Adult Activities February 2024

Adult Activities February 2024

Adult Activities February 2024

On The Same Page

On the Same Page is back and this year we’re reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!    Please, limit 1 book per household.

Sploosh!

Join us for an activity inspired by Louis Sachar’s “Holes” We’re making spiced peach recipes as mentioned in the book and puree them into “Sploosh” for sampling! Ages 12 and up are invited Friday, Feb 2 at 7 PM in the Community Room. See you there!

Creative Writing Club

Join our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, February 7 & 21 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.

Innovative Inventions

Stanley Yelnats III is an inventor. Are you? We’ll give you a bag of supplies that shouldn’t be a part of anything and challenge your group to create the impossible. What should you build? That’s up to you. Surprise us! Bags are limited. Sign up by Thursday, February 8th. We’ll have your bags the following Monday. Then you’ll have 11 days to get creative. Inventions will be displayed through the end of the month and posted on our Facebook page. This activity is designed for all ages!

“I Can Fix That”

Onion Sam can fix just about anything. How handy are you? Expert fixer Bryan Jacobson will show us reasonable repairs that we should feel confident to do around our own homes – and let us know when to call in the professionals. Everyone is invited to join us in the Community Room on Friday, Feb 9 at 7 PM!

Lip Care for Kissin’ Bandits

This month at Adult Makers is “Lip Care for Kissin’ Bandits” in conjunction with our On the Same Page program featuring Louis Sachar’s “Holes.” Meet us on Friday, Feb 16 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Ages 18+ will create their own lip balm, which may or may not be tinted. See you there!

Closed for Presidents Day

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19 for President’s Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Take a Break Book Club

Join the Take a Break book club for ages 18+. As we delve into the layers of Louis Sachar’s “Holes,” come prepared for an open discussion. We’ll explore the intricacies of the novel and compensate for all that digging with a little hand care. You might even want to try the Warden’s special polish. See you in the Community Room on February 22 at 6:30 PM.
Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo

Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here:

Escape From Camp Green Lake

Join us at Camp Green Lake for a limited-time escape room experience! Uncover hidden truths from “Holes” as you decipher clues, unlock secrets, and race against time to escape the Warden’s office. Free of charge, first come, first served. Sign up now! Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those with time slots. Ages 12 and up. Groups of 2-5.

Open February 27 – March 2, slots every 45 minutes between these times:

  • Tue-Thu. 3-7 PM
  • Fri. 12-5 PM
  • Sat. 10 AM-1 PM

Please arrive 5 mins before your slot. Late arrivals may not be accommodated. Anyone under 12 must be with someone 14+. To sign up, please fill out this form: 

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story Time

Join us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! 

Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You!

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Move and groove to the music at Toddler Time

  • Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 AM

Book Babies (ages 0-9 months) Enjoy songs, stories, movement, and sensory activities together.

  • Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

Please note, there will be NO Toddler Time on Monday, Feb. 19. We can’t wait to see you and your little ones in the Community Room!

Family Friendly Films

Want to watch a fun movie on a big screen? We have got new titles and classics all lined up for an afternoon of movie fun for the whole family! Friday, February 2 we’re watching Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (NR). Friday, February 16 we’ll be watching Holes (PG). Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older. Parents, please prescreen movies to ensure they are appropriate for your child.

Chess & Game Club + Rated Chess Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On February 5 & 12, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for February 26, when 25 chess players of all levels will compete in a rated chess tournament! Participants must be registered members of the US Chess Federation. Sign up for the tournament using the form below. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends! Please, make sure to enter through the exterior Community Room door.

Tuesdays for Kids & Tweens

All young, curious minds ages 6-11 are welcome at our Tuesday activities at 4 PM in the Community Room. Adults must accompany their kids for all the fun.

