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

Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, February 04, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 04, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
In partnership with the School District of Janesville's Chinese Language Program 
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a traditional lion dance presentation by the Zhong Yi Kung Fu association of Madison. Learn about the traditions of this 15-day holiday celebrated around the world and try some traditional snacks. No registration required.
 
Getting Started with Libby
Monday, February 06, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
Getting Started with Libby
Monday, February 06, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
Open Lab: Embroidery
Monday, February 06, 2023, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Join us for open lab hours! Pop in and try your hand at a new hobby. This month is Embroidery Month so we'll be trying out a scrap fabric embroidery project. No registration is required. 
 
Citizenship Class
Tuesday, February 07, 2023, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Citizenship classesWhere: HPL Woodruff RoomWhen: Tues and Thurs mornings from 9:00-12:00 What: Biweekly classes to prepare for the citizenship interview; taught in EnglishLimited to 10 students; Registration starts October 24; Call or text Barb at 308-381-0192 to reserve a spot
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 07, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Beyond Birdfeeders: How to Be a Bird-Friendly Gardener All Year Long
Tuesday, February 07, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Presented by Julie Hill, UW-Madison Division of Extension Rock County. 
Learn to create a bird-friendly yard. Discover the benefits to both wildlife and people when you prioritize the needs of birds where you garden. Explore gardening practices you can do throughout the year to encourage bird visitors, plus bird feeders, water, and how to improve shelter and nesting sites. 
No registration necessary.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Getting Started with Libby
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and any props you may prefer (blocks or strap) and water. A limited supply of yoga mats are available at the library that you may use during the program. Registration is required. 
 
Getting Started with Libby
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
Citizenship Class
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Citizenship classesWhere: HPL Woodruff RoomWhen: Tues and Thurs mornings from 9:00-12:00 What: Biweekly classes to prepare for the citizenship interview; taught in EnglishLimited to 10 students; Registration starts October 24; Call or text Barb at 308-381-0192 to reserve a spot
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
OFFICE HOURS--Legal Action
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Getting Started with Libby
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
Senior Moments: Equipment for Independence
Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Solutions and ideas for seniors who want to continue to live independently in their homes.
 
Getting Started with Libby
Friday, February 10, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Woodruff Room
Are you making the switch from Overdrive to Libby, have a new device or are interested in setting up Libby on your device? Book a 30 minute, 1 on 1 appointment and bring your device to get help using Libby!
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
In partnership with the School District of Janesville's French National Honor Society. Celebrate this colorful holiday with activities, trivia, and crafts. No registration necessary.
 
Citizenship Class
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Citizenship classesWhere: HPL Woodruff RoomWhen: Tues and Thurs mornings from 9:00-12:00 What: Biweekly classes to prepare for the citizenship interview; taught in EnglishLimited to 10 students; Registration starts October 24; Call or text Barb at 308-381-0192 to reserve a spot
 
Unconditional: A Journey of Selfless Love, Video & Discussion Panel
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm
Program Room
Presented by the ADRC - Aging Unit & Hedberg Public LibraryExplores the love, care, and sacrifices family caregivers give to their loved ones with dementia and memory loss. Learn what it means to be committed and loyal to someone no matter the circumstances as highlighted through four caregivers and their journeys. A discussion panel will be after the screening with a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served. Registration required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600.
 
OFFICE HOURS: VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
OFFICE HOURS--Second Harvest
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 1
 
OFFICE HOURS: Rock County ADRC Elder Benefits Specialist
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
OFFICE HOURS: Community Action
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Me Night
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
You deserve a Me Night! Enjoy a relaxing evening with yoga, a mini spa, and DIY spa products to keep the relaxation going at home. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6600.
 
Non-Fiction Knows No Bounds Book Club
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Title: Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
LOCATION: KANDU Industries (Adel St. Location)
 



 

 
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