Programs and Events

Summer Programs

Write Club: A Club for Writers

Last Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00 PM
June 26 & July 31

This peer-supported writing group provides experienced and novice writers the chance to discuss the craft of writing, do some writing exercises, and celebrate one of our favorite pastimes. From bloggers to novelists to poets and beyond, writers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Big Brain Trivia Night

Thursday, June 20, 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! Plus, gift cards for the winners! Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Open Acoustic Jams

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:30 PM
June 5, July 3, August 7

Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, or other unplugged instruments and bring them to the Greenfield Library. Bring 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! Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM
June 12 – July 31

See some great films at Greenfield Library’s Wednesday Matinee Movies. Starting June 12, a variety of newer and classic movies will be shown. Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian for R-rated films. Contact Librarian Phil with questions at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116. 

June 12: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) (PG-13—1:43 minutes)

June 19: American Graffiti (1973) (PG—1:50 minutes )

June 26: A League of Their Own (1992) (PG—2:08 minutes)

July 3: Stand By Me (1986) (R—1:29 minutes)* Rated R for language

July 10: What About Bob? (1991) (PG—1:39 minutes)

July 24: The Sandlot (1993) (PG—1:41 minutes)

July 17: Jaws (1975) (PG—2:04 minutes)

July 31: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) (R—1:41 minutes)* Rated R for language, some sex, and drug content

Crime and Punishment Forum NEW!!!!

First Monday of the Month, 6:30-7:30 PM
June 3 & July 1

Raise your hand if you are a true crime fan?!?  Love a good true crime podcast?!?  Greenfield Library’s new Crime and Punishment Forum is just for you. Join us and other like-minded individuals to talk about your favorite podcast, TV show, or fascinating facts about true crime.  Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details.

The Greenfield Aces Cribbage Club

First & Third Fridays of the Month, 2:00-4:00 PM
June 7 & 21, July 19 (no program July 5)

Whether you are just interested in learning to how to play or have won a few Cribbage tournaments, 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, 5:30-7:30 PM
June 11 & July 9

The Sheepshead playing community is alive and well in Greenfield and the library offers these players and newcomers a chance to gather at the  library to enjoy the beloved card game. Open to all experience levels!

Gardening Workshops

June 6 & July 11, 6:30-7:30 PM
Come and learn about topics pertinent to a healthy garden and landscape on your property. These workshops will be a valuable resource for those participating in our Seed Library. Attendees are also welcome to talk to other gardeners, ask questions, and swap plants!

GPL Seed Library

Available While Supplies Last
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?  We have thousands of seeds for native Wisconsin plants and heirloom fruits, veggies, and herbs, all of which are available for free to our community, free to our community and helpful resources. Stop into the library today!  Please note seeds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and may not be available during the entire growing season.

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, you can come to Tech Help for 1-on-1 private assistance! Contact Gabriel at gabriels@greenfieldwi.us and (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101 to schedule an appointment.

Jigsaw Puzzle Team Competition

Saturday, June 22, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Grab some friends and come down to GPL for some intense jigsaw puzzling action. Eight teams will be squaring off to complete a 750-piece puzzle before time runs out. The first team to finish will receive Game Store Barrister gift cards and the coveted “Missing Piece” trophy. Limber up those fingers and sharpen those eyes: jigsaw puzzling just became REAL! Registration is REQUIRED. Only eight team spots (of no more than four puzzlers) are available. Click to sign up for the competition!

Jigsaw Puzzle League (GPL-JPL)

June 1 – August 31
Can’t get enough jigsaw puzzling action?!? How about a league?!? Create a team of no more than four puzzlers and take on three 500-piece puzzles that must be completed onsite between June 1 and August 31. Want to do them all in the first three days of June?!? Go for it! Want to space it out? Awesome! We will time you, and the team with the lowest combined time will win the grand prize! Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more details and to register your team.

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.

Adult Take and Make Craft Kits NEW!!!!

Second Thursday of the Month at 6:00 PM
June 12, July 11, August 14

Available on the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm, each kit contains supplies and instructions to complete a craft.  Seven-five kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Kits are limited to two per person/household.  No registration is required.

Tiny Art Show

Display your artistic talents in our Tiny Art Show! Starting Thursday, May 30, 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 and will be available starting Thursday, June 6.  Participants will be notified via email when kits are ready to be picked up. Return your completed art to be displayed at the library by Friday, June 28. The tiny art will be on exhibit for the month of July. Artists can pick up art at the conclusion of the Tiny Art Show on Friday, August 2. Open to anyone 13 years and older.

 

Greenfield Library Art Fair

Sunday, July 28, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Konkel Park, 5151 W Layton Ave

Join us for the 6th Annual Greenfield Library Art Fair! In collaboration with the Greenfield Farmer’s Market, the Art Fair will be held at Konkel ParkStop by, check out the art, and support your local artists! If you are interested in participating, please contact Gloria at gloriam@greenfieldwi.us for more information.

A night out with the Milwaukee Milkmen and Your Library

Wednesday, August 14, 6:35 PM
Location: Franklin Field - 7035 S. Ballpark Dr., Franklin, WI 53132

Support the Greenfield Public Library and attend a Milwaukee Milkman baseball game!  This family-friendly, “fun” raising event includes free parking and is an “udderly” good time!  A portion of each ticket sold through this link will be donated to the library for programming and other game day activities. See you there for an affordable evening of family entertainment!
Please note: purchases through the ticket link are not accepted after 4:00 PM on game day.