Public Art Request for Proposals

The Waukesha Public Library is requesting proposals from artists interested in designing and implementing a specific work of art for this facility. Selected artists will work with the members of the Library’s Public Art Committee, as well as the Library’s Executive Director, to develop and implement their design concepts. The Library is open to proposals from artists that suggest a specific space within the Library as the most ideal site for a particular work.

In order to be considered for this project, artists must submit proposals by 5:00 PM, Monday, October 31, 2016. Please read the RFP below for all details of the submission process.

Learn more about the Library’s Public Art program.

Read the entire Request for Proposal.

Friends of the Library Jersey Mike’s Event

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On Thursday August 11, 2016 from 4:00p – 9:00p the Jersey Mike’s at 1190 West Sunset Drive (near Target) will donate 10% of sales to the Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

Come out for some tasty subs and a chance to help support the Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

Barbie Bod Mods

Drop by the Teen Zone on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 from 2-4 p.m. for Barbie Bod Mods! Mold, shape, color and decorate a barbie to transform it into a diverse, fabulous piece of art! Barbies, supplies, and snacks will be provided, and teens in grades 7-12 are invited. Earn extra entries towards the Grand Prize Drawing at this event!

Teen Tuesday: Throwback Party

Drop by the Teen Zone and enjoy old-school board games, snacks and more! Teens going into grades 7-12 are invited, and supplies will be provided. Earn Extra Entries towards the Grand Prize Drawing at this event!

Author Skype with David Arnold

Join the Teen Book Club on Tuesday, June 28th as we host David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland, via Skype! Teen participants at this event will receive 5 extra entries towards the Grand Prize Drawing! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited and pizza will be provided.

Teen Events All Summer!

Check out all of the teen events we have planned for this summer! Earn extra entries towards our Grand Prize Drawing at all teen events, and don’t forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Library Program!

Teen Summer Library Program

The Teen Summer Library Program has officially started! Stop by the Reference Desk and register today. The more you read the better your chance to win prizes all summer!

Doughnuts & Documentaries for June 2016 Our Birds and Their Uncertain Future

Our Birds: In Wisconsin Special: Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

Our Birds takes us on the perilous journey Wisconsin’s migratory birds face every year. Join us on Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m., as we learn about the birds of Wisconsin and their uncertain future. The film explores the connections between Wisconsin and Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park and also discusses the perils faced by migrating birds and the innovative methods being used to save them. Our Birds is also part of Wisconsin Public Television’s In Wisconsin series.

You are invited to join us afterwards for an informal discussion with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library. More details are available through the Reference Desk at 262-524-3682.