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.
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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!
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
(FULL) Tax Assistance
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
French Reading and Conversation Group
Come join us! Members of the University League's French Reading and Conversation Group host this free monthly gathering for adults with intermediate to advanced level French. The first hour is conversation followed by an hour of book discussion--come for one or both parts. Reading and conversation take place entirely in French, although all who want to build exposure to the language are welcome. The spring title is L'Education Sentimentale by Gustave Flaubert. A limited number of books for discussion will be available at the library's "Ask Here" desk. L'Education Sentimentale is also available freely in print online at https://archive.org/details/bnf-bpt6k6576703v and in audio at https://archive.org/details/L-education-sentimentale.
Fourth Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
Study Rooms 104 & 105 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: MALEFICENT Mistress of Evil (PG)
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning & Harris Dickinson.
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 1 month 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)
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!
April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 5 weeks 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/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)
[CANCELLED] Teen Tech Time
Try out cool technology, like stop motion animation, green screens, DSLR cameras, and more! Drop-in, no registration required.
University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid Advising - CANCELLED
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)
Madison Travel Circle presents "CHINA! Even more FABULOUS than I imagined "
China has been on my bucket list since elementary school 100 years ago. Last September, my dream came true. Two weeks of climbing the Great Wall, witnessing the Terra Cotta Warriors (even touched them!), exploring Beijing and Shanghai, seeing panda bears, cruising the Yangtze , and finally snarfing down totally mind-blowing Chinese food every day. Greatest Trip ever!
The Sketchbook: Philosophy, Practice, and Creative Play with Artist-in-Residence
This two-part workshop is for anyone looking to develop or deepen a relationship with their sketchbook. Maybe you dont consider yourself an artist but you have that creative itch, and yet ruining a blank page with a terrible drawing is paralyzing. Maybe you need a break from the creative work you do at your day job but want to find a process for personal creative play. In the first session we will make our own custom sketchbooks, look at sketchbook inspiration, and get comfortable "ruining" a blank page. The second session will include more sketchbook exercises, discussions about why we draw, and tools to help you cultivate a sustainable sketchbook drawing practice that can enrich your life!
***Those that register for this workshop will need to attend both dates (1/29 and 2/26). Only one registration required on 1/29 date, ages 16+
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: a 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.