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Children's Programs



Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Program Room
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play as we share some of our favorite books, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English. Geared toward listeners ages 3-5. Registration Required. Register one person from each group attending.
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play en esta hora de cuentos bilingües donde compartiremos algunos de nuestros libros, canciones y rimas favoritos en español e inglés. Dirigido a niños de 3-5 años.   Se requiere registro. Regístrese una persona de cada grupo asistente.
 
Music and Movement: Outside Edition
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Library Park
Put the FREEZE in dance freeze!  Bundle up and join us for 20 to 30 minutes of active music and movement activities in Library Park. We will cancel the program if wind chill drops below zero degrees and/or if it's raining/freezing rain. Watch your email and/or the library's Facebook page on the morning of the program for up-to-date information.

Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.

 
VIRTUAL Fridays with Friends
Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Virtual Program
Join us for this VIRTUAL all ages storytime, filled with songs, stories, and early literacy activities. For kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
Registered participants will receive the program link via email.
An ASL interpreter will available at this storytime.
 
Lego Showcase
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
View LEGO® displays created by members of the Wisconsin LEGO® Users Group (WisLUG). LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages welcome. No registration necessary.
 
JM4C Informational Table
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Atrium
 
VIRTUAL Book Break
Sunday, January 30, 2022, 2:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Join us for a virtual book break!  Watch for new stories, songs, and rhymes added weekly.  Published on HPL's YouTube channel and the Children's Room Facebook page.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, January 31, 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.
 
VIRTUAL Scratch Code Along: Game Design
Monday, January 31, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
for kids ages 9-12 
Join us as we code 5 different types of games, one each week, using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch.  No coding experience required.  New YouTube videos will premiere each Monday and will be available after that for viewing at your convenience. 
No registration necessary.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, January 31, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 5 weeks of coding skills development and guided play using a variety of robots. Kids will learn about some basics of coding, then practice their skills each week with time for sharing. This program is a repeat of the Fall 2021 Coding Club.
Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the first session.  Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if a program is cancelled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 5 sessions.
 
VIRTUAL Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 02, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Virtual Program
Start growing your reader at this virtual program with rhymes, songs, and simple books.  Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.
Registration is required to receive the secure program link. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
VIRTUAL World Read Aloud Day
Wednesday, February 02, 2022, 4:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Virtual Program
Tune in to Facebook & YouTube as we join millions around the globe to celebrate the power of reading aloud on World Read Aloud Day!
 
Music and Movement: Outside Edition
Thursday, February 03, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Library Park
Put the FREEZE in dance freeze!  Bundle up and join us for 20 to 30 minutes of active music and movement activities in Library Park. If wind chill drops below zero degrees and/or if it's raining/freezing rain we will cancel the program, otherwise - we'll be outside playing SNOW or SHINE!
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.

 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, February 04, 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. For kids and families.
Registration is required and space is limited. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group. Registration opens the Sunday before the program and will close when full or 24 hours before the program start time.  Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled.
An ASL interpreter will be available at this storytime.
 
VIRTUAL Book Break
Sunday, February 06, 2022, 2:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Join us for a virtual book break!  Watch for new stories, songs, and rhymes added weekly.  Published on HPL's YouTube channel and the Children's Room Facebook page.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 07, 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.
 
VIRTUAL Scratch Code Along: Game Design
Monday, February 07, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
for kids ages 9-12 
Join us as we code 5 different types of games, one each week, using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch.  No coding experience required.  New YouTube videos will premiere each Monday and will be available after that for viewing at your convenience. 
No registration necessary.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, February 07, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 5 weeks of coding skills development and guided play using a variety of robots. Kids will learn about some basics of coding, then practice their skills each week with time for sharing. This program is a repeat of the Fall 2021 Coding Club.
Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the first session.  Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if a program is cancelled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 5 sessions.
 
VIRTUAL Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Virtual Program
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.
Registration is required to receive the secure program link. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Kindness Rockshop
Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
for ages 8+ 
Register for 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. 
Registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open January 30 and close 24 hours before program start time. Register with the link below, at the library, or call 608-758-6600. Registrants will be notified by phone or email if program is canceled.
 
Music and Movement: Outside Edition
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Library Park
Put the FREEZE in dance freeze!  Bundle up and join us for 20 to 30 minutes of active music and movement activities in Library Park. Snow or Shine** 
**We will cancel if wind chill drops below zero degrees and/or if it's raining/freezing rain. 
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.

