Adults
 



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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

Mondays Are Murder
Monday, September 20, 2021, 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Long Bright River by Liz MooreNo registration necessary.

 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Virtual Program
HPL librarians will give you the Tea on the best books and our world around them. We want to hear your thoughts too so be sure to join in! Now with video games on select Fridays!
 
HPL Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
From Rube to Robinson
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
presented by editor John GrafIt's been an extraordinary year and a half in baseball history, including the history of Black baseball. John will discuss recent developments, including Major League Baseball's recognition of the Negro Leagues as major leagues and the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Negro National League, as well as the book he edited for the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), From Rube to Robinson. No registration necessary. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.
 
Reading on the Rock
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Mercy House  by  Alena Dillon  (BW 8/11/21)
 
Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program
Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Study Room 5
OFFICE HOURS
Walk-ins welcome! 
 
Books and Brews: A Literary Game Night
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM
ROCK COUNTY BREWING COMPANY, 10 North Parker Drive
Library Card Sign-Up Month and Banned Book Week
Enjoy three rounds of banned book trivia, puzzles and games. Play along for prizes or watch for fun! Bring in your library card for a drink discount. Don't have a library card? Sign up for one before trivia starts 5:30-6:30. No teams or registration required.
 
Aging Mastery Workshop en español
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Woodruff Room
El Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) fomenta el dominio, desarrollando comportamientos en diversas dimensiones que conducirán a una mejor salud, mayor seguridad financiera y bienestar en general. 
Al participar en este programa, usted va a: . Realizar y mantener cambios pequeños pero impactantes en sus comportamientos de salud, bienestar financiero y enriquecimiento en su vida. . Obtener incentivos y recompensas REALES al dar pequeños pasos que pueden mejorar su bienestar. . Conocer nuevos amigos, dar apoyo y aliento a sus compañeros y participar más en su comunidad. 
Cupos disponibles limitados: ¡Inscríbase ya!  Confirme su asistencia a René Bue a 608-758-5803 antes del 27 de septiembre.
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Virtual Program
HPL librarians will give you the Tea on the best books and our world around them. We want to hear your thoughts too so be sure to join in! Now with video games on select Fridays!
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:00 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.
 
Aging Mastery Workshop en español
Thursday, October 07, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Woodruff Room
El Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) fomenta el dominio, desarrollando comportamientos en diversas dimensiones que conducirán a una mejor salud, mayor seguridad financiera y bienestar en general. 
Al participar en este programa, usted va a: . Realizar y mantener cambios pequeños pero impactantes en sus comportamientos de salud, bienestar financiero y enriquecimiento en su vida. . Obtener incentivos y recompensas REALES al dar pequeños pasos que pueden mejorar su bienestar. . Conocer nuevos amigos, dar apoyo y aliento a sus compañeros y participar más en su comunidad. 
Cupos disponibles limitados: ¡Inscríbase ya!  Confirme su asistencia a René Bue a 608-758-5803 antes del 27 de septiembre.
 
CemeTerrariums
Thursday, October 07, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Come make your very own cemetery terrarium or Cemeterrarium. Make it as spooky or as charming as you like to fit your Fall décor. All supplies are provided. Registration Required.
 
Senior Moments: Tour an Apple Orchard
Friday, October 08, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Saturday, October 09, 2021, 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Library Park
 
OFFICE HOURS -- Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
Affordable Housing in Janesville
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
Kelly Bedessem, City of Janesville Housing Services Director, will discuss the state of affordable housing in Janesville, what the City is doing to expand affordable housing options, and the resources available to help those seeking more affordable housing. 
 
Aging Mastery Workshop en español
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Woodruff Room
El Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) fomenta el dominio, desarrollando comportamientos en diversas dimensiones que conducirán a una mejor salud, mayor seguridad financiera y bienestar en general. 
Al participar en este programa, usted va a: . Realizar y mantener cambios pequeños pero impactantes en sus comportamientos de salud, bienestar financiero y enriquecimiento en su vida. . Obtener incentivos y recompensas REALES al dar pequeños pasos que pueden mejorar su bienestar. . Conocer nuevos amigos, dar apoyo y aliento a sus compañeros y participar más en su comunidad. 
Cupos disponibles limitados: ¡Inscríbase ya!  Confirme su asistencia a René Bue a 608-758-5803 antes del 27 de septiembre.
 
Mondays Are Murder
Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Successful Small Business Training
Tuesday, October 19, 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 session, you will learn about business structure and tax planning.
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Virtual Program
HPL librarians will give you the Tea on the best books and our world around them. We want to hear your thoughts too so be sure to join in! Now with video games on select Fridays!
 
HPL Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Narcan Training
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
 
JM4C Monthly Coalition Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Aging Mastery Workshop en español
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Woodruff Room
El Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) fomenta el dominio, desarrollando comportamientos en diversas dimensiones que conducirán a una mejor salud, mayor seguridad financiera y bienestar en general. 
Al participar en este programa, usted va a: . Realizar y mantener cambios pequeños pero impactantes en sus comportamientos de salud, bienestar financiero y enriquecimiento en su vida. . Obtener incentivos y recompensas REALES al dar pequeños pasos que pueden mejorar su bienestar. . Conocer nuevos amigos, dar apoyo y aliento a sus compañeros y participar más en su comunidad. 
Cupos disponibles limitados: ¡Inscríbase ya!  Confirme su asistencia a René Bue a 608-758-5803 antes del 27 de septiembre.
 
Delving into Disabilities
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
 
Homeless Intervention Task Force PATH Program
Friday, October 22, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Study Room 5
OFFICE HOURS
Walk-ins welcome! 
 
Night at the Library: Death by Mall-ing
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 6:00 PM to 09:00 PM
$20 per person 
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Payment taken at the door.

Pump up your jams, feed your Tamagotchis, and spritz on your CK One because Death by Mall-ing is gonna be da bomb! And if you don't think so, you can talk to the hand. 
The Friends of HPL's 12th annual fundraiser will look a little different again this year. Instead of our typical mingle murder mystery, we're hosting a murder mystery tour. 
GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER
Investigative teams of six (6) will walk through the "crime scene" and gather clues to take their guess at who-dunnit.

RESERVE YOUR TIMESLOT
Sign up for your tour timeslot HERE.
Use the link to reserve your spot(s), then pay for your ticket(s) at the door.
NOTE: You may not pay for your ticket online or in advance. Cash or card will be accepted when you check in for your timeslot at the library. 
*If your group has fewer than 6 people, other individuals may sign up for (or be added to) that timeslot.
 
Fizzy Cauldron Bath Bombs
Monday, October 25, 2021, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Take and Make your own magical color changing bath bombs! Turn your relaxing bath into a witches brew with the provided materials.
 
Aging Mastery Workshop en español
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Woodruff Room
El Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) fomenta el dominio, desarrollando comportamientos en diversas dimensiones que conducirán a una mejor salud, mayor seguridad financiera y bienestar en general. 
Al participar en este programa, usted va a: . Realizar y mantener cambios pequeños pero impactantes en sus comportamientos de salud, bienestar financiero y enriquecimiento en su vida. . Obtener incentivos y recompensas REALES al dar pequeños pasos que pueden mejorar su bienestar. . Conocer nuevos amigos, dar apoyo y aliento a sus compañeros y participar más en su comunidad. 
Cupos disponibles limitados: ¡Inscríbase ya!  Confirme su asistencia a René Bue a 608-758-5803 antes del 27 de septiembre.
 
Reading on the Rock
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Woodruff Room
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton (B Webb, 8/11/21
 



 

 
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