Adult Programs

March Programs

Virtual Book Club

Thursday, March 4 at 3 pm

Book: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

"Keane’s novel is a rare example of propulsive storytelling with profound insights about blame, forgiveness and abiding love.” ~People Magazine  

Registration is required. The Zoom link and pass code will be emailed to you before the start time. Email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.

An Evening With Michael Perry

Wednesday, March 10 at 7 pmMichael Perry wearing a black and white checkered shirt against a black background.

Join us for a fun evening with Michael Perry! Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry's bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, Million Billion, and Peaceful Persistence. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel The Jesus Cow. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and has a few chickens. He hosts the nationally-syndicated "Tent Show Radio," performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. His three live humor albums include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow, I Got it From the Cows, and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Registration is required. Please email Emily at hplwirefdesk@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.


My Journey on the Ice Age Trail

Monday, March 15 at 7 pm

Robyn Swanson of Elkhorn will share stories and photos of her 1,200 mile journey on the state's Ice Age Trail. To register, please email rsvplibraryprograms@gmail.com with "Ice Age Trail" to receive Zoom information prior to the program.

This is the second session. We made this presentation available again since there was so much interest in the first session. Each sessions are of the same presentation, so you only need to attend one.


Memory Cafe - Virtual with a St. Patrick's Day theme take and make craft

Wednesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm

A memory cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners. 

Please register to attend at https://www.librarymemoryproject.org/event/march2021/


Memoirs and Remembering

Monday, March 22 at 6 pm

Local Author and Speaker: Joanne Nelson

Whether you’re dreaming about getting out those old journals again, considering submitting your work for publication, or just curious about the writing process, join award-winning memoirist Joanne Nelson for this insightful talk. Explore the process of remembering, get practical tips on choosing what details to include, and enjoy a reading from Nelson’s own memoir This Is How We Leave.

Several optional writing prompts will be offered during the presentation. Please have writing materials handy if you'd like to join in. Participants will not have to share their work with anyone! Please register by emailing hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to receive the Zoom information.

April Programs

Virtual Book Club

Thursday, April 1 at 3 pm

Book: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the wake of the Civil War, retired army captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels northern Texas giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. He is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan--raised by the Kiowa raiders who killed her family--to relatives she doesn't remember 400 miles away. The reunion in San Antonio is neither happy nor welcome. Captain Kidd faces a terrible choice.

Registration is required. The Zoom link and pass code will be emailed to you before the start time. Email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.


How to Draw Cartoons with Paul Merklein

Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 pm

Join us via Zoom for a fun night of how-to cartoon drawing from artist Paul Merklein, courtesy of the Butler, Hartland, Jefferson, Powers Memorial, and Pauline Haass Public Libraries!

Unlike most drawing programs, Paul's virtual programs involve everyone drawing instead of just the artist himself, so they are designed with the amateur artist in mind. His drawings are focused on lines and shapes that are easy to make, and he invites everyone to draw along with him as he goes. Paul will teach you how to draw super heroes, zombies, and other cartoon characters, and this program is designed for kids, adults, and everyone in-between!

In order to RSVP for this virtual program, please email Andy at akrstensen@butler.lib.wi.us for the Zoom link, or reach out to us at 262-783-2535. 


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