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Children's Programs



Read-In with Mary
Monday, January 30, 2023, 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.
 
Origami Club: 3-D Origami for kids ages 9 - 12
Monday, January 30, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Build your folding skills and learn to make 3-D origami! Beginning and experienced folders are welcome. We will learn how to fold a basic module that can be used to build all sorts of three-dimensional creations. A kind of LEGO® building with paper!
Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up online or call the Children's Desk at 608-758-6585. Register each child attending. Each session (Jan 30 and Feb 6) of Origami Club is a separate registration.
 
Music & Movement
Monday, January 30, 2023, 6:00 PM to 06:45 PM
Program Room

Join us for this lively, interactive program aimed at increasing language, social, problem-solving, fine/gross motor skills, and self-confidence through music-based activities. We'll play with the parachute, beanbags, rhythm instruments, and more as we build early literacy skills and make new friends! Perfect for preschoolers and their families. No registration necessary.

 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 01, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 01, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
World Read Aloud Day
Wednesday, February 01, 2023, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fireplace Room
Join millions around the globe as we celebrate the power of reading aloud with World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), held annually on the first Wednesday of every February! (from litworld.org)  Drop in and hear our Community Readers share some of their favorite read alouds between 4-6 p.m.  Our goal is to fill the library with readers and listeners!  FIREPLACE ROOM No registration required.
COMMUNITY READERS:4:00-4:15 p.m.: Lisa Hurda, Director of Advancement & Foundation, Blackhawk Technical College, book title tbd 4:15-4:30 p.m.: Mark Holzman, Superintendent, School District of Janesville, Say Something by Peter H. Reynolds 4:30-5 p.m.: Sgt. Benjamin Thompson, Janesville Police Department, All Through My Town by Jean Reidy
5-5:30 p.m.: Erin Davis, Assistant to the City Manager, City Manager's Office, Matilda by Roald Dahl5:30-6 p.m.: Beth Tallon, Public Relations Manager, Community Action, I am Ruby Bridges by Ruby Bridgesp.m.: Family Yoga Stories - WRAD Edition - Program Room
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 

 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Crafted by Kids for ages 6-8
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room

Calling all crafty friends! Join us in the craft zone for an hour of inspiration, creativity, and fun.

No registration necessary.

 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, February 03, 2023, 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.
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, February 04, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 04, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
In partnership with the School District of Janesville's Chinese Language Program 
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a traditional lion dance presentation by the Zhong Yi Kung Fu association of Madison. Learn about the traditions of this 15-day holiday celebrated around the world and try some traditional snacks. No registration required.
 
Monday Meet-up at HPL Express! Sports Day!
Monday, February 06, 2023, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
HPL Express Branch
Interactive story time mixed with crafts, activities, and play time.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 06, 2023, 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.
 
Origami Club: Origami Animals for kids ages 9-12
Monday, February 06, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Have fun with the Japanese art of paper folding while learning to make Origami Animals. Beginning and experienced folders are 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. Each session (Jan 30 and Feb 6) of Origami Club is a separate registration.
 
Music & Movement
Monday, February 06, 2023, 6:00 PM to 06:45 PM
Woodruff Room

Join us for this lively, interactive program aimed at increasing language, social, problem-solving, fine/gross motor skills, and self-confidence through music-based activities. We'll play with the parachute, beanbags, rhythm instruments, and more as we build early literacy skills and make new friends! Perfect for preschoolers and their families. No registration necessary.

 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 

 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Crafted by Kids for ages 6-8
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room

Calling all crafty friends! Join us in the craft zone for an hour of inspiration, creativity, and fun.

No registration necessary.

 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, February 10, 2023, 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. No registration necessary.
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Mardi Gras Celebration
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
In partnership with the School District of Janesville's French National Honor Society. Celebrate this colorful holiday with activities, trivia, and crafts. No registration necessary.
 
