Mystery Mingle (RSVP by Monday April 22, 2019!)

RSVP by Monday April 22, 2019

Join us for an evening of fun at the 4th Annual Mystery Mingle Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Waukesha Public Library

A Night of Intrigue and Fun

Masquerade Ball Mystery

Friday April 26


5:30 PM Refreshments and Mingling

6:15 PM Masquerade Ball Mystery

(Costumes welcome, but not required)

8:15 PM Murder Solved!

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Hors d’oeuvres & Desserts provided by Rochester Deli

Beer, Wine, and Soda available for purchase

Follow this link for more information and to pay online!

Employment Opportunity – Full Time – Information Technology Technician II

The Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide tech support to library patrons and staff.

THE POSITION: The Library is looking for a self-motivated and supportive employee to work in the Library’s Technology Department whose duties include:

  • perform complex technical tasks to insure continued operation of all Library computer equipment, including PCs, notebooks, printers, scanners, copiers and other peripheral devices;
  • provide support, maintenance and replacement for all equipment;
  • install, configure and troubleshoot software applications;
  • provide assistance with technology setup and take down for meetings and programming for both internal library use and public events;
  • provide on-site and telephone based technical support for all workstations, terminals and peripheral devices;
  • provide training, support and general supervision on the appropriate use of computer equipment to all library users, as needed; and
  • other duties as assigned.

The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value of a library to its community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree and major coursework in computer operations, and at least 1–3 years of related experience, with some public library experience preferred. See the online application for more details about the position.

Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: This is a rare opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Waukesha Public Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2019 salary range is $25.27 per hour to a maximum of $34.11 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website:

In addition to the online application, please attach a letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director.

Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019

PAAC Showcase of Art

We are thrilled to welcome back the Pewaukee Area Arts Council Showcase of Art! More than 500 pieces of art, created  by Waukesha County students and teachers, is on display at the Library through the month of April. Prepare yourself to be impressed by all our local talent!

Teen Manga Festival

Anime and manga lovers unite! Join us on Saturday, May 4 for the annual Teen Manga Festival! The afternoon will start off with a presentation by Nick Katzfey, “How to Draw Manga Style.” Then there will be crafts, snacks, a movie and a Cosplay Contest! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. Snacks and supplies will be provided. Questions? Call (262) 524-3682.

Nintendo Switch Game Day

Spend the afternoon on Tuesday, May 14 in the Teen Zone gaming on our brand new Nintendo Switch! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to attend. Snacks and gaming equipment will be provided.

Show us your library card!

In celebration of National Library Week, Waukesha Public Library has partnered with downtown businesses to thank you, our library card holders, for loving our library.  From April 7-20, simply show your library card at any of the businesses listed below, and receive a special discount. Thank you for supporting Waukesha Public Library!

Can’t remember your library card number? Set up a username!

Want to place holds or access your account without having to remember your library card number? Now you can! Setting up a username is easy and can be done from the comfort of home.

  • A username may be used to log into your account in place of using your barcode number.
  • Create a username by logging into your account, selecting “My Record,” and then clicking on “Change Logon.”
  • Once you create a username, the system will send you an email confirming the change.
  • Your username can be used interchangeably with your library card number to log into your account.
  • Your username will NOT work for logging into OverDrive or Libby.

Please contact the Reference Desk at 262.524.3682 with any questions.

Sandhill Cranes

Last week, the Library installed a new piece of public art into our permanent collection. Sandhill Cranes by Tom Rauschke is a wooden mobile installed in the north atrium to fill that space with form, color, and movement. Stop in and take a look at this breathtaking piece.

Loan Limits Changed!

Exciting news! Starting today, there are no more loan limits on Library AV items, magazines, or pamphlets. What does that mean? Each Library card can have up to 125 items checked out on it from our collection. If you want to check out 125 DVDs, go ahead! Love CDs? Take home as many as you want! As long as you have 125 items or less checked out on your card, you can take home whatever materials you’d like. The only items that still have loan limits are: Laptops (1), Hotspots (1), Book Group Kits (2) and Launchpads (1). Please check with the Reference or Circulation Desks if you have any questions. The number of holds allowed per card is still 40.