Adult Programs

September Programs

Mah Jongg Club – In-Person

Every Thursday at 1 – 3:30 pm

Do you know the rules of Mah Jongg and are looking for a friendly place to play? We have two sets of tiles waiting for you! There is no need to register, just meet us at the library.


Movies in the Park

At 7 pm in Nixon Park

Join us in the park for a movie night! Bring your own chairs or blankets. This is a free event! The beer garden will also be open. Brought to you by Hartland Public Library and Hartland Recreation Department.

Friday, September 24 – League of Their Own (Rated PG)


Ghost Walks – In-Person

Wednesday, September 29 at 7 pm

Are you looking for a spooky good time to get you ready for the Halloween season? Join us a special program about our local area’s haunted history from American Ghost Walks tour guides! Bring a pumpkin spice latte or apple cider to sip on while they regale you with ghost stories, legends, and myths from the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas! No registration is required.

October Programs

A Haunting on Park Ave: Adult Reading Program

October 1-31

Have a ghoulishly good time this October with our new adult reading and activity program: A Haunting on Park Ave! You can stop by the library to pick up a program guide featuring lists of spooky books to read, scary-good recipes to make, and fantastical fall activities that will keep you occupied all month long. The more you read, make, and do, the more chances you'll have at one of our two grand prize baskets. 


Movies in the park

At 7 pm in Nixon Park

Join us in the park for a movie night! Bring your own chairs or blankets. This is a free event! The beer garden will also be open. Brought to you by Hartland Public Library and Hartland Recreation Department.

Friday, October 1 – Playing with Fire (Rated PG)


Mah Jongg Club – In-Person

Every Thursday at 1 – 3:30 pm

Do you know the rules of Mah Jongg and are looking for a friendly place to play? We have two sets of tiles waiting for you! There is no need to register, just meet us at the library.


R.A.D. Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, October 7 at 3 pm 

Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

“A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature....Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders—and dangers—of her private world.”—The New York Times Book Review


Monster Bash

Saturday, October 16 at 5 pm

Have a spooktacular time at Hartland Public Library's "Monster Bash" right in Nixon Park. Dress up in a costume, and join us for a family friendly evening filled with music, crafts, and MORE! At 7 PM, we will be showing "Goosebumps" (rated PG), part of the "Movies in the Park" series, co-sponsored by Hartland Recreation Department and Hartland Public Library. See you scare! (Get it. It is supposed to say "there," but we said, "scare" because we’re clever like that.)

 

Genre Book Club – In-Person

Wednesday, October 20 at 6 pm

Each month, readers in this book club will read a book from one of three genres: crime/mystery, horror, or science fiction/fantasy. For more information, please visit the library's website.

Book: Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay

"Survivor Song is a small horror story. A personal one. A fast and terrible one that is committed beautifully to the page. . . . It exists in a pandemic world where all choices are bad ones. Where things unravel faster than you can possibly believe. Where happy endings are transactional: they come with a cost. Because Survivor Song isn't a fairy tale. It's a horror story." – NPR

November Programs

’Lest We Forget: a Veterans Day Kit’

Looking for a way to honor the legacy of America’s veterans from your own home? Head over to the library for ‘Lest We Forget: A Veterans Day Kit,’ a themed pairing of a book and accompanying movie to help you remember the sacrifices our vets have made.


Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

One of the best family activities during the holiday season is getting together and building a gingerbread house, so why not win a local gift card at the same time? From November 1 to December 7, build a gingerbread house at home before bringing it to the library for the contest. Voting will start on December 7 and go until December 21. There will be two winners, with a gift card prize for each!


NaNoWriMo First Line Literary Contest

November is National Novel Writing Month, and what better way to start your novel than writing a terrific first line? We will select two ‘First Lines,’ a staff favorite and a publically-voted favorite, to win a prize, and all submitted First Lines will be displayed at the library for patrons to read and enjoy! Deadline for submitting an entry is November 15. Voting will run from November 15 through November 30. Winners will be announced December 1.


ADRC Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

Wednesdays, October 24, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, and 8 at 9:30 am

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers series of workshops is for caregivers in the area who realize that caregiving is both rewarding and personally challenging. Join staff from the Aging & Disability Center of Waukesha County to learn ways to reduce stress, improve your emotional well-being and decision making, and effectively manage time and solve problems for the best life possible for you and your family member.


Thankful Hearts Memory Café

Friday, November 5 at 10: 30 am

Memory Cafés are informal social gatherings for those who have early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, or memory loss, and their care partner. Join us at Hartland Public Library for a time of thanksgiving. We will be making gratitude jars and tasting pie.


Adult Coloring Night

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm

Looking for a way to distress before the holidays? Join us for a night of themed adult coloring. We will provide the pages, coloring utensils, and light refreshments, and you bring your creativity and sense of calm for an hour of artistic Zen.

 

Genre Book Club

Wednesday, November 10 at 6 pm

Each month, readers in this book club will read a book from one of three genres: crime/mystery, horror, or science fiction/fantasy. For more information, please visit the library's website.

Book: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.

 

R.A.D. Book Club

Thursday, November 18 at 3 pm

Book: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

"In Braiding Sweetgrass, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer tackles everything from sustainable agriculture to pond scum as a reflection of her Potawatomi heritage, which carries a stewardship 'which could not be taken by history: the knowing that we belonged to the land.' . . . It's a book absorbed with the unfolding of the world to observant eyes―that sense of discovery that draws us in." ―NPR