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Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Saturday, Feb 1, 9:00am to 4:00pm

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

FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central

Meeting Room 301
Saturday, Feb 1, 9:00am to 1:00pm

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

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Saturday, Feb 1, 9:00am to 3:00pm

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!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Saturday, Feb 1, 9:00am to 1:00pm

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)

 
10am
Partners in Practice with Beyond Dane

Partners in Practice with Beyond Dane

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Feb 1, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Feb 1, 10:00am to 10:30am

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
 
10am
Stories & Sweets

Stories & Sweets

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 1, 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Community Room
 
11am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Saturday, Feb 1, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
12pm
CANCELED - Cooking with Chef Lily

CANCELED - Cooking with Chef Lily

Teen Room
Saturday, Feb 1, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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.

Teen Room
 
1pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Feb 1, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Illustrating the Everyday:How-To Comics w/ Artist-in-Residence Alanna Stapleton

Bubbler
Saturday, Feb 1, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Bubbler
 
2pm
Making Mornings Marvelous

Making Mornings Marvelous

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 1, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 morningÂ…

Community Room
 
Library LEGO Club
Meeting Room 115
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Feb 1, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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:
TBA

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.

Media Lab