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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
Red, White and Read
Read with UW student athletes in this event sponsored by the UW Student United Way and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others. You may even get to meet Bucky!
Children's Program Room
Memory Cloth Circle Workshop
In honor of Womens History Month Memory Cloth Circle members invite children and adults to remember women who inspired them, tell their stories and stitch with us.
We will provide materials and guidance in embroidery and share our experiences.
Since 2013 the Memory Cloth Circle gathers to tell stories and embroider their memories. We were inspired by Amazwi Abesifazane, Voices of Women, in South Africa. We are grateful for those courageous women who began making Memory Cloths to tell their stories of Apartheid; they have asked us to share their process in the US. They are delighted that we have.
Amazwi Abesifazane [Voices of Women]
Meeting Room 115
Tech Study Hall - Java, Web and Excel
Want to know more about teaching yourself these skills in a supportive environment?
Conference Room 104
Family Music Time
Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Visitors to Madisons Monroe Street Library are invited to wax or wane poetic with Madison writer Susan Podebradsky as she presents her weekly Poet-in-Residence hours during National Poetry Month -- April 2019
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
1-4 Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
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.
Stories: Artist Talk
The Madison Photography Meetup Group and the Sequoya Public Library invite you to join us on Saturday, April 6 from 1:00-3:00 PM at the library for an Artist Talk. We will have five photographers from our current member show STORIES, on display at the library, who will talk about their photography journey, the show, their photos in the show and other stuff related to photography. Come join us for an interesting afternoon and be part of the discussion.
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
National Poetry Month Celebration
Come celebrate poetry with the City of Madison Poet Laureate, Oscar Mireles, the current Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, Margaret (Peggy) Rozga, and previous City of Madison Poet Laureates Fabu, Andrea Musher, and Wendy Vardaman.
Join them for a reception at 2 pm and hear them read from their work at 2:15 pm.
Meeting Room 302