Greendale Public Library

Adult Programs and Events


Year-Round Programs

Monday Matinee Movie Series

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


November 11- Pursuit of Happyness

December 9- Shall We Dance?

January 13- The Impossible

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!


January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 9,October 7, November 4, December 2



Tech Tuesdays

Greendale High School MacPac volunteers help provide one-on-one technology help Tuesday afternoons 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.


The following Tuesdays:

3:00-5:00 p.m.

November 12,26 

December 10

January 7,21
February 4,25

March 10,24

April 14,28

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.

Book a Librarian 


2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month
Nov. 14
Dec. 12,26
Jan. 9,23

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Appointments Required

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Then Book a Librarian! Twice a month you can schedule a 30 minute session with a librarian for a tailored, fit for you based appointment with basic technical assistance on topics such as creating an email account, browsing the library’s catalog, downloading e-books and audiobooks, using online resources through the library’s website, or other technology basics.
*We are unable to install software or troubleshoot your personal devices. Also, we cannot offer medical, legal, tax, financial, business or personal advice.

Contact the library at (414) 423-2136 or for additional information or to set up an appointment.

Lunch and Learn Series

lunch and learn                      
Wed November 20- Frauds and Identity Theft Online with Courtney Anclam, AARP
Wed December 11- Milwaukee's Holiday Traditions with the Milwakee County Historical Society
Wed January 15- Understanding Dementia with Marilyn Lange from SAGE

12-1:30 p.m.
Registration Required

Bring a bagged lunch and listen to an informative presentation on a different topic each month. We will provide the dessert!




Cook the Cookbook Challenge- Appetizers
Tuesday November 5
Tuesday November 26
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Community Room
Registration Required

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

How the Challenge works:

Tues. Nov. 5 at 6:30pm in Community RoomParticipants meet in our Community Room to review a collection of hot new cookbook titles. Each participant chooses an appetizer recipe from one of the cookbooks to make for the group.
Tues. Nov. 26 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.

Jon Hassler

Ed Block Presents Jon Hassler- Voice of the Heartland
Monday November 11
6:00-7:30 pm
Community Room

Ed Block, a long-time resident of Greendale, and frequent book discussion facilitator at the Greendale Public Library has written a popular introduction to Minnesota Author and Artist Jon Hassler, his life, and his work. One of the Midwest’s most beloved writers, Hassler, celebrates love, friendship, and betrayal in small-town America in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Listen to Ed Block as he reintroduces you to a “Midwest treasure” and how Hassler continues to offer pleasure and insight to readers of all ages.


Interviewing Skills - Presented by the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center/Greendale
In Partnership with the Greendale Park and Recreation Department
Monday November 18
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Community Room
Registration Appreciated

This workshop provides information on how to prepare for your job interview. Includes a discussion of the types of questions asked and an opportunity to practice answering some of the most commonly asked questions.

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Holiday Cookie Swap
Tuesday December 3
6:30 –7:30 p.m.
Community Room
Registration Required

Come to our Cookie Swap and trade new and old cookie recipes. Make 2 dozen of your choice of cookie, one to taste and share, the other to swap! No store-bought cookies, please.