Programs and Events
Wednesday Matinee Movies
Second Wednesdays of the Month, 1:00 PM
It is finally back! By popular demand! See some great films at Greenfield Library’s Wednesday Matinee Movies. We will be showing a variety of newer and classic movies this time in a limited session. Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian for R-rated films. The number of attendees will be capped at 30 people. You MUST REGISTER for seating in advance on our website here. Registration will open two weeks in advance for each film. Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full. Contact Librarian Phil with questions.
September 8: Nomadland (R – 1:47)-POSTPONED FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND. Due to technical difficulties.
October 13: News of the World (PG-13 – 1:58)
November 10: Grumpy Old Men (1993) (PG-13 – 1:43)
- You are registering to watch News of the World, not ALL of the Wednesday Matinee Movies. You will need to register for each movie.
- Masks must be worn in the Community Room before, during, and after the showing of the film. No exceptions.
- If planning with coming with others, each person must register individually.
Online registration for News of the World is now closed.
October Writing Contest
Do you have a hidden talent for descriptive writing? Here is your chance to showcase your abilities during our October Writing Contest! Here's your opportunity to get the recognition you deserve and to win a first prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!
Submit a new original short story of your own work (no more than 6 pages, typed, 12-point font, single spaced) in the horror or science fiction genre. No handwritten copies will be accepted, though if patrons do not have an email address they may submit a printed physical copy of their work at the library. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Submission are due by 5:00pm on October 29th, 2021.
The winning story will be made available on our website for the entire community to enjoy!
To submit your work or if you have any questions, contact Gabriel at email@example.com or call (414) 321-9595. ext. 4101.
Virtual Game Nights
Third Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00 PM
Have some fun and play games with members of the community. Use that big brain of yours and get lucky with monthly game events and have some fun while doing it! We will be meeting on Zoom, so registration is required. Contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more details.
September 15: Bingo
October 20: Big Brain Trivia Night
November 17: Bingo
Adult Crafts to Go
Fourth Thursday of the Month
Register to get supplies for a craft to do at home. Instructions will be posted on our Facebook page Thursdays at 6:00 PM, but videos will stay on Facebook so you can make the craft whenever it works for you. Limited quantities available. Registration is required. Please register on our website here. Registration will open one week in advance. Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full. Adult Craft Kits will be available for pickup on the dates listed below.
September 23: Wire Photo Holder: Learn how to make a simple photo holder with some wire, beads, and a rock!
October 28: Sock Gnome – Get all the supplies to make your very own, bearded sock gnome!
Registration is now closed for the October 28th Sock Gnome craft.
Write Club: A Club for Writers
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
September 29, October 27, December 1
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 Library’s Community Room and will be socially distanced. Contact Phil at email@example.com or 414-321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information.
Job Searching Seminars
Tuesdays, 6:00-6:30 PM
September 14, October 12, November 30
Are you looking for a job in this competitive job market? Join us for job search programs presented by Annette DiZinno, Lead Workforce Connection Center Consultant with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center. These programs will be presented Zoom. Give yourself an advantage and avoid mistakes in your job hunt with help from GPL and Goodwill.
September 14: The Applicant Tracking System and Key Words
Filling out job applications is a process that can be challenging. Knowing upfront how resumes are reviewed by software programs is critical knowledge to succeed in making your resume work for you. In this 30-minute presentation, we will review the tips and wording that gives your resume the best chance to make it through the system and then to the desk of a recruiter.
October 12: Best Practices for Virtual Interviewing
Lights, camera, action! Although you are not starring in a Hollywood movie, you are the star of your own video performance in a video interview. In this 30-minute presentation, learn the do's and don'ts of video interviews including how best to prepare for any interview, virtual or face-to-face.
November 30: Ageism in the Workplace: How to Accentuate the Positive
The job market is constantly changing and there can be stereotypes for any job seeker, including more mature workers. In this 30-minute presentation, learn how to accentuate the positive and highlight all of the skills you bring to an employer as a valuable team member.
Senior Ambassador Program
First Friday of the Month, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
October 1, November 5, December 3
The Senior Ambassador program is designed to assist older adults in accessing many life- changing events. 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.
October 1: "Challenging the Sea" with Ronald Takacs, retired US Navy Submarine veteran who will share his personal submarine adventures.
November 5: "Viewing Vaudeville Theatre and Dance" with Nancy McQuide, local theatre performer.
December 3: "Welcoming the Holiday Spirit" with D. Dobie Doberstein, the concertina player.
Adult Bad Art Night
Friday, October 15, 6:15-7:30 PM
Feeling creative? Not good at art? Perfect. Leave your good taste at home and create some wacky and tacky art at Greenfield 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. Please register through our website here. Registration will open on October 1. The link will be removed once registration is full. Contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Learn about some of the things you can do with your computer, phone, or tablet. Please bring your own laptop or device if possible. A limited number of laptops are available on a first come, first served basis. Please register by calling Melissa at (414) 321-9595 ext. 4118.
September 30: Microsoft Word
October 14: Microsoft Excel
November 11: Smartphone & Tablet Tips
Drop in Tech Help
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
October 7, November 4, December 2
Do you have a quick question about your phone, laptop, or other technology? Stop by anytime during this program to get your questions answered! Time for each question might be limited depending on the number of participants.
Open Acoustic Jams
First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00-7:30 PM
September 1, October 6, November 3
Grab your guitar, banjo, ukulele, or any other unplugged instruments you may have and bring them to the Greenfield 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!
Wisconsin Pastel Artists
On exhibit September 20- October 29, 2021
2nd floor Mezzanine Lounge