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Friday, February 2, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:15am to 10:00am
Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Youth Program Room
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 9:15am to 10:00am

Enjoy dance, creative movement, songs and stories that get children thinking creatively and problem solving while having fun. Creative Movement and Dance is brimming with energy, curiosity, creativity, and fun geared towards kids aged 2-4 and but with plenty of fun to be had for caregivers and siblings. All levels of participation are welcome and we suggest caregiver interaction especially for children under 3yrs.

Dancers will learn about physical and spatial concepts by exploring the ideas through self generated movement and play. The highest priorities are having fun, learning concepts that are useful for both dance and life at large, and expanding physical and linguistic vocabularies.

*No class 4/5

Youth Program Room
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite preschooler! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills—all of which promote success in school and beyond.

Library programs are always free.

Preschool Storytime is especially intended for children ages three to five; siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10am
10:30am to 11:15am
KOGA Yoga

KOGA Yoga

Youth Program Room
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Kids and caregivers yoga. Drop-in to this 50 min yoga session strategically timed before lunch and naptime. Each class includes a social emotional awareness and exploration, yoga asana, breathwork and a dance warm up or break. Led by Keena Atkinson, owner of R'oujieWellness. Materials/supplies provided. For children 5 & under and their caregiver, though all ages welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
11am
11:00am to 3:00pm
Legacy Boxes for Older Adults with Angela Johnson (Day 1)

Legacy Boxes for Older Adults with Angela Johnson (Day 1)

Community Room A
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Legacy Boxes with Angela Johnson (Day 1)

 

Legacy Boxes offer a way to commemorate a special family member or event. Legacy Boxes are handmade, unique to each workshop attendee, and can be folded to sit on a shelf or display as a triptych. Attendees should bring small item/s and photo/s to add into the box; the dimension inside the box are about 1”.  Bring an open mind, flexibility and an idea of a person, project, or memory you would like to honor in your legacy box.

This is a 2 day workshop (2/2/23 FRIDAY and 2/3/23 SATURDAY) and registrants must commit to attend the entire sessions from 11 am - 3:00 pm on both days. Breaks will be included; please bring your own snacks and beverages. Registration begins 1/19/23 at 9am.

This workshop has been developed for an intended audience of older adults 60+.  Others welcome to register, space permitting.

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library initiative.

Community Room A
 
11am
11:30am to 6:00pm
[FULL] Free Tax Filing at Lakeview (Appointment required)

[FULL] Free Tax Filing at Lakeview (Appointment required)

Community Room - Table Side
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 11:30am to 6:00pm

Free assistance from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 608-246-4547 no earlier than January 24, 2024 to make an appointment (required).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax assistance free of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low-to-moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year.

Some situations are outside the scope of the service -- see what type of taxes they can prepare or ask if in doubt. 

Appointments must be made in person or by phone. (We cannot honor requests left in voice messages, so please call again if you reach voicemail instead of a staff member.) 

 

Click here for a list of all 2024 Tax Assistance dates at Central, Lakeview, and Sequoya Libraries, or take a look at our calendar. Appointments are required at all locations.

See more information about the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.

Community Room - Table Side
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
[FULL] Adult Beginning Sewing: Tote Bags

[FULL] Adult Beginning Sewing: Tote Bags

Community Room
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Now is your time! Local artist and illustrator Rita Salm has been sewing since they were a kiddo, and took a more professional style sewing class in college. During this class, they fell in love with sewing again, and have been using it in their practice since. Join Rita in covering some sewing basics while creating something fairly simple and great to have. This program will deal with sewing machines, patterns, and putting all of the pieces together to create something you can take home. All materials and supplies will be supplied by the library.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the event, on January 18 at 10:00AM.

UPDATE 01/24/24: This class is currently full; to be added to the wait list, please call 608-824-1780 or email aliciaashman@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Community Room
 
3pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Our Town Everywhere - Self-Portraits (cancelled, first date will be 2/3/24)

Our Town Everywhere - Self-Portraits (cancelled, first date will be 2/3/24)

Studio
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Our Town Everywhere ~ Nuestro pueblo en todos lados

Help make a  community portrait of Madison!

Engage in reflective artwork throughout this unique portrait-making project, Our Town Everywhere!  Drop-in on most Fridays (3-6pm) and Saturdays (11-2 pm) at the Pinney Library Studio to create stamped self-portraits or other community connection themed projects which will be shared and displayed across the Madison community.  All ages welcome, materials supplied, and local bilingual (Spanish / english) teaching artist Mindy will be there to guide and support your process. 

Participar en arte reflexivo. Gente de todas edades también están invitados a participar en el proyecto de retratos Nuestra ciudad por todos lados, organizado por el Bubbler en el estudio de la biblioteca Pinney. Un artista hispanohablante local estará facilitando esta sesión del proyecto de Nuestra ciudad por todos lados.

Studio
 
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
1020 Vandenburg St
 
3pm
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
4pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Teen Cooking Club

Teen Cooking Club

Teen Room
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Tweens and teens are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Lakeview Library!  Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.  

Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

Teen Room
 
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments
102 Park Circle
 
5pm
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Community Room
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation.  The club is intended for adults and older teens. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  Occasionally films or series with mature content will be screened.  Call ahead to reserve your spot!

(masks are required and no refreshments can be served due to Covid-19 restrictions)

Community Room
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
First Friday Films: "Fresh Dressed: The Evolution of Rap Fashion"

First Friday Films: "Fresh Dressed: The Evolution of Rap Fashion"

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Feb 2, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a film night on the first Friday of each month! Selections include feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts. Snacks and drinks provided. 

This month's feature: Fresh Dressed: The Evolution of Rap Fashion (2015)

A fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins' music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders.

Featuring Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Nas, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Damon Dash, André Leon Talley, A$AP Rocky, Marc Ecko, Big Daddy Kane, Kid ‘N Play & many others.

Rating: NR | Documentary | 82 minutes

Unable to attend this month's feature? Find it on Kanopy!

Community Room - Fireplace Side