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Fall Program Guide

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Greenfield Public Library Winter and Spring 2022 Programs This winter and spring 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 January 3 April 25 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 Lap Sit Story Time In Person and Facebook Tuesdays 9 30 10 00 and 10 30 11 00 AM January 4 April 26 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary 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 EBOOKS AND ELECTRONIC CONTENT Wisconsin s Digital Library Enjoy eBooks audiobooks and movies on your mobile device or computer Download the Libby app to get started or visit Wisconsin s Digital Library to access content in a web browser on your computer Hoopla Hoopla has eBooks audiobooks movies music and comics available for checkout with no wait NEW ONLINE RESOURCES Brainfuse HelpNow HelpNow offers one to one homework help from live online tutors who are professional instructors They have experience and knowledge to guide students and follow state aligned skill building lessons to help students master key academic Toddler Story Time In Person and Zoom Wednesdays 9 30 10 00 AM and 10 30 11 00 AM January 5 April 27 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary 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 Registration is required Register in person or call the Children s Desk at 414 321 9595 ext 4114 areas Brainfuse JobNow JobNow provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the tasks necessary to get a job

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TECHNOLOGY HELP CHILDREN FAMILY PROGRAMS Technology Classes In Person Wedensdays 6 00 7 00 PM January 19 February 2 16 March 2 16 April 20 May 4 Join us for technology tips on a variety of different topics Please bring your own laptop or device if possible A limited number of laptops are available on a first come first served basis March 2 Libby Hoopla March 16 Cut the Cable April 20 All About Apps May 4 Online Privacy and Security Story Time with Mr Mark Thank You for Being a Friend Facebook Thursdays 10 30 11 00 AM January 6 February 24 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Join Mr Mark for stories of friends and friendship Caregivers stay with their children during the program Thursday morning s program will be in person and simultaneously saved to our Facebook page Thursday evening s program will be in person only Families will be asked to stay together and keep distance from others Book a Librarian In Person Do you need one on one help with technology Book an appointment with a librarian Sessions last an hour and can include Computer phone or tablet basics Microsoft Office Setting up and using email The library s online services Social media Help with online research Please contact Melissa at 414 321 9595 ext 4118 or melissas greenfieldwi us to set up an appointment Story Time with Mr Mark Imaginary Beasts In Person and Facebook Thursdays 10 30 11 00 AM 6 30 7 00 PM March 10 April 28 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Join Mr Mark for stories of unicorns dragons and other imaginary creatures Caregivers stay with their children during the program Thursday morning s program will be in person and simultaneously saved to our Facebook page Thursday evening s programs will be in person only Families will be asked to stay together and keep distance from others Pajama Story Time In Person and Facebook Saturdays 6 00 6 45 PM February 12 Facebook only March 12 April 9 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary 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 virtually saved to our Facebook page Families will be asked to stay together and keep distance form others