  • Feb 6: Dive into the wonders of water! Experiment with water’s properties and create beautiful stained coffee filter and pasta snowflakes at Kid & Tween STEAM.
  • Feb 13: LEGO lovers unite! Kids 6-11 and teens 12-18 are invited to build an array of vehicles for our motorcade menagerie!
  • Feb 20: At Kid & Tween STEAM, learn about the fascinating human heart and blood. Then get creative and sew your own heart magnet!
  • Feb 27: Discover Cubelets, Makey Makey, robots, 3D printing pens, and more in Tech for Kids ‘n Tweens!

Combined Tween Book Club

Join our combined Tween Book Club on Feb. 8 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room! Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys are for ages 8-11 and their grown-ups. This month we’re digging into Holes by Louis Sachar. Enjoy a Cootie Catcher Nickname generator, dig in the dirt for discussion questions, craft a Yellow Spotted Lizard pony bead keychain, and indulge in treats like peach pie, ice cream, and sunflower seeds. Don’t miss this fun literary adventure!

Innovative Inventions

Stanley Yelnats III is an inventor. Are you? We’ll give you a bag of supplies that shouldn’t be a part of anything and challenge your group to create the impossible. What should you build? That’s up to you. Surprise us! Bags are limited. Sign up by Thursday, February 8th. We’ll have your bags the following Monday. Then you’ll have 11 days to get creative. Inventions will be displayed through the end of the month and posted on our Facebook page. This activity is designed for all ages!

On The Same Page

On the Same Page is back and this year we’re reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today! Please, limit 1 book per household.

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

Teen Activities February 2024

Teen Activities February 2024

Teen Activities February 2024

Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo
On the Same Page is back and this year we’re reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!  Please, limit 1 book per household.

Teen Crafts

Teens 12-18! Bring your friends and listen to music while you make an awesome art project to take home with you! Teen Crafts are held in the Community Room on Thursdays at 4:30 PM. On February 1, we will learn and practice sewing basics while making a felt forest friend keychain. Then, on February 15, we will make pocket worry pets!

Sploosh!

Join us for an activity inspired by Louis Sachar’s “Holes.” We’re making spiced peach recipes as mentioned in the book and pureeing them into “Sploosh” for sampling! Ages 12 and up are invited Friday, Feb 2 at 7 PM in the Community Room. See you there!

Chess & Game Club + Rated Chess Tournament

Join the Chess & Game Club for ages 9-18 Mondays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room! On February 5 & 12, engage in strategic battles and game adventures. But mark your calendars for February 26, when 25 chess players of all levels will compete in a Rated Chess Tournament! Participants must be registered members of the US Chess Federation. Sign up for the tournament using this form. Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends! Please, make sure to enter through the exterior Community Room door.

Teen Action Council

Have a say in what goes on at the Library for teens! Ages 12-18 are welcome to join us Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 4 PM in the Community Room to voice their input.

Anime Club

Join Teen Anime Club for ages 12-18! This month we’ve got a lineup of fun activities including a “Mushi-Shi” watch party on Feb. 8. On Feb. 22 we’ll be testing our knowledge with Anime Wheel of Fortune. Then catch ‘em all on Feb. 29 in the Pokemon Scavenger Hunt! Catch up with your anime-loving friends on Thursdays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room.
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Innovative Inventions

Stanley Yelnats III is an inventor. Are you? We’ll give you a bag of supplies that shouldn’t be a part of anything and challenge your group to create the impossible. What should you build? That’s up to you. Surprise us! Bags are limited. Sign up by Thursday, February 8th. We’ll have your bags the following Monday. Then you’ll have 11 days to get creative. Inventions will be displayed through the end of the month and posted on our Facebook page. This activity is designed for all ages!

Dungeons & Dragons

Calling all young adventurers! Join us for an epic journey at Teen Dungeons & Dragons on Fridays, February 9 & 23 at 3:30 PM in the Community Room. Whether you’re a seasoned dungeon crawler or a newbie explorer, we welcome ages 12-18 to embark on a quest of imagination and fun. This month, Take your new character on a Camp Green Lake campaign with Stanley Yelnats and all his buddies from Louis Sacher’s book, “Holes”. Make sure you sign up for our Teen Discord Server where we’ve posted preparation details. Don’t miss out on this magical adventure! 

