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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 8, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central

FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central

Meeting Room 301
Saturday, Feb 8, 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
 
9:30am
Block Party with Alexis!

Block Party with Alexis!

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 9:30am to 11:30am

What can you build? A grand city? A tall tower? A long and winding road? Come and play with the library's cool blocks and discover what you can make. Add some extra engineering fun with ramps, too!
Designed for children ages 3-8, but the whole family is welcome.

February 8, March 21, April 18 & May 30

Children's Program Room
 
10:00am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too!

Meeting Room
 
Bilingual Storytime

Bilingual Storytime

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 10:00am to 10:45am

¡Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, y actividades en inglés y español, enfocados en la alfabetización temprana y el idioma española! Para niños de 2 a 6 años de edad y sus familias.

Stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish to build early literacy and Spanish language awareness, for Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers, ages 2-6 yrs old (siblings welcome).

Community Room
 
11:00am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

YS Study Room 1
Saturday, Feb 8, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

YS Study Room 1
 
12:00pm
Heart-to-Heart at the Library featuring "The Office"

Heart-to-Heart at the Library featuring "The Office"

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for another event in the Heart-to-Heart at the Library series on Saturday, February 8th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Hawthorne Library. We'll be watching several episodes of "The Office" (American version.)

These events allow space for open conversations about healthy relationships, communication, boundaries, and so much more. We will be watching movies or TV shows, with light snacks included. Afterwards, we will discuss and critique the relationships within the films or shows. Our events are open to any adult (18+) with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and we encourage independence for attendees who do not require support staff/helpers. We hope to see you there!

More events in the series:
2/8: Hawthorne Library - "The Office" (2-3 episodes, 60m) 1:00 - 2:30 pm
3/7: Alicia Ashman Library - "Benny & Joon" (1h 38m) 1:00 - 3:30 pm
4/11: Goodman South Library - "Hitch" (1h 58m) 1:00 - 4:00 pm

ABOUT HEART CONSULTING

Few people with ID/DD are taught about issues like dating violence, increasing their risk of exploitation. Heart provides educational services to people with ID/DD to better understand topics like sexual harassment, consent, and domestic and sexual violence, to reduce risk and provide resources for reporting

Community Room
 
Heart-to-Heart at the Library featuring "The Office"

Heart-to-Heart at the Library featuring "The Office"

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for another event in the Heart-to-Heart at the Library series on Saturday, February 8th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Hawthorne Library. We'll be watching several episodes of "The Office" (American version.)

These events allow space for open conversations about healthy relationships, communication, boundaries, and so much more. We will be watching movies or TV shows, with light snacks included. Afterwards, we will discuss and critique the relationships within the films or shows. Our events are open to any adult (18+) with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and we encourage independence for attendees who do not require support staff/helpers. We hope to see you there!

More events in the series:
2/8: Hawthorne Library - "The Office" (2-3 episodes, 60m) 1:00 - 2:30 pm
3/7: Alicia Ashman Library - "Benny & Joon" (1h 38m) 1:00 - 3:30 pm
4/11: Goodman South Library - "Hitch" (1h 58m) 1:00 - 4:00 pm

ABOUT HEART CONSULTING

Few people with ID/DD are taught about issues like dating violence, increasing their risk of exploitation. Heart provides educational services to people with ID/DD to better understand topics like sexual harassment, consent, and domestic and sexual violence, to reduce risk and provide resources for reporting

Community Room
 
CANCELED - Cooking with Chef Lily

CANCELED - Cooking with Chef Lily

Teen Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Feb 8, 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

 
Step by Step: Animated GIFs with Artist-in-Residence Alanna Stapleton
Bubbler
 
1:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Feb 8, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! No registration needed for this drop-in open build for families/all ages.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Saturday, Feb 8, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Aqua Room 128
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Feb 8, 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
 
3:00pm
Saturday Art with Emily Balsley: Love-ly felt pencil toppers

Saturday Art with Emily Balsley: Love-ly felt pencil toppers

Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb 8, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Local artist and illustrator, Emily Balsley, will lead an art project for school age kiddos. Who doesn’t love a fancy pencil? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, these Love-ly felt pencil toppers will help get you in the mood. Have fun embellishing your hearts with googly eyes, goofy grins, and even hair! Make one for yourself, or share the love by making a few as gifts! Bring your creative mind and messy clothes!

Meeting Room