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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 12:30pm
FULL--Free Tax Filing at Sequoya (Appointment required)

FULL--Free Tax Filing at Sequoya (Appointment required)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Free assistance from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 608-266-6385 no earlier than 9am on 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. 

All Sequoya Library appointments will be in-person on WEDNESDAYS: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, & 4/10.

Library staff will begin making appointments on January 24 at 9 am. 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, Meadowridge, and Sequoya Libraries, or take a look at our calendar. Appointments are required at all locations.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
NewBridge Book Discussion of "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey

NewBridge Book Discussion of "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey

*Offsite
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a book discussion of "Greenlights" by Matthew McConaughey. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

"From the Academy Award–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 2:00pm
Free Tax Filing at Meadowridge (Appointment Required) -FULL

Free Tax Filing at Meadowridge (Appointment Required) -FULL

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Free assistance from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 608-288-6160 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. 

All Meadowridge Library tax appointments will be on WEDNESDAYS: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, & 4/10.

Library staff will begin making appointments on January 24 at 10 am. 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, Meadowridge and Sequoya Libraries, or take a look at our calendar. Appointments are required at all locations.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Community Room - Table Side
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby, ages birth to 17 months! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Growing Voices Music Class is an interactive class for caregivers and their children, birth-3, to play, learn, and bond with music. In our classes we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together!

Join guest music therapist Sarah Miller for a joyous program for caregiver and baby. 

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Storytime

Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Stories, songs, and rhymes for about 20 minutes, followed by playtime and an art project. 

Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ - and helps to build a lifelong love of reading.

No registration, free of cost, and older siblings are welcome!

Community Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 11:00am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
11:00am to 12:00pm
Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us to READ and Play together. When children engage with books, songs, and play, they develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills which helps to build a lifelong love of reading. 

This program is geared toward children under age 5. All older and younger siblings as well as childcare groups are welcome to join.

Library programs are always free.

Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 5:30pm
[FULL] Free Tax Filing at Lakeview (Appointment required)

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

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 12:00pm to 5:30pm

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
 
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending? 

Volunteers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library every other Wednesday from noon - 2:00 pm. These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle many other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Mending is done on the spot on a first come, first served basis. There’s no drop off or pick up, we do what we can do in the time allowed.

Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 pm!

*In Hawthorne Library
 
12:30pm
12:45pm to 3:00pm
CANCELED Craft and Chat

CANCELED Craft and Chat

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 12:45pm to 3:00pm

All are welcome to Craft and Chat!  This group meets weekly from 12:45 - 3:00 pm,

Crafting includes making greeting cards for veterans and shut-ins, creating Christmas stockings for patients in the VA hospital, making throws and lap quilts for people who use wheelchairs..

Craft projects are made to be donated.

Anyone who would like to help is welcome to drop in.  If you don't have your own craft supplies, the group will have supplies available.

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-Ages Knitting Circle

All-Ages Knitting Circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting.  All experience levels welcome!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

 

Please contact Meadowridge Library at 608-288-6160 for more details and information!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Ct
 
3:30pm
3:45pm to 4:15pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary
4002 School Rd
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 211
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Get assistance with opening an email account, writing a Word document, navigating the internet, keeping your files safe, and more.

Call 608-266-6350 to make a 30-minute appointment.

Computer Assistance is sponsored by the Digital Equity Project.

Study Room 211
 
4:00pm to 5:45pm
An Introduction to Hoarding Disorder

An Introduction to Hoarding Disorder

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Join Margo Nelson, MS, LPC at Alicia Ashman Library on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 p.m. as she presents an overview of hoarding disorder including symptoms, decluttering strategies, strengths of people with hoarding disorder, and potential reasons behind collections of stuff. Q & A session to follow, if time allows.

More About the Presenter
Margo Nelson is psychotherapist who specializes in hoarding disorder. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Art from UW Madison, and Master of Science in Counseling from UW Whitewater. Margo opened her private practice, Courage Counseling, in 2017. She works with people who have hoarding disorder as well as those who are impacted by the hoarding behaviors of a loved one. Her work also focuses on depression, anxiety, and grief. Based in Madison, she provides services throughout the state of Wisconsin.
 

Community Room
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We Make: Things-That-Fly

We Make: Things-That-Fly

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join other young people and caregivers for a relaxing art workshop. Use recycled materials to construct a thing-that-flies! Near the end of the workshop we will have a competition to see who's thing flies the farthest.

No registration required and free of cost.

Youth 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver during the program.

Community Room
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
NO MEETING THIS MONTH -- Youth Graphic Novel Club
Studio
 
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

School age children (elementary and middle school) are invited to join us for this kid-led Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Be a part of an adventuring party where you'll use your imagination and creativity to explore a fantasy world in an epic quest. Our Dungeon Master Jared will provide support and help guide campaigns along with our adult D&D experts and our Youth Librarian Ruth.

This weekly session is for beginners.

About D&D: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that allows each player to create their own character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
After-School Art with Amy
*In Lakeview Library
 
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Ct
 
5:00pm
5:15pm to 6:00pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
CANCELED: Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

CANCELED: Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Bubbler
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

[Open Studio with Grace Olson will not be held on 4/3/24]

Weekly Open Studios is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Grace will be present every Wednesday evening 6-8pm, leading creative, hands-on activities and collaborative projects to anyone who stops by.  

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?

    The Bubbler Room is open to the public whenever the Central Library is open. It is closed to the public only temporarily for any scheduled workshops and/or community partner site visits.

Bubbler
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mystery Book Discussion: The Woman in the Library

Mystery Book Discussion: The Woman in the Library

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a discussion of this month's mystery book, The Woman in the Library, by Sulari Gentill. New members always welcome! Copies may be available at the Ask Desk.

Synopsis: The beautiful reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday morning, until a terrified scream echoes through the room. Everyone inside has to stay put while they wait for the all-clear, so the four strangers in the reading room get to chatting. Each has their own reasons for being in the reading room that morning - and one of them may turn out to be a murderer.

Find The Woman in the Library in LINKcat

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined