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)
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime
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.
Storytime for the Very Young
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
Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Community Room - Table Side
Music + Movement @ the YMCA
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)
NewBridge 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
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
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
MidWeek Matinee: PAVAROTTI (PG-13)
Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Griminelli & Nicoletta Mantovani.
All shows are free and open to the public.
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 $17-$23 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)
Teen Tech Time
Try out cool technology, like stop motion animation, green screens, DSLR cameras, and more! Drop-in, no registration required.
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.
University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid Advising
The UW - Madison financial aid team is here to help you navigate the financial aid application process! Learn how to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), apply for scholarships using the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH), and more.
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)
Family Yoga w/ Meghan Planey - Professional Development for Child Care Providers
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.
Meet and Greet for providers and parents at 5:30
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.
Conozca y Salude a las Proveedoras y a los Padres empezando a las 5:30pm.
This months 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
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
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.
Wednesdays, January 22-March25
Meeting Room B
DARN YARN GROUP: Club for Yarn/Fiber Crafters
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.
Mystery Book Group discusses The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins
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