/2.




Harry Potter Book Night (All Ages)

6-7:30 PM, Friday, February 2

Back and bigger than ever! Everyone is invited to this fun-filled event for wizards, witches, and muggles of all ages. Costumes are encouraged.




Tiny Art Show (All Ages)

March 4: Registration opens
April 1-30: Public display

The second annual Tiny Art Show is a month-long community art project for all ages. The twist? All art must be tiny!

Details about this program are forthcoming.



Ceol Cairde

6:30 PM, Thursday, March 7
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 opens 2/19.




Memory Café

3 PM, Monday, March 18
Offered in Partnership with the Library Memory Project

An informal social gathering for those living with early-stage memory loss and their care partner. Registration is appreciated but not required and opens 2/19.




Shelf Indulgence Book Club

6 PM, Thursday, March 21

Discuss three books you’ve enjoyed, one you didn’t, and one you’re currently reading. Registration opens 3/1.





Total Solar Eclipse (All Ages)

Monday, April 8

Join us for the last solar eclipse in the United States until 2045!

Details about this program are forthcoming.




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.