Wild West Crafts

Drop by the Teen Zone on Tuesday, October 10 at 3:30 p.m. to create hanging horseshoes and dream catchers in celebration of True Grit, this year’s Waukesha Reads title! Snacks and supplies will be provided. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate.

 

Games with Grit in Cutler Park

Help us kick off this year’s Waukesha Reads celebration, featuring Charles Portis’ True Grit, on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Cutler Park. Teens can try their hand at Ring Toss, Horseshoes, Ladder Golf, Dice and giant Tic-Tac-Toe. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. The program will be held near the Les Paul Band Shell in Cutler Park.

Visit Oscar’s Frozen Custard and Support the Library

On Tuesday, August 8, from 4-9 PM, join the Friends for their first-ever fundraiser at Oscar’s Frozen Custard! Fifteen percent of your purchase will be donated towards the Friends of Waukesha Public Library. You must have a voucher to participate. Print it below or stop by Waukesha Public Library and pick one up. Brookfield location only.

Make sure to bring a copy of the attached voucher with you in order for your donation to be made!

Power Failure

The Library is closed Wednesday July 12 due to a power failure. All programs are cancelled. Please check back tomorrow to see if the Library is open.

Thank you for your patience.

Author Skype with Antony John!

Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club as we discuss Elemental with the author himself, Antony John! Free copies of Elemental will be available at the Reference Desk for teens, while supplies last. Earn FIVE Extra Grand Prize Drawing entries by attending our Author Skype on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 PM.

Job Opportunity – Library Director

Waukesha Public Library seeks a Library Director who will embrace and champion our mission to provide – “a welcoming and dynamic environment where citizens of all ages can find the inspiration, ideas, and information to reach their full potential.” The Library Board hired Bradbury Miller Associates to lead the national search. You can find more information on our employment page.

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.

Author Skype with Ann Aguirre!

Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club as we discuss Enclave with the author herself, Ann Aguirre! Free copies of Enclave will be available at the Reference Desk for teens, while supplies last. Earn FIVE Extra Grand Prize Drawing entries by attending our Author Skype on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.