Herb & Spice Club
November Spice: Celery Salt
Join our 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.
Third Annual NaNoWriMo First Line Contest
November is National Novel Writing Month, and every novel needs an engaging first line! In our third year of this contest, you write your best original first line, and we’ll select two winners—a staff favorite and a publically-voted favorite—to win a prize to a local business. All submitted First Lines will be displayed at the library for patrons to read and enjoy!
Herb & Spice Club
December Spice: Winter Holiday Spices
The winter holiday season is always full of lots of good food, so we’re putting together spice kits to help with all your winter cooking needs! Each week, we’ll have a different spice associated with holiday or seasonal cooking, along with corresponding recipes and historical anecdotes, for you to take home and enjoy!
Plus, come by the Library during open hours December 9 - 22 for special "12 Days of Spices" take-home kits, with recipes and spice samples while supplies last!
Third Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
November 1 – December 22
One of the best family activities during the holiday season is getting together and building a gingerbread house, so why not win a local gift card at the same time? Build a gingerbread house at home before bringing it to the library by December 8 for the contest- there will be two winners, with a gift card prize for each! Voting begins December 9 and ends December 22.
Memory Café Ugly Sweater Bash
Friday, December 1 at 10:30 am
Join us at Hartland Public Library for our winter holiday Memory Café! Come dressed in your finest ugly sweaters, make an ornament to take home, and decorate ugly sweater cookies.
Memory Cafes are informal social gatherings for those who have early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss and their care partner. Registration is preferred but not required. Please visit https://forms.office.com/r/ip6mYxxWke or call the Library at 262-367-3350 to register.
Tuesday Tastes: Winter Cookie Decorating
Tuesday, December 12 at 3 pm
Join us for a monthly cooking club focusing on beginner to intermediate recipes while learning various culinary techniques. This month we will decorated pre-made sugar cookies. Registration is required. Please fill out form to register.
Shelf Indulgence Book Club
Tuesday, December 12 at 6 pm
Thursday, December 14 at 11 am
Flight by Lynn Steger Strong
It's December 22nd and siblings Henry, Kate, and Martin have converged with their spouses on Henry's house in upstate New York. This is the first Christmas the siblings are without their mother, the first not at their mother's Florida house. Over the course of the next three days, old resentments and instabilities arise as the siblings, with a gaggle of children afoot, attempt to perform familiar rituals, while also trying to decide what to do with their mother's house, their sole inheritance. As tensions rise, the whole group is forced to come together unexpectedly when a local mother and daughter need help. Flight is a novel of family, ambition, precarity, art, and desire, one that forms a powerful next step from a brilliant chronicler of our time.