Programs and Events

Write Club: A Club for Writers (In Person)

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

May 31, June, July 26

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 are welcome. We will be meeting onsite at Greenfield Public Library’s Community Room and socially distance. Contact Phil at or 414-321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information.

The “Greenfield Aces” Cribbage Club (In Person)

First and Third Friday of the Month, 2:00-4:00 PM

June 2 & 16, July 7 & 21

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!

Senior Ambassador Program (In Person)

First Friday of the Month, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

June 2 (no meeting in July & August)

The Senior Ambassador program is designed to assist older adults in accessing many life enhancing services. The Senior Ambassador Specialist will meet one-on-one with older adults and/or their caregivers. The specialist is trained to assist with information and referrals regarding meals, medical care, transportation, legal issues and more. You can meet with Judith Free, RN, BSN at 10:30 AM on the day of the meetings below. Or call Sherril at (414) 321- 9595 ext. 4105 to make an appointment.

May 5: Senior Helpers Director Annette Wunschel will be talking about services available to help seniors to live in their own homes.

June 2: Amy A. Free, Madison, will discuss saving the environment by composting which is easy and necessary.

Open Acoustic Jams (In Person)

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:30 PM

June 7 & July 5

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 (and safe) music together! No meeting in March.

Sheepshead Night (In Person)

Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00-8:00 PM
June 13 & July 11

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!

Gardening Workshops (In Person)

One Thursday a Month, 7:00-8:00 PM
June 1 & July 13

Come and learn from local native plant and gardening experts about various topics that are pertinent in having a healthy garden and landscape on your property. These workshops will be a valuable resource for those taking part in our Seed Library! Attendees are also welcome to talk to other gardeners, ask the experts questions, and even swap plants.

Tiny Art Show (In Person)

Display your artistic talents in our Tiny Art Show! Starting Thursday, June 1, register online here to pick up a tiny art kit containing everything you’ll need to create your own mini masterpiece. Kits include a 3”x3” canvas, acrylic paint, and brushes. Kits will be available starting Thursday, June 8. Return your completed art to be displayed at the library by Friday, June 30. The tiny art will be on exhibit for the month of July. Art can be picked up by artists at the conclusion of the Tiny Art Show on Tuesday, August 1. Open to patrons 13 years and older.

The Big 3: Milwaukee’s Founders and Their Impact on Our City (In Person)

Wednesday, June 21, 6:00-7:00 PM
Byron Kilbourn. Solomon Juneau. George Walker. These names are far more than just street names downtown: these are Milwaukee’s founders! Join us when Michael Barera from the Milwaukee County Historical Society discusses Milwaukee’s founding fathers and how their interrelationships shaped and impacted the then young city that we love today. Contact Phil at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Greenfield Library Art Fair (In Person)

Sunday, July 16, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Konkel Park, 5151 W Layton Ave

Join us for the 5th Annual Greenfield Library Art Fair! In collaboration with the Greenfield Farmer’s Market, the Art Fair will be held at Konkel Park again this year. Stop by, check out the art, and support your local artists! If you are interested in participating, please contact Gloria at for more information.

The Cathedral of Food: The Supermarket – How It Works and How It Got There
(In Person)

Monday, July 17, 7:00-8:00 PM

The supermarket: a perfect storm of overabundance, too many choices, overbuying, and crafty store designers. It’s no wonder, given all the secrets of supermarket geography, that a trip to the grocery store meant to pick up a few items so quickly turns into a matter of multiple bags and many dollars spent. What is a greater wonder is that almost 40 percent of our food supply is wasted. Come learn about the history, psychology, and geography of supermarkets, and become more aware of how our shopping centers work from Dr. John Horgan, Assistant Professor of History at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

Big Brain Trivia Night (In Person)

Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8:00 PM
Put your thinking caps on and bring some friends for an intense battle of wits via our team trivia. Do you have the answers? You had better! Come down to GPL for some awesome team trivia action! Contact Phil at or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Adaptive & Sensory Story Time for Adults with Special Needs (In Person)

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

June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27

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

NEW! Spice of the Month

Get ready to spice it up! The Greenfield Public Library is excited to offer a new spice every month for you to explore. Each spice will be a part of a take and make kit which will include: a brochure featuring the spice of the month, two recipe suggestions, and a pre-measured packet of the featured spice. These take and make kits are free, but supplies are limited to one kit per household. Registration will open up one week in advance. We will contact you when your spices are ready to be picked up.

Click here to register for June's Spice of the Month

June: Fenugreek (registration opens Thursday, May 25th)

July: Mace (registration opens Saturday, June 24th)

August: Cardamom (registration opens Tuesday, July 25th)

GPL Seed Library (In Person)

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!

Art Exhibits

June1-June 30
Artwork of Jayne Cappelletti, Susan Bonis & John Yost

This group of three from Waukesha will display different types of artwork. Jane paints in acrylic and water color, Sue works with oil for her paintings and John uses textures, brush marks and bright colors. They are also regulars at the Library's annual Art Fair.


August 1-August 31
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop

The Wauwatosa Artists Workshop (founded 1980) is an active group of working artists in the Southeastern Wisconsin area. This group of artists will be displaying many paintings including watercolor consisting of landscapes and animals.