Monday Meet-up at HPL Express! Valentine Exhange
Monday, February 13, 2023, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
HPL Express Branch
Interactive story time mixed with crafts, activities, and play time.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 13, 2023, 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.
 
Design Video Games in Scratch
Monday, February 13, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn to code several types of video games using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch. Prior coding experience will be helpful but is not required for participation.  
Registration is required. Registration is for all three session and opens on Monday, January 16th, at 8:00 am.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Music & Movement
Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:00 PM to 06:45 PM
Program Room

Join us for this lively, interactive program aimed at increasing language, social, problem-solving, fine/gross motor skills, and self-confidence through music-based activities. We'll play with the parachute, beanbags, rhythm instruments, and more as we build early literacy skills and make new friends! Perfect for preschoolers and their families. No registration necessary.

 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Family Yoga
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a fun family class where we will read stories, practice mindfulness, and bend and stretch in yoga poses. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for you and your child. No experience necessary. Recommended for children ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Registration is required. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 

 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
To the Pages & Beyond Book Club for ages 9 - 12
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
February: The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton  

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 if a program is canceled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, February 17, 2023, 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. No registration necessary.
 
Used Book Sale
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
Chess Club
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends Community Room
Learn how to play chess, or play against other chess players. Peter Webster, a chess lifemaster and former WI State Champion, will be available to teach others how to play chess.
 
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
Monday, February 20, 2023, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
EXPRESS CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING
Monday, February 20, 2023, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 20, 2023, 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.
 
Design Video Games in Scratch
Monday, February 20, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn to code several types of video games using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch. Prior coding experience will be helpful but is not required for participation.  
Registration is required. Registration is for all three session and opens on Monday, January 16th, at 8:00 am.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Sam Hansen
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 3:00 PM to 03:45 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 

 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Crafted by Kids for ages 6-8
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room

Calling all crafty friends! Join us in the craft zone for an hour of inspiration, creativity, and fun.

No registration necessary.

 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, February 24, 2023, 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.
 
Learning Through Play
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Drop in and join your child as they explore, discover, and learn through play. Play is an avenue through which children can express their emotions, build relationships with others, and master difficult situations. Play stations are easy to duplicate at home. An adult caregiver must accompany children. Families welcome. No registration necessary. 
 
Monday Meet-up at HPL Express! It's Dinosaur Day!
Monday, February 27, 2023, 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
HPL Express Branch
Interactive story time mixed with crafts, activities, and play time.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, February 27, 2023, 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.
 
Design Video Games in Scratch
Monday, February 27, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Learn to code several types of video games using the free, web-based coding platform, Scratch. Prior coding experience will be helpful but is not required for participation.  
Registration is required. Registration is for all three session and opens on Monday, January 16th, at 8:00 am.  Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585.
 
Music & Movement
Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:00 PM to 06:45 PM
Program Room

Join us for this lively, interactive program aimed at increasing language, social, problem-solving, fine/gross motor skills, and self-confidence through music-based activities. We'll play with the parachute, beanbags, rhythm instruments, and more as we build early literacy skills and make new friends! Perfect for preschoolers and their families. No registration necessary.

 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 02, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 02, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 02, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 03, 2023, 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.
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, March 04, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Monday Meet-up with Guide Dog Raven
Monday, March 06, 2023, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for our Monday story time with special guest Raven the Guide Dog!  She will provide a demonstration of how helpful and intelligent service animals are while we enjoy a story to learn more about this special relationship.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 06, 2023, 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.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 09, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express! Camp Out!
Monday, March 13, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 13, 2023, 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.
 
Fairy Garden Workshop
Monday, March 13, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Come craft several elements that will help you start your own fairy or gnome garden at home. For ages 8-12. No registration necessary. 
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
To the Pages & Beyond Book Club for ages 9 - 12
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
March: The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu


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 if a program is canceled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Celtic/Irish Dance Demo
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6:00 PM to 07:30 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.No Registration Necessary.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 17, 2023, 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.
 
