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Children's Programs



Read-In with Mary
Monday, September 20, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 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. No registration necessary. 
Cantar, Leer, Jugar / Sing, Read, Play en esta hora de cuentos bilingüe donde compartiremos algunos de nuestros libros, canciones y rimas favoritos en español e inglés. Dirigido a niños de 3-5 años. No es necesario registrarse
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, September 27, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, September 27, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, September 27, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Family Trivia: Weird Facts, True/False Edition
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 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 and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, October 04, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, October 04, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, October 04, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 07, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 07, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, October 07, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Children's Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
Saturday, October 09, 2021, 1:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Library Park
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, October 11, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, October 11, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, October 11, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Book Open House for kids ages 9-12: Birchbark House Series
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Birchbark House Series by Louise Erdrich

What's more fun that finding an amazing book?  Having fun with that book and finding more like it!  Drop-in for book-related crafts, activities, book-bling, AND MORE.  Haven't read the book yet?  That's fine!  Come meet a great book (and read-alikes).  No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, October 18, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 6-8
Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Coding Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Spend an hour on Monday afternoons developing your coding skills.  Learn the basics of coding, then practice and share your progress each week.  Sign up for one, several, or all 6 sessions.

Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits. 
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Moon Over Hedberg for kids and families
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Greenspace
Join us under the full moon for family activities and sky-watching as Dr. Tom Hall, UW-Rock County physics and astronomy professor, shares lunar facts and his expertise. Dress for the weather. Seating will be on the grass. Please bring what you need to be comfortable.  No registration necessary.
This program is in partnership with the Children's Museum of Rock County and City of Janesville Parks & Recreation.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Free No School Day Movie
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Program Room
Join us as we watch the movie Onward and enjoy fun activities.  (PG, 102 minutes)
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Children's Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, October 25, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Robot Obstacle Course for kids ages 6-12
Monday, October 25, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
You have ten minutes to design and build an obstacle course that's fit for a robot.  After the build, participants will test and improve the other courses for a truly collaborative experience.  After all, teamwork make the dream work!
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Spooktacular Drive-In Family Night
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Drive-in to the library for an entertaining night of trivia followed by a movie!  What movie are we showing?  You get to choose!  Vote for your favorite spooky title from September 27 - October 8 (either online or at the library).  Then, join us for a trivia competition and a screening of the winner.  BYOD (bring your own device) or sign out one of ours to participate in the trivia challenge.  Halloween costumes welcome.  The parking lot opens at 5:30 p.m.  The program starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Register online by calling the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits. 
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Día de los muertos/Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Program Room
 
T.H.E.M. Ghost Stories for all ages
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Palmer Park Hilltop Pavilion Fire Pit
Join T.H.E.M., Hedberg Public Library's teen storytelling troupe, along with library storytellers Elizabeth Matson and Jamie A. Swenson for an evening of ghastly tales appropriate for school-age to adult listeners (all are welcome - tales will get scarier as the evening progresses - gentle listeners may opt out at any point).
Seasonal treats will be provided by the City Parks and Recreation staff.
Register each individual attending in advance at www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org or call 608-758-6585 to reserve your spot.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, November 01, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Origami Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, November 01, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Have fun with the Japanese art of paper folding!  Make paper animals, flowers, toys and more.  Beginning to advanced folders welcome.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Diwali Take and Make
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Pick up a kit to learn about and celebrate the holiday Diwali! Available while supplies last.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, November 04, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Escape Room: Reactor Code
Saturday, November 06, 2021, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Program Room
You have 25 minutes to find the code to stop a reactor from exploding and prevent the destruction of an entire planet. Are you ready? Fun for all ages, though younger players may need some help from a grown-up.
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, November 08, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Origami Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, November 08, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Have fun with the Japanese art of paper folding!  Make paper animals, flowers, toys and more.  Beginning to advanced folders welcome.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits. 
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
 
Book Open House for kids ages 9-12: Dog Man
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
What's more fun that finding an amazing book?  Having fun with that book and finding more like it!  Drop-in for book-related crafts, activities, book-bling, AND MORE.  Haven't read the book yet?  That's fine!  Come meet a great book (and read-alikes).  No registration necessary.
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, November 15, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Origami Club for kids ages 9-12
Monday, November 15, 2021, 4:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Program Room
Have fun with the Japanese art of paper folding!  Make paper animals, flowers, toys and more.  Beginning to advanced folders welcome.
Registration is required and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each child attending.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Babies in the Park
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Monterey Park, 501 Rockport Road
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.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as weather permits.  
The Bookmobile will visit the park at 10:00 a.m. for browsing and check out.
 
Un Cuento, A Story: Bilingual Storytime
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Program Room
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Library Park
Join us for an early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs and movement activities.

Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.  Storytimes will be outside as the weather permits.  
 
Once Upon a Time Storytime
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Children's Room
Join us for a 30-minute evening storytime of longer, more complex stories, music and action, where early literacy skills will be expanded.
Registration is required.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).  Registration begins online the Sunday of the week of the program.
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, November 19, 2021, 9:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Program Room
Stock up on books, movies and more while supporting library programs and services.
 
StoryWalk Celebration
Friday, November 19, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jolyn Beeman TrailJanesville Schools Outdoor Laboratory (JSOL)
Celebrate StoryWalk Week and our StoryWalk book, In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, at the Robert O. Cook Memorial Arboretum with fall stories and outdoor family activities.  No registration necessary.
In partnership with City of Janesville Recreation staff and the School District of Janesville.
 
Used Book Sale
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Program Room
Stock up on books, movies and more while supporting library programs and services.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, November 22, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, November 29, 2021, 3:30 PM to 05:00 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.
 
Family Trivia: Marvel Universe Edition
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6:30 PM to 07:30 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 and space is limited.  Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585.  Register each individual attending (children and adults).
 

 

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