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Our adult programs are supported in part by the Nancy 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!

Free Programs, Classes and Events

Homemade Holidays Take and Make
Monday, November 29, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Get all the supplies you need to make wonderful, handmade gifts this holiday season.
 
Successful Small Business Training
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Turn your dreams into reality with this four-part intensive business training. SCORE Madison mentors and local experts walk through planning essentials for new and recently opened businesses. In this final session you will learn to apply sales and marketing strategies to your business.
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, December 01, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a gentle Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and any props you may need (blocks or strap) and water. Registration is required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600. Participate at your own risk and let the instructor know of any injuries or modifications before the program.
 
Senior Moments: Don't Be Distressed - De-stress
Thursday, December 02, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
presented by Claire Kinder, Innovation Librarian, Hedberg Public Library 
Learn ways to deal positively with stress during this busy time of year, then do a take-home craft that will help. Part of our Senior Moments program series. Registration is required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600.
 
Clothespin Penguin Ornament Take & Make
Friday, December 03, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kick off Janesville's Jolly Jingle with a fun craft for all ages. 
While supplies last. For a full list of Jolly Jingle events, visit JanesvilleJollyJingle.com.
 
Homemade Holidays Take and Make
Monday, December 06, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Get all the supplies you need to make wonderful, handmade gifts this holiday season.
 
Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program Office Hours
Monday, December 06, 2021, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
Ugly Sweater Decorating
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
DIY your own ugly sweater! Bring a sweater and we'll provide all of the accessories to make it wonderfully ugly. Don't have a sweater? We will have a few available (limited sizes and options) while supplies last. No registration necessary.
 
Foster Care in Rock County
Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
presented by Foundations Health and Wholeness Foster Care Regional Director, Natasha Francek
Learn about the foster care needs in Wisconsin and Rock County and the Foundations Health and Wholeness foster parent program. No registration necessary.
 
Where the Blue Corn Grows
Friday, December 10, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
presented by Randy Hughes, Hughes Farms 
Randy will talk about being the 5th generation farming the land, why he grows organic, and why blue corn. There are so many stories to tell. Part of our Senior Moments program series. No registration necessary.
 
Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program Office Hours
Friday, December 10, 2021, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
Homemade Holidays Take and Make
Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Get all the supplies you need to make wonderful, handmade gifts this holiday season.
 
Second Harvest Office Hours
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
Cold War Wisconsin
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
presented by author and Janesville native, Chris Sturdevant 
Discover why Josef Stalin's daughter lived her final days in Wisconsin, why nuclear missiles were on alert in Milwaukee, how a tiny cargo ship from Kewaunee is still captive in North Korea, and other Badger State tales of the Cold War era. A book sale and signing will follow. No registration necessary.
 
Holiday Tea
Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Celebrate Jane Austen Day in the style of high society with all the town's best socialites (you!) Dress up is encouraged. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600.
 
JM4C Monthly Coalition Meeting
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Minority Defense
Thursday, December 16, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
How Racialized Violence Created the Black Panther Party, Young Lords, and American Indian Movement
presented by the Diversity Action Team of Rock County, the YWCA of Rock County, the Beloit NAACP Branch #3251, Hedberg Public Library, UW-Madison, Division of Extension Rock County, Social Justice Edgerton, and Janesville League of Women Voters Guest Speakers: Kamran Mirza, Diversity Action Team of Rock County and Dr. Rongal Watson, Health & Society and Political Science professor at Beloit College 
Learn how racialized violence such as the Tulsa Massacre, Rosewood, and other violence against marginalized communities created the necessity for minority community defense. Discuss the work done by organizations such as the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, and AIM, how they've been modernized, and the traditions left behind.  Registration is required. Look for the link on our website or Facebook page.
 
Elf Honk-Along
Friday, December 17, 2021, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
BEEP BEEP!  Don't be a cotton-headed-ninnymuggins and miss driving in for an interactive movie experience! Honk, shout out your favorite quotes and flash your headlights along with the popular holiday movie.  Each car will receive a themed bag of props to use throughout the film.  Of course, there will be singing loud for all to hear.  
Registration is required, and space is limited. Register online or call the children's desk 608-758-6585.
 
Homemade Holidays Take and Make
Monday, December 20, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Get all the supplies you need to make wonderful, handmade gifts this holiday season.
 
Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program Office Hours
Monday, December 20, 2021, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
HPL Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 21, 2021, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Closed
Friday, December 31, 2021, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friends Community Room
 
Closed
Saturday, January 01, 2022, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Friends Community Room
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, January 03, 2022, 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm
Program Room
 
80's Work Out Night
Monday, January 03, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Get started on your New Year's Resolution with this fun workout! Wear your best Richard Simmons inspired attire as we follow along with the iconic aerobics of the 80's. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, January 05, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a gentle Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and any props you may need (blocks or strap) and water. Registration is required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600. Participate at your own risk and let the instructor know of any injuries or modifications before the program.
 
ABC's of CBD
Saturday, January 08, 2022, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
presented by Erica Mallory, RN and Hemp Grower 
Learn about Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, that has recently been touted as a treatment for ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. We'll cover the origins of CBD, its uses and side effects, what to look for in CBD products, and current laws governing hemp and CBD. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600.
 
Second Harvest Office Hours
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
Kindness Rockshop
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Drop in to our "rockshop" and paint a rock to add to HPL's Kindness Rocks Garden.  Basic supplies provided and you are welcome to bring your own. For all ages. No registration required.
 
Kindness Rockshop
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Drop in to our "rockshop" and paint a rock to add to HPL's Kindness Rocks Garden.  Basic supplies provided and you are welcome to bring your own. For all ages. No registration required.
 



 

 
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