Programs for Adults
The library offers many programs for adults, from guest speakers to book discussion groups. Get email notifcations for our adult programs! Visit our sign-up page to customize your updates.
Our adult programs are supported in part by the Nancy B. Parker Endowment Fund and are free and open to the public.
When possible, programs are taped for later telecasting on the local public access television channel, JATV. A sign language interpreter can be arranged with two weeks' advance notice. Call 758-5807 to arrange this service.
Visit HPL on JATV to see some of the programs available online!
Family Search Learning Lab
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
June 13 • July 11 • August 8
Volunteer FamilySearch specialists will show you how to use this social mediasite to save your family history documents, connect with others who are researching your family line and grow your family tree!
For beginners and experienced FamilySearch.org users. Limited space. Registration required. Register online with the links above, call 758-6600 or stop by the Information Desk. Bring your email address/password (required), and your library card (if you have one) to each session.
English Conversation Group
Wednesdays, 6 - 7 p.m. | June 3, 17, July 1, 15 & 29
Join Dr. John Pruitt, Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, and his English Honors students to practice your English skills through practical conversation.
Open to all levels of ELLs. Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact René Bue at 608-758-5803.
Adventures of an American
Fulbright Scholar in Germany
Tuesday, July 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
presented by Carol Scovotti, UW-Whitewater
Join Dr. Scovotti, Professor of Marketing and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, as she shares her experiences as a Visiting Professor at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Germany.
About Dr. Scovotti
In additional to teaching, Carol serves as the faculty advisor for the CUAS and Umea University (Sweden) exchange relationships. Carol holds a doctorate in
international business, marketing, and information technology from Pace University in New York City, a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Marquette University.
Prior to entering academia, she spent 22 years
in the direct marketing and international
A Local Experts Program
Another Roadside Attraction
Monday, August 3, 6- 7:30 p.m.
From Roanoke, VA, this husband and wife duo perform mostly original songs on a myriad of eclectic instruments: from the Mexican guitarron, to a variety of ukuleles, to the haunting musical saw, and a homemade recycled percussion setup.
Lucy and Jordan have been playing since January 2010 in over one hundred venues in ten states. The songs are
distinctive, stories and tall tales, a glimpse into the dreams they dream; some of them are funny
some are sad, but all are interesting in the
different textures they evoke from their
collection of strings and things.
A Fresh City Life Program
Quest Con Summer Finale
Saturday, August 8, 6:30-9 p.m.
Discover your destiny as you journey through a land of crafts, activities, food, games and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and enter our costume
contest. Plus, find Photo-Ops along the way!
Learn to Download eBooks with OverDrive
Monday, August 24, 1-3 p.m. REGISTER
Monday, August 30, 1-3 p.m. REGISTER
Learn the basics of downloading audiobooks and e-books.General understanding of computer operations required. Library card number and RockCat password required.
Kindle users must have Amazon account information. Registration is required. Register online or call 608-758-6600.