Adult Programs

May Programs

Book Sale

May 2 – 7 during Library Hours

Books! Movies! And more! Support the Hartland Public Library by stopping by the Friends' Book Sale! Grab a bag and fill it full with books for just $5! DVDs/Blu-rays are $1 each.

Herb & Spice Club

May Spice: Cumin

We're starting a new take-home cooking club! Each month, there will be a unique herb or spice to use at home along with a corresponding recipe and historical anecdotes.

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, May 10 at 3 pm
Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm

Looking for a way to distress? Join us for a night of themed adult coloring. We will provide the pages, coloring utensils, and light refreshments, and you bring your creativity and sense of calm for an hour of artistic Zen.

Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm

Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance in-person for this introductory presentation to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Be inspired for adventures on the Trail! The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a 1,200-mile-long footpath found entirely within Wisconsin, traveling through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas, including right through the heart of Hartland. It is more than a path through the woods – it is a place for mental and physical rejuvenation, a place to unwind after a hard day, and a place to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Learn tips and tricks for day hiking and long-distance hiking, along with plenty of resources to get you started to have a safe and success journey. You’ll leave with maps and information suited to scratch that hiking itch.  

Tuesday Tastes: No-Bake Desserts

Tuesday, May 17 at 3 pm

Join us for a new monthly cooking club focusing on beginner to intermediate recipes while learning various culinary techniques. This month we will create different no-bake desserts that are simple and delicious. Registration is required. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.

Chad Lewis Presents: Mysterious Creatures of Wisconsin

Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm

Join us here at the library for a special program where famed state author Chad Lewis will showcase his on-site investigations of the many mysterious creatures of Wisconsin. From the Bigfoot of the North Woods and the Lake Monster of Lake Pepin to phantom chickens and Hellhounds roaming rural WI, this program will be filled with witness drawings, eye-witness testimony, weird photos, and bizarre sound clips. 

Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Thursday, May 19 at 11 am 

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Join us to discuss the reclusive life Christopher Knight, who drove to Maine and disappeared into the woods for years. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges, which has us questioning what makes a good life.

June Programs

Herb & Spice Club

May Spice: Curry

We're starting a new take-home cooking club! Each month, there will be a unique herb or spice to use at home along with a corresponding recipe and historical anecdotes.

Mary Helen Stefaniak Author Reading and Conversation

Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 pm

Author Mary Helen Stefaniak visits the Library for a night of conversation and cookies! Mary Helen will read selections from her brand-new novel, The World of Pondside, speak about the writing process, and answer any questions from the audience. Signed copies of the novel will be available for purchase, and the author will provide free Pondside-themed cookies as well!

Genre Book Club

Wednesday, June 1 at 6 pm

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone 
Come discuss this unique tale, winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards for Best Novella, and enter a world far into the future, where time travel exists and a war of multiple universes rages. Fashioned in epistolary style, this novella features a story told through correspondence between two battling time agents, each devoted to winning the Time War.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event: Cycropia Aerial Dance 

Friday, June 10
6 pm: Food available for purchase on-site
6:30 pm: Opening act – Artistic Edge Dance Centre
7 pm: Cycropia Aerial Dance

Reach new heights with us as we have a night of acrobatics! Madison-based dance troupe Cycropia will be here performing in our parking lot for an unforgettable night you won’t want to miss! Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to stake out a spot.

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, June 14 at 3 pm
Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm

Looking for a way to distress? Join us for a night of themed adult coloring. We will provide the pages, coloring utensils, and light refreshments, and you bring your creativity and sense of calm for an hour of artistic Zen.

Tuesday Tastes: Grilled Cheese

Tuesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Join us for a new monthly cooking club focusing on beginner to intermediate recipes while learning various culinary techniques. This month we will create different grilled cheese sandwiches that are simple and delicious. Registration is required. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.

Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Thursday, June 16 at 11 am 

The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

Join us to discuss the fascinating woman who helped design and construct the Brooklyn Bridge. As the monument rises, Emily's marriage, principles, and identity threaten to collapse. When the bridge finally stands finished, will she recognize the woman who built it? – Amazon.com