Library Offers Various Events, Programs

Book and Bake Sale, Holiday Piano Sunday, story times and Lego Club

The Pauline Haass Library offers an array of programs, special events and resources for the entire community. Below is a list of happenings compiled by the library:  

Friends of PHPL Holiday Book & Bake Sale
The Friends of the Pauline Haass Library will be holding their annual Holiday Book and Bake Sale, offering gifts for books lovers.  Dates of the sale are Saturday, November 17 from 9:30-2:00, Sunday, November 18 from 1:00-4:00, and Monday, November 19 from 3:00-7:00.  Choose from a great selection of beautiful like-new used books and book related items.  The Friends of the Library are offering these items to the public to help fund programs and activities not covered in the library budget.   A free gift will be given to those who wish to join or renew their Friends membership.

New Catalog
The library will be starting its new catalog on Wednesday, November 28.  This new system will have a new look, easy log-in procedures, easier searching, text notifications and the ability to retain a reading history.  We appreciate your patience during the change to our new system.   

Holiday Piano Sunday 
The library is looking for pianists of all ages who feel accomplished enough to confidently entertain library users with holiday music on Sunday, December 16, 2:00-3:45 p.m.  Performers should be prepared to present either a fifteen minute or a thirty minute program.  Parental permission is required for performers under the age of 16.  Contact the Adult Services Desk at 262-246-5181 to sign up.

Teen programs

Teen Book Club (Grades 7-9)
Join other teens in November to talk about this month’s book choice, graphic novel Bad Island by Doug TenNapel. Teens who attended October’s book club reviewed popular new fiction and chose this title for November’s discussion.  Books are generously provided by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Public Library. The next book club will meet Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is required; register in person at the Youth Services Desk and get your copy of the book today. 

Holiday Cookie Madness
December 12 at 6-7 p.m. teens are welcome to come decorate cookies at the library.  Plain cookies will be transformed into festive delights!  Bring your holiday spirit, creative vision, and of course –a sweet tooth!  Also there will be a white elephant gift exchange.  Bring a gently used, colorfully wrapped gift to participate.  Your trash could be someone else’s treasure!  No registration is required.

Children’s programs

Free Fun for Kids & Families
All programs are free; some require registration. For more information, call the library at (262) 246-5182 or visit the library website at www.phplonline.org . No programs scheduled the week of Thanksgiving, November 18-24.

NEW! Family Storytime                             

Two sessions
Join local storyteller Kathy Luck for a half-hour of stories, puppets, rhymes and songs. No registration. 
Tuesdays, Sept.11-Dec 4 (excluding 11/20) 10-10:30 a.m. AND 11:00-11:30 a.m.                                                  

Stories & More
Join us for a half-hour of stories, songs and early literacy fun.  No registration. Fridays, Sept.14-Nov 30 (excluding 11/23) 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Playgroup                                                                                                 Stop by the library for Family Storytime or Stories & More and then stay to play! Join families from throughout the community  for a morning of informal play at the library.  No registration. Tuesdays & Fridays Sept 11-Dec 4 (excluding11/20 & 11/23) 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Evening Storytime
Thursdays September 13-November 1, 6:30-7 pm. Join us for a half-hour of stories, rhymes, and songs in a small-group setting. Ages 3-6. Registration required; register in person at the Children’s Services Desk or by phone (262) 246-5182.

5K & 1st Grade Experience It!: 
Once a month on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Experience something new through imagination and play! Join us for one or more of these hands-on learning classes.  Registration required; register in person at the Children’s Services Desk.

November 14, December 19

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Discussion:  once a month on Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. These sessions have filled.  Please call the library to inquire about availability.

4th, 5th & 6th Grade Book Discussion:  
Once a month on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Join us once a month as we talk about Waukesha County Kids’ Choice Award nominees and enjoy an after-school snack. Books generously provided by the Friends of the Pauline Haass Library.  Registration required; register in person at the Children’s Services Desk.

November 14: 
Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors

December 19: 
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass 

Knitting Club: 
On Tuesdays until Dec. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Join knitters of all ages and skill levels at the library’s weekly Knitting Club. Share tips and project ideas as you work on your latest project. All ages. No registration.

LEGO Club: 
Twice a month on Wednesdays from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Join other LEGO-loving kids twice a month to create and build with LEGOs. Ages 5 and older. No registration.

December 5 & 19

For more information, call 262-246-5180 or stop in at the Pauline Haass Public Library, N64 W23820 Main St. in Sussex, or check the library’s web site at www.phplonline.org. The library serves the communities of Lisbon and Sussex and welcomes the opportunity to serve children with disabilities.  If you or your child requires a program to be in an accessible format, please call Youth Services at least 72 hours in advance so that arrangements can be made.  



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