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Fall Program Guide

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Greenfield Public Library Fall 2021 Programs This fall we will be offering a combination of in person programs and virtual programs Virtual programs will be held through Zoom meetings or on our Facebook page You do not need a Facebook account to view the programs Recordings will be on Facebook for at least one week for you to view at your convenience Find us at www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary CHILDREN FAMILY PROGRAMS Rhythm Rhyme Time in person and Zoom Mondays 9 30 10 00 and 10 30 11 00 AM September 13 November 29 Join us for 30 minutes of songs and rhymes to encourage singing dancing and playing Nursery rhymes have never been so fun Space is limited Registration is required Register in person or call the Children s Desk at 414 321 9595 ext 4114 Story Time with Mr Mark I Didn t Expect That in person and Facebook Thursdays 10 30 11 00 AM and 6 30 7 00 PM September 9 December 2 Join Mr Mark for stories of surprises Programs will take place in the Community Room Caregivers stay with the children during the program Thursday night s program will be in person only Thursday morning s program will be in person and simultaneously steamed to our Facebook page Families will be asked to stay together and keep distance from others Lap Sit Story Time in person and Facebook Tuesdays 9 30 10 00 and 10 30 11 00 AM September 7 November 30 Join us for a half hour of stories rhymes and silly songs It s the best way for any child to start the day Recommended for ages 6 months 3 years but ALL ages are welcome Space is limited Registration is required Register in person or call the Children s Desk at 414 321 9595 ext 4114 THE ARTS Wednesday Matinee Movies in person Second Wednesdays of the Month 1 00 PM It s back by popular demand See some great films at Greenfield Library s Wednesday Matinee Movies We will be showing a variety of newer and classic movies this time in a limited session Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian for R rated films The number of attendees will be capped at 30 people You MUST REGISTER for seating in advance at our website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programsevents Registration will open two weeks in advance for each film Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full Contact Librarian Phil with questions September 8 Nomadland R 1 47 October 13 News of the World PG 13 1 58 November 10 Grumpy Old Men 1993 PG 13 1 43 Open Acoustic Jams in person First Wednesday of the Month 6 00 7 30 PM September 1 October 6 November 3 Grab your guitar banjo ukulele or any other unplugged instruments you may have and bring them to the Greenfield Library Community Room Bring some friends and play with fellow community members Can t fit your piano through the door Play ours Can t play Stomp and sing along Let s make some great and safe music together Art Exhibit Wisconsin Pastel Artists September 20 October 29 On exhibit in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Lounge

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ADULT PROGRAMS CONT Sci Fi Book Club Zoom NEW One Monday a Month 7 00 8 00 PM Are you a hard core fan who loves reading science fiction Or maybe you ve never read any and are curious about the genre This book club is aimed at Sci Fi aficionados and newcomers alike showcasing both new soft science fiction titles and hard classics Get outside of the norm and join us in reading and discussing some great innovative novels Contact Gabriel at gabriel scuglik greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4101 to register September 13 All Systems Red by Martha Wells October 4 Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton November 1 Carrie by Stephen King EBOOKS AND ELECTRONIC CONTENT Wisconsin s Digital Library Enjoy eBooks audiobooks magazines and movies on your mobile device or computer Download the Libby app to get started or visit Wisconsin s Digital Library Online wplc overdrive com Toddler Story Time in person and Facebook Wednesdays 9 30 10 00 AM and 10 30 11 00 AM September 8 December 1 Join Ms Christine for stories songs and fun activities Recommended for ages 1 3 years but all ages are welcome Caregivers stay with children during the program Space is limited and registration is required Call 414 321 9595 ext 4114 to register Pajama Story Time in person and Facebook Saturdays 6 00 6 45 PM September 11 October 9 November 13 One Saturday a month after the library is closed we open the Community Room for a special pajama story time Children are invited to come in their pj s or regular clothes and to bring pillows blankets or stuffed animals Program is in person and simultaneously steamed to our Facebook page Families will be asked to stay together and keep distance form others Kid Crafts to Go Facebook First Wednesday of the Month September 1 October 6 November 3 December 1 Once a month we will release the materials for two new crafts available for pickup at the Children s Desk Instructions will be posted on our Facebook page www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Wednesdays at 1 30 PM but the videos will stay up so you can get crafting when you re ready Registration is required You can register through the link on the Facebook event or through our website www greenfieldlibrary org kids and families programs events php Registration will open one week in advance Hoopla Hoopla has eBooks audiobooks movies music and comics available for checkout with no wait www hoopladigital com Trick or Treat Story Time Facebook Saturday October 30 6 00 PM Fully virtual story time with Dr Markenstein Stories with a slightly spooky or costume theme

