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

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9am
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Wednesday, Feb 5, 9:00am to 2:00pm

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
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:00am to 10:45am

Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We'll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! For children ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:00am to 10:20am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Children's Program Room
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, February 5-26.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Note: this program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all. For more information, please contact the Pinney Library.

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 26, 10:30-11:30am

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 10:45am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and games for children ages 3-5+. No registration needed.

Children's Program Room
 
11am
Badgercare Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12pm
Friends of Pinney Bag Sale
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Feb 5, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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
 
Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Feb 5, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Free assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes.

The VITA program is an IRS and Wisconsin DOR initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved. In conjunction with the AARP, 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.

**Tax assistance at Sequoya is by appointment only. Come in or call 266-6385 to register. We will begin taking appointments on January 21.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
1pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Feb 5, 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

 
1pm
MidWeek Matinee: PAVAROTTI (PG-13)

MidWeek Matinee: PAVAROTTI (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Griminelli & Nicoletta Mantovani.
A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.
[PG-13, 1hr 54min, Documentary|Biography|Music, 2019]

All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2pm
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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 $17-$23 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
3pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Feb 5, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
3pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Feb 5, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4pm
Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Try out cool technology, like stop motion animation, green screens, DSLR cameras, and more! Drop-in, no registration required.

Teen Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Feb 5, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

 
University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid Advising
 
4pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
5pm
Family Yoga w/ Meghan Planey - Professional Development for Child Care Providers

Family Yoga w/ Meghan Planey - Professional Development for Child Care Providers

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Satellite Family Child Care for a free monthly professional development series open to the public for any current and potential child care providers, current child care parents, and parents seeking child care.

Food provided, please register in advance.
Spanish language interpretation will be provided, and Registry credit is available.
Contact Kate MacCrimmon with questions: 608 400-1243 or kmaccrimmon@reachdane.org

Meet and Greet for providers and parents at 5:30
Monthly professional development workshop 6-8pm
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Únase a Satellite Family Child Care para obtener desarrollo profesional mensuales completamente, gratuitas abiertas al público y para cualquier proveedor de cuidado infantil actual y potencial, los padres de cuidado infantil actuales o los que están en la búsqueda de cuidado infantil.

Comida proporcionada, por favor regístrese con antelación. El registro se abre con 3 meses de antelación.
Interpretación al Español será proveída, Créditos en el Registry estarán disponibles.
Contacte a Kate MacCrimmon con sus preguntas: 608 400-1243 o kmaccrimmon@reachdane.com

Conozca y Salude a las Proveedoras y a los Padres empezando a las 5:30pm.
Taller de desarrollo profesional empiezan de 6:00-8:00pm.
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This month’s workshop: Family Yoga w/ Meghan Planey - Tema: Yoga Familiar con Megan Planey

All children, parents, and child care providers are welcome to come and participate in Family Yoga. It is for all ages and abilities. You will breathe, stretch, laugh, play, mediate and relax as a family and with a community. Our yoga session will last 45 minutes to one hour. Child care providers are invited to stay until 8 p.m. to learn about the framework for our subsequent professional development opportunities. Please bring your own mat!

Children's Program Room
 
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Wednesdays, January 22-March25

Meeting Room B
 
UW Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
DARN YARN GROUP: Club for Yarn/Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: Club for Yarn/Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Feb 5, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alica Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters and other fiber-crafters to meet, share your own work, learn about different techniques and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
7pm
Mystery Book Group discusses The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins

Mystery Book Group discusses The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Feb 5, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Joe Talbert is a college student who just wants to find a viable subject to write a biography on for an English class assignment. What was supposed to be a simple project became more than what it was supposed to be the moment Joe meets a peculiar dying elderly man named Carl Iverson who happened to be a convicted murderer and rapist. From just wanting to earn a passing grade, he ends up going out of his way to prove the innocence of the old man.

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A