Live Well @ Your Library

Live Well @ Your Library
Now that the days are getting longer, it’s a great time to think about taking a little time for yourself with a free wellness workshop at the Madison Public Library. We’re here to help you move more, try new recipes, make the most of gardening season, and more.
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Selected Spring Wellness Programs


Green Thumb Gardening series

Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be giving gardening presentations at the Sequoya Library. All programs will begin at 6:30 pm and participants must register for each event separately beginning two weeks ahead of that event. Call 608-266-6385 for information.
April 19: Square Ft. and Raised Bed Gardening [register]
April 26: Growing Tomatoes in Dane County [register]
May 10: Container Gardening [register]
May 24: Healthy Houseplants [register]
Sequoya Library - Wednesdays, April 19, 26, May 10, 24, 6:30 pm
The Spice Box Cooking Class
A three-part series of healthy Pakistani and Indian cooking classes with Huma Siddiqui of White Jasmine. Call 266-6300 or go online to sign up for one, two, or all three classes on consecutive Tuesdays:  
April 25 menu: a taste of Pakistan [register]
May 2 menu: a Mediterranean feast [register]
May 9 menu: a vegetarian platter [register]
Central Library - Tuesdays, April 25, May 2, 9, 6:30 pm
Let’s Move!
A fun and active fitness class for children ages 18 months to five years and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, games, and exercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness, and self-esteem are also emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company, is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you! Register by phone at 246-4547 or online beginning Monday, April 17.
Lakeview Library - Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 11:30 am
Library as Retreat Space 
A weeklong series of programs and workshops dedicated to mindful creativity, in partnership with the Bubbler and community partners. More info and full schedule: 
Central Library - Monday, May 1 - Sunday, May 7