Chess Club
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends Community Room
Learn how to play chess, or play against other chess players. Peter Webster, a chess lifemaster and former WI State Champion, will be available to teach others how to play chess.
 
Jigsaw Puzzle Competition
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
HPL Express Branch
Join us at HPL Express in Uptown Janesville for our first ever Puzzle Competition!  Teams in groups of 2 and up can compete against other puzzle officionados.  Choose a puzzle group of either 300, 500, or 750 pieces to complete.  First team to complete their puzzle in their puzzle group wins!
 
T.H.E.M. World Storytelling Day: Together We Can for ages 8 to adult
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fireplace Room
Celebrate World Storytelling Day with Hedberg Public Library's own T.H.E.M. (Teens Helping to Evolve the Magic of) Storytelling Troupe as they share folk tales on this year's theme of Together We Can, along with library storytellers Elizabeth Matson and Jamie A. Swenson. The stories shared will be best enjoyed by ages 8 to adult. No registration necessary.
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, March 20, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 20, 2023, 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.
 
Family Block Party
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a Block Party! Drop in and build with a variety of different stackable items (including blocks - of course!). Fun for all ages. Build 'em up & knock 'em down! No Registration required. 
 
Family Yoga
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Free Movie: The Bad Guys
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for the movie adaptation of the popular children's book series. Movie is rated PG. No registration necessary.
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 24, 2023, 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.
 
Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Program Room
 
Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, March 27, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, March 27, 2023, 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.
 
Full House Card Club for ages 8 to adult
Monday, March 27, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Shuffle on in to this card club open to kids and grown-ups alike. Single players, groups, experienced, and inexperienced players are welcome. No registration necessary. 
 
