OCTOBER Adult Activities

OCTOBER Adult Activities

OCTOBER Adult Activities

Family Friendly Film Nights

Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room.

Oct 5th: Boss Baby: Family Business
Oct 12th: Scooby-Doo: Straight Outta Nowhere
Oct 19th: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Oct 26th: Hocus Pocus

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

 

International Observe the Moon Night

Join fellow moon lovers (or Selenophiles) to observe the moon. 
Friday, October 15th, at 7pm. Masks are requested.

From NASA: “International Observe the Moon Night occurs annually in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter ― a great phase for evening observing. Furthermore, a first-quarter Moon offers excellent viewing opportunities along the terminator (the line between night and day), where shadows enhance the Moon’s cratered landscape.”

The Library Book Club will next meet on Thursday, October 21st, at 6:30pm. 
 

The book will be The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley:

 

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”


Copies are available at the Front Circulation Desk.

Adult Makers: Almost Stained Glass

Friday, October 22nd at 7pm in the Community Room

Make a fake stained glass piece with specialty paints and
liquid leading on Plexiglass.

LIMITED SPACE: SIGN UP at the Front Circulation Desk

Masks encouraged

Make It @ Your Library – Cardboard Day

What can you make with a carboard box? A cat? A castle? Or perhaps you’ve got you mind set on something huge and incredible like a dragon!

What ever your imagination inspires, we’ve got the tools, and some you can keep, too! So come one and all for our cardboard challenge day!

Saturday, October 23rd at 11am to 3pm.

 EXPLORATION KITS

The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves!

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.

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 New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Make a tiny book with bookmaking skills! Materials needed: 25 pieces of paper 2 pieces of 2x3 decorative paper Larger piece of double-sided decorative paper 2 pieces of heavier 1.5x2 papers 1/4x2 paper Popsicle stick Glue Heavy string/thread Large needle Scissors...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

June 1st-12th Teen Activities

June 1st-12th Teen Activities

June 1st-12th Teen Activities

Summer Reading

Sign-ups start June 7th in the Community Room

Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. Our program for teens has lots of events and parties. 

The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless!

Teen Short Story Writing Contest
Monday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
 
  • Participants must be ages 12 – 18 to enter
  • Open to Madison Library District residents only
  • 2,000 word maximum
  • Limit 1 short story per person
  • Must include an animal as part of the main story
  • No photos or illustrations
  • Work must be original, not previously published, and titled
  • Submissions that are deemed inappropriate, culturally inaccurate or possess negative stereotypical characterization will be disqualified

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  • Email your original work to Gina Miller or bring a hard copy into the library.
  • Subject line must say: “Tail”ish Tales Contest.
  • Please include your name, age, and phone number in the email.
  • Paste or type your short story in the email itself. Attachments will not be opened.

DEADLINE:

All entries must be received by Monday, July 26th, 2021.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 31st, 2020 via Facebook, Instagram and email.

PRIZES:

First prize- Scrivener writing software ($50 value).
Second prize- Fat Cat’s movie date pack.
Third prize- Florence’s Candy box of chocolates.

All three winners will receive publication online at www.madisonlib.org and an award certificate.

For more information please email Gina Miller.

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
Teen Action Council
Monday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
 
Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens.
Summer Reading Kickoff: Interactive Movie

Friday, June 11th, 7-9 p.m. in the Community Room

Kick off the Teen Summer Reading program in style. Join us for an interactive movie night—eat gummy worms with Timon and Pumba, coconut candy with Zazu, etc—as we watch Disney’s The Lion King.

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

June Adult Activities

June Adult Activities

June Adult Activities

Adult Summer Reading

Explore
 Tails and Tales at the Library this summer by researching animals in all their habitats. Each time you complete a “Research Area” by reading 1000 pages of your choice, bring your log into the Library for a small reward.
If you successfully complete all Research by reading 3000 pages before Saturday, July 31st, you’ll be entered into our final drawings and receive five $1 coupons to use towards any unfortunate future fine incidents that may occur.
Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, June 17th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces.

 

Our book for June is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein:

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life … as only a dog could tell it.

