APRIL Adult Activities

APRIL Adult Activities

APRIL Adult Activities


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



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.




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.



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.


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.




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.


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.

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 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...

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...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, October 16, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following...

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...

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