 
To the Pages and Beyond Book Club
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
for kids ages 9-12
February 10:  American as Paneer Pie
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. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, February 11, 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. For kids and families.
Registration is required and space is limited. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group. Registration opens the Sunday before the program and will close when full or 24 hours before the program start time.  Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled.
An ASL interpreter will be available at this storytime.
 
Lunar New Year Take & Make Kit
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Children's Room

Pick up your Lunar New Year kit that includes a craft, activities, and recipes so you can have your own celebration at home. Stop into the Children's Room or call 608-758-6600 to arrange for Curbside Pick-up.  While supplies last. Parental supervision is recommended.

 
VIRTUAL Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. Watch a traditional lion dance presentation by the Zhong Yi Kung Fu association of Madison. No registration necessary.
 
VIRTUAL Book Break
Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Join us for a virtual book break!  Watch for new stories, songs, and rhymes added weekly.  Published on HPL's YouTube channel and the Children's Room Facebook page.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 14, 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.
 
VIRTUAL Scratch Code Along: Game Design
Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
for kids ages 9-12 
Join us as we code 5 different types of games, one each week, using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch.  No coding experience required.  New YouTube videos will premiere each Monday and will be available after that for viewing at your convenience. 
No registration necessary.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, February 14, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 5 weeks of coding skills development and guided play using a variety of robots. Kids will learn about some basics of coding, then practice their skills each week with time for sharing. This program is a repeat of the Fall 2021 Coding Club.
Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the first session.  Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if a program is cancelled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 5 sessions.
 
VIRTUAL Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Virtual Program
Start growing your reader at this virtual program with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.
Registration is required to receive the secure program link. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. \ Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, February 18, 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. For kids and families.
Registration is required and space is limited. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group. Registration opens the Sunday before the program and will close when full or 24 hours before the program start time.  Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled.
An ASL interpreter will be available at this storytime.
 
VIRTUAL Mario Bingo Night
Friday, February 18, 2022, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Virtual Program
Nintendo fans unite! Join us online to play several rounds of Mario BINGO. Win some Mario Swag or a free book! More information regarding BINGO card pick up and link to access the virtual program will be emailed to registrants. Registration is required and space is limited. Register online, at the library, or call the children's desk 608-758-6585.
Please register one member of your group and include the number of players, as well. Registration will close 24 hours before program start time.
 
Learning Through Play Take & Make Kits
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Children's Room
Stop in or call 608-758-6600 to arrange for Curbside Pick-Up of our activity kit and check out Facebook or Instagram for fun play ideas. Available while supplies last. 
 
Makerspace at the Market
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
 
VIRTUAL Book Break
Sunday, February 20, 2022, 2:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Join us for a virtual book break!  Watch for new stories, songs, and rhymes added weekly.  Published on HPL's YouTube channel and the Children's Room Facebook page.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 21, 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.
 
VIRTUAL Scratch Code Along: Game Design
Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
for kids ages 9-12 
Join us as we code 5 different types of games, one each week, using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch.  No coding experience required.  New YouTube videos will premiere each Monday and will be available after that for viewing at your convenience. 
No registration necessary.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, February 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 5 weeks of coding skills development and guided play using a variety of robots. Kids will learn about some basics of coding, then practice their skills each week with time for sharing. This program is a repeat of the Fall 2021 Coding Club.
Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the first session.  Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if a program is cancelled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 5 sessions.
 
VIRTUAL Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Virtual Program
Start growing your reader at this virtual program with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this interactive storytime for our youngest patrons.
Registration is required to receive the secure program link. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Program Room
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play as we share some of our favorite books, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English. Geared toward listeners ages 3-5. Registration Required. Register one person from each group attending.
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play en esta hora de cuentos bilingües donde compartiremos algunos de nuestros libros, canciones y rimas favoritos en español e inglés. Dirigido a niños de 3-5 años.  Se requiere registro. Regístrese una persona de cada grupo asistente.
 
Fridays with Friends Storytime
Friday, February 25, 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. For kids and families.
Registration is required and space is limited. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group. Registration opens the Sunday before the program and will close when full or 24 hours before the program start time.  Registered participants will be notified by phone or email if a program is canceled.
An ASL interpreter will be available at this storytime.
 
Mardi Gras
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Join us as we celebrate this colorful holiday with activities, trivia, and crafts. Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the program start time. Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if the program is canceled. Register online or call 608-758-6600.
 
