Adult Programs

January Programs

Memory Cafe - Virtual with a winter theme take and make craft

Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 pm

A memory cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners. 

Please register to attend at www.librarymemorycafe.org/events


Winter Birding in Wisconsin

Thursday, January 14 at 6 pm Virtual through Zoom

Speaker: Spence Stehno, President of the Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club - Waukesha

Please join the library in welcoming Spence Stehno from the Benjamin F Goss Bird Club in Waukesha. Spence will share information on identification of winter birds of Wisconsin, how to tempt birds to feeders, the hobby of bird watching, and much more. This virtual program is free but requires registration to receive the Zoom link. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.


Health Disparities and Race in the Time of COVID-19

Monday, January 18 at 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Damon Tweedy for a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day presentation on YouTube examining health disparities and race in the time of COVID-19. Dr. Tweedy is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine and is a professor at Duke University. He will discuss the topics of race and medicine as they intersect at the center of our national discussion during this historic pandemic. 

To view the presentation. go to: youtube.com/waukeshalibrary

This program will only be viewable LIVE with no recording available afterward.

Dr. Tweedy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and Yale Law School. He completed both his medical internship and psychiatry residency at Duke Hospital. He is currently an associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham Veteran Affairs Health Care System. He has published articles about race and medicine in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and other medical journals. His columns and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and various other print publications.

This presentation was made possible by the collaboration of fifteen public libraries in the Bridges Library System: Alice Baker, Brookfield, Butler, Delafield, Dwight Foster, Hartland, Jefferson, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Town Hall, Watertown, Waukesha, and Whitewater. For more information about the program, call the Hartland Public Library at 262-367-3350.


February Programs

Virtual Book ClubWhered you go Bernadette Feb 2021

Thursday, February 4 at 3 pm

Book: Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

You don't have to know Seattle to get Maria Semple's broadly satirical novel.... Underlying the nontraditional narrative are insights into the cost of thwarted creativity and the power of mother-daughter bonds, although a reader may be having too much fun to notice." ―O, The Oprah Magazine

Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register for the Zoom link.


Memory Cafe - Virtual with a Valentine's Day theme take and make craft

Monday, February 8 at 1:30 pm

A memory cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners. 

Please register to attend at www.librarymemorycafe.org/events


Have Taste Buds, Will Travel: Discovering the World Through the Medium of Food

Monday, February 15 at 6 pm

Speaker Presentation: Terese Allen, the Wisconsin Foodie

Join us for an engaging presentation that will take you around the world to explore the foods of the world without leaving the comfort of your home. Terese Allen will explore the connections we make through food and culture. She'll explore how restaurants, open-air markets, street stands, specialty shops, and festivals reflect regional tradition and personality and how food can transport you to the core of a destination. Author and speaker Terese Allen has written scores of books and articles about the pleasures and benefits of regional foods, sustainable cooking, and culinary folklore. 

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.


My Journey on the Ice Age Trail

Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm

Robyn Swanson of Elkhorn will share stories and photos of her 1,200 mile journey on the state's Ice Age Trail. To register, please email rsvplibraryprograms@gmail.com with "Ice Age Trail" to receive Zoom information prior to the program.

March Programs

An Evening With Michael Perry

Wednesday, March 10 at 7 pmMichael Perry wearing a black and white checkered shirt against a black background.

Join us for a fun evening with Michael Perry! Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry's bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, Million Billion, and Peaceful Persistence. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel The Jesus Cow. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and has a few chickens. He hosts the nationally-syndicated "Tent Show Radio," performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. His three live humor albums include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow, I Got it From the Cows, and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Registration is required. Please email Emily at hplwirefdesk@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.


Memory Cafe - Virtual with a St. Patrick's Day theme take and make craft

Wednesday, March 17 at 1:30 pm

A memory cafe is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and for their families, friends, or care partners. 

Please register to attend at www.librarymemorycafe.org/events


April Programs

Amy Reichert author event, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

Thursday, April 29 – 6:30pm

Co-sponsored by Hartland Public Library, Menomonee Falls Public Library, and Pauline Haass Public Library. 

Join us via Zoom for a special evening with Wisconsin author Amy Reichert as we celebrate the release of her new book The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Registration is required and opens March 1. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register and receive the Zoom link.