Adults
 


Programs for Adults
The library offers many programs for adults, from guest speakers to book discussion groups. Many of our programs are also open to all ages. Look for them in our lineup!



Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Join us for food, music and fun as we learn how this tradition is celebrated in France, Canada and the United States.




One on One Tax Help
Monday, March 06, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is offering FREE face-to-face help (no phone assistance provided) with basic questions on state and federal income tax forms, as well as the paper-filed homestead credit.

No appointment needed - just stop in!


BITS Basic Computer Course
Monday, March 06, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The BITS Course is a series of self-paced lessons for learning computer skills. Students will learn how to better operate computer devices, create documents, manage files, use the Internet, explore social media and more. Those using this course can complete one, some, or all of the lessons depending on their needs, and the lessons can be used in any order. Computer Lab Assistants from Blackhawk Technical College will be available to answer your questions as you work through the lessons.

Introduction to Computers
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Learn the basic operation of a Windows 10 PC, including keyboard and mouse use and desktop features.

Senior Moments: Get Your Legal House in Order
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Holly Jensen and Michael Faust, Attorneys with Consigny Law Firm; Holly is also a Member of the Hedberg Public Library Board of Directors

Clear up the confusion over documents and forms like Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, DNRs and more. Get help understanding which forms you need and how to get them completed. Public Meeting Room. Limited to 20 participants. Register online, at the Information Desk, or call 608-758-6600.



Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Make a splash with speakers, exhibits and activities that focus on water!  Learn from local organizations and businesses on several water-related topics like water conservation, storm water, recreation and preservation of natural resources like Rock River.



3D Printer Meet-Up
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Join area enthusiasts to learn and share ideas for successful 3D designs and prints. Meet in the 3D printer area. No registration necessary. 

BITS Basic Computer Course
Monday, March 13, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The BITS Course is a series of self-paced lessons for learning computer skills. Students will learn how to better operate computer devices, create documents, manage files, use the Internet, explore social media and more. Those using this course can complete one, some, or all of the lessons depending on their needs, and the lessons can be used in any order. Computer Lab Assistants from Blackhawk Technical College will be available to answer your questions as you work through the lessons.

Jessica Michna as Edith Wilson
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join Edith Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, as she mourns the death of her husband.  It's 1925, prohibition is the law of the land, stock markets boom and Hollywood is cranking out silent films.  Portrayed beautifully by Jessica Michna, we'll watch as Mrs. Wilson sits alone, answering hundreds of letters of condolence.

Searching the Internet: Special "Fake News" Edition
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Avoid information overload and scams on the Internet. Discover different internet browsers available and how to navigate basic pages. Plus, learn how to find the best answers, identify fake news and other scams, and much more!

Friends of NOAH S.A.F.E. Program
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
in partnership with the Friends of Noah - WI

SAFE volunteers are committed to sharing messages of responsible pet ownership, animal education and stewardship.  The SAFE curriculum educates on being a caring and compassionate friend to all animals and to become a responsible pet owner.  No registration necessary.  The program will be under the skylight.



Mondays are Murder
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan
Discussion will be led by author, Gary Niebuhr.


BITS Basic Computer Course
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The BITS Course is a series of self-paced lessons for learning computer skills. Students will learn how to better operate computer devices, create documents, manage files, use the Internet, explore social media and more. Those using this course can complete one, some, or all of the lessons depending on their needs, and the lessons can be used in any order. Computer Lab Assistants from Blackhawk Technical College will be available to answer your questions as you work through the lessons.

Coloring and Chords
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join the coloring craze! Enjoy a variety of recorded music while expressing your own coloring creativity! Supplies provided, or bring your own project. No registration necessary.

Word Processing Basics
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Learn to edit a document with cutting, copying, pasting, inserting, deleting, bolding, italicizing, and underlining.

Reading on the Rock
Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Moors Account by Laila Lalami

Used Book Sale
Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Managing Files and Documents
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Learn to move files between devices, save documents to the cloud and find documents you've already saved. Includes information for both desktop and mobile devices.

Parenting Connections: Summer Programming for Youth with Special Needs
Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for the first program in the Parenting Connections series called Summer Programming for Youth with Special Needs.  The programs in the Parenting Connections series provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs at the Hedberg Public Library in partnership with Family Respite Care Services and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.  Registration is encouraged.

Childcare will be available to youth with special needs and/or siblings under 8 years old.  Limited childcare is available.  Please contact Family Respite Care Services at 608-758-0956 or family.respite@sbcglobal.net to sign-up for childcare or for additional childcare information.  Special activities will be provided by Family Respite Care Services and library staff.


