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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A Very Bubbler Saturday
Explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each month. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. This month we will explore basic coding with Ozo Bots.
Venus Washington -- Venus Inspires Chair Mindfulness
Guided meditation combined with gentle movements from a chair to get you moving and bring peace with your body through music and guided meditation.
Tech Study Hall - Java, Web and Excel
Want to know more about teaching yourself these skills in a supportive environment?
Conference Room (first floor)
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:
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.
Green Room 103
Eine Kleine Kaserei (A Little Cheese Factory) documentary
A 100-year old Swiss cheese factory is restored and traditional copper kettle cheesemaking is demonstrated.