“I Can Fix That”

Onion Sam can fix just about anything. How handy are you? Expert fixer Bryan Jacobson will show us reasonable repairs that we should feel confident to do around our own homes – and let us know when to call in the professionals. Everyone is invited to join us in the Community Room on Friday, Feb 9 at 7 PM!
Teen Anime Club logo

LEGO Club

LEGO lovers unite! Kids 6-11 and teens 12-18 are invited to build an array of vehicles together for our motorcade menagerie! Meet us in the Community Room on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4:00 PM. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Young League of Writers

Calling all aspiring teen writers! Ready to share your creativity and connect with fellow wordsmiths? Join the Young League of Writers, exclusively for ages 12-18! On Wednesday, Feb. 14 we’ll discuss how to master the art of the short story, while writing from an art prompt: Monet’s inspiring painting “Water Lilies.” Meet us in the Community Room from 4 to 5:30 PM. Don’t miss out on this chance to prepare for our next Teen Short Story Contest!
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Closed for Presidents Day

The Library will be closed Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Cook With A Book

Teen chefs and book lovers! Get ready to whip up some delicious fun as we create a mouthwatering peach cobbler inspired by Louis Sachar’s Holes! Let the flavors of the story come to life in every bite. Cook with a Book is on Wednesday, February 21, at 4:30 PM in the Community Room for ages 12-18.

Escape From Camp Green Lake

Join us at Camp Green Lake for a limited-time escape room experience! Uncover hidden truths from “Holes” as you decipher clues, unlock secrets, and race against time to escape the Warden’s office. Free of charge, first come, first served. Sign up now! Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those with time slots. Ages 12 and up. Groups of 2-5. Open February 27 – March 2 every 45 minutes within the following time frames:

  • Tue-Thu. 3-7 PM
  • Fri. 12-5 PM
  • Sat. 10 AM-1 PM

Please arrive 5 mins before your slot. Late arrivals may not be accommodated. Anyone under 12 must be with someone 14+. To sign up, please fill out the form below.

Armchair Traveler Challenge Logo

Armchair Traveler Challenge

Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Take an epic journey with us this year as we visit each great state of our nation. Armchair travelers ages 12 and up will read one book set in each state, earning state stickers and opportunities to enter the final drawing for our grand prizes. Any reader who joins us for even a portion of the trip will have the opportunity to earn small prizes along the way. Each reader who completes the journey will earn a special travel bag commemorating their travels. See more details here.

Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

Are you a bookworm between the ages of 12-18 looking for an exciting reading challenge? Look no further! Get ready to dive into an adventure from October 2023 to April 2024 with the Idaho Teen Reading Challenge, designed to engage readers in discovering new books and genres while offering the chance to win prizes!

Pick a book from each of the following categories:

  • Read Before You Stream
  • Retelling of a Classic
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • YRCA Nominee
  • Found while Browsing
  • Judge a Book by its Cover
  • One-Word Title
  • True Story
  • Your Favorite Genre
  • Free Choice!

Log your reading using the Beanstack app, or pick up a paper tracking sheet from the circulation desk or Madison Jr. High Library. Each time you read a book from one of the categories, come to the Library’s Children’s Reference Desk for a prize! What are you waiting for? Get reading!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

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DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
 

What adventures awaits our brave teens? Roll the dice and find out. 

DnD will now have TWO events – every SECOND and FOURTH Friday of each month. 

Friday, February 11th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community Room.
Friday, February 25th, 3:30-5:30pm, Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

 

A HONEY OF A DAY FOR CRAFTS

A craft day for all ages! Come to the library to make some fun Pooh-themed crafts.

Ages 0-11yrs: Pooh headbands or finger puppets
Ages 12-18yrs: Pooh Perler bead keychains
Ages 19+: Honey jar

Saturday, February 12th, starting at 1pm in the Community Room.

 

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

In February, we will talk about dialogue using Winnie the Pooh as a “know-it-all” example! We will also share our Mystery rough draft short stories in anticipation of our Teen Writer’s Contest in March.

