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

Open Mic: Bad Idea for teens and adults
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Teens and adults are invited to share their creativity Open-Mic style.  This month's suggested theme: Bad Idea. Share your personal story, folk tale, poetry, music, or other talent for 5 to 10 minutes to an appreciative audience. Material must be appropriate for a mixed-age audience.  No registration necessary.
 
Books and Brews: A Literary Game Night
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

ROCK COUNTY BREWING COMPANY, 10 North Parker Drive

Enjoy three rounds of trivia, puzzles and games. Play along for prizes or watch for fun! 

 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Reading on the Rock
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:30 PM to 07:45 PM
Join us in the Woodruff Room to discuss our May book selection, The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. No registration necessary.
 
Second Harvest Office Hours
Friday, May 27, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
ECHO PATH Program
Friday, May 27, 2022, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Study Room 5
 
Seedling Saturday
Saturday, May 28, 2022, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
In partnership with Cornerstone of Hope, and as an offering of the HPL Seed Library, we are giving away seedlings to plant! We will have a variety of seedlings to take home and plant in your own garden. This event is free to the public. Please take only what you need. Available while supplies last. 
 
MEMORIAL DAY - LIBRARY CLOSED
Monday, May 30, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
 
Maria's Story: Portrait of Life with an Eating Disorder
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Learn about Project Maria, a local non-profit dedicated to helping those in Rock and surrounding counties who are impacted by eating disorders. Dorn will explain what eating disorders are and what they are not, and share his personal perspective as he tells the story of his daughter, Maria, who had Anorexia. Presented by Michael Dorn from Project Maria
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a beginner-friendly gentle Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and any props you may prefer (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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, June 02, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Artist Sneak Peek
Thursday, June 02, 2022, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
Join us for a sneak peek of the artists who will have exhibits at the library from July 2022 - May 2023 and their work. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the artists and learn how they started and what motivates them to create their beautiful pieces. 
Registration is not required.
 
Artist Sneak Peek -- Live Music with Sam Hansen
Thursday, June 02, 2022, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Atrium
 
Camp Out Read In
Saturday, June 04, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
June is National Camping Month. Join us in Palmer Park with your lawn chair, or picnic blanket to have a camping Read In. Bring a book (or lots of books) with you! We'll provide snacks and activities! Available while supplies last. 
No registration required.
 
Summer Library Challenge Starts
Monday, June 06, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, June 07, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for all the tea on books and our world around them!
https://m.twitch.tv/pages_and_positivi_tea
 
Getting Started with Libby
Tuesday, June 07, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Our ebook and audiobook collection is a convenient way to discover and borrow titles anytime from anywhere. If you'd like to take advantage of our digital collection, come learn how to access our library's digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app. 
Registration required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, June 08, 2022, 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
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Thursday, June 09, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for all the tea on books and our world around them!
https://m.twitch.tv/pages_and_positivi_tea
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, June 09, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pride-Dye
Thursday, June 09, 2022, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Library Park
Show your Pride with some personalized tie-dye. Bring your own cotton item to dye - light colors will work best. Bandanas to dye will be available while supplies last. No registration required.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Sam Hansen
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:00 pm
Fireplace Room
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for all the tea on books and our world around them!
https://m.twitch.tv/pages_and_positivi_tea
 
Second Harvest Office Hours
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Study Room 4
 
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Pioneering Surgeon
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
presented by Mary Buelow, HPL Public Services Librarian 
Learn about this pioneering African American surgeon, his Janesville connections, his groundbreaking open-heart surgery in 1893, and his efforts to improve medical education and opportunities for African Americans. No registration necessary.
 
Getting to Know Medicare
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Woodruff Room
Let us help simplify Medicare so you can make educated decisions on your coverage and avoid headaches and confusion. 
Presented by Phil Knapp, Knapp Insurance. 

Registration required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6600.
 
Pages & Positivi-Tea
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for all the tea on books and our world around them!
https://m.twitch.tv/pages_and_positivi_tea
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Friends Board Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 5:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Friends Community Room
 
The Secret Lives of Solitary Bees: Enticing These Pollinators to Your Garden
Monday, June 20, 2022, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Library Park
Native bees are some of our most helpful but least known and understood pollinators. Join us in Library Park during Pollinator Week to learn more about these gentle, hard-working insects, who are an essential part of our food chain. We'll tell you why they're so important and introduce you to some of the solitary bees you may not be familiar with. We'll help you invite these essential guests into your garden and make sure you know what and how to plant so you can give them everything they need to thrive. 
Presented by Rock Prairie Master Gardeners, Mary Kay Thompson and Ruth Flescher.

No registration necessary.
 



 

 
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