Have you ever REALLY looked at a book and thought about why the artist or designer made the book that way? There are so many different ways to think about books beyond just the story that the words tell. What story does the art tell? What do you know about a book simply from the design of the book? Join us for an experimental storytime series in which we explore, together with children, what it is that books can tell us, beyond the words. Let's look at the whole book.
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Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Scrabble at the Library
Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Community Room - Table Side
Music + Movement
This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716]
Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers. This program is offered in partnership with the Lussier Family East YMCA, and is free and open to all.
Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network
In the SCALE tutoring session, you will work with a tutor every week on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment. Call Ezi for more information or to register for the class session (Wednesdays, January 23-May 1), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org
Meeting Room 115
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
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 Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing
Come draw, paint and listen to music, bask in good vibes and see live chip-carving and whittling while Taylor creates some new tramp art constructions. Even deck out your own Carnival Chalk-ware Figurine: link, available in the Bubbler throughout Taylors residency.
NewBridge Movie Program: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
[PG-13, 2hr 14min, Adventure|Family|Fantasy, 2018]
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
Wonderful Wednesdays: Cooking with Chef Lily
Come to the library and enjoy a variety of activities! We'll be having arts, crafts, games, food, and more.
Meeting Room 115
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.
Call 224-7100 to set up your one-hour appointment.
Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.
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
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Come watch and discuss My Roommate is a Cat by Minatsuki. Novelist Subaru Mikazuki has a chance encounter with a stray cat, and while watching Haru, he gets inspiration for his mystery stories and it helps him heal the loss of his loved ones.
Study Room A (Blue)
Evening Family Storytime
Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.
Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.
Meeting Room B
Knitting at the Library
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Madison Travel Circle presents Peru More Than Just Machu Picchu
Peru is now a world-class destination: From mysterious Amazon jungle wildlife/tours, to rugged Andes pre/post-Inca villages, to fertile Coastlines with magical beaches and so much more. Join Pablo Olivares as he shows you the undiscovered Peru with the best food, people and eye-popping sites anywhere in South America!
Spring Vegetables with Chef Paul Tseng
Learn how to make an easy meal with spring vegetables with Chef Paul. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Adult Board Game Night
Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.
Meeting Room A
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion
We'll discuss The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. New members are always welcome. Copies of the book will be at the library as long as supplies last.
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nickolas Butler for LITTLE FAITH
In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church. Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, hes also uneasy: in Shilohs absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick.
While reckoning with his own faithor lack thereofLyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the churchs radical belief system threatens Isaacs safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover. Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own.
Doors will open for this event at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission.
Wisconsin Book Festival members will have the opportunity to reserve a seat at this event. Support the Festival with your membership gift today!
Meeting Room 302