Adult Programs

November Programs

’Lest We Forget: a Veterans Day Kit’

All November

Looking for a way to honor the legacy of America’s veterans from your own home? Head over to the library for ‘Lest We Forget: A Veterans Day Kit,’ a themed pairing of a book and accompanying movie to help you remember the sacrifices our vets have made.

Second Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 1 – December 21 

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 7 for the contest- there will be two winners, with a gift card prize for each! Voting begins December 8 and ends December 21.

Second Annual NaNoWriMo First Line Literary Contest

All November 

November is National Novel Writing Month, and what better way to start your novel than writing a terrific first line? You write your best first line, email it to hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us by November 15, and we’ll select two winners, a staff favorite and a publically-voted favorite, to win a prize to a local business, and all submitted First Lines will be displayed at the library for patrons to read and enjoy!

Herb & Spice Club

November Spice: Rosemary

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.

December Programs

Second Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

November 1 – December 7 

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 for the contest- there will be two winners, with a gift card prize for each!

Herb & Spice Club

December Spice: Winter Holiday Spices

The winter holiday season is the time of year when family comes together for joyous celebrations with lots of good food, so we’ve put some spice kits together to help- each week, we’ll have a small amount of a spice popularized by one winter holiday, along with associated recipes, for you to pick up at the library. Historical anecdotes, including their holiday connections, will be included!

Tuesday Tastes: Holiday Bites

Tuesday, December 13 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 be decorating sugar and gingerbread cookies, with certain themes for each kind of cookie. Registration is required. Please email hplinfo@hartland.lib.wi.us to register.

Genre Book Club

Wednesday, December 14 at 6 pm

Hark! The Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology by Christopher Golden (Horror)

Prepare to be mystified by dark Christmas lore, tall tales, and contemporary settings when you join us for a discussion of this collection of horrifying Christmas short stories from some of the most talented and original writers in horror today, including Josh Malerman and Christopher Golden.

Shelf Indulgence Book Club

Thursday, December 15 at 11 am 

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Historical)

Join us to discuss the story based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.