January Adult Activities

January Adult Activities

January Adult Activities

Creative Writing Club

Join 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. Day

The Library will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank you!

Adult Makers – Cooking the Books

Calling all culinary enthusiasts! Join us for ‘Cooking the Books’ with Adult Makers on Friday, January 19 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Ages 18 and up, let’s dive into B. Dylan Hollis’s Baking Yesteryear cookbook — claim a recipe at the front desk, whip it up at home, and bring a sample to share. Let’s savor the flavors, discuss kitchen triumphs, and maybe leave a few culinary adventures in the past. It’s a feast for foodies and book lovers alike!

Open Recital

Share your musical prowess at our Open Recital! Join us on January 22 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room. All ages and musical talents are welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting out, showcase your skills in a supportive environment. Let’s make beautiful music together!

Take A Break Book Club

Join our Take A Break Book Club—a haven for the 18 and up crowd! On Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room, we’re diving into the wisdom of Michael Schur’s How To Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question. Copies will be available for check out at the circulation desk. Let’s unwind, discuss, and find answers together. Because sometimes, the perfect break is a perfect book!

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...

APRIL Adult Activities

APRIL Adult Activities

APRIL Adult Activities

REGENCY TEA PARTY

Saturday April 30th. 9am & 11am.

This is a ticketed event. Join authors Sarah M. Eden, Joanna Barker, Sian Ann Bessey, and Esther Hatch for a Regency Tea Party. The event will include a Q&A session, behind-the-scenes insights, giveaways, and more! Each attendee will be treated to baked goods, SWAG, and a one-of-a-kind experience with some of their favorite authors. Dress up in period costume if you’d like. 

Masks are required for this event. 

Win a FREE ticket through our raffle giveaway!

· Attend adult or teen events. Each attended event will earn you one raffle ticket.
· Like our Instagram and/or Facebook accounts and comment on our Regency Tea post.
· EXTRA ENTRY: Share your favorite BookFace from the MLD FB or IG account. If you are set to private, please provide a screenshot of your share.

FOR NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:

Come into the library and check out items to earn an EXTRA raffle ticket! From Wednesday April 6th to Wednesday April 13th.

USO AUDITIONS

To celebrate the 1940’s in April, we will be having a NIGHT WITH THE USO! And we want YOU to audition for it!

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, or have some other talent? We want to see it! Auditions will be Saturday April 9th at 10am in the Community Room.

Auditions will be in first come, first served order and selection preference will be to those with a performance themed for the 1940’s. No accompaniment will be provided; acapella and pre-recorded accompaniment are acceptable.

If you can not make it to the auditions, please send in a video audition to michelle.o@madisonlib.org.

ADULT MAKERS – VICTORY HERB GARDEN
 

Planting a “Victory Garden” was a big push for the World War II effort at home.

Learn to plant, tend, and use your own small garden. Annett Smith will teach us how and send us off with a starter.

Wednesday April 13th, 7pm in the Community Room.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends!

Due to popular demand, this will now be a bi-monthly activity.

Wednesday, April 20th, 6pm in the Community Room.

 

TAKE A BREAK BOOK CLUB

Read How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, edited by James Crews. From Goodreads:

 “More and more people are turning to poetry as an antidote to divisiveness, negativity, anxiety, and the frenetic pace of life. How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope offers readers uplifting, deeply felt, and relatable poems by well-known poets from all walks of life and all parts of the US…
“… The work of these poets captures the beauty, pleasure, and connection readers hunger for… How to Love the World… invites readers to use poetry as part of their daily gratitude practice to uncover the simple gifts of abundance and joy to be found everywhere.”

Meet Thursday April 21st at 6:30pm. Book copies are available at the Front Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

 

 

A NIGHT WITH THE USO

During World War II, the USO would perform for troops to lift morale and offer a reprieve from the war.

Join us for a throwback night to the 1940’s with entertainment like the USO would offer. 

Friday April 22nd, 7-8:30pm at the Legacy Flight Museum.

 

WAFFLE + GAME NIGHT

Come out and enjoy some free waffles and a night full of old and new games. Bring your favorites and we’ll all play together!

Wednesday April 27th, 6-8pm 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.

April 5th: Dumbo (1941)
April 19th: The Secret Garden (1949)

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

 

 

 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.

June 2024 Adult Activities

Summer Reading 2024Adventure Begins at Your Library with Summer Reading 2024! This annual program is designed for all ages to read every day, participate in special Library programs, and stay active all summer long! Sign-ups begin on Monday, June 3rd, either online or...

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

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Adult Activities March 2024

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Adult Activities February 2024

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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...

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