Adults
 


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 758-5807 to arrange this service.

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


Upcoming Programs

Learn to Download eBooks with OverDrive
-Kindle Edition-
Monday, August 24, 1-3 p.m.
REGISTER
-Regular Edition-
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.

Princess Bride Quote AlongPrincess Bride Quote-Along
Saturday, September 12, 2 p.m.
Hedberg Public Library challenges you to a Battle of Wits! How many lines can you remember from The Princess Bride? Think “Rocky Horror,” but safe for kids. Boo along with the old hag, ring tiny bells for all the gross kissing stuff, groan along with Wesley in the Pit of Despair, and smack your foreheads at each “Inconceivable!” Join us for this all ages viewing and quoting event! No registration necessary. A Fresh City Life program.

Peace WeekPeace Week: View & Discuss
Wednesday, September 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
View and discuss the award-winning documentary Road to Peace: Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, an intimate portrait of man behind the myth.  The film offers compelling insight into the Dalai Lama’s daily life, his escape into exile, and his remarkable warmth, integrity, humility, sense of humor and ability to connect with people on a personal level.

Peace Week: Brown Bag Lunch
Friday, September 18, 12 - 1 p.m.
Enjoy a discussion about “The Peace Economy” led by filmmaker Amardeep Kaleka.

International Day of Peace
Saturday, September 19, 1 - 4 pm.
Join us in our celebration of the International Day of Peace.  We will have Kathy Kelly from Voices for Creative Nonviolence as our keynote speaker.  Also, Matthew Abdullah Braun, President of the USA Branch of P4E Support Group, will be a guest speaker.  There will be information booths for community organizations working on peace and activities for children and families.  No registration necessary.

Peace Week: Peace Meditation and Peace Plaque Reveal
Monday, September 21, 12 – 1

at Peace Park Peace Pole
Join us in our meditation for peace and as we reveal the new peace plaques on the peace pole.  No registration necessary.

Mondays are Murder – Mystery Book Club
Monday, September 21, 1:30 p.m.

Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration required.
September title: Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Germans, Beer & Politics in WIsconsinGermans, Beer, and Politics in Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

presented by Karl Brown, UW-Whitewater
German immigrants brought their beer and their politics with them to Wisconsin.  Investigate the links between German immigration, the founding of major American breweries, and politics, including the origins of the Republican party and Prohibition.

Dr. Karl Brown teaches courses in the history of Europe, cinema, and beer at UW – Whitewater.  Prior to acquiring a PhD in History from UT – Austin, Karl was a professional brewer in Japan and Greece.  Most recently, he helped open the Second Salem nanobrewery in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  This is a Local Experts program presented in partnership with UW-Whitewater.

Reading on the Rock – Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration necessary.
September title: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Fiesta Latina  
Saturday, September 26, 1-4 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with music, dance, crafts, food and more.  There will also be community service organizations sharing information about their programs.

It’s a Beautiful World: Learning About Diversity
Through Children’s Materials

Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the diversity of our community through books, audiobooks and DVDs with this workshop for adults. Reading, listening, and viewing multicultural materials can lead to wonderful discussions with our children. We’ll help you discover fabulous diverse materials available at your library and share information about interesting community programs.  Sponsored by the YWCA of Rock County and Diversity Action Team of Rock County.

Technology Fair  
Sunday, October 11, 2-4 p.m.
Visit our Technology Fair and explore exciting gadgets, including Snap Circuits, iPads, Makey-Makeys and our 3D Printer!

That TreeThat Tree presented by Mark Hirsch
Tuesday, October 13, 6-8 p.m.
One year. One phone. One tree.  Explore the iPhone photo journal created by photographer Mark Hirsch, documenting the life of a lonely bur oak. The images are stunning, the story is moving - and you may never look at your phone the same way again. A Fresh City Life program.

Mondays are Murder – Mystery Book Club
Monday, October 19, 1:30 p.m.

Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration required.
October title: The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman

Domestic Violence VigilDomestic Violence Candlelight Vigil
presented in partnership with YWCA-Rock County and UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence
Tuesday, October 20, 6-7 p.m.
Join us to honor the survivors and victims of domestic violence. Their moving stories will show the power of their resiliency. Free and open to the public.

Reading on the Rock – Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration necessary.
October title: Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin

Death at the DiscoA Night at the Library: Death at the Disco
Saturday, October 24, 7 p.m.
It’s 1979 and disco isn’t the only thing dying. Tickets $40.
Learn more.

 

Dia de los Muertos
Sunday, October 25, 2-4 p.m.
Learn about Day of the Dead, a traditional Latin American holiday, with stories, crafts, snacks and more. No registration necessary.  For more information, contact René Bue at 608-758-5803.

Learn to Download eBooks with OverDrive
KINDLE EDITION
- Kindle Edition -
Tuesday, November 3, 4:30-6 p.m.

- Regular Edition -
Tuesday, November 10, 4:30-6 p.m.

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.

Friends of HPL Book Sale
Friday, November 6, 1- 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn to Download eBooks with OverDrive
Tuesday, November 10, 4:30-6 p.m..
Learn the basics of downloading audiobooks and e-books to your computer or non-Kindle* device using the OverDrive Media Console app. General understanding of computer operations required. Library card number
and RockCat password required. Free and open to the public. Registration required; call 608-758-6600 to register. *A special Kindle Edition is available for Kindles and Kindle apps.

Faces of the World
Saturday, November 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sample the sights and sounds of cultures around the world right at your library.  Enjoy entertainment, crafts, food and more.  For all ages.  No registration required.

Mondays are Murder – Mystery Book Club
Monday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.

Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration required.
November title: The Salaryman’s Wife by Sujata Massey

Winter Window GardeningWinter Window Gardening
presented by Christy Marsden, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator with Rock County
Tuesday, November 17, 6-7 p.m.
Grow fresh vegetables in your home, despite the chill of winter! Learn what varieties you can grow indoors with a little help from your window or home-made grow light systems. Plus, make and take home a pot of  microgreens to kick-start your winter gardens. (Be ready to get your hands a little dirty!) A Local Experts program.

Reading on the Rock – Contemporary Fiction Book Club
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Meets in the Public Meeting Room. No registration necessary.
November title: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel




 

 
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