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Programs are for middle and high school students and are held in the Program Room unless noted.

Register online, at the Children's Desk or by calling 608-758-6585.  



Pages & Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarian as they spill the tea on books, videogames, and their world around them. Tuesdays are books and Thursdays are gaming!
 
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
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Thursday, February 02, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
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.
 
Open Lab: Embroidery
Monday, February 06, 2023, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Join us for open lab hours! Pop in and try your hand at a new hobby. This month is Embroidery Month so we'll be trying out a scrap fabric embroidery project. No registration is required. 
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 07, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
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
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, February 08, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a Vinyasa Yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and any props you may prefer (blocks or strap) and water. A limited supply of yoga mats are available at the library that you may use during the program. Registration is required. 
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Thursday, February 09, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Pal-entine's Day
Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Celebrate Friends and Food with Pal-entine's Day! We'll make waffles and crafts to celebrate!No registration required. Available while supplies last. 
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Used Book Sale
Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Program Room
 
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
 
Open Lab: Embroidery
Monday, February 20, 2023, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lab 316
Join us for open lab hours! Pop in and try your hand at a new hobby. This month is Embroidery Month so we'll be trying out a scrap fabric embroidery project. No registration is required. 
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Sam Hansen
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 3:00 PM to 03:45 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Chair Yoga
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
Join us for a gentle yoga class perfect for someone with mobility or balance challenges and for those who work while seated. Chair is provided. Please bring any other props you like to use for yoga. Registration is required.
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Thursday, February 23, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Pages and Positivi-Tea
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
TACOS Tuesday
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 4:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Woodruff Room
 
Chair Yoga
Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 02, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and PositiviTea
Thursday, March 02, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Rock River Valley Woodcarvers Demo
Saturday, March 04, 2023, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atrium
 
Open Lab: Sustainable Seed Starting
Monday, March 06, 2023, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lab 316
Drop In between 4-6 pm to start your summer seeds! We'll provide materials to start them off in a sustainable way! 
 
Pages and PositiviTea
Tuesday, March 07, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
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
 
Evening Yoga
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Program Room
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 09, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and PositiviTea
Thursday, March 09, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Mario Day Games
Friday, March 10, 2023, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Teen Central
 
HEDBERG HARMONY -- Southern Wisconsin Dulcimer Club
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and PositiviTea
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
Hedberg Harmony -- Dulcimer Music
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 2:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Fireplace Room
 
Pages and PositiviTea
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Virtual Program
Join your librarians as they spill the Tea on books, videogames, and the world around them. Tuesdays are booked and Thursdays are gaming. Join us on Twitch.tv!
 
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.
 
Craft Swap
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Program Room
 
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.
 

 

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