APRIL Adult Activities

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Adult Arena, Adult Makers, Blog, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

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.

Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed Saturday May 28th and Monday May 30th for Memorial Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

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Closed April 2nd for Building Maintenance

We'll be closed Saturday, April 2nd for Building Maintenance. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

March 1st-15th Soup-a-Day

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Closed for Staff Development

The library will be closed Friday March 25th for Staff Development. No items will be due, and as always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Closed for President’s Day

We will be closed Monday, February 21st for President's Day.  No items will be due. The book drop will remain open. 

FEBRUARY Teen Activities

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