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Registration is required for some programs. 

Contact the library at 262-785-4980 or
to RSVP. Thank You!

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Adult Programs

Spring 2017 Program Guide for Adults

We've planned great programs for you this spring! Click here to view the schedule from January-April! We look forward to seeing you at the library!




Starting Out With Succulents

Saturday, April 22, 2017  | 10:00-11:00 am

Conference Room

A look at some great beginner (hard to kill),  readily available plants. We will discuss potting, lighting,  watering, and propagating new plants from the plants you currently have. 



Capture New Berlin! Pet Photography Workshop

Wednesday, May 10th | 10:00-11:00 am

Conference Room (Instruction)

Saturday, May 13th | 10:00-11:00 am

Heritage Room (Photo Shoot)

Have you been ready to snap a picture of your pet in the cutest pose and before you can hit the button, the moment is gone? Photographer Kevin Hanley will share the best ways to capture our furry friends!  

We will also be hosting a photo shoot for pets on Saturday, May 13th from   10-11 in the Heritage Room for participants and pets to practice what they’ve learned together. All pets welcomed, but registration is required.

To register, please contact the Library at 262-785-4980 or email us at



Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Tuesday, May 30th | 6:00-8:00 pm

Heritage Room

Join us for a screening & discussion of Hometown Habitat, a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

Flyer Here



Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Conference Room

Come to the library for a showing of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (Not Rated, 79 min). 

CODE documentary exposes the death of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

Following the viewing try your hand at some coding! Workstations will be set-up to introduce participants to various programming languages.

Registration is 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.

Click on the popcorn 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 Memory Café and other upcoming events.

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Tuesday, May 16th Memory Cafe 

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Tuesday, June 20th Memory Cafe  


Book Clubs

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

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.

Books And Brew Book Club (variety, mostly fiction but maybe some non-ficiton) meets every 1st Thursday at a local bar from 6:00-8:00 p.m. You can learn more about this group on Goodreads

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


As the Pages Turn Book Club

Monday, April 24, 2:00 pm
The As the Pages Turn is a general fiction book discussion group that meets every 4th Monday

How to Maximize Your Garden Space

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 pm
Whether your garden is limited in size or you have room to grow, this session will teach you

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, April 28, 1:00 pm
Come enjoy a free movie at the library! FREE ADMISSION. No RSVP required… please

Classics Book Club

Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 pm

Books & Brews Book Club

Thursday, May 4, 6:00 pm
Books and Brews is for book lovers (21+ only) who want to stay away from typical book club

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, May 5, 1:00 pm
Come enjoy a free movie at the library! FREE ADMISSION. No RSVP required… please

Paint & Decoupage Your Own Pots

Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am
Need to jazz up your porch? Feeling a little crafty? Join us at the library to paint or decoupage

Mystery of the Month Book Club

Monday, May 8, 1:30 pm
Mystery of the Month is a mystery book discussion group that meets every 2nd

Color Your Way to Calm

Thursday, May 11, 1:00 pm
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, May 12, 1:00 pm
Come enjoy a free movie at the library! FREE ADMISSION. No RSVP required… please

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