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Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL
Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 266-6350 to make an appointment (required). Some situations are outside the scope of the service-- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2018 to use this service. **We will begin taking appointments on Wednesday January 23rd for the 2/9 and 2/23 tax help dates. We will take appointments for the rest of the dates (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6) on February 20th. **
Meeting Room 301
Madison Arts Commission one-on-one grant writing assistance clinic
This is a service the Madison Arts Commission provides to increase equitable access to City resources. It is a way to give citizens who want to apply for City funding for their art projects, but are first time applicants, extra/personal tutelage.
Meeting Room 115
Stories & Sweets
Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
The Pursuit of Racial Equity in Education
In this workshop participants will learn about racial inequality in public schooling (how did we get to this place of inequity?) and explore how to respond in a productive way as parents and community members (where do we go from here?). Educator and researcher Linn Posey-Maddox will provide historical context and facilitate small group interactive discussion about the ways in which parent's/caregiver's engagement can shape children's concepts of race and inequity and contribute to (or counter) racial inequities in education.
Adult registration for this workshop is appreciated but not required. Child supervision may be available please contact Abby, Jane or Christina at the Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 to reserve a childcare slot.(required)
About the presenter:
This program is a part of a new series at Sequoya called "Let's Talk About It" which will encourage conversations about race, equity and fairness for parents, caregivers and educators of children 0-5th grade.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
For kids ages 7 and up who already like to knit or who want to learn! Needles and yarn provided, but please bring a pair of #8 straight needles if you have one.
Meeting Room A
Open Media Lab
The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.
Lab Staff For Today:
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.
Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)
Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.
Aqua Room 128
Touched by an Angell (Documentary Film with a Wisconsin Flavor)
Sun Prairie's Angell Park has a rich local history dating back over 100 years. For the second half of its life it became world renown for midget auto racing. But, nobody has put together a substantive piece of work to encompass more of the parks history until now, thanks to filmmaker, Bob Leff of Cottage Grove. Touched by an Angell, The Story of Angell Park a Giant Among Midget Race Tracks, is a 144-minute documentary produced by Leffs Video Art Productions.