Teen Cookie Decorating

Join us for cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and a Holiday movie on December 10 in the Community Room! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate. All supplies will be provided. Cookies will be available on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required.

Winter Teen Programs

Winter is here! Check out the teen programs we are offering over the next few months! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate. Snacks and supplies will be provided. Have questions? Give the Reference Desk a call at (262) 524-3682.

Antiques Appraiser Mark Moran

Antiques Appraiser Mark Moran will be coming back to the Library on Saturday, November 9, from 1:00-4:00 PM! Bring in an antique for evaluation, or just come to watch. You must register for an appraisal, so stop at the Reference Desk or call 262-524-3682. No need to register, if you are only watching. Please see the list below for items that Mark will and will not appraise.

Objects accepted for evaluation include:

Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.

Furniture (larger pieces may be viewed using images sent by email).

Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware.

Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items.

Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.

Advertising, including posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects.

Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weather-vanes, windmill weights and “outsider” art.

Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks.

Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.

Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.

Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.

Musical instruments.

Sporting collectibles.

Books.

Excluded items:

All weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); coins and paper money; Nazi memorabilia; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

Employment Oportunity Information Services Librarian I – Part-time Job Share—Limited Term

The Library seeks a highly motivated, technically savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, adult programming, and collection development to the community

The person in this position will work part-time in a job share program. The program commitment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of additional year-long terms.

THE POSITION: The Library is looking for a self-motivated, dedicated professional with a welcoming personality who will work at our busy Reference Desk, plan and conduct adult programs and classes, and assist and instruct library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and technology use.

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science; knowledge of information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs; ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to meet the varying needs of a diverse community; the ability to prioritize a varied workload; and a great customer service attitude. Public library experience desired.

Schedule includes weekdays, 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: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

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

Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019

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

The Library has 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.

Pay Your Fines Online!

If you owe fines of $5.00 or more, you can now pay them online! Just log into your CAFE account and click on “Pay Fines Now!” This option only appears if you owe $5.00 or more. A 5% service fee applies. You can also still pay at the Library, just like before.