Reading copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Makers: Waste Canvas Critters
 
Add a design to a shirt or pocket. Kits will be available at the circulation desk beginning June 14th with an instructional video Friday, June 18th through our website and/or YouTube channel.
Pokémon Game Day

Saturday, June 26 from 12-4 PM in the Community Room

All games, all ages! Bring your Switch, DS, cards, and/or Pokémon Go on your phone. Come and play, or learn the trading card game, how to build a winning team in the video games, and even do some Pokémon Go battles.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Make a tiny book with bookmaking skills! Materials needed: 25 pieces of paper 2 pieces of 2x3 decorative paper Larger piece of double-sided decorative paper 2 pieces of heavier 1.5x2 papers 1/4x2 paper Popsicle stick Glue Heavy string/thread Large needle Scissors...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Activities April 18-30th

Teen Activities April 18-30th

Teen Activities April 18-30th

Teen Anime Club: My Hero Academia Season 5

Monday, April 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.

This month, we’ll watch and chat about the new episodes in My Hero Academia Season 5.

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

Madison BiblioManiacs: Historical Fiction

Monday April 26th, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Community Room.

Check out some historical fiction, join our month-long Discord chat, and then meet up for treats and discussion.

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Adventures in Bywater

Our monthly D&D one-offs take place in the town of Bywater. Bywater rarely sees travelers of any sort, but the valley offers plenty of adventure to the Daring and Bold. From the Kobold Caverns in the South, to the Troll filled mountains of the east. Those ready to seek their fortune may well enough find it in Bywater.

Sign up or RSVP for this month’s session of Teen Dungeons and Dragons! We’re playing Wednesday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room. You can join us for fun tidbits and discussion during the month via Discord.

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

April Adult Activities

April Adult Activities

April Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, April 15th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces. 

 

Our book for April is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim:

A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other—and the castle of their dreams—through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don’t anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy. Now, if the same transformation can be worked on their husbands and lovers, the enchantment will be complete.

Reading copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Makers: Macrame Earrings
 
Create wearable art. Kits will be available at the circulation desk beginning April 12th with an instructional video Friday, April 16th through our website and/or YouTube channel.

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Adult Makers: Tiny Books

Make a tiny book with bookmaking skills! Materials needed: 25 pieces of paper 2 pieces of 2x3 decorative paper Larger piece of double-sided decorative paper 2 pieces of heavier 1.5x2 papers 1/4x2 paper Popsicle stick Glue Heavy string/thread Large needle Scissors...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

NOVEMBER Adult Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS Come watch a movie at the library! Every Tuesday at 4pm in the Community Room. November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd: Finding NemoNovember 30th: The Peanuts Movie Children...

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

March Adult Activities

March Adult Activities

March Adult Activities

Come join your fellow community members on Thursday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of both classic works and modern masterpieces. 

 

Our book for March is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel:

 

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Reading copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Makers: Diamond Painting

Explore an addictive new hobby. Kits will be available at the circulation desk beginning March 15 with an instructional video Friday, March 19th through our website and/or YouTube channel.

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

March Kid and Tween Programs

March Kid and Tween Programs

March Kid and Tween Programs

You won’t want to miss our March Kid and Tween STEAM activities! Starting Tuesday, March 9th, you can come pick up our paper towel experiment kits at the front desk. Our bottle experiments will be available a couple weeks later on the 23rd.
Hello Mother Daughter Book Club friends! Welcome to our American Girls discussion page. For our March 4, 2021 meeting, we will highlight our library’s incredible collection of American Girl books, and you can help us! Here’s what you need to do:
1. Check out an American Girl book. You can find them in our catalog here.

2. Read the book together.

3. Create costumes for yourselves in the time period of the American Girl book you chose. (This is totally fun, but also totally optional.)
4. Find a “companion” book that takes place in the same time period as your American Girl book or explains something that your main character likes so you can share it with our book club.
5. Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, March 4 @ 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in your costume for an American Girl fashion show! We will all get to tell each other about the book we chose.
*We will hand out a Take ‘n Go craft at the meeting.

On our Facebook event page, you can talk with other MDBC members, and if any of you want to get together, read the same book, and do your “fashion” show together, you can connect to do planning here. You can also post thoughts about your book.

This month for Books for Boys we’re reading and discussing A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park.
Maritza, our resident artist, will bring her throwing wheel and show everyone how to do ceramics. We will also make pinch pots for everyone to take home.
Join us on March 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room!

