Adult Events

Visit our online Event Calendar to see all our upcoming adult events. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter that features upcoming library programs!

Anime Club for Adults

Join us in the Constitution Room to watch and discuss anime! Snacks and activities will be provided. No registration required. This program is for ages 18+. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Monday, November 20th at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, December 18th at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, February 12th at 6:30 PM

Books & Coffee

A casual, Saturday morning book club for adults! The upcoming dates are: 

  • Saturday, November 18th at 10 AM: Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana
  • Saturday, January 20th at 10 AM: Fiona & Jane by Jean Chen Ho
  • Saturday, February 17th at 10 AM: The Last Word by Taylor Adams

Getting Crafty

Join us monthly for an evening of crafting. Registration is required. Please register by calling 414-302-8500 or online at Getting Crafty is held in the Constitution Room. The upcoming dates and crafts are:

  • Monday, November 27th at 6:30 PM: Cookie Cutter Wreath
  • Monday, January 29th at 6:30 PM: Gumball Machine Candy Jars
  • Monday, February 26th at 6:30 PM: Duct Tape Messenger Bags

Job  Search with Goodwill

The workplace has gone through fundamental changes over the past decade and continues to evolve post pandemic. One thing remains constant, looking for a job can be a job in and of itself. The Goodwill Workforce Connection Center is here to help you learn and navigate this process. We will be onsite to share strategies and tips that we’ve discovered over the years from working with employers and recruiters. Open to any job seeker, young, old or somewhere in between. Brief 20-minute presentation followed by one-on-one support to help with your questions. The upcoming dates are:  

  • Thursday, November 30th at 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 7th at 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 21st at 1:30 PM

Leisure Learners

Leisure Learner presentations are for adults who enjoy viewing films, and hearing speakers talk about travel, history, and other subjects of general interest. No registration is required. We meet in the Constitution Room. Upcoming dates are: 

  • Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 AM: Candy Cane Lane: History and Impact 
  • Tuesday, February 6th at 10:30 AM: NOVA: Arctic Sinkholes
  • Tuesday, March 5 at 10:30 AM: 100 Years of Milwaukee Baseball History with Doug Schmidt

Lit Loot 

Lit Loot is the library’s special box for book lovers. Each FREE Lit Loot box is full of treats, surprises, and a hand-picked book by a librarian. Pick up your Lit Loot box, enjoy, and return the book and the box—you keep the LOOT! Registration begins November 1st. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or stop by the Information Desk in the library. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Wednesday, November 15th

Paint & Sip

Tap into your creative side with a relaxing evening of painting, tea and camaraderie with instructor Adrienne Calcagnino. No experience necessary. Registration required: The upcoming dates are:

  • Monday, December 11th at 6:30 PM

Popcorn and a Movie

Enjoy a film select Friday afternoons in the Constitution Room. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Friday, December 1st at 2 PM: Cyrano
  • Friday, January 5th at 2 PM: Uncharted
  • Wednesday, February 14th at 6 PM: Sabrina (1995)

Promptly: A Writing Club

Have you ever wished you had time to write but didn’t know how to get started? Then set aside this time in a supportive community. Adults and teens 16 and older are invited to begin stories, true or fiction, using prompts, or writing exercises. The upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 20th at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM

Whole Body Wellness

We will practice self-care through various forms of mindfulness, breath and movement. The upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 PM: Qigong with Jason Carter
  • Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 PM: Yoga for the New Year with Susie Melott

YABC for Adults

Grab a bite at a local restaurant and discuss a young adult book! Registration recommended: upcoming dates are: 

  • Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30 PM: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir at McCoco's, 7420 W. Greenfield Ave.
  • Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 PM: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon at Su Plus Two, 7335 W. Greenfield Ave.
  • Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu at Camino, 7211 W. Greenfield Ave.

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