Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!
Join us at Market Square Shopping Center, 6672 Odana Rd, Madison WI 53711 (next to Play It Again Sports).
Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well.
FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central
Free assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 266-6350 to make an appointment (required).
The VITA program is an IRS and Wisconsin DOR initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved. The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Some situations are outside the scope of the service -- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2019 to use this service.
**We will begin taking appointments on Wednesday January 22nd for the 2/1 and 2/8 tax help dates. We will take appointments for the rest of the dates (2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4) on February 12th. **
Meeting Room 301
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale
There is no better way to spend time on a cold winter day than cozying up with a good book. Featuring a huge selection of books for every age and interest. Most items $2 or less - some specially marked. Sale runs Thursday, January 30, 9am-9pm; Friday, January 31, 9am-6pm; and Saturday, February 1, 9am-3pm. Bag sale 1-3pm, $5 per bag.
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!
April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 2 months from now! The Census Bureau needs to hire a lot of Madison residents to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives here - especially people who will not initially participate by phone, mail, or website. Recruiters from the U.S. Census will be spreading awareness and helping people apply on the spot with Applicant Days. Following up with every missed individual requires the work of many Census Takers. It's a great part-time job that will pay $22/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)
Partners in Practice with Beyond Dane
Come and join early care and education professionals to connect and reflect on hot topics in the ECE field. This is a networking event where we hope to build connections and partnerships within our early education community, as well as focus on specific topics of interest. Registry credit is available
Coffee, tea, juice, and light snacks will be provided.
This program is offered in partnership with the Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association), and the Madison Public Library, and is free and open to the public.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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
Stories & Sweets
Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.
Read to a Dog
Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.
CANCELED - Cooking with Chef Lily
Join the Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids and families. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Kids will learn about healthy, delicious food, learn cooking skills, and get to try all of the creations!
Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 1-5 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
Illustrating the Everyday:How-To Comics w/ Artist-in-Residence Alanna Stapleton
Comics are a great format for communicating sequences and processes. Learn more about ways to draw what you know, breaking down everyday skills and knowledge to share your perspective and genius with others. Look at inspiration and work on writing and drawing your own How-To comics!
All are welcome to drop in, no registration required
Making Mornings Marvelous
Are you oh so exhausted from the rigmarole of terrible mornings with your little one? The crying. The feet dragging. The whining. The fighting. What if we could transform the worst part of your day into the best? Bring your little one (ages 4 and up) to the library for an uplifting time - with presenter (and mom!) Debi Kennedy - to discuss and create a plan to reinvent what mornings can look like. A one-hour investment and you will leave with a master plan (created by you and your child/children) ready to be implemented the very next morning
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.