VIRTUAL Book Break
Sunday, February 27, 2022, 2:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Join us for a virtual book break!  Watch for new stories, songs, and rhymes added weekly.  Published on HPL's YouTube channel and the Children's Room Facebook page.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 28, 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.
 
VIRTUAL Scratch Code Along: Game Design
Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
for kids ages 9-12 
Join us as we code 5 different types of games, one each week, using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch.  No coding experience required.  New YouTube videos will premiere each Monday and will be available after that for viewing at your convenience. 
No registration necessary.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, February 28, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 5 weeks of coding skills development and guided play using a variety of robots. Kids will learn about some basics of coding, then practice their skills each week with time for sharing. This program is a repeat of the Fall 2021 Coding Club.
Registration is required and will close 24 hours prior to the first session.  Space is limited. Registered participants will receive an email or phone call if a program is cancelled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 5 sessions.
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, March 04, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 05, 2022, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Winter Farmer's Market at Uptown Janesville
Saturday, March 05, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 07, 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.
 
Maker Club for kids ages 8-12
Monday, March 07, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
We provide the supplies you bring the imagination.  Dress for mess!
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Gaelic/Celtic Dance Demonstration 6 pm
Monday, March 07, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Program Room
Fáilte!  Welcome!  Join Irish dancers from the Veracity Dance Project of Janesville for some traditional Irish dances such as Jig, Reel, and Slip Jig.  Registration Required - seating limited. TWO demos available, register only for one time please: 6 p.m. or 6:45 p.m.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 09, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 09, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 10, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 10, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Mario Madness for ages 6-8
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Celebrate the Mar-10 day with a Mario Kart 8 tournament!  Compete against other gamers and find out who will be crowned the masters of Mario Kart!
Registration required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Mario Madness for ages 9-12
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Program Room
Celebrate the Mar-10 day with a Mario Kart 8 tournament!  Compete against other gamers and find out who will be crowned the masters of Mario Kart!
Registration required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 11, 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 14, 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.
 
Maker Club for kids ages 8-12
Monday, March 14, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
We provide the supplies you bring the imagination.  Dress for mess!
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 16, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 16, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 17, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 17, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
To the Pages and Beyond Book Club for kids ages 9-12
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
March 17:  Roller Girl
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. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 18, 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Winter Farmer's Market at Uptown Janesville
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
 
T.H.E.M. Lost and Found Stories for school age to adult
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
Celebrate World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of oral storytelling!  This year's theme is "Lost & Found".  Join T.H.E.M., Hedberg Public Library's teen storytelling troupe, along with library storytellers Elizabeth Matson and Jamie A. Swenson for an afternoon of tales appropriate for school-age to adult listeners.  No registration necessary.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 21, 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.
 
Maker Club for kids ages 8-12
Monday, March 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
We provide the supplies you bring the imagination.  Dress for mess!
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Kindness Rockshop
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Children's Room
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.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 23, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 23, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 24, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 24, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Join the Reading Wave Filming Session
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Come to the library to take part in our Summer Library Challenge promo video that will be shared across our social media and with local schools.  All you need to do is register for one of our filming sessions, and then show up ready to do The Reading Wave.  don't know how to do the Reading Wave?  Don't worry - we'll teach you!  Individuals, groups, families are all welcome to join The Reading Wave - part of Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Library Challenge.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.
Other filming sessions:Wednesday, April 6 at 4 p.m.Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 25, 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Program Room
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 28, 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.
 
Maker Club for kids ages 8-12
Monday, March 28, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
We provide the supplies you bring the imagination.  Dress for mess!
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 30, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 30, 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 6:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Program Room
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play as we share some of our favorite books, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English. Geared toward listeners ages 3-5. Registration Required. Register one person from each group attending.
Cantar, Leer, Jugar/Sing, Read, Play en esta hora de cuentos bilingües donde compartiremos algunos de nuestros libros, canciones y rimas favoritos en español e inglés. Dirigido a niños de 3-5 años.   Se requiere registro. Regístrese una persona de cada grupo asistente.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 31, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 31, 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Craft Supply Swap
Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Winter Farmer's Market at Uptown Janesville
Saturday, April 02, 2022, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 04, 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.
 
