Adult Programs

April Programs

Virtual Memory Café – Easy Glass Painting

April 22 at 2 pm

Spring is springing!  Join us to make a fun and easy glass painting to get you into the green season.  Kit will include glass and frame, paints, glass marker, and a paintbrush.  We will walk through the steps together! Your host for this virtual memory café is Jen from Delafield Public Library.

Register by emailing Angela at ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org. If you have any questions, feel free to call Angela at (262) 896-8245.


Amy Reichert author event, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 pm

Co-sponsored by Hartland Public Library, Menomonee Falls Public Library, and Pauline Haass Public Library. 

Join us via Zoom for a special evening with Wisconsin author Amy Reichert as we celebrate the release of her new book The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Registration is required and opens March 1. Register via the link below to receive the Zoom link on April 29.

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/wDkKdrE1MxorH32s6

May Programs

Book Club - IN PERSON in our new program room*

*However, if you do not feel comfortable with an IN PERSON gathering, please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to receive a Zoom link.

Thursday, May 6 at 3 pm

Book: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

“A powerful tale of family, of sisters, of secrets kept and secrets shared. I absolutely loved this book. I’m still basking in the afterglow, in shock at the true-crime elements, in awe at the journey of these characters who seem to have immortal souls.”—Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet


Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent

Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm via Zoom

Presenter: Francesca Johnson, an Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. In this virtual presentation, you will learn the different types of identity theft and how to recognize and prevent them, including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam.

Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register and receive the Zoom link.


Medicare Class – Virtual

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County hosts “Welcome to Medicare” classes on a monthly basis. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are cancelling all in person Welcome to Medicare classes currently. A monthly virtual class will be held the 2nd Wednesday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 12 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm

Visit our website to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. You can also register online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElderBenefitSpecialistProgram/


Virtual Memory Café – Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals

Thursday, May 13 at 1:30 pm 

Join the Hartland Public Library for a virtual café on May 13 at 1:30pm. We will welcome Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals for an interactive live animal presentation! Tune-in to learn about a variety of live furry animals, insects and reptiles. Ms. Kim’s program is both educational and entertaining! 

To register, email Angela at ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org. Please call (262) 896-8245 with any questions!

 

Trivia Night

Wednesday, May 19 at 7 pm

Tired of mindless TV? Bring a teammate, play solo, or battle your household while the library staff hosts trivia. Family friendly questions. Winning team will receive a prize.

Trivia airs on a computer screen while players utilize mobile devices.

Registration is required. Please email esternemann@hartland.lib.wi.us to receive the Zoom Link, which will be emailed to you before the start time.

June Programs

Summer Reading Program

Program runs: June 14 - July 31

Where will your tales take you this summer? Enjoy reading and gathering at the library this summer for fun activities and events. For the enjoyment of reading this summer, join in by using Beanstack, our online program, or by picking up a paper review sheet. To learn more about the Adult Summer Reading Program, click here.


Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, June 3 at 3 pm

Book: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways is a return for Picoult to the themes of her earliest books—motherhood, complicated romantic love. . . . Picoult, at this point in her career, could skillfully build tension in a broom closet, but the best part of this book is not the suspense; it’s the look at the complexity of a woman as she enters middle age. . . . Picoult always tells both sides of a story not with judgment, but with grace.” ~The Washington Post


The History of the Hershey Chocolate Company - Virtual

Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 pm 

Today the name Hershey is synonymous with quality milk chocolate. But that wasn’t always the case. Milton S. Hershey worked hard and failed often before his chocolate company was finally successful.

Join the Hartland Public Library and Elm Grove Public Library in welcoming Laura Keyes for this illustrated lecture to hear “behind the scenes” stories of this beloved American company. Ms. Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s degree in Library Science, and has been presenting on historical topics for over ten years.   

Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to receive the Zoom link.

 

Author Visit: Susan Marshall - Virtual

Tuesday, June 15 at 2 pm

Author Susan Marshall discusses her book “Mom’s Gone Missing: When a Parent’s Changing Life Upends Yours.” Three years ago Susan learned her mom who had Alzheimer’s went missing when she drove into the Arizona desert and no one could locate her. Susan didn’t know the type of car she had, where her auto insurance was kept or other pertinent details. The police sent out a ‘Silver Alert’ and eventually found her, but there were many lessons learned on this journey.

Susan will share her own experiences about this important topic. She shares many tips for when you find yourself a caregiver of a loved one and how each of us can organize our lives so we have good files of important documents. This story is insightful, often humorous and important as readers may too, need to traverse a multitude of bumps in the road as a personal caregiver to their parents, as Susan did–and what to look out for when they do.

Please email hplwirefdesk@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

 

Medicare Class – Virtual

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County hosts “Welcome to Medicare” classes on a monthly basis. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are cancelling all in person Welcome to Medicare classes currently. A monthly virtual class will be held the 2nd Wednesday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 9 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm

Visit the website to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. You can also register online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElderBenefitSpecialistProgram/


Virtual Memory Café – Music Around the World

Wednesday, June 16 at 1:30 pm

Join us as we enjoy and learn more about the music from around the world. To register, email Angela at ameyers@bridgeslibrarysystem.org. Please call (262) 896-8245 with any questions!

 

Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Pictorial History – In-Person

Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 pm

Come travel with Barb and Ken Wardius to visit some beautiful lighthouses from around our state. Barb and Ken will share maritime history, stunning photographs of the lighthouses, and preservation efforts to save these lighthouses.

Please register at hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us so we can safely social distance during the program. Masks are required. Registration limited to 20 people.

July Programs

Adult Summer Reading Program

Program runs: June 14 - July 31

Where will your tales take you this summer? Enjoy reading and gathering at the library this summer for fun activities and events. For the enjoyment of reading this summer, join in by using Beanstack, our online program, or by picking up a paper review sheet.

Participants need to:

  • read for 5 hours and
  • write a book review 

In Beanstack, you have to complete both badges to be entered in the weekly drawing for that week’s prize. See what it is when you visit the library. For paper logs, you need to complete both tasks to get 1 raffle ticket. Please return logs to the reference desk and receive your ticket.

 

Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, July 8 at 3 pm

Book: Long Bright River by Liz Moore

"Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.” —Good Morning America


Medicare Class – Virtual

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Waukesha County hosts “Welcome to Medicare” classes on a monthly basis. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are cancelling all in person Welcome to Medicare classes currently. A monthly virtual class will be held the 2nd Wednesday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 14 at 1 pm and 5:30 pm

Visit the website to register or find additional information. Topics covered will be the basic parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) and how they work. Information will be provided on how to enroll, available insurance options, and the drug coverage requirement. Lower income benefit programs will also be reviewed. It is suggested that you attend one class 2-3 months prior to starting Medicare. To register for this free class or for more information, please contact the ADRC at 262-548-7848. You can also register online at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElderBenefitSpecialistProgram/ 


Cooking Class: Sweet Treats--Pecan Turtles - Virtual

Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 pm

Spoil your family with these decadent treats that are sure to impress! Join Mary Adashek, owner of Sweet Connections, as she guides you through the easy recipe. What to expect: This will be a fun and interactive hands-on class -- in your own kitchen! Once registered, you will receive all the details you need to get ready for class! This program will be through Zoom. Please register with Claudia at hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us