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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 10, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 1:00pm
FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central (Appointment required)

FULL-Free Tax Filing at Central (Appointment required)

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 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 608-266-6350 no earlier than January 24, 2024 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 2023 to use this service.

All Central Library appointments will be on SATURDAYS: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6

**We will begin taking appointments on Wednesday, January 24th for the February (2/10, 2/17, 2/24) tax help dates. We will take appointments for March and April dates (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6) on February 21st. **

 

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.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come to the Goodman South Library for a free vision screening by the Madison Central Lions!

There is no age limit however we do request that minors are accompanied by a guardian.

Madison Central Lions have been serving Madison since 1922.

Blue Room 128
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Community English

Community English

*Offsite
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with Literacy Network. Beginning to intermediate students are welcome! 

Spring 2024 classes are January 27 - May 4, Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm, in-person at Literacy Network, (701 Dane Street, Madison WI, 53713). The Literacy Network is across the street from the Goodman South Madison Public Library. March 9th and April 13th classes will meet at the Goodman South Library. 

This class is free for students 18 years old and up living in Dane County. 

For more information and to sign up, please call Bex Fabrizio at Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email her at bex@litnetwork.org.

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Practica hablar, leer, y escribir en inglés con Literacy Network. ¡Los estudiantes de nivel principiante a intermedio son bienvenidos! Las clases para el semestre de primavera son del 27 de enero al 4 de mayo en persona en Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison WI 53713, frente a la Biblioteca Goodman South Madison. Las clases del 9 de marzo y 13 de abril habrá en la Biblioteca Goodman South. Estas clases son gratuitas para adultos (18 años y mayores) que vivan en Dane County.

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
FULL Make a Jogakbo Butterfly with Artist Miryeong Hong

FULL Make a Jogakbo Butterfly with Artist Miryeong Hong

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Jogakbo is a traditional Korean patchwork embedded with history. ‘Jogak' means 'pieces', 'Bo' means a wrapping bag. Jogakbo's main use is as Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth, but nowadays Jogakbo can be found as art, lighting, handbags, table linens, and more. 

Join Artist Miryeong Hong to create a Jogakbo butterfly using two pieces of fabric. This is a handsewing project suitable for adult beginners and all supplies will be provided, but experienced sewers are welcome to bring their favorite thimble, sewing scissors, Hera maker, or cutting mat.

Registration opens two weeks before the class at 9am on 1/27. Class full? Call Sequoya Library to inquire about a wait list spot. This class will also be repeated on February 22 with registration opening at 9am on 2/8.

This activity coincides with the Jogakbo--Traditional Korean Patchwork exhibit at the Sequoya Library by artist Miryeong Hong which runs from December 8, 2023 through February, 2024.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Art after Overture

Art after Overture

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us this Saturday from 10:00-noon in the youth services programming room at Central Library for hands-on art and craft projects inspired by this week's Overture Center's Kids in the Rotunda performance  (free performances happening at the Overture Center across the street at 9:30am & 1:00pm). All ages welcome with fun projects accessible to every level. Don't forget your library card to browse awesome books and materials about art, music, dance, and fun while you're here! 

Children ages 7 and under should be accompanied by a grown up. 

Youth Program Room
 
10am
10:30am to 11:30am
Fabric + Thread Paper + Pencil

Fabric + Thread Paper + Pencil

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Textiles and drawings by Colleen O’Hara

The natural world around us is amazing and beautiful, providing everything all species and humans need to thrive. There are so many threats to our beautiful planet, Earth. Still, Colleen has hope. In her work she acknowledges the natural world — holds it close, keeps her eyes and attention upon it and celebrates it. She uses materials that feel comfortable in her hands — fabric, thread, paper and pencils.

Please join us at a reception to celebrate earth and art!

Community Room
 
10:30am to 11:00am
Stories & Songs with Junebug

Stories & Songs with Junebug

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 10:30am to 11:00am

Bring your little one (ages birth-5) to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Teacher Junko Yamauchi Stewart will lead these fun music & movement activities for families to do together.

Youth Program Room
 
11am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Bilingual Storytime - Hora del cuento bilingüe

Bilingual Storytime - Hora del cuento bilingüe

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Cuentos, canciones y actividades para los hablantes de español y los que estan aprendiendo hablar en español. Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad.

Join us for stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish to build early literacy and Spanish language awareness. For Spanish speakers and those who are interested in learning Spanish, ages 3 - 6.

Meeting Room 115
 
11:00am to 2:00pm
Our Town Everywhere - Saturday Salon

Our Town Everywhere - Saturday Salon

Studio
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Our Town Everywhere ~ Nuestro pueblo en todos lados

Help make a 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
 
12pm
12:40pm to 1:00pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 12:40pm to 1:00pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays this fall.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 12:40pm and 1:00pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Vintage Valentine-making with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Vintage Valentine-making with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Bubbler
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

As a group we will dive into the components of vintage valentines found and thrifted over time. Then we will some time to celebrate love by creating one-of-a-kind vintage-inspired valentines for your friends, lovers, family members or pets.

This workshop is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Family Reunion is a space for reimagination and celebration of family in all the forms it can take. In this space, you are invited to take part in creative projects that explore the ways we all find, make, experience, and practice family. Grace's intention as a facilitator is to shed light on the unconventional and to encourage change toward more intentionality and interdependence. The wishing, making, tinkering, and pondering we do together will explore questions such as:

  • Who is in your lineage?
  • What stories/skills/heirlooms/artifacts/ways of being/ways of thinking do you wish to bring forward?
  • Where do you find a sense of home?
  • When does one “start a family”, and what does that mean?
  • How can we move towards building more loving and resilient family structures?
Bubbler
 
1pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room Combined
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join The Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy, for a series of cooking classes for school-age kids, tweens, and their families. Participants will learn about different foods, where they come from, how to follow recipes, and how to use a variety of tools.  Registration is not required, but participation will be limited to the first 25 attendees. 

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

Community Room Combined
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Unidas por Hilos

Unidas por Hilos

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Unidas por Hilos es una comunidad de inmigrantes Latinas que se reúnen mensualmente para bordar y al mismo tiempo construir una comunidad de apoyo. Nuestras reuniones mensuales son un momento para relajarse, crear y socializar.

¡Este grupo es para todo tipo de experiencia en bordado (principiante-avanzada)! Tiene niñ@s menores de 10 años? Niñ@s menores de 10 años pueden participar en actividades diseñadas para ellos en la Biblioteca. L@s mayores pueden participar en el grupo de bordado.

El grupo es facilitado por Rosibel en Español. Rosibel (Rosi) es nativa de Nicaragua y es Profesora bilingue de segundo grado. Ademas de trabajar con niños, Rosi tiene experiencia manejando proyectos sociales y trabajando con grupos de mujeres Latinas en Madison. Ella busca fomentar los valores y desarrollo personal de las mujeres.

Se agradece el registro pero no es obligatorio. Para obtener más información, visite; www.mariaamalia.com/unidasporhilos

Community Room
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Happy Lunar New Year Storytime with Tingting

Happy Lunar New Year Storytime with Tingting

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Tingting Schwartz for Lunar New Year!  Come learn the legends of the Nian Monster and the great race of Chinese zodiac animals.  Make your own Chinese paper cutting and paper dragon to kick off the Year of the Dragon and our Chinese storytime.  Intended for kids ages 3 to 6 accompanied by adults.  (older siblings welcome to join.)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128
 
3pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Feb 10, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128