Adult Events

Visit our online Event Calendar to see all our upcoming adult events. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter that features upcoming library programs!

Anime Club for Adults

Join us in the Constitution Room to watch and discuss anime! Snacks and activities will be provided. No registration required. This program is for ages 18+. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Monday, October 16th at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, November 20th at 6:30 PM

Books & Coffee

A casual, Saturday morning book club for adults! The upcoming dates are: 

  • Saturday, October 21st at 10 AM: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  • Saturday, November 18th at 10 AM: Stories from the Tenants Downstairs by Sidik Fofana

Getting Crafty

Join us monthly for an evening of crafting. Registration is required. Please register by calling 414-302-8500 or online at Getting Crafty is held in the Constitution Room. The upcoming dates and crafts are:

  • Monday, October 30th at 6:30 PM: Pumpkin Pie Garland
  • Monday, November 27th at 6:30 PM: Cookie Cutter Wreath

Job  Search with Goodwill

The workplace has gone through fundamental changes over the past decade and continues to evolve post pandemic. One thing remains constant, looking for a job can be a job in and of itself. The Goodwill Workforce Connection Center is here to help you learn and navigate this process. We will be onsite to share strategies and tips that we’ve discovered over the years from working with employers and recruiters. Open to any job seeker, young, old or somewhere in between. Brief 20-minute presentation followed by one-on-one support to help with your questions. The upcoming dates are:  

  • Thursday, September 28th at 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 5th at 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 19th at 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 30th at 1:30 PM

Leisure Learners

Leisure Learner presentations are for adults who enjoy viewing films, and hearing speakers talk about travel, history, and other subjects of general interest. No registration is required. We meet in the Constitution Room. Upcoming dates are: 

  • Tuesday, October 3 at 10:30 AM: Taxidermy with Johanna Kaye
  • Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 AM: Lori Fredrich, author of "Field to Fork: Farm Fresh Recipes from the Dairy State"
  • Tuesday, December 5 at 10:30 AM: Candy Cane Lane: History and Impact 

Lit Loot 

Lit Loot is the library’s special box for book lovers. Each FREE Lit Loot box is full of treats, surprises, and a hand-picked book by a librarian. Pick up your Lit Loot box, enjoy, and return the book and the box—you keep the LOOT! Registration begins November 1st. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or stop by the Information Desk in the library. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Wednesday, November 15th

Paint & Sip

Tap into your creative side with a relaxing evening of painting, tea and camaraderie with instructor Adrienne Calcagnino. No experience necessary. Registration required: The upcoming dates are:

  • Monday, October 2nd at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, November 6th at 6:30 PM
  • Monday, December 11th at 6:30 PM

Popcorn and a Movie

Enjoy a film select Friday afternoons in the Constitution Room. The upcoming dates are: 

  • Friday, October 6th at 2 PM: Book Club: The Next Chapter
  • Friday, November 3rd at 2 PM: Moving On

Promptly: A Writing Club

Have you ever wished you had time to write but didn’t know how to get started? Then set aside this time in a supportive community. Adults and teens 16 and older are invited to begin stories, true or fiction, using prompts, or writing exercises. The upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 PM

Whole Body Wellness

In September, Beth Unger, a scientist and certified clinical aromatherapist, will offer tips for using essential oils. Learn how they can support sleep, energy and mood. In November, practice a form of meditation that uses breath and body awareness to enter a place of deep relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. If you aren’t comfortable on the floor, you can practice in a chair. The upcoming dates are:

  • Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30 PM: Guided Meditation

YABC for Adults

Grab a bite at a local restaurant and discuss a young adult book! Registration recommended: upcoming dates are: 

  • Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM: Scythe by Neal Schusterman at 84th Classic Cafe, 1650 S. 84th St.
  • Wednesday, November 1st at 6:30 PM: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline at Natty Oaks, 11505 W. National Ave.
  • Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30 PM: All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir at McCoco's, 7420 W. Greenfield Ave.

For other West Allis Reads programs, visit