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CHILDREN FAMILY PROGRAMS STEAM Home Facebook Wednesdays 2 30 3 30 PM September 8 22 October 6 20 November 3 17 Kids ages 8 13 are invited to our series on STEAM which stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math Twice a month we will release STEAM kits available for pickup at the Children s Desk Then instructional videos will be posted on our Facebook page www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Wednesdays at 2 30 PM but videos will stay up so you can do the experiment at your convenience Registration is required and will open up one week in advance of the program Register on our website www greenfieldlibrary org kids and families programs events php Lego Club in person Tuesdays 6 00 7 00 PM September 7 October 5 November 2 December 7 Kids of all ages are welcome to join Lego Club We ll have a theme or challenge build our creations and share our creations with the rest of the group Legos and Mega Bloks will be provided Space is limited and registration is required Email Ms Christine at christinej greenfieldwi us or call 414 321 9595 ext 4127 to register Reading with Tails in person Times and Dates TBD Children of all ages can practice their reading skills by reading to a friendly listener a dog Our trained therapy dog will be the perfect audience to help young readers get comfortable reading aloud Caregivers stay with children during their 15 minute session Space is limited and registration is required Email Ms Christine at christinej greenfieldwi us or call 414 321 9595 ext 4127 to register ADULT PROGRAMS CONT BOOK DISCUSSIONS Please call 414 321 9595 or visit the reference desk to reserve a copy of the book Adult Book Discussion in person and Zoom option Second Wednesday of the Month 7 00 8 00 PM Contact Melissa for Zoom log in directions at melissa sylla greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4118 September 8 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett October 13 My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite November 10 Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson History Book Club Zoom Fourth Tuesday of the Month 7 00 8 00 PM The History Book Club is a critical yet social conversation for those who enjoy learning about and discussing history All are welcome even those who did not read but enjoy history We will be meeting virtually through Zoom for the remainder of 2021 Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more details and to register September 28 Marooned Jamestown Shipwreck and a New History of America s Origin by Joseph Kelly October 26 Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari November 23 this session starts at 6 30 BOOK REPORT Read a history book of your choosing and present it to the group

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ADULT PROGRAMS CONT Adult Bad Art Night in person Friday October 15 6 15 7 30 PM Feeling creative Not good at art Perfect Leave your good taste at home and create some wacky and tacky art at Greenfield Library You will have 45 minutes to make the worst art you can Afterwards there will be a vote and the best at bad art will win the coveted Gud at Bad Art Trophy Materials will be provided Registration is required Please register through our website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programs events Registration will open on October 1 The link will be removed once registration is full Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more information October Writing Contest Submission due by 5 00 PM on October 22 Do you have a hidden talent for descriptive writing Here is your chance to showcase your abilities Submit your original horror science fiction short story in our October Writing Contest for your opportunity to get the recognition you deserve and to win a first prize of a 50 Amazon gift card See website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programs events for full contest details For writers ages 16 and over TECHNOLOGY HELP Technology Classes in person Thursdays 6 00 7 00 PM Learn about some of the things you can do with your computer phone or tablet Please bring your own laptop or device if possible A limited number of laptops are available on a first come first served basis Please register by calling Melissa at 414 321 9595 ext 4118 September 30 Microsoft Word October 14 Microsoft Excel November 11 Smartphone Tablet Tips Drop in Tech Help in person Thursdays 6 00 7 00 PM October 7 November 4 December 2 Do you have a quick question about your phone laptop or other technology Stop by anytime during this program to get your questions answered Time for each question might be limited depending on the number of participants TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Take Home Bags Third Tuesday of the Month September 21 October 19 November 16 Teens ages 12 18 can request monthly take home bags The sign up form will include a few questions about the kinds of books you d like You ll get a bag to pick up with a couple of library books to check out and the supplies for a craft to do at home Visit our website www greenfieldlibrary org teens programs events php to register ADULT PROGRAMS Virtual Game Nights Zoom Third Wednesday of the Month 6 30 8 00 PM Have some fun and play games with members of the community Use that big brain of yours and get lucky with monthly game events and have some fun while doing it We will be meeting on Zoom so registration is required Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us to register and for more details September 15 Bingo October 20 Big Brain Trivia Night November 17 Bingo Adult Crafts to Go Facebook Fourth Thursday of the Month Register to get supplies for a craft to do at home Instructions will be posted on our Facebook page www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Thursdays at 6 00 PM but videos will stay on Facebook so you can make the craft whenever it works for you Limited quantities available Registration is required Please register through our website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programs events take home craftkits php Registration will open one week in advance Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full Adult Craft Kits will be available for pickup on the dates listed below September 23 Wire Photo Holder Learn how to make a simple photo holder with some wire beads and a rock October 28 Sock Gnome Get all the supplies to make your very own bearded sock gnome