Bots -- Beyond Basics for kids ages 6-8
Monday, April 04, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 4 weeks of expanded coding for bots we have in the library.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Animation Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, April 04, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn the basics of animation as we create a short, animated film during this 4-week program.
Registration required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By registering for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Join the Reading Wave Filming Session
Wednesday, April 06, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Come to the library to take part in our Summer Library Challenge promo video that will be shared across our social media and with local schools.  All you need to do is register for one of our filming sessions, and then show up ready to do The Reading Wave.  don't know how to do the Reading Wave?  Don't worry - we'll teach you!  Individuals, groups, families are all welcome to join The Reading Wave - part of Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Library Challenge.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.
Other filming sessions:Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
 
Join the Reading Wave Filming Session
Wednesday, April 06, 2022, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Come to the library to take part in our Summer Library Challenge promo video that will be shared across our social media and with local schools.  All you need to do is register for one of our filming sessions, and then show up ready to do The Reading Wave.  don't know how to do the Reading Wave?  Don't worry - we'll teach you!  Individuals, groups, families are all welcome to join The Reading Wave - part of Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Library Challenge.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.
Other filming sessions:Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
HPL Peeps®-O-Rama for all ages
Saturday, April 09, 2022, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Celebrate National Library Week by taking part in the  Peeps®-O-Rama contest!  You can win the respect of your library peeps and possibly earn a Peeple's Choice Award or a Judges' Choice Ribbon by creating your own unique book-themed Peeps® diorama.
Peeps®-O-Rama Rules:
Dioramas must be book-themed.Dioramas must contain at least ONE Peeps®(of any variety).Diorama scenes must use one standard-sized shoebox (or similarly sized box).Book title or diorama title must be clearly displayed on the front.One entry per person/group.Creators must complete a paper entry form when turning in a diorama.Dioramas must be dropped off at the Program Room between 1 p.m. Friday, April 8th and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9th.The public may view and vote for their favorite Peeps® dioramas between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th.  Winning dioramas will be revealed at 3:30 p.m.  (Creators need not be present to win.)
Peeps® dioramas may be reclaimed by their creators from 4-5  p.m. on Saturday, April 9th or between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday after 11th.  After this time we will dispose of unclaimed dioramas.



 
Escape Room: A Spy Among Us
Saturday, April 09, 2022, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fireplace Room
You have 25 minutes to stop a double agent from using a digital attack to destroy access to HPL's valuable online resources. Are you ready? Fun for all ages, though younger players may need some help from a grown-up.
Starting March 1st, teams may reserve an escape room timeslot* in advance by stopping in at the library or by calling 608-758-6600. Teams of 5-8 can secure their own adventure, while smaller groups may be paired with others. Walk-ins welcome.* All timeslots available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 11, 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.
 
Bots -- Beyond Basics for kids ages 6-8
Monday, April 11, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 4 weeks of expanded coding for bots we have in the library.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Animation Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, April 11, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn the basics of animation as we create a short, animated film during this 4-week program.
Registration required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By registering for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Janesville Pet Video Fest
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Join the Reading Wave Filming Session
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Program Room
Come to the library to take part in our Summer Library Challenge promo video that will be shared across our social media and with local schools.  All you need to do is register for one of our filming sessions, and then show up ready to do The Reading Wave.  don't know how to do the Reading Wave?  Don't worry - we'll teach you!  Individuals, groups, families are all welcome to join The Reading Wave - part of Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Library Challenge.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 18, 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.
 
Bots -- Beyond Basics for kids ages 6-8
Monday, April 18, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 4 weeks of expanded coding for bots we have in the library.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Animation Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, April 18, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn the basics of animation as we create a short, animated film during this 4-week program.
Registration required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By registering for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 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.  
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration begins the Sunday before the program.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 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.

Registration is required.  Sign up online, at the library or call 608-758-6585.  Register one person from each group attending.  Registration opens the Sunday of the week of the program.  
 
To the Pages and Beyond Book Club for kids ages 9-12
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
April 21:  The One and Only Ivan
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. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 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 for kids and families.
Registration is required. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register one person from each group attending. Registration opens the Sunday before the program.
 
Kindness Rockshop
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Children's Room
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.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 25, 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.
 
Bots -- Beyond Basics for kids ages 6-8
Monday, April 25, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for 4 weeks of expanded coding for bots we have in the library.
Registration is required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By signing up for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 
Animation Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, April 25, 2022, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn the basics of animation as we create a short, animated film during this 4-week program.
Registration required.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.  By registering for the first program, you will automatically be registered for all 4 sessions.
 

 

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