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

   Night at the Library Sponsorship

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Become A Night at the Library: Nightmare at Main St. Manor sponsor! Support the Friends of the Hedberg Public Library in their mission to ensure library programs and services are available to all ages in our community.  

View the menu below to choose your area of sponsorship.
MANOR [Event] $1000. Company logo headlining our print and social media campaign . Custom event banners at entrance . Custom ad in our event program. Custom mystery script write-in. Two free event tickets 
PARLOR [Bar] $750. Company logo in print and social media campaign . Custom banners in our "parlor". Custom ad in our event program. Custom mystery script write-in. Two free event tickets
CONSERVATORY [Music] $500. Company logo in print and social media campaign . Custom banners in our "conservatory". Custom ad in our event program. Custom mystery script write-in. Two free event tickets
BALLROOM [Dance Floor] $250. Company logo in print and social media campaign . Custom banners in our "ballroom". Custom ad in our event program. Two free event tickets
CRYPT [Table] $100. Company name featured on "crypt" centerpieces . Company name featured in our event program

 
   A Night at the Library: Nightmare at Main St. Manor

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our 8th annual A Night at the Library Fundraiser for Literacy.
YOU'RE IN FOR A PECULIAR EVENING
This year, the Hedberg Public Library will become Main St. Manor, home to a beautiful library full of strange and unusual collections. The townspeople are getting a rare glimpse inside the haunted halls of Main St. Manor during the Festival of Remarkably Rare Oddities - featuring items such as an envelope licked by Hemingway, and Stephen King's dryer lint. But the item people seem to be dying to get their hands on is a cursed book once owned by Harry Houdini. Who will be the next to fall victim to its horror?
Guests at the Manor will enjoy a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, live performances and an interactive murder mystery filled with an eclectic cast of quirky characters.
This event is for adults ages 18 and older. Drink tickets available for adults 21 and over.

 
   Exploring the Haunted

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

presented by the Society for Anomalous Studies (SAS)
SAS is a cooperative of experienced researchers who have investigated paranormal claims throughout the Midwest. Come watch and listen to the evidence SAS has gathered from abandoned prisons, asylums, and various other historical locations, and get a close up look at the full spectrum cameras and other specialized equipment used in their investigations.

Program Room

 
   Reading on the Rock

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

Public Meeting Room

 
   Things That Go Bump in the Night!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Join storyteller and musician Stuart Stotts and storyteller Elizabeth Matson for an evening of spooky stories and songs.  The evening will start with the gentle tales for the whole family.  Sensitive listeners may prefer to leave at the intermission as more chilling tales will be told during the second half of the program.  No registration necessary.

Program Room

 
   After Hours Escape Room (Zombie Apocalypse)

Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 08:00 PM

For adults and high school students. Can you save the world from the coming zombie apocalypse? Let's find out! When you arrive, you'll sign up to be on one of five teams. Each team will enter the escape room at a specified time and have 15 minutes to decipher the clues and locate the airborne "zombie virus" before it's released. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest team. Before and after your turn in the escape room, munch on some snacks and have fun playing other suspenseful games, such as Pandemic and Werewolf. Registration is required and space is limited. Visit the Information or Children's Desk, call 608-758-6600, or register online. Note: the library will close at 5:00 p.m. and then reopen at 5:30 for the program. No entrance after 6:30 p.m. 

Program Room

 
   JM4C Medication Round Up

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Atrium

 
   Día de los muertos/Day of the Dead

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Learn about Day of the Dead, a traditional Latin American holiday, with stories, crafts, snacks and more.  Also, you can bring a small photo of a loved one who has passed to be displayed in our Community Ofrenda in the display cases.  No registration necessary.  For more information, contact Rene Bue at 608-758-5803.

Program Room

 
   Used Book Sale

Friday, November 03, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Program Room

 
   Used Book Sale

Saturday, November 04, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Program Room

 
   College Goal Wisconsin

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

FREE information and one-on-one assistance for high school seniors and others filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid. Plus, enter to win a scholarship! Program begins at 6 p.m. in the Program Room. No registration necessary.

Program Room

 
   Parenting Connections: Did You Know? Now You Know!

Thursday, November 09, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Join us for the third program in the Parenting Connections series called Did You Know, Now You Know! Learn about health insurance and how to best use your benefits, Medicaid, long-term supports, prior authorizations, community resources and more.  A light meal will be provided.
Please register online, at the Children's Desk or call 608-758-6585.
The Parenting Connection series is hosted by Hedberg Public Library in collaboration with several partners in order to provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs.

Program Room

 
   Senior Moments: The Veterans: What You Need and What You Need to Know

Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Presented by William Matteson Retired USAR Career Counselor-

Have you been wondering about your Veterans benefits (medical, education, employment, etc.) and where to find them? What is the role of the Office of Veterans Services and the County Veteran Service Officer? Learn the eligibility requirements and get your questions answered.  


William is a graduate of Parker High School and worked at General Motors from until it's closing. He served in the Army and the US Army Reserves for over 30 years. He currently works for the State of Wisconsin as a Local Veteran Employment Representative for the Office of Veteran Services.

Program Room

 
   Faces of the World International Fair

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM

at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main StreetSample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world.  Enjoy entertainment, crafts, food and more.  For all ages.  No registration required.  Free and open to the public.In partnership with the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

 
   Rainbow Movie Series: The Birdcage

Sunday, November 12, 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

 
   Reading on the Rock

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin by Patty Loew

Public Meeting Room

 
   JM4C Presentation: Drug Endangered Children

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

What are the dangers to children when they are exposed to drugs in the home?  What is Child Protective Services' role in helping?  Learn about this growing problem with guest speakers from the Janesville Police Department and Rock County Child Protective Services.  Hosted by Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change.  No registration necessary.  For more information, contact JM4C at 608-741-2105.

Program Room

 
   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 - TENTATIVE TIME

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 02:00 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.  

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

 
   Mondays are Murder

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

Finding Nouf by Zoë 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

 
   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

 
   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

 



 

 
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