Programs and Events

Winter Programs

Winter Reading Challenge

January 1-March 31

Book lovers of all ages can participate in our Winter Reading Challenge. Sign up and log your progress at greenfieldlibrary.beanstack.org or pick up a reading log at the Adult Reference Desk or Children’s Desk. Read at least 15 minutes a day, five days a week to earn an entry (one entry per week) into our grand prize drawing.

Ticket to Ride Board Game Session

Saturday, March 2, 1:00-3:00 PM
All aboard! Come join us and other local, board game enthusiasts to play the game, Ticket to Ride. Compete with other players as you try to build the most lucrative and productive train lines. You might not have thought about being a rail tycoon before, but you just might after playing this game! Registration is required. Register online at www.greenfieldlibrary.org/adults/programs-events/ or call (414) 321-9595 ext. 4118.

Irish Music Show – Cat and Hare

Monday, March 11, 7:00-8:00 PM

Get in the swing of St. Patrick’s season with an evening of Irish music! Milwaukee-based Cat and Hare will play a medley of traditional Irish tunes that will get you stomping. They will bring you a fun evening full of roaring jigs and reels and tell some stories along the way.

Peeps-O-Rama: A Literary-Themed Peep Diorama Contest

Build a diorama using peeps candy and a shoe box depicting a scene from one of your favorite books. Drop off your diorama at the Reference Desk March 11-17. The dioramas will be on display in the library and on Facebook. People can vote in-person or online for their favorite in each age category March 18-24. Winners will be announced March 26.

GPL Seed Library Spring 2024 Kick-Off

Thursday, March 14, 7:00-8:00 PM
Join us as we kick-off our third year of the GPL Seed Library, which will be offering a multitude of heirloom and native plants once again! By attending the kick-off event, you will be among the first to have access to our new Featured Seeds and able to learn all about them and the other seeds we will be offering this year. Like last year, participating in the GPL Seed Library is completely free and open to anyone, not just Greenfield residents! Whether you are a gardening expert or a newbie, we are here to help you every step of the way.

Book Sale

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Stock up on all the hottest books at our used book sale. All proceeds will fund library programs and services.

Adult Spelling Bee

Thursday, April 18, 7:00-8:00 PM
Our hit Adult Spelling Bee is back! Enjoy a fun and light atmosphere while competing against your friends and neighbors in an old school spelling bee, just like you’re back in 5th grade! The champion of the night will be walking home with a $30 Amazon gift card! Contact Gabriel for more information and to register: gabriels@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101

Game Nights

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM

April 17 & May 15

Have some fun at Greenfield Library! We offer a chance to play games with members of the community. Use that big brain of yours and get lucky with game events and have some fun while doing it! Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us to register and for more details. No events in January or March.

April 17: Lotería – Mexican picture card game similar to bingo (Cap 20)

May 15: Big Brain Trivia Night

Open Acoustic Jams

First Wednesdays of the Month, 6:00-7:30 PM
March 6, April 3, May 1

Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, or any other unplugged instruments you may have and bring them to the Greenfield Public Library Community Room. 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!

Write Club: A Club for Writers

Last Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00 PM

February 28, March 27, April 24, May 29

This peer-supported writing group will provide experienced and novice writers the chance to discuss the craft of writing, peer remove each other’s work, and celebrate one of our favorite pastimes. From blogger to novelist to poet and beyond, writers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or 414-321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM

January 10 – May 22

See some great films at Greenfield Public Library’s Wednesday Matinee Movies. Starting January 10, we will be showing a variety of newer and classic movies. Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian for R-rated films.

February 21: Barbie (PG-13 -- 1:54)

February 28: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) (R -- 1:50)

March 6: Are  You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (PG-13 -- 1:46)

March 13: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (PG-13 -- 1:32)

Adult Crafts

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
February 22, February 29, March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2

Registration is required. You can register through our website (www. greenfieldlibrary.org/adults/programs-events/). Registration will open one week in advance. Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full.

February 22 & February 29: Book Page Wreath- Make a wreath using old library books 

Registration is closed for both sessions.

March 28 & April 4: Chef Gnome- Learn how to make a sock gnome sous chef (Registration opens March 21)

April 25 & May 2: Pressed Flower Votive Candleholder- Decorate a votive candleholder with pressed flowers (Registration opens April 18)

Adult Take and Make Craft Kits

Second Thursday of the Month, 6 PM

March 14, April 11, May 9

Once a month we will release a kit available for pickup at the Circulations Desk. There is no reservation needed, just come pick up your supplies and get crafting! Instructions and a list of necessary materials will be provided with the kits.

Open Job Search Help – Goodwill Workforce Connection Center

Two Tuesdays a Month (March-May)
March 26, April 23, May 28, 1:00-2:30 PM

March 19, April 30, May 21, 6:00-7:00 PM

Attention Job Seekers: 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 open time (with both an afternoon and evening session each month) is for any job seeker, young, old or somewhere in between. 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 in a casual setting.

Tonight I Learned…: An Interesting and Educational Speaking Series

Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, May 9, 7:00-8:00 PM

Want to learn something interesting quickly? Stop by for an hour-long talk from an area professor about a topic they love in our new speaking series. The topic could be anything. Be the smarty pants of your group and learn something new at GPL.

April 16: The Art of (World) War: Art in Nazi Germany by Dr. Patrick Jung, Professor, Humanities, Social Science, and Communication Department, MSOE

May 9: The What, How, Where and Why of AI by Dr. Derek Riley, Professor and Program Director of Computer Science Program, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MSOE

Adaptive & Sensory Story Time for Adults with Special Needs

Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

February 8 & 22, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25

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

The “Greenfield Aces” Cribbage Club

First and Third Friday of the Month, 2:00-4:00 PM
March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19, May 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!

Sheepshead Night

Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00-7:45 PM
March 12, April 9, May 14

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

Senior Ambassador

First Friday of the Month, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
March 1, April 5, May 3

Contact Sherril at sherrilw@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4105 with any questions.

Special Programs for Seniors and their Families

March 1:

Presenters: Dan Weber, Asst. Fire Chief and Maggie Sutton, CSW, Case Manager

Topic: Healthy Living

April 5: Presenter: Tom Rowe-Family Generations Network
Topic: Exciting events at the Family Generations Expo on May 18, 2024 and “Remember When” trivia
May 3: Presenter: Tim Lemmers, City of Greenfield-IT Director
Topic: Internet and computer security tips 

Spice of the Month…Back by Popular Demand!

We can’t wait for you to spice it up! With a generous donation from Penzeys Spices, the Greenfield Public Library is excited to bring back the spice of the month program starting in January. Each kit includes information about the featured spice, two recipe suggestions, and a pre-measured packet of the featured spice. These kits are free and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Adult Reference Desk at the beginning of each month. Contact Daphne at daphnea@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4104 for more information.

February: French Thyme

March: Cracked Rosemary

April: Turkish Oregano

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

A lot of puzzles are completed once, put away, and are never used again. Now you can get the joy of experiencing a new puzzle without having to buy one! Starting in January, Greenfield Public Library will host an ongoing puzzle exchange spot where you can donate an old puzzle or take a new one home with you.

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 other basic ones like it, visit the library for a 1-on-1 private Tech Help session! Contact Gabriel at gabriels@greenfieldwi.us and (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101 to schedule.