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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 11:30am
[FULL] Start Writing Your Life Story

[FULL] Start Writing Your Life Story

Community Room A
Tuesday, Feb 7, 9:30am to 11:30am

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this 6 week workshop will help you get started and stay motivated.

Each week we’ll discuss aspects of writing from life, including storytelling techniques, organizing your project, and the complications of writing about living people. Suggested themes and prompts will help you write 2-3 pages each week. Each class session includes time to share what you’ve written in a supportive environment. You’ll leave with lots of ideas to keep you writing. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises.

About the instructor: Sarah White has taught reminiscence writing around Dane County and online since 2004. She is a professional freelance writer, personal historian, and writing coach.

Registration is required for this 6 week series (registration opens January 9).  Click the blue button below to sign up for the entire 6 week series.

Community Room A
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

*Offsite
Tuesday, Feb 7, 10:00am to 12:00pm

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center 55 S. Gammon Rd*

Do your cooped up kids need a warm, free place to run and be loud? Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program kids lead the play while adults step back and observe with deep curiosity.  This educational approach rooted in True Play was created in Anji County in China. Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library-based Anji Play model. Open to all ages. No registration required. 

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Art for Little Ones

Art for Little Ones

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Feb 7, 10:00am to 10:30am

Join local artist Amy Mietzel for hands-on art activities inspired by picture books! For ages 3-5. Younger siblings and groups welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 7, 10:30am to 11:15am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5!

Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. We will start with a short storytime and then have playtime.

Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Meeting Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 7:00pm
In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Feb 7, 11:00am to 7:00pm

You can return your absentee ballot to any in-person absentee voting site during the hours listed. A recent court ruling has changed the rules around how an absentee voter can return their ballot. Voters will not be able to drop off their absentee ballots at the library outside of in-person absentee hours.

Please note that libraries can not answer many voting questions.  Please call the City Clerk's office at 608-266-4601 with questions related to voting and the election.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Feb 7, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly? You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.The African Center for Community Development will be located at the Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance should stop by.

Study Room 1
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
DIY Valentine's Day Cards

DIY Valentine's Day Cards

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Feb 7, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Make a card for your Valentine or just for fun! We have envelopes, stickers, blank cardstock paper, gel pens, glue sticks, and pre-cut hearts and clouds for your use. 

In the children's area.

Youth 7 and under will require extra assistance from a caregiver.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Feb 7, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the Lakeview Library, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!

1st, 2nd, or booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna available while supplies last.

Everyone 6 months and older is welcome. 6 months-17 year olds need a parent or guardian present.

 

Walk-ins encouraged. Appointments are available but not required. Please visit https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-appointments to book an appointment.

No ID or insurance required.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We Make - Wire Sculptures

We Make - Wire Sculptures

Community Room
Tuesday, Feb 7, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and try a different hands-on project. All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave.

Youth 7 and under will require extra assistance from a caregiver.

Community Room
 
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Tinkering Tuesday: Digital Comics

Tinkering Tuesday: Digital Comics

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Feb 7, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Drop in to the children's area at Meadowridge Library for art, making, tinkering, and fun! This week, come make your very own digital comic, staring... you! Use our green screen to take pictures of yourself, then put them in comic panels and add sound effects, backgrounds, and lots more! All materials will be provided. Finished comics can be emailed to participants after the program. 

All ages welcome. Children under 5 will need extra help from a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Feb 7, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us for our teen book club! This month we will be reading and discussing Heartstopper Volume 2​ by Alice Oseman. Stop by Lakeview Library to check out a copy. There will be free snacks! All teens are welcome! 

Please email youth services librarian Madeleine (mkain@madisonpubliclibrary.org) with any questions.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Teen Yoga and Wellness

Teen Yoga and Wellness

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 7, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Teens and Tweens! Join us for yoga and wellness activities provided by Zen Ed Wellness! This is a recurring, 4-week workshop series taking place every Tuesday from January 17 - February 7. Yoga can help teens and tweens in many ways including reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, improving focus, and building self-esteem.

Bring your own yoga mat, or use one of ours. We are excited to see you there!

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tuesday, Feb 7, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Who doesn’t need a little chocolate boost once in a while! Homemade truffles hit the spot, and they’re quick to make following easy instructions. The key is using a good quality, dark chocolate for the richest flavor. We’ll taste test a variety of truffles including espresso, hazelnut, and orange.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register. Registration opens on January 24 at 10 a.m., two weeks prior to program date.

 

About the Presenter

Punky Egan earned the title of Certified Master Baker, one of less than 200 in the country, from the professional organization RBA (Retail Bakers of America). Through her 45-year professional baking career, she owned Sucré Patisserie and Dessert Lounge, was a consultant to the baking industry, and recipe developer. At Madison College, she was the director of the baking program as well as lead instructor. She co-authored 3 cookbooks, wrote baking articles for professional publications, created instructional baking videos for her baking students. She had a regular baking segment on a local TV station and was even on the Food Network!

Community Room - Fireplace Side