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This February we’re asking patrons to take a chance on a blind date book. Books will be wrapped in paper and waiting, anonymously, for you to take home! If you let us know how your “date” went and return your blind date review card, you’ll be entered into a raffle!


Computers & Coffee Series

Every 4th Monday of the month!

New to computers? Want to refresh your skills? Enjoy a coffee while we build your basic computer knowledge.

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Feb. 26: Computer Basics

Mar. 26: Internet Basics

Apr. 23: Email Basics

May 21: Cybersecurity Basics

Registration is required for each session. Sign up today--space is limited!


Coyotes in New Berlin

Thursday, February 22 | 6:00 - 7:00pm

Heritage Room

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Dianne Robinson will share the natural history of coyotes iin Wiscosin and an overview of the coyotes habitat, diet and behavior.We will also discuss recommendations for optimum coexistence with our coyote population. 




Libraries Transform Program The Essential Houdini!

Tuesday, February 27 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

Community Room

The true stories of Houdini--an inspiration to generations of dreamers who dare the impossible. Author William Pack goes beyond the myth and bring to life the true story of this American icon.

This program is suitable for Teens, Adults, and Families with older children and uses some audience participation. Registration is encouraged.



A More Civil Union: Humanities Book Discussion

Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America

Thursday, March 1 | 6:00-7:15pm
Heritage Room

To join the discussion, books will be available at the Circulation Desk for check out on Thursday, February 1. Please RSVP at 262-754-1815.

Gunfight is a timely work examining America’s four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history, Adam Winkler brilliantly weaves together the dramatic stories of gun-rights advocates and gun-control lobbyists, providing often unexpected insights into the venomous debate that now cleaves our nation. 


The Unusual History of Punishment

Wednesday, March 7| 6:30pm

Community Room

What do elephants and ash have to do with punishment? Dr. Kathleen Foss will join us to discuss the unusual methods of punishment that have been used around the world.

Open to all ages, but parental discretion is advised. Registration encouraged.


Friday Movies at the Library

Community Room | 1 pm - 3 pm

Movie Matinee Schedule

We transform the Community room into a movie theater most Friday afternoons for free flicks! Join us! Movie ratings and contents may vary. Not all movies will be suitable for all audiences. Closed captioning provided.

Click HERE for this month's movie matinee schedule. 



A Memory Café is a social gathering for those who are experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and a family member or care partner. The Café is a place to have fun, find support, and share experiences. Memory Cafés are being held monthly on Tuesdays at four public libraries in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

Click here to learn more about the Library Memory Project.


Book Clubs

Do you enjoy talking about the books you read? The New Berlin Public Library offers an array of book discussion groups.

Click the book club for a list of recent titles!

Mystery of the Month meets every 2nd Monday in the Conference Room from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Agatha Mystery Club meets every 2nd Monday in the Quiet Reading Room from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  (This book club will resume in September.)

Never Ending Stories (general fiction) meets every 3rd Wednesday from 7:00-8:45 p.m.

As the Pages Turn (general fiction) meets every 4th Monday in the Quiet Reading Room from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  

Classics Book Club (classics) meets every 1st Tuesday in the Conference Room from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Please contact the Adult Reference desk at 262-785-4980 if you are interested in joining one of the book clubs.

Home Delivery Service

The New Berlin Public Library provides home delivery of materials to patrons who are not able to visit the library in person. This service is provided for those cardholders with residency in New Berlin who are confined due to illness, age, disability or other qualifying circumstance. 

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Upcoming Adults Events


Open Quilting at the Library

Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 pm
Bring your supplies and spend the afternoon quilting at the Library. Prizes throughout the day!
Author and local quilter Trudie Hughes will share what it is like to be an author and

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 7, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

Color Your Way to Calm

Thursday, March 8, 1:00 pm
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show

Mystery of the Month Book Club

Monday, March 12, 1:30 pm
Mystery of the Month is a mystery book discussion group that meets every 2nd

Fabric Swap

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 pm
Inspire new ideas at this fabric swap! Batik fabric required. Numbers and sizes will be shared

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

Create-a-Block Demo with Kelly & Janet

Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm
The Quilting Angels’ Quilters, Kelly & Janet will demonstrate a block design! Variations

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

Wednesday Quilting Discussions

Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 am
Wednesday Quilting Discussions We will screen and discuss these “Why Quilts Matter”

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