Adult Programs

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. 


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.

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, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, and 15 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. Please register by filling out this form.


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

December Programs

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!

 

Holiday Spices Recipe Series

December is the time of year when family comes together for joyous celebrations with lots of good food, so we’ve put some recipe kits together to help. Each week, we will have a spice popularized by the holiday, along with a recipe, for you to pick up at the library. Historical anecdotes, including their Holiday connections, will be included!

 

ADRC Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop

Wednesdays, December 1, 8, and 15 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.

 

Genre Book Club – In-Person

Wednesday, December 1 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: Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer

“An offbeat nostalgia trip, a narrative steeped in 1980s pastiche and featuring a unique plot that keeps readers guessing what’s happening . . . Secret Santa is a wonderful read any time of the year, but it’s devilishly appropriate for Christmastime — or perhaps Christmas in July.”—Hollywood Soapbox

 

Adult Coloring Night

Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, December 22 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.

 

R.A.D. Book Club – In-Person

Thursday, December 16 at 3 pm

Book: Bring your Favorite Titles!

As the year comes to an end, we want to know what your favorite titles are! We are planning and taking book suggestions for the coming year.