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.  
Thurs. 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. Cancelled- no participants

6/30-PiYo Cancelled- no participants

7/14-Zumba Cancelled- no participants


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: 

Thurs. July 13 10 AM - 12 Noon
Thurs. Aug 10 10 AM - 12 Noon
Thurs. Sept 21 10 AM - 12 Noon


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!




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.


Changed from 3rd Thursday to 2nd Tuesdays!


New! Open Acoustic Music Jam

3rd Thursday of the month beginning May 18th from 6:00-7:45pm
2nd Tuesday of the month beginning June 13 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. 


Holiday Card Make & Take - Halloween
September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.

A homemade card is always special.Show the little ghouls and goblins in your life some love by making them a "boo-tiful", one of a kind Halloween card.

Registration Required.


Mindful Mondays 
September 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room.

Basic meditation listening to recorded meditations and using guided exercises.
Registration Required.

 face mask

Feed Your Face
Adult DIY Face Mask
September 30 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.

Adults, learn how to create refreshing and revitalizing face masks from materials in your own kitchen cupboard! 
Registration Required.


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:


7/10       Florence Foster Jenkins
8/14       Going in Style
9/11       The Zookeeper's Wife
10/16     The Circle
11/13     Guardians of the Galaxy 2
12/11     White Christmas

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, October 2, November 6, December 4

Brown Bag Book Club


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

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, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14



Greendale High School MacPac volunteers help provide one-on-one technology help Tuesday mornings at the Greendale Public Library. 

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 Greendale Public Library on the following Tuesday mornings in summer from 9am to 11am.

June 13th

June 27th

July 11th

July 25th

August 8

August 22nd

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.