Wednesday, February 16th.
4-5:30pm, Activity Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEEN CRAFTS
 
Crafts will now be IN PERSON, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30pm.

Any extra crafts will be available for Take ‘n Go at the Front Circulation Desk; while supplies last.

February 3rd: String Art

February 17th: Art Deco Patterning

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
SHELF SURFERS: BOOK HANGOUT FOR TEENS


Madison Bibliomaniacs has now become SHELF SURFERS. This is a BOOK HANGOUT FOR TEENS, where you have fun activities and chat about books. 

Come and play REVERSE CHARADES – one person guesses while a group of people act out the word or phrase!  The theme will be “Lost in the Hundred Acre Woods,” to tie in with our “On the Same Page” book Winnie-the-Pooh. You’ll also get to make YUMMY honey cake pops! 

For ages 12-18.

ON THE SAME PAGE: A VERY POOH-RIFFIC BIRTHDAY
 

Friday, February 25th, from 7:30-9pm

Winnie-the-Pooh ends with a birthday party; and since it’s the library’s birthday as well, this seems a fitting ending for 2022’s On the Same Page. Join us for cake and ice cream, balloon animals, pin the tail on Eeyore, and other activities. We’ll also look at photos taken on last week’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover and make sure our friends didn’t get into any mischief.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
DISCORD SERVER


Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

PRESIDENT’S DAY CLOSURE

The library will be closed Monday, February 21st, for President’s Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open.

Thank you.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
GAME & CHESS CLUB
 

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room.

For ages 9-18.

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 4pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

February 15th: The Tigger Movie

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Storytime: Winnie the Pooh – BEARS & FEELINGS

Join us this month as retell the story of Winnie-the-Pooh. His logic is always impressive with thoughts like, “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” We hope you enjoy the bear tales this week as you do the impossible… nothing!

Join us Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Both music and art can help to convey a mood. Pictures can enhance the words of a book and reinforce the mood that the author is trying to convey. Awareness of the relationship between words and pictures contributes to a child’s depth of expression.

- Lambert

Activity

See how “singing” the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” to the melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” enhances the illustrations. Since it is a common melody, encourage your child to sing the words of the book with you.

Books Presented

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color, and a teacher looking at them.

 

Discovery Kit: BEARS

This Discovery Kit includes a collection of fun books and games all about BEARS! 

Bear Dreams by Elisha Cooper

One autumn afternoon a bear cub disobeys his mother and his father and goes outside to play with his friends.

This bear cub, you see, does not want to go to sleep for the winter, or even for one minute. This bear cub has big ideas and big plans and big dreams. Bear dreams.

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bears Eat Honey

A bear eats honey
(pretend to eat)
He thinks it’s yummy
In his tummy
(rub tummy)
But the bees don’t think it’s funny!
Buzzzzzzzzzzzz!
(make buzzing noise)

Crafts and Activities

What feeling is Pooh Bear feeling while he's in the sky?

Make trees for the 100 Hundred Acre Wood!

Additional Books

Please Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley

Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. He makes honey toast for breakfast, bakes honey cake in the afternoon, and drinks honey tea before bed. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on strike! They are tired of doing all the work around the hive. What can Benedict do to make the bees happy and bring sweetness back to his days?

Beware! by Bob Raczka

Using words made up of only the five letters “beware,” a little bear named Abe and a bee named Bree, who have been warned about each other, compete for the flowers in their meadow, but end up as friends willing to put aside their differences and share

Eat Up Bear by Terry Pierce

Black bears just want to eat! Juicy berries, crunchy nuts, tender grubs, and sticky honey–that’s good bear food. But if park visitors don’t watch out, their food will be bear food, too! Bouncy rhyming text and vibrant pictures share how families can do their part to keep bears safe and thriving.”

My Love is All Around by Danielle McLean

Mommy Bear shows Baby Bear how love is all around them no matter where they go and what they do! Join Mommy Bear and Baby Bear as they discover that love is all around them.

