Adults
 

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Our adult programs are supported in part by the Nancy 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!

Free Programs, Classes and Events

   Mondays are Murder

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM

A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

Public Meeting Room

 
   Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 
   Hedberg Harmony - Students of Empire of Janesville, LLC

Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Atrium

 
   Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Apple)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Puzzled by your tablet, smart phone or other mobile device? Bring your device to the library's Open Lab for Mobile Devices and ask your questions! Library staff will be available to answer your questions about: Navigating your device, Adjusting your settings, Connecting to WiFi, Downloading apps, And more! 
This Lab is for iphones, ipads and other Apple devices. There is a separate Android Lab for all other devices.
Register in advance for seating priority.

Woodruff Computer Lab

 
   Hedberg Harmony - Rock county Community Handbell Choir

Sunday, December 03, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Atrium

 
   Jolly Jingle: Memorable Gifts for Those You Missed

Sunday, December 03, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

We've all been there. An old friend sends an unexpected gift. At the last minute, Aunt Martha decides she's coming into town for Christmas. Whatever the reason, you need a gift and you need it fast. We'll share a range of quick and easy gift ideas from thoughtful items you can pick up at the gas station (we're not kidding) to DIY gifts you can make at home. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Program Room

 
   Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Android/Non-Apple)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Puzzled by your tablet, smart phone or other mobile device? Bring your device to the library's Open Lab for Mobile Devices and ask your questions! Library staff will be available to answer your questions about: Navigating your device, Adjusting your settings, Connecting to WiFi, Downloading apps, And more! 
This is an Android Lab for all other devices.  There is a separate Lab is for iphones, ipads and other Apple devices. 
Register in advance for seating priority.

Woodruff Computer Lab

 
   Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Android/Non-Apple)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Puzzled by your tablet, smart phone or other mobile device? Bring your device to the library's Open Lab for Mobile Devices and ask your questions! Library staff will be available to answer your questions about: Navigating your device, Adjusting your settings, Connecting to WiFi, Downloading apps, And more! 
This is an Android Lab for all other devices.  There is a separate Lab is for iphones, ipads and other Apple devices. 
Register in advance for seating priority.

Woodruff Computer Lab

 
   Senior Moments: Staying Happy and Healthy During the Holidays

Friday, December 08, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Mindy Ochs Owner of Home Instead  The holidays can be a hard time. Families are split by many miles. Mindy will be here to help us understand how we can have "Happy Holidays". Understanding the holiday blues and making the right choices can mean that you can have a holiday season to enjoy and remember.

Program Room

 
   Rainbow Movie Series: The Family Stone

Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Popcorn and soda will be served.  Discussion will be led by members of Yellow Brick Road after the movie.  A counselor from Attentive Counseling Services will be present also.
This event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 1:30 pm.
Our Rainbow Movie Series is intended for adults and will contain Rated R films.  Middle and high school students must be accompanied by a parent.

Program Room

 
   JM4C Overdose Prevention Training

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Learn how to save a life!  Amelia Lyman from the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will teach attendees how to use naloxone to save the life of someone that is overdosing from opiates.  Following the training, you will have the opportunity to leave with a naloxone kit.  No registration necessary.  For more information, contact JM4C at 608-741-2105 or visit the Janesville Mobilizing for Change website at www.jm4c.org.


Program Room

 
   Tabletop Gaming Marathon

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Presented in partnership with the Janesville PegheadsEnjoy our games or bring your favorites! Teaching sessions, snacks and light refreshments will be available. No registration necessary.

Program Room

 
   Library Closed for Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 
   Library Closed for Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 
   Library Closed for Christmas

Monday, December 25, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 
   Library Closed for New Years

Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

 
   Red Cross Blood Drive (tentative)

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Program Room

 
   3D Printer Meet-up

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Woodruff Computer Lab

 
   Mondays are Murder

Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM

Finding Nouf by Zoƫ Ferraris

When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her wealthy family calls on Nayir, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, her body is discovered. When the coroner's office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her.