One on One Tax Help
Monday, April 03, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is offering FREE face-to-face help (no phone assistance provided) with basic questions on state and federal income tax forms, as well as the paper-filed homestead credit.

No appointment needed - just stop in!


Spring Election
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 08:00 PM


Searching the Internet - Shopping Edition
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Discover the benefits and pitfalls of shopping online.  Learn about popular shopping sites, the basic mechanics of making a purchase, spotting frauds and scams, avoiding hidden costs, and much more!

Senior Moments: Angels Carried Them Away: Funeral and Mourning Customs of the Victorian Era
Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Steven Person, Black Point Estate and Gardens and retired funeral director

Learn how Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate, sophisticated ritual.  This era saw the development of the modern cemetery, mortician and public funeral - complete with floral arrangements and hearse transportation for the deceased.



Human Library
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Celebrate National Library Week by "reading" a human book!  Learn about toys, Sherlock Holmes, Woodstock and more.  Large group, small group or one-on-one readings available.  Registration available for some of the small readings.  While this event is open to all ages, some readings may not be appropriate for all ages.  For more information, contact RenĂ© Bue at 608-758-5803.

Library Closed
Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM


One on One Tax Help
Monday, April 17, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Staff from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue is offering FREE face-to-face help (no phone assistance provided) with basic questions on state and federal income tax forms, as well as the paper-filed homestead credit.

No appointment needed - just stop in!


Mondays are Murder
Monday, April 17, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Down River by John Hart.

Introduction to Computers
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Learn the basic operation of a Windows 10 PC, including keyboard and mouse use and desktop features.

Parenting Connections: Literacy Strategies for Youth with Special Needs
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for the second program in the Parenting Connections series called Literacy Strategies for Youth with Special Needs.  The programs in the Parenting Connections series provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs at the Hedberg Public Library in partnership with Family Respite Care Services and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.  Registration is encouraged.

Childcare will be available to youth with special needs and/or siblings under 8 years old.  Limited childcare is available.  Please contact Family Respite Care Services at 608-758-0956 or family.respite@sbcglobal.net to sign-up for childcare or for additional childcare information.  Special activities will be provided by Family Respite Care Services and library staff.


Excel Spreadsheet Basics
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Learn the basic terminology and skills to use Excel as a tool for organizing information in a spreadsheet.

Reading on the Rock
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

Taking the Leap: Wheelchair Dance
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Presented by Professor Barbara Grubel, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Professor Barbara Grubel will discuss the process leading up to UW-Whitewater's Wheelchair Dance Class. Students will then share their very special, life changing experiences in their participation in this class and resulting performances.  
Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. No registration required. A Local Experts program.


Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Android/Non-Apple)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Parenting Connections: What's After High School for Students with Special Needs?
Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for the third program in the Parenting Connections series called What's After High School for Students with Special Needs?.  The programs in the Parenting Connections series provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs at the Hedberg Public Library in partnership with Family Respite Care Services and the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin.  Registration is encouraged.

Childcare will be available to youth with special needs and/or siblings under 8 years old.  Limited childcare is available.  Please contact Family Respite Care Services at 608-758-0956 or family.respite@sbcglobal.net to sign-up for childcare or for additional childcare information.  Special activities will be provided by Family Respite Care Services and library staff.


Senior Moments Adaptive Gardening
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Darcie Olson, Ph.D., OTR

Discover tips and tools to keep your hands in the dirt, no matter your age.



Pokemon GO: Catch 'em All
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Meet in Teen Central for game updates and a chance to win a Pokemon prize. Then use your Pokemon GO app in the Library Park (inside in case of rain) where lure modules will be dropped every 30 minutes. Charging stations and refreshments will be provided. Kids 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.

Mondays are Murder
Monday, May 15, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman

Searching the Internet: Special "Fake News" Edition
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Avoid information overload and scams on the Internet. Discover different internet browsers available and how to navigate basic pages.  Plus, learn how to find the best answers, identify fake news and other scams, and much more!

Reading on the Rock
Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Phillips Sendker

Library Closed for Memorial Day
Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
The library is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Library Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
The library is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Senior Moments
Friday, June 09, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Holistic Well Being Fair
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM


Mondays are Murder
Monday, June 19, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre



Reading on the Rock
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
The Rosie Project by Greene Simsion

Library Closed for Independence Day
Tuesday, July 04, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Senior Moments
Friday, July 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Used Book Sale
Friday, July 28, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Used Book Sale
Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 05:00 PM


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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!

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