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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.  



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.

Registration begins for the "Build a Better World" Summer Library Programs
Thursday, June 01, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Registration begins for the "Build a Better World" summer library programs for kids ages 3 and under, kids ages 4 - grade 5, teens and adults.  Register at the library or online at HedbergPublicLibrary.org.

Build a Better Ice Cream Sundae: Teen SLP Kickoff
Thursday, June 08, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Stop by Teen Central during our Teen SLP Kickoff and make your own ice cream sundae! Register for the Teen Summer Library Program, join in board games and other activities or check out a few books while you're here. A perfect way to start Building a Better Summer! All middle and high school students are welcome. No registration required. Teen Central.

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. 

Check-in begins for the "Build a Better World" Summer Library Programs
Monday, June 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Check-in begins for the "Build a Better World" summer library programs for kids ages 3 and under, ages 4 - grade 5, teens and adults.

Free Summer Lunch at Library Park
Monday, June 12, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Hedberg Public Library is a free lunch site for kids ages 18 and under.  Get lunch in the Park Monday - Friday from 11:30-1:00 p.m.  The lunch program runs from Monday, June 12 - Friday, August 18.  (There is no lunch on Tuesday, July 4). Adults 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville. 

Build a Better World: Paint Together with Vannie Gogh
Thursday, June 15, 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. Registration opens June 1. Program Room.

Build a Better Game: Bloxels
Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Create a background and add characters, obstacles and power-ups for your game and then play using the Bloxels Builder App. Limited space. Registration opens June 1. Program Room.

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. 



Build a Better World: VR
Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Explore and create your own virtual reality world using CoSpaces. Equipment and devices will be provided. Limited space. Woodruff Training Lab.

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


Free Summer Lunch at Library Park
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Hedberg Public Library is a free lunch site for kids ages 18 and under.  Get lunch in the Park Monday - Friday from 11:30-1:00 p.m.  The lunch program runs from Monday, June 12 - Friday, August 18.  (There is no lunch on Tuesday, July 4). Adults 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.

Build a Better Game: Gamestar Mechanic
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Go on a Gamestar Mechanic Quest, then select the rules, components and mechanics to design your own online game. Participation in both sessions is suggested but not required. Limited space. Woodruff Training Lab.

Build a Better Game: Gamestar Mechanic
Thursday, July 06, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Go on a Gamestar Mechanic Quest, then select the rules, components and mechanics to design your own online game. Participation in both sessions is suggested but not required. Limited space. Woodruff Training Lab.

Youth Battle of the Bands
Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Youth Battle of the Bands will be held on Thursday, July 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Marvin W. Roth Community Pavilion at Lower Courthouse Park. Band members must be entering grades 6-12 (up to two members may be younger or older up to age 20). Entry forms are available at the Children's Desk at the library and on the library's website. Check back for more details! Rain location is at JPAC.

Youth Battle of the Bands Winners Showcase at Voigt Music Center
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM
1st and 2nd place Battle winners will perform at a concert for all ages on The Main Stage at Voigt Music Center, 34 S. Main Street. Refreshments provided. No registration necessary.

Free Summer Lunch at Library Park
Monday, July 17, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Hedberg Public Library is a free lunch site for kids ages 18 and under.  Get lunch in the Park Monday - Friday from 11:30-1:00 p.m.  The lunch program runs from Monday, June 12 - Friday, August 18.  (There is no lunch on Tuesday, July 4). Adults 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch.  The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.

Rock County Teen Battle of the Books
Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Teens (ages 11-15) will battle it out with other Rock County readers! Pick up a registration form for your team of 2-4 players from May 15 - June 16 at any participating Rock County library. No registration necessary for spectators. Visit rockcountybattleofthebooks.tumblr.com for rules and updates.

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.


Build a Better Robot: LEGO Robotics
Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Build, program and maneuver LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Limited space.

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 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. 



Teen SLP Finale & Prize Drawing
Friday, August 11, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Celebrate your summer reading with food, music and games in Teen Central. The official Teen SLP Prize Drawings will be held LIVE at 4 p.m. Teens in attendance will receive an extra book and prize following the Finale as supplies last. No registration necessary.

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


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


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


International Day of Peace
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 04:00 PM


A Visit with Abraham Lincoln
Saturday, October 07, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM



 

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