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Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, June 27, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Family Trivia Night: Oceans of Possibilities Edition
Monday, June 27, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a fun and interactive trivia competition using Kahoot. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or sign out one of ours on a first come, first served basis. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams! 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585. Register each team attending. Limit of 6 people per team.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Oceans of Stories, Tales of Possibilities
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Join storyteller Elizabeth Matson for folk tales from around the world that will take us here and there, and back again, on journeys of adventure, magic, and wonder. Members of HPL's teen storytelling troupe, T.H.E.M. (Teens Helping Evolve the Magic . of Storytelling!) might even make a special appearance to share a tale or two.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 5-7
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 8-10
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, July 01, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, July 01, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, July 01, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR JULY 4TH
Monday, July 04, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Movie & More: Encanto
Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a viewing of Disney's Encanto. We will sing, dance, and craft along with the movie.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Children's Room
Pop on your pajamas and join us for a lively, interactive storytime for the whole family. The perfect way to get those wiggles out before bedtime!  No registration necessary.  No storytime on June 29 or July 20.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 5-7
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 8-10
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, July 08, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Children's Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.   No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, July 08, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Nailed It! Ice Cream Challenge
Friday, July 08, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lab 316
Pop in to LAB316 and try your hand at making ice cream in a bag! Make vanilla, chocolate, or even Sea Salt ice cream! Available while supplies lasts.No registration is required.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, July 08, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Make Stories Come Alive! Storytelling Workshop for ages 10 - 17
Monday, July 11, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Storytellers assemble! Learn how to bring a story alive with your voice, expressions, and gestures. Join storytellers Elizabeth Matson, Jamie A. Swenson, and special guests from the library's teen storytelling troupe, T.H.E.M. for an afternoon of story games, story crafting, and fun -- and come away with at least one story you can tell.
Register for one or both workshops: June 13 and July 11. We'll focus on different skills in each session, so we hope you can attend both! New tellers may be invited into our teen storytelling group in the fall; our workshops are the best way to get involved, learn new skills, and make friends.
Registration is required. Register online or call 608-758-6585.
A minimum of six registrations is required for workshops to be held. All registrants will be contacted if we need to cancel.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Little Miss Ann Concert
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Join award-winning children's musician and first generation Filipina American, Little Miss Ann for this upbeat and interactive concert!  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, July 13, 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
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Children's Room
Pop on your pajamas and join us for a lively, interactive storytime for the whole family. The perfect way to get those wiggles out before bedtime!  No registration necessary.  No storytime on June 29 or July 20.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, July 15, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Family STEAM Nights
Monday, July 18, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for hands-on STEAM activities appropriate for the whole fam! No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Turtles to Go with the Welty Center
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Join the Welty Environmental Center for a program about turtles, amazing creatures that have been on the Earth for millions of years. You will get to observe and interact with Red-Eared Slider turtles as you learn about reptiles in general and special adaptations that help turtles thrive in our wetlands and woodlands.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 5-7
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 8-10
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
To the Pages & Beyond for ages 9 -12
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
July: Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte
What's better than an amazing story? Talking about it with your friends! Join our new fan club where we'll read books then play games, make crafts, and share swag based on the stories.
Registration is required and space is limited. Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, July 22, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Ocean Origami for kids ages 9 to 12
Monday, July 25, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Have an ocean of fun with the Japanese art of paper folding!  Make sea creatures, water plants, boats, and more.  Beginning to advanced folders welcome. We will make different origami models in each workshop, June 20 and July 25, come to one or both.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
HPL's Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, come enjoy an ice cream treat and other ice cream inspired activities with your fellow ice cream lovers.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Children's Room
Pop on your pajamas and join us for a lively, interactive storytime for the whole family. The perfect way to get those wiggles out before bedtime!  No registration necessary.  No storytime on June 29 or July 20.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 5-7
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 8-10
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, July 29, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, August 01, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Family Trivia Night: Harry Potter Edition
Monday, August 01, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a fun and interactive trivia competition using Kahoot. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or sign out one of ours on a first come, first served basis. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams! 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585. Register each team attending. Limit of 6 people per team.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, August 02, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
FUN-tastic Voyage: Stories, Songs & Games across the Seas
Tuesday, August 02, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Crisscrossing oceans and waterways of the world, multi-lingual Storytelling troupe, Sadarri and Company, is sure to amaze and engage! Whether you laugh because you just can't hold it in, or you laugh out on "porpoise" these award-winning teaching artists are sure to make a huge splash with the entire family!  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy sills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Pajama Storytime
Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Children's Room
Pop on your pajamas and join us for a lively, interactive storytime for the whole family. The perfect way to get those wiggles out before bedtime!  No registration necessary.  No storytime on June 29 or July 20.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, and movement activities.  No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 5-7
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
All Hands on Tech for kids ages 8-10
Thursday, August 04, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Dive right in! Each week will feature fun from the HPL raft of technology, including robots, coding, and an ocean of challenges. Come to one, some, or all six sessions.
Registration is required for each session and opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, August 05, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. Visit with our furry friend, Mary the Comfort Dog, after storytime. An ASL interpreter will be available.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Friday, August 05, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for a morning READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room, after her visit to Fridays with Friends Storytime. Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  
No registration necessary.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, August 05, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Summer Library Challenge Ends
Sunday, August 07, 2022, 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, August 08, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, August 09, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, August 10, 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
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Makerspace at the Market
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Booth
 