Drop-off Peeps-o-Rama
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Join your library Peeps[R] and create a diorama using Peeps[R] mallow treats! Then vote for your favorites in during our Peeples Choice Awards! 
Use your imagination, skills, and at least one Peeps[R] mallow of any variety to create a unique take on a book, movie, pop culture reference - ANYTHING that inspires you and is begging to be created with Peeps[R] mallows. More than one entry is welcome.
FABULOUS trophies will be awarded to the favorites in each category:ADULTS - individual or groupTEENS - individual or groupCHILDREN - individual or groupMIXED-AGES Group
Guidelines:ALL ENTRIES must be turned in between March 29th and April 1stALL ENTRIES must include at least ONE Peeps[R] mellow of any variety (the more the merrier)ALL ENTRIES must fit inside a standard sized shoe or boot boxALL ENTRIES must have a title affixed; creator name should be on the diorama, but not visible**Dioramas brought in on Saturday, April 1st must be here by 10 a.m. to be eligible for voting**
Peeples Choice Voting: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1st
Winners Announced/Trophies displayed: April 3rd-15th
Drop-off hours - drop off at any service desk & fill out an entry form for each diorama9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 309 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, March 319-10 a.m. Saturday, April 1
Inspiration from Pinterest Boards:https://pin.it/4F9wRiS
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Peeps Drop Off
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Join your library Peeps[R] and create a diorama using Peeps[R] mallow treats! Then vote for your favorites in during our Peeples Choice Awards! 
Use your imagination, skills, and at least one Peeps[R] mallow of any variety to create a unique take on a book, movie, pop culture reference - ANYTHING that inspires you and is begging to be created with Peeps[R] mallows. More than one entry is welcome.
FABULOUS trophies will be awarded to the favorites in each category:ADULTS - individual or groupTEENS - individual or groupCHILDREN - individual or groupMIXED-AGES Group
Guidelines:ALL ENTRIES must be turned in between March 29th and April 1stALL ENTRIES must include at least ONE Peeps[R] mellow of any variety (the more the merrier)ALL ENTRIES must fit inside a standard sized shoe or boot boxALL ENTRIES must have a title affixed; creator name should be on the diorama, but not visible**Dioramas brought in on Saturday, April 1st must be here by 10 a.m. to be eligible for voting**
Peeples Choice Voting: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1st
Winners Announced/Trophies displayed: April 3rd-15th
Drop-off hours - drop off at any service desk & fill out an entry form for each diorama9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 309 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, March 319-10 a.m. Saturday, April 1
Inspiration from Pinterest Boards:https://pin.it/4F9wRiS
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Peeps Drop Off
Friday, March 31, 2023, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Join your library Peeps[R] and create a diorama using Peeps[R] mallow treats! Then vote for your favorites in during our Peeples Choice Awards! 
Use your imagination, skills, and at least one Peeps[R] mallow of any variety to create a unique take on a book, movie, pop culture reference - ANYTHING that inspires you and is begging to be created with Peeps[R] mallows. More than one entry is welcome.
FABULOUS trophies will be awarded to the favorites in each category:ADULTS - individual or groupTEENS - individual or groupCHILDREN - individual or groupMIXED-AGES Group
Guidelines:ALL ENTRIES must be turned in between March 29th and April 1stALL ENTRIES must include at least ONE Peeps[R] mellow of any variety (the more the merrier)ALL ENTRIES must fit inside a standard sized shoe or boot boxALL ENTRIES must have a title affixed; creator name should be on the diorama, but not visible**Dioramas brought in on Saturday, April 1st must be here by 10 a.m. to be eligible for voting**
Peeples Choice Voting: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1st
Winners Announced/Trophies displayed: April 3rd-15th
Drop-off hours - drop off at any service desk & fill out an entry form for each diorama9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 309 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, March 319-10 a.m. Saturday, April 1
Inspiration from Pinterest Boards:https://pin.it/4F9wRiS
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, March 31, 2023, 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.
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, April 01, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Peeps-o-Rama
Saturday, April 01, 2023, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Join your library Peeps[R] and create a diorama using Peeps[R] mallow treats! Then vote for your favorites in during our Peeples Choice Awards! 
Use your imagination, skills, and at least one Peeps[R] mallow of any variety to create a unique take on a book, movie, pop culture reference - ANYTHING that inspires you and is begging to be created with Peeps[R] mallows. More than one entry is welcome.
FABULOUS trophies will be awarded to the favorites in each category:ADULTS - individual or groupTEENS - individual or groupCHILDREN - individual or groupMIXED-AGES Group
Guidelines:ALL ENTRIES must be turned in between March 29th and April 1stALL ENTRIES must include at least ONE Peeps[R] mellow of any variety (the more the merrier)ALL ENTRIES must fit inside a standard sized shoe or boot boxALL ENTRIES must have a title affixed; creator name should be on the diorama, but not visible**Dioramas brought in on Saturday, April 1st must be here by 10 a.m. to be eligible for voting**
Peeples Choice Voting: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1stWinners Announced/Trophies displayed: April 3rd-15th
Drop-off hours - drop off at any service desk & fill out an entry form for each diorama9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 309 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, March 319-10 a.m. Saturday, April 1
Inspiration from Pinterest Boards:https://pin.it/4F9wRiS
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, April 03, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 03, 2023, 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.
 
Full House Card Club ages 8 to adult
Monday, April 03, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Shuffle on in to this card club open to kids and grown-ups alike. Single players, groups, experienced, and inexperienced players are welcome. No registration necessary. 
 
Homeschool Idea Lab
Tuesday, April 04, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Homeschool students are invited to join library staff as we explore various topics in a variety of fun ways! Students will have the opportunity to try different stations related to a weekly topic at their own pace. Stations are geared toward students who are reading and writing independently and the program is recommended for ages 7 to 17; younger with direct adult assistance. 
April 4 - Secret Codes & Number Mysteries April 11 - World Building & MappingApril 18 - Masterpieces by YOU!April 25 -  SCIENCE Play!

