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:


September 10- Big Miracle

October 8- Simon Birch

November 12- Crooked House

December 10- The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio

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!


September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3



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 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

September is a Break Month

October 9th
October 23rd
November 20th
December 4th
December 18th

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.


New Library Service for 2018! Book a Librarian new

2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month
Sept. 13,27
Oct. 11
Nov. 15,29
Dec. 13,27

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 Seriesnew

lunch and learn
Wed Sept. 26- Heart Health w/ Julie O’Neil from St. Luke’s Medical Center                        
Wed Oct. 24- Medicare and your Retirement Benefits with Public Affairs
Specialist Elena Gonzales-Walker from Social Security Administration (SSA)
Wed. Nov. 28- A Pabst Mansion View with Dave Fehlahuer
Wed. Dec. 19- Genealogy 101 with the Milwaukee Genealogical Society
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!



If This Is A Smartphone, Why Do I Feel So Dumb?
Presenters: Gail Varhula, Director of Marketing, Connect Cell-A U.S. Cellular Authorized Agent
Cliff Krebs, Franklin Store Manager, Connect Cell-A US Cellular Authorized Agent
Tues. September 25
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Registration Required.

Smartphones help us be more connected, organized, efficient and productive. But why are they so confusing? This interactive workshop will include these topics:

Why should you own a smartphone
All the things your smartphone can do
How to make the most out of your device for personal and business use
Social media and organizational apps
Protecting your Smartphone and yourself
Tablets and other connected devices (hotspots, routers, home phones)


Resume 101- First Steps to Building Your Resume
Presented by the Goodwill Workforce Connection Center/Greendale
In Partnership with the Greendale Parks & Recreation Department
Thurs. October 4
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Registration Required.

This workshop will help you understand how to make your resume work to your advantage.  Learn what employers look for in a resume and how to best market your strengths.  Follow up completion of an electronic resume can be arranged.

Fox Valley Ghost3 Hunters

Spooky Encounters with the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters
Wed. October 10
6-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Registration Required

Join us for an evening with the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters as they share their paranormal encounters.

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Finding the Lost Battalion by Robert Laplander
In Partnership with the Greendale American Legion Post 416
Wed. November 7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, local author and historian Robert Laplander will discuss the intriguing story of the Lost Battalion. This epic tale depicts the five days of battle experienced after nearly 700 American soldiers were surrounded by German forces in October of 1918 in the Argonne Forest. Join us as we reminisce about this challenging time in the history of our planet.

cooking class

Cooking with Class
with Instructor Staci Joers
Fri. November 16
11:30 am- 1:30 pm
Historic Hose Tower
Registration Required at the Library
$25 per person (Cash or Checks payable to the Greendale Public Library)
Max of 35 people

Holiday Appetizers and Dessert! With the holidays fast approaching you’ll be entertaining and in need of new ideas and inspiration. Staci will show you some quick and easy appetizer recipes and a delicious dessert that only look hard to prepare. You’ll receive tons of information on creating a festive holiday gathering without all of the normal stress. Lots of recipes included, because, after all, you can never have enough appetizer recipes in your repertoire.
You’ll sample... Cranberry Spritzer, Almond stuffed Bacon wrapped Dates, Pumpkin Hummus, Fresh Cranberry Relish Crostini with Goat Cheese, and Nantucket Cranberry Pie.


Cute as a Button Art Craft
Tues. November 27
6-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Registration Required

Use your imagination and creativity to make a masterpiece with buttons. We will provide the supplies but if you have any unused buttons bring them along!

holiday cookie

Holiday Cookie Decorating 101
with Instructor CJ from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, and Cook’s Nook Store in Greendale
In Partnership with the Greendale Parks & Recreation Department
Thurs. December 6
6-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Registration Required

Discover the fun and ease of cookie decorating in this hands-on program. Learn 2-3 decorating techniques that will be sure to spice up your holiday skills!  All materials will be provided.

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The Ballad of Huck & Miguel by Tim DeRoche
Thurs. December 20
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room
Meet Greendale native author Tim DeRoche as he presents his first novel The Ballad of Huck & Miguel; A modern retelling of the beloved classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn set in Los Angeles.