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Friday, April 5, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Studio
Friday, Apr 5, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 series of small group 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 four 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 four. Session dates are Friday mornings: 4/5, [skip 4/12], 4/19, 4/26, & 5/3.  Registration required - sign up below!

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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

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 5, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
KOGA Yoga

KOGA Yoga

Youth Program Room
Friday, Apr 5, 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
 
12:00pm
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, Apr 5, 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
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
[FULL] Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears

[FULL] Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears

Community Room
Friday, Apr 5, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 fun 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. If participants are unable to complete their project in the time allotted, a make-up session will be available on Friday, April 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

UPDATE 03/22/24: This class is currently full; to be added to the wait list, please email fmcdaniel@madisonpubliclibrary.org or call 608-824-1780.

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the event, on March 22 at 10:00AM.

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
1020 Vandenburg St
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Apr 5, 2024, 5:00pm to 5:45pm

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
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Community Room
Friday, Apr 5, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
First Friday Films: Theeb

First Friday Films: Theeb

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Apr 5, 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: Theeb (2014)

In 1916, while war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Naji Abu Nowar's powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous "Bedouin Western" about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and live up to the name his father gave him.

Rating: NR | Drama | 100 minutes

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side