Stories songs rhymes play and art activities to support early literacy skills and caregiver/child bonding.
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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!
Youth Program Room
Music + Movement
Little ones stay active with music movement play and bubbles! Especially for toddlers all siblings welcome. Wednesdays February 5-26.
Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Scrabble at the Library
Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Community Room - Table Side
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.
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
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 Room 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 and B Combined
MidWeek Matinee: OVERCOMER (PG)
Starring Shari Rigby Alex Kendrick & Aryn Wright-Thompson. A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in long-distance running. [PG 1hr 59min Drama|Sport 2019] 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 $22/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)
*In Sequoya Library
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.
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
Book discussion: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
The culmination of three months worth of conversations between Hurston and Cudjo Lewis n�e Oluale Kossola the last living survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. In 1860 at the age of 19 Kossola was kidnapped and taken to the barracoons (barracks) Though the slave trade in the United States was officially outlawed in 1808 Kossola and about 110 others were captured and brought to Mobile Alabama on Captain William Foster's ship Clotilda. Less than five years after landing in Alabama emancipation arrived as the Confederate army surrendered in Virginia. Once he'd saved enough money to buy a land parcel Kossola founded Africatown Alabama an isolated community of former slaves that sought to preserve their roots and culture. His story as told by Hurston illuminates the alienating and lonesome existence of freed slaves during Reconstruction.
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.
Book Discussion of Spying on the South
by Anthony Horowitz Famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted took an expansive journey through the American South as a journalist on the eve of secession and civil war and his newspaper reporting on the values issues and flavor of the south was expanded into a series of books. Horowitz retraces Olmsted�s steps sharing today�s challenges- the legacy of slavery toxic industries the shift in employment from manufacturing to tourism obesity and drugs. He observes the unique character of the places and people and delights in sharing them as well.
Meeting Room 302