Looking for Volunteers?

Are you part of an organization that is looking for adult or teen volunteers? If so, please consider participating in our Volunteer Fair! Stop by the Reference Desk, or send us an email at refemail@waukesha-wi.gov to get a registration form.  Registration forms are due April 16, and the fair will take place April 28, from 1-3 PM.

Our Equipment is Fixed!

The Library’s Community Room equipment is now up and running. All movies will resume with the December 11 showing of Going in Style at 6:30 PM. Thank you for your patience!

Movie Cancelation

CANCELED – November 27 Monday Night Movie

The Community Room equipment is still in the process of being repaired after the power outage earlier in November. As a result, the November 27 showing of The Zookeeper’s Wife has been canceled. We apologize for the late notice.

True Grit by Charles Portis to be Waukesha Reads – NEA Big Read Title

True Grit by Charles PortisWaukesha Public Library is thrilled to announce that our community will be reading True Grit by Charles Portis for our 2017 NEA Big Read title! True Grit was published in 1968 and tells the story of a woman named Mattie Ross, who recounts the time when she was a young girl and sought retribution for the murder of her father.  Books and event calendars will be available at the Library starting September 5.

We’d like to thank the NEA for their support.  Read the full NEA grant announcement HERE.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Coming to Waukesha Public Library


Friday, June 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

On Friday, June 9, the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile will be in the Waukesha Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stop by the 42-foot-long, high tech vehicle and learn how to check out thousands of books, audio titles and videos without ever leaving home! With interactive workstations, a gadget gallery and library staff to help you, readers of all ages can learn how to use the materials in Overdrive’s digital catalog on their tablet, smart phone or eReader. Questions? Call 262-524-3682 or ask at the Reference Desk.

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.

Boost Your Brain and Memory

A brain fitness program offering a whole person approach to brain health is being offered by the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Waukesha Public Library. The seven week workshop meets Wednesday afternoons, June 15 through July 27, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., and teaches a unique approach to living healthier and improving memory and brain function as we age. Registration is required as space is limited.

Please register online or at the Library’s Reference Desk. Registration is limited to 20. More details are available through the Reference Desk, by calling 262-524-3682 or at waukeshapubliclibrary.org. Waukesha Public Library is located at 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha.

Go directly to our calendar to register for this program!

Finding Your Path with Jessie Garcia Wednesday May 25

“What do I really want to do?” Join Jessie Garcia on Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Waukesha Public Library, as she considers this question and explores how we can discover our path to fulfillment in today’s working world. As Wisconsin’s first female sportscaster, she was often asked “When are you going to ESPN?” Instead, she stepped off the expected path and chose a different goal. This event is part of the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Working Lives Project: ShopTalk which is a free resource for community groups.

An author reception with books available for purchase and signing will follow the program. Jessie Garcia presently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Marquette University and is the author of three books:

  • My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting
  • No Stone Unturned: A Brother and Sister’s Incredible Journey Through the Olympics and Cancer
  • Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of our State Olympians (being released fall of 2016)

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk by calling 262-524-3682.