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Friday, February 23, 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

Community Room B
Friday, Feb 23, 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

Community Room B
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Creativity Coaching Workshop Series [RESCHEDULING]

Creativity Coaching Workshop Series [RESCHEDULING]

Studio
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Due to low enrollment, this series is cancelled at this time.  We will reschedule for later this spring.

Small Group Coaching:

Do you have a creative project you are working on and would like consistent and constructive feedback? Join creativity coach Angela Johnson for a small group biweekly, supportive coaching sessions. Topics will include group sharing, question prompts, suggested homework, time to work in session, and more.  Dream big! Your topic could include anything from fiber arts to creating a comic, from custom jam canning to designing a clothing label - the possibilities are wide!

 

Review from a past participant, "Creativity Coaching with Angela Johnson was a positive and uplifting experience. She helped me identify achievable artistic goals and how to clear roadblocks to achieving those goals. By meeting within a small group, we were able to gather strength and courage from each other...Angela is talented at helping artists define their goals, overcome sticking points, and prioritize their creative journey." -Deborah D

 

Limited to 8 participants, meeting over five separate sessions. This series is ideal for beginner to advanced crafters and creatives and is open to ages 16+. Each session is two hours; registrants should commit to attending all five. Session dates are Friday mornings: 2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22, 4/5.  Registration required, opens January 26, 2024.

Instructor Bio:

Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity coach and educator based in Wisconsin. She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work includes themes of nature, balance, and telling stories through individual and collective memories. She often incorporates scientific elements and concepts into her work. Collaborations with other artists and scientists  energizes her creativity.

Johnson is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 20+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.

Johnson is passionate about helping people unleash their creativity. “There’s an artist in everyone; you may just not have discovered yours yet,” she says.

Her motto: Visualize, Create, Inspire. 

 

This Creativity Coaching series is made possible by generous funding from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Studio
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschool Storytime Pogie the Yogie

Preschool Storytime Pogie the Yogie

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite preschooler and Special Guest Pogie the Yogie ! Bring a towel or a yoga mat and make some great moves. Library programs are always free. 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 23, 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Growing Voices is an interactive music class for caregivers and their children. Join music therapist Samantha Willis as we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together! 

This program is for ages birth to 4.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
11am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Navigating the Bus System with Metro Transit

Navigating the Bus System with Metro Transit

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Drop-in to learn how to use Metro Transit’s fixed route city bus service. Topics include using Google Maps, Transit, and other digital options; paper schedules and phone service; and discounted fare options. Metro employees will answer your questions about bus travel and provide one-on-one assistance in English and Spanish.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
12pm
12:00pm 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 23, 2024, 12:00pm 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 2:00pm
Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Come to read; come to listen; come to celebrate poetry with this group of fellow poets and poetry aficionados.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Volunteer Seed Packaging Event

Volunteer Seed Packaging Event

Community Room
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Madison Public Library will be providing free seeds for community members at several locations again this year! 

Now the library is looking for volunteers to help with the hard part: packaging the seeds so library patrons can take them home! If you would like to donate your time and effort to this project, please register below!

Registration opens two weeks before the event, on February 9, at 10:00A.M.

Madison Public Library's seed libraries page

Community Room
 
3pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
1020 Vandenburg St
 
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Our Town Everywhere - Self-Portraits

Our Town Everywhere - Self-Portraits

Studio
Friday, Feb 23, 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 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Study Room 104
 
3pm
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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.

Study Room 104
 
4pm
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments
102 Park Circle
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Study Room 104
 
5pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Bordando Memorias Exhibition Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

Bordando Memorias Exhibition Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

Meeting Room 115
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

A Celebration of Art and Community

An exhibition showcasing hand-embroidered art by 11 Latina immigrants in Wisconsin, who in between stitches share stories, memories, music, and latin food.

OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30-7:30PM 

PANEL DISCUSSION AT 6:30PM

This project was funded in part by Madison Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, DaneArts, Madison Public Library, UW-Madison Division of the Arts' Artivism Student Action Program, and Synergy Ventures Foundation.

 

 

Una Celebración d eArte y Comunidad

Una exposición presentando las obras de arte bordadas a mano por 11 Latinas inmigrantes viviendo en Wisconsin, que entre puntadas, disfrutan compartir historias, recuerdos, música ycomida latina.

INAUGURACIÓN: 5:30-7:30PM 

PANEL DE DISCUSIÓN A LAS 6:30PM

Este proyecto fue financiado por Madison Arts Commission, National Endowment for t h eArts, Dane Arts, Madison Public Library, UW-Madison Division of the Arts' Artivism Student Action Program, and Synergy Ventures Foundation.

Meeting Room 115
 
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 23, 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 8:30pm
Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents The Marvels

Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents The Marvels

Community Room B
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Check out our Friday Night Flicks at Pinney Library, every 2nd & 4th Friday beginning at 6pm! Movies will be shown in the Community Room on the large projection screen. Light snacks and refreshments served; Closed Captioning active when available. Recommended for Adults Only as some movies may contain mature themes.

The Marvels (2023), 1hr 45min, PG-13

Plot Summary: Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.

Directed by: Nia DaCosta

Starring: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani

Community Room B
 
6pm
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Fort Night: A Library Lateover

Fort Night: A Library Lateover

*In Alicia Ashman Library
Friday, Feb 23, 2024, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

*note: this program will contain no elements of the game Fortnite*

What's a "Lateover"? It's like a sleepover, but you go home at your bedtime to sleep in your own familiar beds. Register for this program to get special after-hours access to the library!  We'll provide some blankets and sheets, but feel free to bring your own additional sheets and some comfy pillows to include in your fort. Eat dinner before you arrive, but we'll provide a bedtime snack. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*In Alicia Ashman Library