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CHILDREN FAMILY PROGRAMS Kid Crafts to Go Facebook First Wednesday of the Month January 5 February 2 March 2 April 6 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary 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 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 our website www greenfieldlibrary org kids and families programs events php Registration will open one week in advance Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full STEAM Home Facebook Wednesdays 2 30 3 30 PM January 5 19 February 2 16 March 2 16 April 6 20 www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary Kids ages 8 13 are invited to our series on STEAM which stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Math Instructional videos will be posted on our Facebook page Wednesdays at 2 30 PM but videos will stay up so you can do the experiment at your convenience Twice a month we will release STEAM kits available for pickup at the Children s Desk Registration is required and will open up one week in advance of the program Register on our website www greenfieldlibrary org kids and families programsevents php Lego Club In Person Tuesdays 6 00 7 00 PM March 1 April 5 May 3 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 BOOK DISCUSSIONS History Book Club In Person and Zoom Fourth Tuesday of the Month 7 00 8 00 PM February 22 Zoom only March 22 April 26 May 24 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 onsite but you can participate virtually through Zoom if you prefer Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more details and to register for the Zoom option February 22 In Search of a Kingdom Francis Drake Elizabeth I and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire by Laurence Bergreen March 22 Old Man River The Mississippi River in North American History by Paul Schneider April 26 Land How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester May 24 The Pope and Mussolini The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I Kertzer Sci Fi Book Club In Person and Zoom Second Tue of the Month 7 00 8 00 PM February 8 Zoom only March 8 April 12 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 February 8 Foundation by Isaac Asimov March 8 Klara and the Sun by Nobel Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro April 12 Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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SENIORS Senior Ambassador Program In Person First Friday of the Month 11 00 AM 12 00 PM March 4 April 1 May 6 June 3 The Senior Ambassador program is designed to assist older adults in accessing many life enhancing services 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 Contact Sherril at sherrilw greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4105 with any questions March 4 Collecting Armenian Coins with presenter Leon Saryan PhD April 1 Card Crafting with Caroline Anderson and U S Currency with presenter Bob Free May 6 Growing a Garden District with retired Ald Terry Witkowski June 3 Mitchell Airport Gallery with presenter Bill Streicher 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 Second Wednesday of the Month 7 00 8 00 PM February 9 Zoom only March 9 April 13 May 11 Meet us at the library to talk about books or join the discussion on Zoom For the Zoom meeting link contact Melissa at melissas greenfieldwi us February 9 Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue March 9 The Yellow House by Sarah M Broom April 13 The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim May 11 Anxious People by Fredrik Backman CHILDREN FAMILY PROGRAMS Read Across America Facebook Wednesday March 2 6 00 6 45 PM www facebook com greenfieldpubliclibrary A fully virtual story time on Facebook to celebrate Read Across America Day with Mo Willems characters the Pigeon Elephant and Piggie and more Peeps O Rama A literary themed peep diorama contest Build a diorama using peeps candy and a shoe box depicting a scene from a book Drop off your diorama at either reference desk March 28 April 3 The dioramas will be on display in the library April 4 10 for people to vote for their favorite in each age category Winners will be announced April 12 Age categories Kids 7 and under Youth 8 12 Teen 13 17 Adult 18 For more information call or email Gloria at GloriaM greenfieldwi us Games in the Garden In Person Saturday May 21 12 00 2 30 PM With summer approaching what better way to have fun than playing games in our beautiful Children s Garden We will have a bunch of games and activities set up for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors Ring in the newer warmer season with some fun and frolicking No rain date planned TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Take Home Bags Third Tuesday of the Month January 18 February 15 March 15 April 19 May 17 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

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ADULT PROGRAMS Open Acoustic Jams In Person First Wednesday of the Month 6 00 7 30 PM April 6 May 4 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 No meeting in March The Greenfield Aces Cribbage Club In Person First Third Friday of the Month 2 00 4 00 PM March 4 18 April 1 15 Whether you are just interested in learning to play or have won a few Cribbage tournaments in your day the Greenfield Aces Cribbage Club is a perfect place for players of all levels to come together over a classic pastime The Greenfield Green Thumb Club In Person Third Wednesday of the Month 4 30 6 00 PM March 16 April 20 Calling all plant lovers Introducing the Greenfield Green Thumbs a group that promotes a sense of community through horticulture Future group events will feature helpful presentations Q A s and create a space for community members to share tips and tricks about plants gardening or just chat about their plants and share pictures The group is kicking off with a houseplant swap in January where attendees can exchange plants or bring some to share with others who don t have any Game Nights In Person Wednesday 6 30 8 00 PM January 19 March 16 May 18 Have some fun at Greenfield Library We offer a chance to play games with members of the community Use that big brain of yours and get lucky with bimonthly game events and have some fun while doing it Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us to register and for more details January 19 Bingo March 16 Big Brain Trivia Night May 18 Bingo ART PROGRAMS Youth Art Month Opening Reception In Person Sunday March 6 1 00 5 00 PM Free drop in make and take arts workshop suitable for family members of all ages from 1 00 3 00 PM Irish Music Show Curtis Crossroads In Person Tuesday March 15 7 00 8 00 PM Get in the swing of St Patrick s season with an evening of Irish music Milwaukee based Curtis Crossroads will play a medley of traditional Irish tunes that will get you stomping They will bring you a fun night full of roaring jigs and reels and tell some stories along the way ART EXHIBITS The Fine Art of John Suess In Person January 1 31 John Suess a Wisconsin artist works primarily in acrylics and mostly enjoys painting landscapes John is drawn to the beauty found in nature and likes to think of his style as somewhat expressionist in the style of Fairfield Porter and Wolf Khan Don t miss this chance to see Mr Suess inspired and accomplished artwork His complete collection can be previewed on his website at www johnsuessfineart com and johnsuessfineart on Instagram and Facebook March is Youth Art Month In Person March 1 31 In celebration of Youth Art Month local student artwork will be on display in the Community Room Children s Library and second floor mezzanine lounge all month

