Adult Programs

Cookbook Club & Potluck

First of the month & Select Mondays 5:00pm-6:00pm

Grab a spice/seasoning kit and try the recipe that comes with it like usual. Then, so long as COVID numbers remain low, join us in person for a themed potluck. Kits are available up at the circulation desk.

May – Turmeric – Creamy Pakora Soup – Potluck on May 23rd (Bring a dish inspired by another culture)

June – Garlic Powder – Homemade Spaghetti Sauce / Garlic Breadsticks – Potluck on June 20th (Bring something traditionally Italian)

July – Dill Weed – Dill Pickles – Potluck on July 18th (Bring something that requires something to be pickled or contains pickles)

August – Rubbed Sage – Tuscan Onion Soup – Potluck on August 22nd (Bring a soup or bisque)

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Summer Reading Program

May 27th - August 13th

Summer is back and that means Summer Reading Programs for Everyone! The Adult program is simple: Sign up on Bean-stack or have one of the librarians do it for you. Read at least 5 books to earn a small bag of goodies and coupons. Every book you read after that gets you 1 virtual raffle ticket towards a grand prize. Raffle tickets can be redeemed on the Beanstack app for entry into the prize you are interested in.

Movies for Grownups

First Thursday of the Month @ 2:00

The library offers free movies for adults the first Thursday of each month @2PM Grab a friend or two and join us! Due to delays in DVD release dates, most of the official lineup of movies will be released end of May. Sponsored by the Friends of Brown Deer Library.

May 5th Matrix Resurrections (R)
June 7th Free Guy (PG-13)
July 1st & August 4th TBA

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Coloring & Conversation

Select Fridays 10am-12pm

We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse select Fridays 10AM-12PM in the library’s Adult Program Room, so long as COVID numbers remain low. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must. The next Coloring and Conversation dates are May 13th, June 10th, July 8th & August 12th

Book Club

Third Wednesday of the month 5:30pm-6:30pm

Books are always better when discussed!New members are welcome. Participants must register for each month, at which point the book will be waiting for you up at the Circulation Counter. Interested parties may register online, by stopping at the Reference Desk, or calling the library.

May 18th Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

June 15th First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

July 20th Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

August 17th The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

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Scrabble Club

Last Wednesday of the Month @12pm

Come join us, and maybe bring a friend, to play Scrabble! We’ll provide the Scrabble board. You provide the words! Next sessions are: May 25th, June 29th, July 27th, & August 31st.

Streaming Book Club

Last Friday of the month @12pm

We will be meeting over lunch on the final Friday of the Month @12PM. So grab your bag lunch and join us for some fun, gossipy book discussions on some of the latest books to start streaming … We might even watch part of an episode!

May 27th The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Disney+ by same name)

June 24th The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (Hulu by same name)

July 29th The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Disney+ by same name)

August 26th Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (HBO Max by same name)

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Twine Coasters

Tuesday June 7th 11:00pm-12:00pm

A day on the water brings to mind sailor suits, knotted rope, sun, sand, cool summer breezes… These simple coasters bring at least one or two of those elements to your every day.

Fired Ink

Wednesday June 22nd 3:00pm-4:00pm

Let’s light a fire under your creative side! Join us as we combine fire, ink, and glass to create fun artwork for all ages. Have we sparked your interest yet?

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Painted Flip Flops

Thursday June 30th 2:00pm-3:00pm

You provide the talent and a pair of flip-flops to glam up, we’ll provide the rest of the supplies.

Milwaukee Riverkeepers

Monday July 11th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Come and learn a little about water conservation in our area with our local ecological warriors the Milwaukee
Riverkeepers. It is sure to be informative and maybe you will find a way to get out there and give back to the community.


Pour Painting

Friday July 22nd 1:00pm-2:00pm

Acrylic pour art is a fun technique that creates dramatic, contemporary results in minutes. With this all-ages program, we’ll be creating beautiful works of art by pouring paint over our canvas and allowing the paint to marble/bubble itself. Have fun pouring your art.

Fabric Mosaics

Tuesday August 9th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mosaics are pictures or patterns created by arranging smaller pieces together. It is an exercise in creating something beautiful out of a lot of disparate parts. Traditionally, stone, tile, or glass are used. But we will be using fabric to create our patterns. Some basic shapes and outlines will be provided. It’s up to you to put them together just as we start to come together once more.

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Homemade Paper

Thursday August 25th 1:00pm-2:00pm

There is something luxurious about receiving homemade paper products. Come to our class and learn the basics. It’s easy enough to make at home and makes a beautiful gift.