Greendale Public Library

Adult Programs and Events

2017 Summer Reading Program


Adult Pinterest Craft Workshops
Join us for a series of craft workshops inspired by Pinterest.  Registration required.  
Thur. at 6:30pm in Community Room:

6/15 3-D Ball Ornament, 6/29 Embellished Coffee Mug, 7/6 Paper Wreaths, 7/27 String Art

Fitness Fridays
Our Fitness Friday program allows you to try out a different type of exercise at each session.  Registration required.
Fri. at 9:00am in Community Room:

6/16-R.I.P.P.E.D., 6/30-PiYo, 7/14-Zumba, 7/28-Yoga

Monday Matinee Movie Series
Grab some popcorn and join us for our Monday Matinee Movie Series! 
Mon. at 2:00pm in Community Room

6/19-A Dog’s Purpose, 7/10-Florence Foster Jenkins, 8/14-Going in Style

Hungry for a Good Read? Come to Our Book Tasting!
Wed. June 21 at 6:30pm in Community Room

What is a book tasting?  It’s an opportunity to find your next great read in 5 minutes.  You will have the opportunity to “taste” several hot new books from a variety of genres and share your first impressions.  Go home with a list of titles to get your summer reading challenge off to a great start!  Unable to join us?  Give us your email to receive a list of books discussed. Registration required.

Cook the Book Cookbook Challenge
Explore new cookbooks and build your culinary repertoire with our first ever Cook the Book Cookbook Challenge! 

How the Challenge works:
Bonus! First 5 patrons to register will win a beautiful, handmade apron!

Wed. June 28 at 6:30pm in Community Room – Participants meet in our Community Room to review a collection of hot new cookbook titles. Each participant chooses a recipe from one of the cookbooks to make for the group. Registration required.
Wed. July 12 At 6:30pm in Community Room
– Group gathers again in our Community Room for a potluck dinner.  Each participant brings the dish they chose to share and sample. Registration required.



new  Senior Ambassador Program 

In partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and Interfaith Older Adult Programs, the Senior Ambassador Program is designed to reach out to these older adults to educate them on available services and resources. 

Drop In Hours: 

Tues. April 11  1 - 3 PM
Thurs. April 27 10 AM - 12 Noon

Tues. May 16 - 10 AM - 12 Noon
Wed. May- 31 - 1 - 3 PM


Coffee and Donuts with the Library Director and a Guest 
Last Friday of the month from 9:30-10:30am

Visit the library and discuss ideas about library programming and services and also chat with a different Village guest each month.  The guest could be a Village Trustee, a Department Head, a Library Trustee or other members of the community and community organizations!

coffee and donuts



Digital Content 101
4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-12:00 and the 2nd Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm

One-on-one expert guidance to get you started with the library's digital collection! Drop in with your device of choice (tablet, e-reader, smartphone, computer) and we will guide you through any step or the whole process of using library e-books, e-audiobooks or digital magazines. No experience necessary. No appointments necessary.


NEW! Library Digital Resources Series
Registration Required.

So much information is at your fingertips! Easy 24/7 access to placing holds, checking your library account, learning about new items and more. The Greendale Public Library has so many tools and digital services available for you to take advantage of! Let us show help you discover the many resources available to enrich your like and lead you to new learning experiences!

  • CountyCat Part 1& 2: Basics of Searching and Using My Library Account ~ Monday May 8th from 6:30 – 7:45 at the public pcs

            Learn about basic searching and what information you have access to with your library account 24/7.

  • Using Zinio ~ Monday, May 15th from 6:30 – 7:45 in the Community Room. Please bring your mobile device.

            Learn how to use this online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your            computer, tablet, or mobile device.

  • Using Text messaging Services ~ Monday, May 22nd from 6:30-7:45 in the Community Room. Please bring your smart phone.

        Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library’s Shoutbomb text messaging service.

  • Using the 1000 Books before Kindergarten App/ Using the CountyCat Mobile App ~ Monday, June 5th from 6:30-7:45 on the main floor of the library.

        The all new CountyCat Mobile is a service for mobile devices that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your         account and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go. The 1000 Books before Kindergarten App is a free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters school.


New! Open Acoustic Music Jam

3rd Thursday of the month beginning May 18th from 6:00-7:45pm


Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you have and bring them to the Greendale Community Room. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Let's make some great music together. No registration is required and the event is free. 


Year-Round Programs

Monday Matinee Movie Series

Grab some popcorn and join us in our Community Room for our Monday Matinee Movie Series!  Series offers free showings of recent, popular films at 2:00 p.m. on the following Monday afternoons:


5/15       La La Land
6/19       A Dog's Purpose
7/10       Florence Foster Jenkins

This is a free adult program.  No registration required. 

Color Me Calm


1st Monday of the Month
Color Me Calm 6:00-7:30

Greendale Public Library invites you to enjoy a stress free evening of coloring fun and intricate coloring pages designed just for adults.  This is a free program for ages 18 and up.  The library will provide the materials but feel free to bring in your own supplies.  Registration is not required, just drop in! For more information call 414-423-2136.  

May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7

Brown Bag Book Club


Brown Bag Book Club, Meets every 2nd Thursday 12:00-1:30pm 

Brown Bag Book Club provides the perfect opportunity to hear about new books, see what others have been reading, and share your own recent reads with other book lovers.  The Book Club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm in the Greendale Community Room.  Bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert!  There is no registration, just drop in!

May 11, Jun 8


Tech Tuesdays – One-on-one Technology Help

Need help with your computer, tablet, or other device?  Stumped by email, the Internet, or your smartphone?  Greendale High School MacPac volunteers offer free one-on-one technology help at the Community Learning Center from 4-6 p.m. on the following Tuesday evenings:

May 9, May 23

Drop in help is available on a first come, first served basis.  Appointments are encouraged and appreciated.  Contact the library at (414) 423-2136 (or for additional information or to set up an appointment.