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Free Programs
Programs are for middle and high school students and are held in the Program Room unless noted.

Register online, at the Children's Desk or by calling 608-758-6585.  



Tabletop Game Night
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Presented in partnership with the Janesville Pegheads
Play games, eat pizza, and have fun! Haven't played in a while? No problem. Experts will be on hand to teach you some of the most popular current games. No registration necessary.



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.



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.


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.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


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.


3D Printer Meet-Up
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM


JM4C Spectrum Lecture Series - Intersection of Faith & LGBTQ
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.



Pokémon Go Historical Walk with the Rock County Historical Society
Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Hunt for Pokémon and learn a little local history as you walk around the library and surrounding neighborhood.  The Pokémon Go walk begins and ends in the library's program room.  Kids age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration necessary.

Uke Circle
Saturday, October 07, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join instructors from Knapton Musik Knotes for a ukulele circle geared for teens. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one provided for the class. All skill levels welcome. Limited space. Register online, visit the Children's Desk or call 758-6585 beginning August 25. 



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.

Meet Woof & Quack
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Join author and HPL staff member Jamie A. Swenson for the very first reading of her new easy reader series Woof & Quack.  All ages are welcome.  A book sale and signing and cake reception will follow the reading.  No registration necessary.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM


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.


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


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


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.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Middle and high school students are invited to help plan programs and choose library materials. Lunch provided with registration. Register online, visit the Children's Desk or call 758-6585 at least a day in advance.

Paint Together with Vannie Gogh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Create your own masterpiece based on a famous painting at this free Paint Together event featuring area artists. Canvas, paint and supplies will be provided. Limited space. Program Room.

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Tabletop Gaming Marathon
Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Presented in partnership with the Janesville Pegheads
Enjoy our games or bring your favorites! Teaching sessions, snacks and light refreshments will be available. No registration necessary.



Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Middle and high school students are invited to help plan programs and choose library materials. Lunch provided with registration. Register online, visit the Children's Desk or call 758-6585 at least a day in advance.

Library Closed for Christmas
Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Library Closed for Christmas
Sunday, December 24, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Library Closed for Christmas
Monday, December 25, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


Library Closed for New Years
Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM


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


 

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