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Library Closed for Independence Day

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Searching the Internet - Shopping Edition

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 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!

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Senior Moments: The Art of Collecting Buttons

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




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

Pokemon GO

Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Meet in Teen Central to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pokemon GO with 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.

Hedberg Public Library - Teen Central

 

Building an Energy-Conscious Home on a Budget

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Interested in learning about ways to design a home in order to maximize energy savings on a budget?  Then join Katie and Andy Udell to hear about how they built their energy-conscious home in Janesville.  They will share design tips and construction methods they implemented on their electric-only home.  From 13" thick walls to heat recovery ventilators, the Udell's will discuss the main components of their home that work to keep energy costs under ~$40/month.  No registration necessary.




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Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Apple)

Wednesday, July 19, 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Senior Moments: Tech Day

Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Presented by Hedberg Public Library Teen Advisory Board
TAB will demonstrate hands-on technology such as Robots, 3-D Printer, and more. Come, see, and try the things your grandchildren are using. Bring your grandkids and have a fun time together. 


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

CosPlay DIY:Dynamite Costumes on a Budget

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Gear up for Quest Con as we explore ways to create fun and easy costumes.  Bring your own supplies or use ours.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

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

Wednesday, July 26, 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 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Used Book Sale

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Used Book Sale

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



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Introduction to Computers

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Learn the basic operation of a Windows 10 PC, including keyboard and mouse use and desktop features.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Quest Con

Saturday, August 05, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Geek out over books, movies, TV shows, video games and comics at our 4th annual celebration of popular culture.  Enjoy interactive booths, photo ops, crafts, snacks and more.  Come dressed as your favorite character and enter our costume contest!


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JM4C Lecture Series Part 4: How to Be an Ally

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for Session 4, How to Be an Ally. This lecture series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals. No registration is necessary.  

For more information, contact Kathy Comeau at 608-741-2105 or kcomeau@jm4c.org.



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Word Processing Basics

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn to edit a document with cutting, copying, pasting, inserting, deleting, bolding, italicizing, and underlining.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments: Medigap Part D and Prescription Drug Helpline

Friday, August 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Gail Wickman, Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care.

Get Answers to questions about your prescriptions and prescription drug coverage. The Medigap Part D and Prescription Drug Helpline is a free service funded through the State of Wisconsin Board on aging and Long Term Care that helps people on Medicare who are 60 and over determine their most suitable drug coverage. Counselors evaluate Part D options, Explain Wisconsin's SeniorCare, search for pharmaceutical assistance programs, and help people transition their drug coverage during changes in life. 



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Homebuyer Education Workshop

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Sponsored by the City of Janesville, Rock County, Associated Bank, Blackhawk Bank, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, BMO Harris, Inlanta Mortgage, Johnson Bank, and Old National Bank.

The information covered will include the steps in the home buying process from budgeting to shopping for a home, getting a loan, and the importance of homeowners insurance. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration is required. To register, please contact by phone 608.362.9051 ext 20, email homebuying@nwbr.org, or text 608.313.7809.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

E-Mail Basics

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 06:00 PM

(basic Internet skills required)
Lean to check, read, compose, delete, spell-check and send electronic mail using a free service.


Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Searching the Internet: Special "Fake News" Edition

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 05:30 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!

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Managing Files and Documents

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM

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.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Excel Spreadsheet Basics

Wednesday, September 06, 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.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Senior Moments

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




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Rainbow Film Series: Milk

Sunday, September 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.



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Apple)

Wednesday, September 13, 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Fiesta Latina

Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, crafts, food and more.  There will also be community service organizations sharing information about their programs.



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

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

Wednesday, September 20, 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 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Peace Week Film: One Peace at a Time

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM

"Building on his film, Nobelity, Turk Pipkin continues his global journey of knowledge and action with One Peace at a Time.  While Nobelity dealt with global problems, One Peace at a Time focuses on solutions.  Shot in 20 countries on 5 continents, the film features th einsights of Muhammad Yunus, Steven Chu, Helene Gayle and Willie Nelson." -Nobelity.org.  No registration necessary.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Peace Meditation and Peace Pole Reveal

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

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.


Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Peace Week: Peace Hike

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM

at the Peace Trail in Peace Park
Join us for a hike along the Peace Trail led by the members of the Rock Trail Coalition.  Learn the history of the trail while enjoying the peaceful beauty of nature.  No registration necessary.


Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Peace Week Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Enjoy a discussion about the Untied Nations International Day of Peace theme, Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All, with Maureen McDonnell from Wisdom's Well.  No registration necessary.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

International Day of Peace

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Join us in our celebration of the International Day of Peace.  Meet a panel of high school students who will discuss the meaning of peace and the role and responsibilities of their generation to help bring about meaningful and lasting peace.  We will have a presentation on the United Nations Together Project.  There will also be information booths with community organizations working on peace and activities for children and families.  No registration necessary.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

3D Printer Meet-Up

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM



Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Introduction to Computers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Learn the basic operation of a Windows 10 PC, including keyboard and mouse use and desktop features.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

 

Word Processing Basics

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Learn to edit a document with cutting, copying, pasting, inserting, deleting, bolding, italicizing, and underlining.

Hedberg Public Library - Woodruff Computer Lab

JM4C Spectrum Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for a program featuring clergy discussing the intersection of faith and LGBTQ. This Spectrum Lecture Series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals. No registration is necessary.   

For more information, contact Kathy Comeau at 608-741-2105 or kcomeau@jm4c.org.



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

From a Birth of Freedom to a New Birth of Freedom: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, October 07, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Join us for this special visit with Abraham Lincoln where you will hear quotes from some of Mr. Lincoln's best-known speeches and writings and learn about his life in politics.  Mr. Lincoln will be portrayed by Kevin Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times.  Appropriate for ages 7 - adult, but families are welcome.  No registration necessary.

Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Rainbow Movie Series: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sunday, October 08, 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

A Night at the Library: Mystery 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.



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

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.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Used Book Sale

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Used Book Sale

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments

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




Hedberg Public Library - 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 Street
Sample 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

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.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Senior Moments

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




Hedberg Public Library - 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.


Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Library Closed for Christmas

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



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Library Closed for Christmas

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



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Library Closed for Christmas

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



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Library Closed for New Years

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



Hedberg Public Library - Library Wide

 

Red Cross Blood Drive (tentative)

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, January 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Mondays are Murder

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



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room

 

Railroad Slideshow

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Model Railroad Display

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, February 09, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

Mardi Gras Celebration

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

Lunar New Year Celebration

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Mondays are Murder

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



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room

 

Spring Primary Election

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



Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, March 09, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




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Mondays are Murder

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



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room

 

Spring Election

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



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Senior Moments

Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




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Mondays are Murder

Monday, April 16, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, May 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




Hedberg Public Library - Program Room

 

Mondays are Murder

Monday, May 21, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room

 

Senior Moments

Friday, June 08, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM




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Mondays are Murder

Monday, June 18, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM



Hedberg Public Library - Public Meeting Room



 

 
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