Programs and Events

Write Club: A Club for Writers (In Person)

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

January 25, February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31

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 phils@greenfieldwi.us 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

January 6 & 20, February 3 & 17, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19

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!

Adult Crafts (In Person)

Fourth Thursday of the Month at 6:00-7:00 PM

January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27

Registration is required. You can 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.

January 26: Rice Heating Pads: We’ll be using the library’s sewing machines to make microwavable, reusable rice heating pads.

February 23: Marbled Paper: Learn how to make marbled paper—great for cards, letters, or gift wrap!

March 23: Spring Sock Gnomes: Get all the supplies to make your own sock gnome—with a spring twist!

April 27: DIY Pet Toys: Make toys that your pets will love!

Book “Tasting” Night (In Person)

Tuesday, February 21, 7:00-8:00 PM

This drop-in event is a great opportunity to expand your reading palate and find some great reads that you might not normally notice. Come in anytime during the event and “sample” from a wide variety of literary gems, handpicked for your enjoyment by our Librarians! Light refreshments will be provided.

GPL Seed Library Spring 2023 Kick-Off (In Person)

Thursday, March 9, 7:00-8:00 PM

Join us as we kick off our second 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 newbie, we are here to help you every step of the way. Contact Gabriel at gplseedlibrary@greenfieldwi.us.

Senior Ambassador Program (In Person)

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

February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2 (no meeting in January)

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.

February 3: Shane Dunlap, Computer Expert, will be discussing Passwords and ID Security with Online Accounts and Avoiding Phishing Attempts.

March 3: Mayor Michael Nietzke will talk about what is happening in Greenfield: Construction and Events.

April 7: Tara A. Cavaza, Executive Director of the Historic Highway 41, will be talking about the South 27th street, the historic highway serving Milwaukee and Greenfield.

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.

Wednesday Matinee Movies (In Person)

Wednesday, 1:00 PM

January 11 – May 24

See some great films at Greenfield Public Library’s Wednesday Matinee Movies. Starting January 11, 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. Contact Phil with questions at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116. 

Jan. 11 — Elvis (PG-13—2:39)

Jan. 18 — King Richard (PG-13—2:24)

Jan. 25 — Grease (1978)  (PG—1:50)

Feb. 1 — Death on the Nile (2022) (PG-13—2:07)

Feb. 8 — The Lost City (PG-13—1:52)

Feb. 15 — Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG—1:55)

Feb. 22 — Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) (G—1:33)

Mar. 1 — Mack & Rita (PG-13—1:34)

Mar. 8 —Uncharted (PG-13—1:56)

Mar. 15—Belfast (PG-13—1:38)

Game Nights (In Person)

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

February 15, April 19, May 17

Have some fun at the Greenfield Public 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.

February 15: Bingo (Cap 30)

April 19: Big Brain Trivia Night

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

Open Acoustic Jams (In Person)

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

January 4, February 1, April 5, May 3

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.

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

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

January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, April 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.

Irish Music Show – Frogwater (In Person)

Monday, March 6, 7:00-8:00PM

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

Adult Bad Art Night (In Person)

Saturday, April 1, 5:00-6:15 PM

Feeling creative? Not good at art? Perfect! Get your April Fool on and leave your good taste at home and create some wacky 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 (www.greenfieldlibrary.org/adults/programs-events/). Registration will open on March 15. The link will be removed once registration is full. Contact Phil at phils@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4116 for more information

Peeps-O-Rama: A Literary-Themed Peep Diorama Contest (In Person & Facebook)

www.facebook.com/greenfieldpubliclibrary

Build a diorama using peeps candy and a shoe box depicting a scene from one of your favorite books. Age categories: Kids 7 and under, Youth 8-12, Teen 13-17, Adult 18+, Staff. For more information, contact Gloria at gloriam@greenfieldwi.us or (414) 321-9595 ext. 4107.

April 10–16: Drop off your diorama at either Reference Desk.

April 17–23: 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.

April 25: Winners will be announced.

Adult Spelling Bee (In Person)

Thursday, April 13, 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! See our Adult Programs webpage for full details.

Art Exhibits

January 3-January 31

Suzanne R. Stone Photography

Suzanne began presenting and selling her photography at juried art fairs and gallery events in 2018. Unlike most photographers, she enjoys working in both digital and analogue modalities. For more information about Suzanne’s photography and ordering prints, email her at suzannestone44@gmail.com.

Youth Art Month Opening Reception

Sunday, March 5, 1:00-5:00 PM Join us for the Opening Reception of Youth Art Month! We will be displaying local student artwork all month long. There will be a free drop-in make & take arts workshop suitable for family members of all ages from 1:00-3:00 PM

April 1- April 30

“Birds on a Wire”

The Group of Five are a vibrant group dedicated to learning, enjoying their differences and expressing the human impulse to create art. As artists they desire to share this vision with others. You can find them at: groupof5artists.blogspot.com Group of 5 Artists are: Debbie Callahan, Tim Rozwadowski, Meg Ciccantelli, Fred Bell, and Kathleen Leahy Pulz.