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ADULT PROGRAMS ADULT PROGRAMS CONT Job Searching Seminars Zoom Tuesdays 6 00 6 30 PM September 14 October 12 November 30 Are you looking for a job in this competitive job market Join us for job search programs presented by Annette DiZinno Lead Workforce Connection Center Consultant with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center These programs will be presented Zoom Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us to register and for login directions Give yourself an advantage and avoid mistakes in your job hunt with help from GPL and Goodwill Write Club A Club for Writers in person Wednesdays 6 30 8 00 PM September 29 October 27 December 1 This peer supported writing group will provide experienced and novice writers the chance to discuss the craft of writing do some writing exercises and celebrate one of our favorite pastimes From blogger to novelist to poet and beyond writers of all ages are welcome We will be meeting onsite at Greenfield Library s Community Room and will be socially distanced Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more information September 14 The Applicant Tracking System and Key Words Filling out job applications is a process that can be challenging Knowing upfront how resumes are reviewed by software programs is critical knowledge to succeed in making your resume work for you In this 30 minute presentation we will review the tips and wording that gives your resume the best chance to make it through the system and then to the desk of a recruiter Senior Ambassador Program in person First Friday of the Month 11 00 AM 12 00 PM October 1 November 5 December 3 The Senior Ambassador program is designed to assist older adults in accessing many life changing events It is a partnership between the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program RSVP The Senior Ambassador Specialist will meet one on one with older adults and or their caregivers The Ambassador is trained to assist with information and referrals regarding meals medical care transportation legal issues and more October 12 Best Practices for Virtual Interviewing Lights camera action Although you are not starring in a Hollywood movie you are the star of your own video performance in a video interview In this 30 minute presentation learn the do s and don ts of video interviews including how best to prepare for any interview virtual or face to face November 30 Ageism in the Workplace How to Accentuate the Positive The job market is constantly changing and there can be stereotypes for any job seeker including more mature workers In this 30 minute presentation learn how to accentuate the positive and highlight all of the skills you bring to an employer as a valuable team member October 1 Challenging the Sea with Ronald Takacs retired US Navy Submarine veteran who will share his personal submarine adventures November 5 Viewing Vaudeville Theatre and Dance with Nancy McQuide local theatre performer December 3 Welcoming the Holiday Spirit with D Dobie Doberstein the concertina player Local Author Spotlight Zhanna Slor in person September 14 7 00 8 00 PM Join us in welcoming up and coming local author Zhanna Slor as she discusses herself and her debut mystery title At the End of the World Turn Left Influenced by her experiences growing up in Soviet Ukraine and moving to Milwaukee the novel is set in the iconic Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee and follows the story of two immigrants in the 2008 recession climate of the US

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Library Closures for 2021 January 1 April 4 May 31 July 5 September 6 November 25 26 December 19 December 24 26 December 31 Facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Twitter com GreenfieldLib Pinterest com gplwi All programs are free and require no registration unless stated otherwise in the program description 5310 W Layton Ave Greenfield WI 53220 414 321 9595 www greenfieldlibrary org