Public Meeting Room

 
   Railroad Slideshow

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Model Railroad Display

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Reading on the Rock

Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Public Meeting Room

 
   Traveling to Australia and New Zealand

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Get help planning your trip to Australia and New Zealand - or simply learn more about these fascinating island countries! Join our panel of intrepid explorers as they discuss their recent travels, share photos, and provide you with a list of "must see" destinations and other travel tips. Part of our Local Experts program series

Program Room

 
   Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Mondays are Murder

Monday, February 19, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM

No Graves as Yet: A novel of World War I by Anne Perry

When Cambridge professor Joseph Reavley learns that his parents have died in a car crash, his brother, an officer in the Intelligence Service, reveals that their father had been en route to turn over a mysterious secret document--allegedly with the power to disgrace England and destroy the civilized world. Now it has vanished. What happened to this explosive document, if indeed it ever existed, and how had it fallen into the hands of their father?

Public Meeting Room

 
   Spring Primary Election

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Reading on the Rock

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Public Meeting Room

 
   Starting Seeds for Your Garden

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Presented by the Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association. Learn the fine points of starting seeds at home with help from a team of Master Gardener volunteers. Starting seeds for your garden is less expensive than buying nursery grown sets and often gives you more choices.  It's also easy and highly rewarding. Discover how to choose the appropriate plants, assemble and use the proper equipment and test seed viability prior to planting. Participants will also gain some hands on experience with starter kits they can take home. Part of our Local Experts program series

Program Room

 
   JM4C - Hidden in Plain Sight

Saturday, March 03, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 02:00 PM

In partnership with Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change and the Janesville Police Department
Do you spend time around teens?  Learn how to recognize the signs of adolescent alcohol and drug use when those signs are Hidden in Plain Sight.  Join us for an interactive display that will increase your awareness and help us all  create a better environment for our youth.  Parents will learn current drug trends and statistics, discover what to look for and where to get help if their child is using.  Plus, get tips on communicating with teens and finding available resources.  For adults only.  Questions?  Contact JM4C at 608-741-2105.

Program Room

 
   Sustainable Living Fair - TENTATIVE

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Program Room

 
   3D Printer Meet-up

Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Woodruff Computer Lab

 
   Joyce Westerman and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League: Play Ball

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Presented by professional storyteller and author, Bob Kann. Hear the tale of Kenosha native Joyce Westerman who played for eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League - depicted in the movie A League of Their Own - and helped change the perception that sports are too tough for women. Learn about Joyce's experiences in the league, struggles during the Depression, and challenges working at American Motors when women were not welcome in the work force. Joyce's "can do" attitude in sports and life serve as an inspiration. Part of our Local Experts program series.
Bob Kann is a Professor of Education, professional storyteller/juggler/magician, and author of approximately 25 books and manuals for children and adults. He has written six "Badger Biographies" published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, including Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero.

Program Room

 
   Friends of HPL Used Book Sale

Friday, March 16, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM

Program Room

 
   Friends of HPL Used Book Sale

Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Program Room

 
   Mondays are Murder

Monday, March 19, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham

In 1954, teenagers Juliet Hulme--better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry--and Pauline Parker went for a walk in a New Zealand park with Pauline's mother, Honora. Half an hour later, the girls returned alone, claiming there had been an accident. When Honora was found in a pool of blood with a brick close at hand, the girls were quickly arrested, later confessing to the killing. Their motive? A plan to escape to the United States to become writers, and Honora's determination to keep them apart.

Public Meeting Room

 
   Frances Willard: An Advocate for Social Justice

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Written and presented by Elizabeth Martiniak, Janesville historian. Learn how Janesville native Frances E. Willard (1839-1898) became an internationally-renowned leader in the temperance and suffrage movements, as well as an advocate for strong labor laws, anti-rape laws, and the expansion of women's rights worldwide. Ms. Martiniak is currently writing a biography on Frances Willard. Part of our Local Experts program series.

Program Room

 
   Reading on the Rock

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Public Meeting Room

 
   Spring Election

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Program Room

 



 

 
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