More Story Times

Storytime: W is for Waiting

In this era of instant gratification, waiting or patience can be a difficult concept for anyone to learn, especially children. But we can assist them in developing this essential skill by giving them experiences, talking about why and how to wait, and the benefits of...

Storytime: W is for Walking Together

Going on a walk with your child not only develops his gross motor skills, but also creates a break from the techno-bombardments we experience every day. It heightens senses and allows for exploration. So, put on those walking shoes and head out the door for an...

Storytime: W is for Working Together

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s work together to create a happy, healthy, carefree childhood for every child. Raising children isn’t easy, but doing it as a team is good for you and your child. When both parents or caregivers involve the child in...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Storytime: March is for Eric Carle

Eric Carle is one of the most celebrated authors/illustrators in the world. His picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has been translated into more than 66 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. He believes “that children are naturally creative and eager...

Storytime: February Something New Just for You

For the last storytime of each month, we will present books that are “new” to our library, and perhaps new to you! Here are four of our favorites with an activity to go with each one of them. Enjoy!Join us Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30...

Storytime: V is for Violins and Violins play Music

V is for Violins! The violin is a string instrument. It has a wooden body and four tight strings, the musical sounds come from the vibrations of those strings. Vibrations can be made by plucking the strings or using a bow. Not all instruments have strings but all of...

Storytime: V is for Valentine’s

V is for Valentine’s! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, but that doesn’t mean it is all mushy stuff. It is just as important to celebrate the love shown to children from caring adults and between friends. You don’t have to celebrate with gifts, kind words...

Storytime: V is for Veggies

Is it a vegetable or a fruit? Either way, vegetables are delicious, healthy, and fun to talk about with your child. Try asking open-ended questions with her about her favorite vegetables, where they come from, and their differences and similarities in taste. Or...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

FEBRUARY Adult Activities

FEBRUARY Adult Activities

FEBRUARY Adult Activities

ON THE SAME PAGE WITH WINNIE-THE-POOH
All throughout the month of February, we will be having special activities centered around Pooh Bear and friends. 

Feb 9: Dr. Winnie-the-Pooh, 7-8pm via Social media link
Feb 12: A Honey of a Day for Crafts, 1pm in the Community Room
Feb 18: Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 7-8pm
Feb 25: Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Party, 7:30-9pm

 

DR. WINNIE-THE-POOH: ACADEMIC APPLICATIONS OF AA MILNE’S HUNDRED ACRE WOOD

Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she explores how different academic areas like psychology, literary studies, mathematics and more have used Winnie-the-Pooh as a model for applying their own disciplinary theories.

Wednesday, February 9th, 7-8pm in the Community Room.

BEE MY HONEY SPEED DATING
 

A night of speed dating at the library! Come to make new friends or even a new “honey.”

Treats will be provided. For ages 19+

Friday, February 11th from 6:30-8pm in the Community Room.

HONEY OF A DAY FOR CRAFTS

A craft day for all ages! Come to the library to make some fun Pooh-themed crafts.

 Ages 0-11yrs: Pooh headbands or finger puppets
Ages 12-18yrs: Pooh Perler bead keychains
Ages 19+: Honey jar

Saturday, February 12th, starting at 1pm in the Community Room.

 

 

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS

Come watch a movie at the library!
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room.

February 15th: The Tigger Movie

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

TAKE A BREAK BOOK CLUB

Thursday, February 17th, at 6:30pm

Our book club will be the On the Same Page book, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne.

“The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.”

Book club copies are available at the Front Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

ON THE SAME PAGE: WINNIE-THE-POOH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Friday, February 25th, from 7:30-9pm

Winnie-the-Pooh ends with a birthday party; and since it’s the library’s birthday as well, this seems a fitting ending for 2022’s On the Same Page. Join us for cake and ice cream, balloon animals, pin the tail on Eeyore, and other activities. We’ll also look at photos taken on last week’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover and make sure our friends didn’t get into any mischief.

