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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.

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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 758-6591 to arrange this service.

Visit HPL on JATV to see some of the programs available online!


Upcoming Programs

National Library Week 2014: Lives Change at your Library
Pay Your Fines & Win

Sunday, April 13 - Saturday, April 19
Visit our NLW page to learn more.

Mondays are Murder Mystery Book Discussion
Monday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.
PAGE to SCREEN - Discuss great novels brought to life on the big (or small) screen.
All discussions take place in the Public Meeting Room, located on the library's lower level. Grab a cup of coffee at the Ground Floor coffee shop and join the conversation!
No registration necessary.

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (Kindle County Novel, bk 1)
Rusty Sabicch is chief deputy prosecutor in a large Midwestern city. With three weeks to go in his boss’ re-election campaign, a member of Rusty’s staff is found murdered; he is charged with finding the killer, until his boss loses and, incredibly, Rusty finds himself accused of the murder.

Reading on the Rock Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
All discussions take place in the Public Meeting Room, located on the library's lower level. Grab a cup of coffee at the Ground Floor coffee shop and join the conversation!
No registration necessary.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State-and to do it alone.

Canning 101
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30–8 p.m.
*A Local Experts program
Pectin or no pectin? Learn the basics of canning with Kris Koch, Education Coordinator at Rotary Botanical Gardens, including simple salsa and jam recipes.
No registration necessary.

Mondays are Murder Mystery Book Discussion
Monday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.
PAGE to SCREEN - Discuss great novels brought to life on the big (or small) screen.
All discussions take place in the Public Meeting Room, located on the library's lower level. Grab a cup of coffee at the Ground Floor coffee shop and join the conversation!
No registration necessary.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Ten people arrive on Indian Island off England’s southwest coast, lured to a mansion by invitations from a mysterious host. As one guest after another is murdered, terror mounts in Christie’s most popular work.

Reading on the Rock Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
All discussions take place in the Public Meeting Room, located on the library's lower level. Grab a cup of coffee at the Ground Floor coffee shop and join the conversation!
No registration necessary.

Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Catalyzed by a nephew’s thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives.

Summer Library Program Kick-Off
Saturday, May 31 from 1-3 p.m.
GAMES • FOOD • CRAFTS • and a real BIG RIG!
Join us for Frankie’s Big Rig Bash and help us fill a truck with supplies for those in need.
A perfect way to kickstart your summer! No registration necessary.

Reading on the Rock Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
All discussions take place in the Public Meeting Room, located on the library's lower level. Grab a cup of coffee at the Ground Floor coffee shop and join the conversation!
No registration necessary.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
When beautiful, reckless, seventeen-year-old Zelda Sayre meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance, he isn’t rich or settled; no one knows his people; and he wants, of all things, to be a writer in New York. After Scott sells his first novel, Zelda defies her parents to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is the Jazz Age, and for Zelda and Scott the future will be grander and stranger than they could have ever imagined.

Used Book Sale
Friday, July 18 from 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of HPL to support library programs and services.

 



 

 
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