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ADULT PROGRAMS Common Scams and Frauds In Person April 12 2 00 3 00 PM The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will discuss the details of common scams the warning signs of a scam and what to do if you or someone you know falls victim to a scam or fraud Helpful factsheets from The Bureau of Consumer Protection will be available As Wisconsin s lead agency for consumer protection the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection provides information and education mediates complaints investigates cases and takes enforcement actions to fight fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm consumers and honest businesses Identity Theft Protect and Prevent In Person March 17 2 00 3 00 PM Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States The more you learn about it the less vulnerable you are The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft how to recognize it and how to prevent it including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam Helpful brochures will be available ADAPTIVE AND SENSORY Adaptive Sensory Story Time for Adults With Special Needs In Person Second Fourth Thursdays of the Month 11 30 AM 12 00 PM March 10 24 April 14 28 Join us for stories music arts crafts projects Registration is encouraged Register in person or by phone 414 321 9595 ext 4127 or visit our website at www greenfieldlibrary org ADULT PROGRAMS Write Club A Club for Writers In Person and Zoom Final Wednesday of the Month 6 30 8 00 PM January 26 February 23 Zoom only March 30 April 27 May 25 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 Conference Room and will be socially distanced Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more information Adult Crafts In Person Fourth Thursday of the Month 6 00 7 00 PM March 24 April 28 Registration is required You can register through our website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programs events Registration will open one week in advance Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full March 24 Yarn Wrapped Trivets Great as a gift or keep it for yourself learn how to make a coaster or trivet with yarn April 28 Knotted Mason Jar A simpler version of macram learn how to make a cute decorative jar with a few pieces of yarn Steve Person The Victorian Undertaker In Person Tuesday April 19 6 30 8 00 PM It was during the Victorian Era that the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated Many of the traditions that are observed in today s funeral process came to be from superstitions of the 1800s Learn about grave robbers mortuaries and other deadly oddities when retired funeral director Steve Person visits Greenfield Library and displays some of his macabre collection including embalming equipment instruments and coffins from this era Learn about this unique and ghastly era straight from the Victorian Undertaker

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ADULT PROGRAMS Job Searching Seminars In Person Second Monday of the Month 6 00 7 00 PM March 14 April 11 May 9 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 Give yourself an advantage and avoid mistakes in your job hunt with help from GPL and Goodwill Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us to register Sessions will be at Greenfield Library will be moved to Zoom to follow COVID protocol if necessary March 14 Resume Building Blocks There are numerous components in constructing your resume Learn the most important elements to feature so your resume works best to your advantage April 11 Resume Key Words and The Applicant Tracking System Before you begin work on your resume be aware of software programs that scan resumes and the keywords that are searched for Knowing this in advance will save you from some simple mistakes May 9 Virtual Interviewing Virtual interviews are now very common Learn how to present yourself on camera when you meet a recruiter Typical interview questions are also covered with effective responses Human Trafficking 101 A Night with Human Rights Organization Fight to End Exploitation In Person Tuesday March 29 6 30 8 00 PM Human trafficking is a global problem Human trafficking is a local problem It is a crime that affects millions of people worldwide and shows up on the local news A representative from Fight to End Exploitation will talk about this violation of human rights show you how Adult Bad Art Night In Person Friday April 1 6 15 7 30 PM Feeling creative Not good at art Perfect Get your April Fool on 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 March 15 The link will be removed once registration is full Contact Phil at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 for more information ADULT PROGRAMS Wednesday Matinee Movies In Person Second Fourth Wednesdays of the Month 1 00 PM March 9 May 25 It is finally 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 Persons under 18 MUST be accompanied by parent or guardian for R rated films Masks are required The movies will be capped at 30 people You must register for seating in advance at our website www greenfieldlibrary org adults programs events Registration will open 10 days in advance for each film Registration will close and the link will be removed once registration is full Contact Librarian Phil with questions at phils greenfieldwi us or 414 321 9595 ext 4116 List of movies to be played will be released in mid December Come to the library for a Spark Joy with Shannon Huneycutt In Person and Zoom Thursday March 3 6 30 PM Shannon will be bringing the life changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Webinar This inspiring presentation teaches what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy in your home office and life There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation you must attend in person to win as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions Bring a standard t shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique Registration is required To register contact Gabriel at 414 321 9595 ext 4101 or gabriel scuglik greenfieldwi us

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Library Hours Monday 9 00 AM 8 30 PM Tuesday 9 00 AM 8 30 PM Wednesday 9 00 AM 8 30 PM Thursday 9 00 AM 8 30 PM Friday 9 00 AM 6 00 PM Saturday 9 00 AM 4 00 PM Sunday 1 00 PM 5 00 PM Library Closures for 2022 January 1 2 April 17 May 30 June 20 July 4 September 5 October 10 November 24 25 December 18 December 24 25 December 31 For current library hours and possible Covid 19 pandemic changes to our services please check our website www greenfieldlibrary org before you visit 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