Back to School Clothing Swap
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Do your back to school shopping at the library, for free! For school age children and adults! No baby or toddler clothes. Please save baby and toddler clothes for a future swap. Donate gently used clothing and take home a new-to-you wardrobe! 
Donation turn in from July 18 - August 5. Available while supplies last. 
No registration necessary.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Sam Hansen
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 1:00 PM to 2:00 pm
Fireplace Room
 
Summer Library Challenge Last Day to Pick Up Prizes and Books
Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Monday, August 15, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Free Lunch in Library Park
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.  *There will be no lunch on Monday, July 4.
 
Final Day of Free Lunch in Library Park
Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Library Park
Come to library park to enjoy a free lunch provided by the School District of Janesville.  Anyone 18 or under is eligible to get a free, nutritious sack lunch. Adults age 19 and older are welcome to purchase a sack lunch. Lunch must be eaten in library park and cannot be taken to go. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and run by the School District of Janesville.
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, August 19, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Used Book Sale
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 07, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 07, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, September 09, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, September 12, 2022, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for an afternoon READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room.  Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  No registration necessary.
 
No Cook-Cooking Club for Ages 9-12
Monday, September 12, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Who's hungry? Join us for some yummy fun while learning to make some easy no-cook recipes. Come to one or both sessions. Registration is required for each session. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Todays Recipes: Breakfast (Smoothies, Overnight Oatmeal, and Apple Slice "Donuts") Recipes will be nut free, and gluten free. For more detailed recipes call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, September 14, 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
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
To the Pages & Beyond Book Club for 9 to 12 year olds
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
September for Hispanic Heritage Month: Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
What's better than an amazing story? Talking about it with your friends! Join our fan club where we'll read books then play games, make crafts, and share swag based on the stories.
Registration is required and space is limited. Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, September 16, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, September 19, 2022, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Children's Room
Join Mary the Comfort Dog for an afternoon READ-IN in the back of the Children's Room.  Bring or choose your own reading material for some cozy silent reading with Mary the Comfort Dog.  Take turns reading aloud if you'd like!  Mary loves company and stories.  No registration necessary.
 
No Cook-Cooking Club for Ages 9-12
Monday, September 19, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Who's hungry? Join us for some yummy fun while learning to make some easy no-cook recipes. Come to one or both sessions. Registration is required for each session. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Todays Recipes: Owl Rice Cake Snacks, Banana Split on a Stick, Chocolate Chia Pudding Dirt Cups. Recipes will be nut free, dairy free, and gluten free. For more recipe details call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.  No registration necessary.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, September 23, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Program Room
Join us for this all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. No registration necessary.
 

 

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