PRESIDENT’S DAY CLOSURE

We will be closing on February 21st for President’s Day.
No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Thank you.

 EXPLORATION KITS

The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! AND we have added some new and exciting topics!

Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to choose from, including US Beginnings, Shakespeare, Cake, Bob Ross, National Parks, and more.

Some of the new options include Writing, Arthurian Legend, Egypt, and Leonardo da Vinci. 

Exploration kits may be checked out for three weeks.

To make it even easier on yourself, search our catalogue to put one on hold!  Simply use the catalogue search function and type in “Adult exploration kits” to view our many options.

PUZZLE + CHESS

The puzzle table is open to the public! Sit down and relax with our community puzzle. Contribute what you want and come back another day.

CHESS is located in the glass enclosure. Request a set from the Reference Desk.

Cooking the Books – Baking Yesteryear

Adult Makers Try Cooking the Books: Baking YesteryearOur Adult Makers had an extra sweet April activity that was a blast from the past! Cooking the Books follows a recent online trend of "Cookbook Clubs" that brings together chefs and readers alike. Our library...

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

April 2024 Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, April 3 & 17 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Family Friendly FilmsGrab the popcorn...

Adult Activities March 2024

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, March 6 & 20 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Adult MakersAdult Makers! Join us on...

Adult Activities February 2024

On The Same PageOn the Same Page is back and this year we're reading "Holes" by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!    Please, limit 1 book per household.Sploosh! Join us for an activity...

January Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, January 3 & 17 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Closed for Martin Luther King Jr....

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubShare your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts and make new friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion. This month we are meeting in the Community Room...

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

On the Same Page: Regency Ball and Concert

Regency Ball and Concert

Friday, February 26, Via YouTube

If you just finished learning the dance steps, we know you’ll want to try them out. Have an intimate ball in your living room as our trio plays tunes from the era. If you’re not a dancer, think of it as a cozy concert in your home. Watch the video below and dance along with us!
Visit our YouTube channel for more fun videos!

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

On the Same Page: Regency Dance Lesson

Regency Dance Lesson

Friday, February 26, Via YouTube

Join us to learn steps to some basic dances of the time period. It will be helpful to have a small group working together. Four would be ideal, but we know you can figure things out with fewer if necessary. Watch the video below for some instruction in Regency Era dancing!
Visit our YouTube channel for more great videos!

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

On the Same Page: A Good Long Walk

A Good Long Walk

Logs due by noon, Monday, February 22

As all Austen readers know, her characters are champion walkers. Whatever the novel, the heroine will at some point go on a good, long walk. Persuasion is no exception as all the younger folk at Uppercross head over the hills to stretch their legs. We’re going to take the outing a bit further and take the major journeys of the novel on foot as well. You can decide how much you’re willing to take on and which direction you’d like to go. Feel like some time by the sea? It’s 17 miles to Lyme Regis. Spend your month there if you’d like. Do you prefer the society of Bath? That’s a little longer journey at 47 miles. Enjoy the concerts and parties! If you’re really just wanting to walk and then walk some more, you could walk to Lyme Regis and from there to Bath for a total of 77 miles. Don’t worry, you can send for a carriage at any time.

It doesn’t matter which destination you select. Anyone turning their log in before noon on Monday, February 22, will be entered into a drawing for a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s works.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR LOG

May Programs for All Ages

Miss Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks For ParentsAre you ready to make reading a fun adventure for your child this summer? Join us for Miss. Wendy's Reading Tips & Tricks for Parents class! Discover simple, game-like reading activities that will help strengthen...

April 2024 Kids & Tween Activities

National Library Week Book Nook ContestStep into a world of tiny wonders during National Library Week! Our Book Nook Contest invites you to explore Small Adventures to Amazing Places! From fantastical realms to cozy real-world corners, you may create a miniature...

Kid & Tween Activities March 2024

Story TimeJoin us in March for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! This month we’re celebrating author-illustrator, Eric Carle! Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Toddler Time (ages 10-23...

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

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