 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 06, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 06, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, April 06, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 07, 2023, 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.
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, April 08, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, April 10, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 10, 2023, 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.
 
Nintendo Club for Ages 8-12
Monday, April 10, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Play Nintendo Switch games on the big screen and complete a Nintendo themed 3D printing project. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions in order to finish the 3D print project. Registration is required. Register once to attend all three sessions. Register online or by calling the children's desk at 608-758-6585.
 
Homeschool Idea Lab
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Homeschool students are invited to join library staff as we explore various topics in a variety of fun ways! Students will have the opportunity to try different stations related to a weekly topic at their own pace. Stations are geared toward students who are reading and writing independently and the program is recommended for ages 7 to 17; younger with direct adult assistance. 
April 4 - Secret Codes & Number MysteriesApril 11 - World Building & MappingApril 18 - Masterpieces by YOU!April 25 - SCIENCE Play!
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Adopt-a-Pet with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Atrium
Meet adoptable pets at the library! The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin makes their monthly visits on the second Wednesday of each month.petsgohome.org
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 14, 2023, 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. No registration necessary.
 
Chess Club
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Friends Community Room
Learn how to play chess, or play against other chess players. Peter Webster, a chess lifemaster and former WI State Champion, will be available to teach others how to play chess.
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 17, 2023, 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.
 
Nintendo Club for Ages 8-12
Monday, April 17, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Play Nintendo Switch games on the big screen and complete a Nintendo themed 3D printing project. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions in order to finish the 3D print project. Registration is required. Register once to attend all three sessions. Register online or by calling the children's desk at 608-758-6585.
 
Homeschool Idea Lab
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Homeschool students are invited to join library staff as we explore various topics in a variety of fun ways! Students will have the opportunity to try different stations related to a weekly topic at their own pace. Stations are geared toward students who are reading and writing independently and the program is recommended for ages 7 to 17; younger with direct adult assistance. 
April 4 - Secret Codes & NumbersApril 11 - World Building & MappingApril 18 - Masterpieces by YOU!April 25 - SCIENCE Play!
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Sam Hansen
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 3:00 PM to 03:45 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
To the Pages & Beyond Book Club for ages 9 - 12
Thursday, April 20, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Woodruff Room
April: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander


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 if a program is canceled. Register online, at the library, or call 608-758-6585. Register each child attending.
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 21, 2023, 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.
 
Monday Meet-Up at HPL Express!
Monday, April 24, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
HPL Express Branch
Join us for a story and activity time at HPL Express!  Each week will have its own theme which will involve different toys and interactive games and activities.
 
Read-In with Mary
Monday, April 24, 2023, 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.
 
Nintendo Club for Ages 8-12
Monday, April 24, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program Room
Play Nintendo Switch games on the big screen and complete a Nintendo themed 3D printing project. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions in order to finish the 3D print project. Registration is required. Register once to attend all three sessions. Register online or by calling the children's desk at 608-758-6585.
 
Homeschool Idea Lab
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Woodruff Room
Homeschool students are invited to join library staff as we explore various topics in a variety of fun ways! Students will have the opportunity to try different stations related to a weekly topic at their own pace. Stations are geared toward students who are reading and writing independently and the program is recommended for ages 7 to 17; younger with direct adult assistance. 
April 4 - Secret Codes & NumbersApril 11 - World Building & MappingApril 18 - Masterpieces by YOU!April 25 - SCIENC Play!
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 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 program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary.
 
Babies in the Library
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Children's Room
Start growing your reader with rhymes, songs, and simple books. Develop early literacy skills at this program for our youngest patrons. No registration necessary. 
 
Family Yoga
Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 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.
The 9:30 a.m. session includes an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. 
 
Wiggle and Rhyme Storytime
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 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.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Fridays with Friends
Friday, April 28, 2023, 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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