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

March Mother Daughter Book Club

March Mother Daughter Book Club

March Mother Daughter Book Club

Hello Mother Daughter Book Club friends! Welcome to our American Girls discussion page. For our March 4, 2021 meeting, we will highlight our library’s incredible collection of American Girl books, and you can help us! Here’s what you need to do:
1. Check out an American Girl book. You can find them in our catalog here.

2. Read the book together.

3. Create costumes for yourselves in the time period of the American Girl book you chose. (This is totally fun, but also totally optional.)
4. Find a “companion” book that takes place in the same time period as your American Girl book or explains something that your main character likes so you can share it with our book club.
5. Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, March 4 @ 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in your costume for an American Girl fashion show! We will all get to tell each other about the book we chose.
*We will hand out a Take ‘n Go craft at the meeting.

On our Facebook event page, you can talk with other MDBC members, and if any of you want to get together, read the same book, and do your “fashion” show together, you can connect to do planning here. You can also post thoughts about your book.

Kid + Tween STEAM: Halley’s Comet Catcher

Make a fun comet catcher! Materials needed: Foil, folded Square piece of paper - origami size in the kit Yarn Model magic 

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pigpen Cipher

Can you stump your friends and family with the ciphers you create? Gather the materials below and follow the instructions to find out how!  Cipher papers (images coming soon) 2 Brads

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Pom Pom Poppers!

Have lots of POPPING fun with this Pom-Pom Popper! The kit includes: Paper clips Balloons Rubber bands Launch material Directions: 1 - Cut the bottom off of the paper cup.2 - Tie a knot at the open end of the balloon.3 - Cut the top 1/2 inch of the balloon off,...

NOVEMBER Kid + Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:November 2nd: The Lego MovieNovember 9th: Paw Patrol: The MovieNovember 16th: PaddingtonNovember 23rd:...

Kid + Tween STEAM: Catapult!

LOOK OUT!  This awesome catapult will send things FLYING. Here is what you will need to put this together:   10 pencils  Spoon 16 rubber bands Soft launching materials (pom-poms, marshmallows, etc)

February Bibliomaniacs

February Bibliomaniacs

February Bibliomaniacs

This month for Bibliomaniacs we’ll be talking about what we’re reading over Discord, and then get together over Zoom on Monday, February 22nd at 4:30 p.m. Our theme for this month is Sweet Treats.

Discord is our new and secure messageboard hangout for teens. Join our ongoing discussions about books, anime, and D&D.

 

TEEN CRAFT: Tea Stain Art

Use your imagination to make art with tea stains. Materials needed: Watercolor paper Two black tea bags Heated water (to steep the tea bags) Piece of cardboard (to prevent bleeding and staining under the paper) Spoon or brush

Closed for New Years

The library will be closed Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, for the New Year holiday. Not items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a safe and fun New Year and we will see you all in 2022!

Closed for Christmas

The library will be closed Friday December 24th until Monday December 27th for the Christmas holiday. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Happy holidays!  

DECEMBER Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILMeet with other teens to plan and decide on library activities. Wednesday, December 1st from 4-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18.   SNOW MUCH FUN: CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZASanta is coming to the library! Celebrate the upcoming holidays...

Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 24th, at 5pm. The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 25th - 27th.  No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Have a happy Thanksgiving!   

Teen Craft: Push Pin Word Art

Make some fun word art! This could be your name, an activity you love, a favorite book, a place you love to visit... you decide! Just be sure it will fit before you begin. Materials needed: Mat board (or other material sturdy enough) Thumbtacks Pencil Hot glue...

NOVEMBER 16th-30th Teen Activities

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.   YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERSFor November, teens will get together to discuss poetry and verse with local author, Josh Allen....

Closed for Veteran’s Day

The library will be closed Thursday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. 

NOVEMBER 1st-15th Teen Activities

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.   TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Meet with other teens to discuss the activities that the library has.  Wednesday November 3rd from...

Teen Craft: Pirate Skull

What's a pirate's favorite subject? ARRRt! Dress up a skull in some pirate gear with this new Teen Craft. Materials needed: Skull Tissue paper Beads Craft feathers Paper clip Sparkles Glue

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