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.

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.

May Doughnuts and Documentaries

A Doughnuts and Documentaries Event

Birds of Wisconsin: In Wisconsin Special

Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.

Wisconsin is home to nearly 300 birding locations, making it an exceptional bird watching habitat. Only in Wisconsin can you see all 15 species of cranes or find the nation’s largest freshwater cattail marsh. On Wednesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m., Birds of Wisconsin takes us on a high-flying journey across the state as it brings us the stories of Wisconsin’s birds and the people who care for them. This documentary is 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, by calling 262-524-3682.

Volunteer Fair 2016

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Stop by the Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. and meet local organizations who are looking for volunteers like you! Teens and adults are welcome to participate.

2016 Edible Book Festival

Second Annual Edible Book Festival

On Saturday April 16, 2016 Waukesha Public Library celebrated National Library Week by hosting edible displays based on people’s favorite book or literary character. The public viewed entries from 1:00PM to 4:00PM and voted for their favorites.

You can see photos of all the entries on our Facebook page. At the end of the day, there were five entries that stood above the rest:

I Spy - WINNER Best in Show Laura SumpterBest in Show: I Spy by Laura Sumpter.

Tequila Mockingbird - WINNER PunniestFunniest Dawn HabbenPunniest/Funniest: “Tequila” Mockingbird by Dawn Habben.

Rainbow Fish - WINNER Most Creative Use of Ingredients Kathryn HendersonMost Creative Use of Ingredients: Rainbow Fish by Kathryn Henderson.

Most Likely to be Eaten: Danny and the Dinosaur by Dakota Diaz with Chance, Sailor, and Luke.Most Likely to be Eaten:  Danny and the Dinosaur by Dakota Diaz with Chance, Sailor, and Luke.

Least Likely to be Eaten: Gods of Olympus by Cassie and Patti Kowalski.Least Likely to be Eaten: Gods of Olympus by Cassie and Patti Kowalski.

Antiques Appraisal: Saturday, April 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Find out what your heirloom or collectible is worth at Waukesha Public Library‘s What’s It Worth? Antiques Appraisal event. Mark Moran, antiques appraiser and author, will be available on Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. to appraise your heirlooms or treasures. Registration is required for an appraisal. Spectators are also welcome!

Mark Moran, formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications, has dealt with antiques for more than 30 years and been an active appraiser for more than 20 years. He also is available to make home visit appraisals for large items, fragile pieces or for large collections. House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange an in-home appraisal, call Mark at 715-281-5060 or email moranm1953@gmail.com.

To register for the Library event, contact the Reference Desk at 262-524-3682. The list of items that can and cannot be appraised is available at the Reference Desk.

Waukesha Public Library’s Edible Book Festival: Saturday, April 16, 2016

What’s better than reading a book? How about making an edible version of a book? Create your masterpiece and enter it in Waukesha Public Library’s second annual Edible Book Festival on Saturday, April 16! Your entry may be inspired by a favorite story, a pun on a title or simply a dish in the shape of a book but it must be book related.  All ages are welcome to enter this family-friendly event but registration is required to compete.

Drop off your entry at the Library on Saturday, April 16, between 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Viewing and voting on the entries is from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. with the Awards Ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

To register or for more details, contact the Reference or Children’s Desk or call 262-524-3682.