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. **
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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One-On-One Computer Assistance
Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Study Room 1
Stories: Opening Reception
Join The Madison Photography Meetup Group on Saturday, March 9 from 9:30 AM 12:00 PM as we celebrate the opening of our member show, STORIES. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. 34 photographers will be sharing their photographic stories in this exhibit at the Sequoya Public Library. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the photographers and talk with them about their photos.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Donuts with Dad
Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.
Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes! Ages 2 & up.
Yoga Sprouts with Katie
Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun family class! Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.
Children's Program Room
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
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:
The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Library LEGO Club
Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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
Tabletop Game Club
Bring some friends or join other kids for chess, checkers, and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and stay as long as you like!
Community Room - Table Side
Black Arts Matter (B.A.M) Poetry Slam
B.A.M (Black Arts Matters) Poetry Slam FINALS & CLOSING EVENT is a poetry event as part of the larger Black Arts Matters Interdisciplinary Arts Festival. This space has been created specifically for Black poets to shine and share out. All poets have been pre-selected to perform at the event. This event is free and open to the public!
More info: Black Arts Matter Festival (https://bamfestival.wixsite.com/madison) and funded in part by Madison Public Library Foundation.
Meeting Rooms 301 & 302