After experiencing the wonder of Magic Morgan and Liliana, join us at the library for some related art projects
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FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central
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
Free English classes for adults (8 weeks). Learn English to use in your community. Free childcare available (2+)! Advanced registration not required; you can register in class. Please call Literacy Network at 608-244-3911 if you are interested or have any questions.
Clases de Inglés Gratuitas para Adultos (8 semanas). Aprenderá inglés para usarlo en su comunidad. ¡Cuidado de niños disponible gratuitamente (edad minima: 2 años)! No necesita inscripción previa, se puede registrar el mismo día de la clase. Por favor llamar a Literacy Network al 608-244-3911 si usted esta interesado o tiene alguna pregunta.
Offered in partnership with the Literacy Network, funded in part through a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation and the Friends of Goodman South Madison Library.
Meeting Room 115
Read Together - Community Storytime
Ever wondered what it's really like at the South Pole? On Saturday, February 22, Lakeview Library's Community Storytime will feature Tim Bendfelt, a WIPAC (Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center) computer scientist who has traveled to the South Pole with the IceCube Project. He'll be reading stories about Antactica and will have on hand examples of extreme cold weather gear worn by visitors to the South Pole.
Join local celebrities and guest readers from your community for a fun family storytime! Themes and guests will change each month, but all programs will include a mixture of books, storytime activities or performances, and time for more reading and socializing with neighbors.
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
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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
Saturday Family Matinee - The Addams Family
Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Open Media Lab
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:
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.
Angela Trudell Vasquez: Madison Poet Laureate Public Reception & Reading
Join the library in welcoming Madison's newest Poet Laureate! The program will include readings from all three of her collections, including her latest published in May 2019, In Light, Always Light. There will be music, and some interpretive dancing to poems.
This is a family friendly affair for all ages. She will talk about how she became a poet, her influences, how she approaches the page, her plans for her new role, and the craft of poetry and history of prosody.
There will be a Q&A and time to mingle.
Meeting Room 302