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!



JM4C Lecture Series Part 1: I Am Jazz
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for an introductory session for the general public to raise awareness of the gender and sexuality spectrum. Session 1 in the series will include a reading and discussion of I Am Jazz  by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings presented by high school students from Rock University High School. This lecture series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals.  No registration is necessary. 



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.

Janesville, an American Story
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM


Open Lab - Mobile Devices (Apple)
Wednesday, May 03, 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.


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
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.


Parenting Connections: What's After High School for Students with Special Needs? presented by Family Voices
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?.  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, the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin and Family Voices.  Register online at go.wisc.edu/216ced or contact Sonja at the Southern Regional Center at 608-265-8955 or soetzel@wisc.edu.  A light meal will be provided.

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 is and instructor the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Madison College.

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!

JM4C Lecture Series Part 2: Love Is All You Need
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for Session 2 in the series. View the video Love Is All You Need followed by a discussion of issues facing LGBTQ individuals in their daily lives with high school students from Rock University High School. This lecture series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals. No registration is necessary. 



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.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 01:00 PM


Word Processing Basics
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Learn to edit a document with cutting, copying, pasting, inserting, deleting, bolding, italicizing, and underlining.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM


Introduction to Computers
Wednesday, June 07, 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.

Senior Moments: SNAP and the Farmers Market
Friday, June 09, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Presented by Emily Arthur, Manager of the Janesville's Farmers Market.

Find out how to use the USDA's Program SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to get fresh produce and healthy foods from the farmers Market.





Holistic Well Being Fair
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Discover ways to live a healthier and happier life through a holistic approach. Informational booths on the following aspects of well-being: *Intellectual *Social *Spiritual *Occupational *Financial *Environmental. There will also be a Children's Corner with activities for your young family members. No registration necessary. 

Managing Files and Documents
Wednesday, June 14, 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.

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



Word Processing II
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
(basic word processing skills required)

Learn about line spacing, special symbols, WordArt, tabs and more.


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

JM4C Lecture Series Part 3: Pride Month and the History of the LGBTQ Movement
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Join Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change for Session 3 in the series for Pride Month. High school students from Rock University High School will provide a presentation on the history of the LGBTQ movement. This lecture series promotes awareness and understanding about LGBTQ individuals. No registration is necessary. 



Searching the Internet: Special "Fake News" Edition
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 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!

Excel Spreadsheet Basics
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Learn the basic terminology and skills to use Excel as a tool for organizing information in a spreadsheet.

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


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!

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




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.




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.


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. 


CosPlay DIY
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Bring your own supplies or use ours to create a fun costume in time for Quest Con.

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.


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


JM4C Lecture Series Part 4: How to Be an Ally
Tuesday, August 01, 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. 



Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM


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. 



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.


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!

Library Closed for Labor Day
Sunday, September 03, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


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




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


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


Peace Meditation and Hike
Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM


Peace Week Brown Bag Lunch
Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 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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