Programs and Events

Abraham Lincoln “A New Birth of Freedom” Talk

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30-8:00 PM
Who better to talk about the life and history of Abraham Lincoln than…Abraham Lincoln! Lincoln impersonator Kevin Wood (he looks just like him!) has toured the Midwest talking about Lincoln’s legacy and will be at GPL to discuss the times and exceptional story of one of our greatest presidents. This unique talk, intended for both children and adults, will be a fun way to learn about US history. Don’t forget to bring a camera and snap a picture with Old Abe! All ages welcome!

Adult Spelling Bee

Tuesday, November 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
Adult Spelling Bee is back! Enjoy a fun and light atmosphere while competing against your friends and neighbors in an old school spelling bee. A competition that feels like you’re back in 5th grade! The champion of the night will be walking home with a $30 Amazon gift card! Contact Gabriel at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101 to register.

Adult Bad Art Night

Friday, November 10, 6:00-7:15 PM
Feeling creative? Not good at art? Perfect! Leave your good taste at home and create some wacky tacky art at the Greenfield Public Library. You will have 45 minutes to make the worst art you can. Afterwards, there will be a vote and the best at bad art will win the coveted “Gud at Bad Art Trophy.” Materials will be provided. Registration is required. Registration will open here on October 31. The link will be removed once registration is full. Contact Phil at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information.

Gearbox Labs Engineering Workshop for Educators of Grades 5-12

Saturday, December 2,  9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Learn engineer, electronics, and coding with Arduino at this FREE hands-on, high-tech workshop. This workshop includes project materials, a project book, and lunch. Registration is required. Register online here. Special thanks to Gearbox Labs for presenting this workshop and Northwestern Mutual for sponsoring this event.

Open Job Search Help – Goodwill Workforce Connection Center

One Monday afternoon a month, 1:00-2:30 PM
September 25, October 23, November 13
AND One Monday evening a month, 6:00-7:30 PM
September 18, October 16, November 6

Attention Job Seekers: 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. Annette DiZinno from The Goodwill Workforce Connection Center will be onsite to help you learn and navigate this process. This program (with both an afternoon and evening session each month) is for any job seeker. Annette will share strategies and tips that have been gleaned over the years from working with employers and recruiters. Come with your questions and concerns and she will do her best to offer direction and practical advice as you move forward on your job search journey.

Sheepshead Night

One Tuesday a Month, 6:00-8:00 PM
September 12, October 17, November 21

We have heard that the Sheepshead playing community is alive and well here in Greenfield, so we are offering another chance for experienced players and newcomers to gather at our library to enjoy the beloved card game. Open to all experience levels!

Wednesday Matinee Movies

Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
September 13 – November 15

See some great films at Greenfield Library’s Wednesday Matinee Movies. We will be showing a variety of newer, pandemic-period, and classic films bound to keep you entertained. Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian for R-rated films. 

September 13: 80 for Brady (PG-13—1:38)

September 20: A Man Called Otto (PG-13—2:06)

September 27: Million Dollar Baby (2004) (PG-13—2:12)

October 4: Ticket to Paradise (PG-13—1:44)

October 11: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (PG-13—2:24)

October 18: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG—1:55)

October 25: Edward Scissorhands (1990) (PG-13—1:45)

November 1: Moving On (R—1:25) (Rated R for Language)

November 8: Armageddon Time (R—1:54) (Rated R for Language and Some Drug Use Involving Minors)

November 15: Champions (PG-13—2:04)

Open Acoustic Jams

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:30 PM
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, or any other unplugged instruments you may have and bring them to the Greenfield Public Library. Bring some friends and play with fellow community members. Can’t fit your piano through the door? Play ours! Can’t play? Stomp and sing along! Let’s make some great music together!

Game Nights

Third Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00 PM
September 20 & October 18

Have some fun as Greenfield Library offers you chances to play games with members of the community and win, Win, WIN! Use that big brain of yours during our trivia session and crack some tricky word and number puzzles. Contact Phil at for more details.
September 20: Big Brain Trivia
October 18: Word/Number Games

Write Club: A Club for Writers

Last Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00 PM
September 27, October 25, November 29

This peer-supported writing group will provide experienced and novice writers the chance to discuss the craft of writing, do some writing exercises, and celebrate one of our favorite pastimes. From blogger to novelist to poet and beyond, writers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Contact Phil at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Adult Crafts

Fourth Thursday of the Month, 6:00-7:00 PM
September 28 & October 26
Registration is required. Registration will open here one week in advance. Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full.
September 28: Barn Quilt Painting – Pick out a simple barn quilt pattern and paint it on a canvas in the colors of your choice.
October 26: Cardmaking-Back by popular demand! Get the supplies and instructions to make different styles of cards, or do your own thing!

Registration for the September Craft is now closed.

Adaptive & Sensory Story Time for Adults with Special Needs

Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 (no program November 23)

Join us for storytelling and arts & crafts projects. Registration is encouraged. Register in person or by phone at (414) 321-9595 ext. 4127.

Senior Ambassador

First Friday of the Month, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (1:00 PM start)

The Senior Ambassador program is designed to assist older adults in accessing many life enhancing services. It is a partnership between the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The Senior Ambassador Specialist will meet one-on-one with older adults and/or their caregivers. The Ambassador is trained to assist with information and referrals regarding meals, medical care, transportation, legal issues and more. Contact Sherril at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4105 with any questions.

Special Programs for Seniors and their Families:

September 1:
Presenter: Dorothy Dean, disability advocate, Founder and CEO of Disability Justice.
Topic: Functioning with disabilities in our society.
October 6:
Presenter: Nina Yang, Medicare specialist for Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services.
Topic: Medicare changes and updates.
November 3:
Presenter: Toomas Mitt, manager of "The Stories Project."
Topic: How to preserve your family history.
December 1 at 1:00 PM:
Presenter: Debi Kossoris, musician
Topic: Enjoyable music through the 60's, 70’s and 80's.

The “Greenfield Aces” Cribbage Club

First and Third Fridays of the Month, 2:00-4:00 PM
September 1 & 15, October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17

Whether you are just interested in learning to play, or have won a few Cribbage tournaments in your day, the “Greenfield Aces” Cribbage Club is a perfect place for players of all levels to come together over a classic pastime!

GPL Seed Library

Available throughout the growing season
Do you love gardening and seeing your plants grow over the course of the season until they are ready to harvest? Are you eco-minded and want to help sustain our ecosystem? If you answered yes to either, then you would love our Seed Library. We have over 100,000 seeds for native Wisconsin plants and heirloom fruits, veggies, and herbs, all of which are available for free to our community along with helpful resources. Stop by the library today and check out our display!

Tech Help

Available by Appointment
Have a new device and not sure where to start? Or maybe you want to stay in contact with your friends and family but aren’t familiar with social media? For these questions and others like it, you can come to Tech Help for one-on-one private assistance! Contact Gabriel at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101 to schedule an appointment.