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Hello Again Greenfield Blog Readers!

Summer is quickly approaching and the activities at Greenfield Library are going through the roof!  Please read about just some of what is happening through middle of May.

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 Mother’s Day Crafts Program for Middle/High School Students at Greenfield Library on Tuesday, May 6, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Teens, do you need a Mother’s Day present for your mom?  Have no fear!  Middle and high school students can come to the library’s Community Room on Tuesday, May 6, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM to make presents for their mothers.  No matter how uncreative you think you are, there will be an easy and fun craft for you to make.  This is a free and program and registration is not required.

Hypnotist Paul Knight to Command Audience at May 8 Hypnotism Show

Hypnotist and “Master of the Mind” Paul Knight brings his mesmerizing and hilarious hypnotism show to Greenfield Library on Thursday, May 8, at 7:00 PM in the GPL Community Room.  Bring the family to this hilarious G-rated program set to make your sides hurt from laughing.  No registration is required and the event is free to the public.  Come early to get a seat.  Just a warning: after this show, YOU MAY NEVER BE THE SAME!

Turn Your Hobby into a Business!

This free Greenfield Library Personal Finance Workshop takes place on Tuesday, May 13, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Library Community Room and is targeted towards those who are considering turning their hobby into a business.  Co-sponsored by the Greenfield Library and WWBIC (Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp.), this program will give you guidance on how to proceed with creating a successful business plan.  You will gain insight into whether you and your hobby can make the transition from hobby to business!   Registration is appreciated.  Call the library at (414) 321-9595 X101 or email

Adult Book Discussion on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room

The Greenfield Public Library Adult Book Club will be discussing The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for the month of May.  An insightful and raw book, The Fault in Our Stars stars Hazel, a sixteen-year old with terminal cancer and her relationship with Augustus at her cancer support group and the love that blossoms, perhaps on borrowed time, but perhaps not.  Reserve your copy online at or call the library at (414) 321-9595 X104. 

Readiness Review for Upcoming Milwaukee Career Expo to Take Place at Greenfield Library on May 15

Those interested in attending the Milwaukee Career Expo on May 22 at State Fair Park will have the opportunity to secure an admission ticket for the event when they attend a Readiness Review session on Thursday, May 15, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Greenfield Library.  If you’re seeking a job and are interested in connecting with employers at the Milwaukee Career Expo, the first step is to register at and complete a Job Match Profile and Self Assessment Survey.  Then, bring a printed copy of your resume and Self Assessment Survey to the Readiness Review session at the Greenfield Library.  Department of Workforce Development staff will be on hand to help you prepare for the Career Expo. For more information about the Career Expo, call 888-258-9966 (jobseeker prompt).

Deep in the Stacks: Sigmund Freud

May 6 marks the 158th anniversary of the birth of the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud.  Freud believed that a person’s development is determined by events in early childhood and that human attitude, mannerism, experience and thought is largely influenced by irrational drive that are unconscious (reflexive and without thought).  Although there is a lot more to it than just listed above, many portions of psychoanalysis and Freudian thought in general have fallen into skeptical evaluation, with some in psychology circles considering psychoanalysis as a pseudoscience.  Despite this criticism, Sigmund Freud remains a strong influence and a go-to name in the world of psychiatry.

Celebrate the life of this cigar-chompin’ Austrian psychiatrist as we highlight some of the books Greenfield Library items related to Doctor Freud.


Freud: Conflict and Culture – ed. Michael S. Roth     150.1952 FREUD

Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind – Peter D. Kramer      BIO FREUD, Sigmund

Freud for Beginners – Richard Appignanesi & Oscar Zarate     150.19 APP


Sigmund Freud: Explorer of the Unconscious – Margaret Muckenhoupt     J 150.1952 FREUD

Sigmund Freud: Exploring the Mysteries of the Mind – John Bankston     J BIO FREUD, Sigmund


The Passions of the Mind: A Novel of Sigmund Freud – Irving Stone     F STO

Dreamland – Kevin Baker     F BAKER, Kevin

The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld     FM RUBENFELD, Jed

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Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon at Greenfield Library.

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