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!

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

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...

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...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

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...

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...

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!

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

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...

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...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

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...

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...

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

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

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...

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...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

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...

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...

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well! Print out your photos and turn them in before noon on Monday, February 22. We’ll see who can get the most to win a volume containing all of Jane Austen’s novels. If there are multiple people getting all of them, we’ll have to see who has the closest representation to what’s in the book!

See if you can get a photo of each of the following items:

1 – Tea Pot
2 – “Great House”
3 – Ship
4 – Letter
5 – Calling Card
6 – Seagull
7 – Stile
8 – Stone Steps
9 – Cast Limb
10 – Horse
11 – Concert Hall
12 – Dam, Dike, or Jetty
13 – Volume of Poetry
14 – People Playing Cards
15 – Concert Hall

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

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...

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...

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

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...

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...

How Jane Austen Rewrote Romance with Professor Jacqueline Harris

How Jane Austen Rewrote Romance with Professor Jacqueline Harris

Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she answers questions and helps us understand how Austen’s Persuasion differs from her other novels, what she changed about the heroine, and the original discarded ending.

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...

Library Appreciation Week: Potatoes and Peeps

Library Appreciation Week is on its way, and we've got some great things planned. Peeps Diorama Contest! Submit a book-themed potato and Peeps diorama by 5 p.m. April 2 to be considered for a prize. Potatoes and Peelers During Library Appreciation Week (April 4-10),...

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

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...

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...

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...

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...

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well!...

How Jane Austen Rewrote Romance with Professor Jacqueline Harris

Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she answers questions and helps us understand how Austen's Persuasion differs from her other novels, what she changed about the heroine, and the original discarded ending. Watch the presentation.

Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Join us for an open and informal discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen on February 18th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Book club copies available through curbside pickup. 

Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. No items are due. Thank you.

Join us for an open and informal discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen on February 18th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Book club copies available through curbside pickup. 

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

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...

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

On the Same Page Kick-Off

Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book...

December Young League of Writers

This month we'll be meeting on Monday, December 14th at 4:30 p.m. We'll report on NaNoWriMo goals and participate in a group storytelling project!

December Combined Tween Book Club

This month we will be reading The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories by O. Henry. We will meet via Zoom. For girls and boys ages 8-11 and accompanying adult. It's a party about a book! Play games, make a cool craft, and eat a tasty snack.

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

It's a Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza! Drive up and meet Santa at the Library's curbside check-out on December 9th any time between 1-7 PM! He will give you a sweet treat and a fun activity to do at home. And, if you have have been good, you can hand your...

Upcoming Adult Makers: Christmas Pop-Up Cards

Adult Makers! Pick up a Christmas pop-up card kit starting Monday November 16th and watch how to make them Friday November 20th at www.madisonlib.org/adult-arena. 

November Teen Anime Club

This month we'll be meeting on Monday, November 16th at 4:30 p.m to watch the final showdown between Aang and Firelord Ozai on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

On the Same Page Kick-Off

On the Same Page Kick-Off

On the Same Page Kick-Off

Each winter we host a month long community reading event we call On the Same Page. Basically, we hand out hundreds of copies of a selected book and then spend a month exploring it through activities, lectures, concerts, and contests. Think of it as a county-wide book club. Read with your neighbors and friends, talk about what you read, and come and join in the fun.

Our Kick-Off Kits will be available starting Friday, January 29th, so make sure to come pick them up!

Teen Activities for April 1-17

Our first teen craft take n’ go kit for April will be pom pom bunnies, available starting Thursday, April 1st. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.   Have a say in what goes on at...

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...

Closed March 26th for Staff Development Day

We'll be closed Friday, March 26th for Staff Development Day. No items will be due. As always, the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

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...

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...

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...

On the Same Page: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

This February, be on the lookout for things that tie in to our On the Same Page book Persuasion. See if you can get a photo of each of the following items. So that we’ll know it wasn’t something you just Google searched, we want to see you in the picture as well!...

How Jane Austen Rewrote Romance with Professor Jacqueline Harris

Join BYU-Idaho English Professor Jacqueline Harris as she answers questions and helps us understand how Austen's Persuasion differs from her other novels, what she changed about the heroine, and the original discarded ending. Watch the presentation.

Adult Book Club: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Join us for an open and informal discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen on February 18th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Book club copies available through curbside pickup. 

Closed for Presidents’ Day

The library will be closed Monday, February 15 for Presidents' Day. No items will be due, and as always the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

On the Same Page 2020 – Island Escape

A Tropical Paradise

Friday, February 28, starting at 7:00 pm in the Community Room

Join us as we finish our On the Same Page celebration of Peter Pan and dispel the winter gloom!

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.

A Host of Activities

We’ve got fun activities for all ages. Spend an evening on the beach enjoying the waves. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt! We’ll have all the tropical sounds, food and fun that you could wish for, including drinks with umbrellas. 

Besides having a great time while ignoring the outside snow, participating will give you a chance at the night’s drawing for ultimate relaxation, a massage from Urban Massage. (Must be present and an adult to win, though there will be a drawing prize for the youngsters as well.)

Jane is now a common grown-up, with a daughter called Margaret; and every spring cleaning time, except when he forgets, Peter comes for Margaret and takes her to the Neverland, where she tells him stories about himself, to which he listens eagerly. When Margaret grows up she will have a daughter, who is to be Peter’s mother in turn; and thus it will go on, so long as children are gay and innocent and heartless.

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

On the Same Page 2020 – Open Book Discussion

As Part of the Library Book Club

Wednesday, February 26, at 1:30 pm in the Entry Foyer
and
Thursday, February 27, at 6:00 pm in the Entry Foyer

Children, Tweens, Teens and Adults are welcome to join this On the Same Page discussion about Peter Pan, the mischievous boy who refuses to grow up.

“Listen, then,” said Wendy, settling down to her story, with Michael at her feet and seven boys in the bed. “There was once a gentleman—”

A Story for the Ages

Our story starts as Peter Pan lands in the Darling’s proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John and Michael and teaches them to fly over the rooftops of London (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Never-land, the island where lost boys play, mermaids splash and fairies make mischief. But a villainous-looking gang of pirates lurk in the docks, led by the terrifying Captain James Hook. Magic and excitement are in the air, but if Captain Hook has his way, before long, someone will be walking the plank and swimming with the crocodiles…

“It’s awfully sad,” the first twin said cheerfully.
“I don’t see how it can have a happy ending,” said the second twin. “Do you, Nibs?”
“I’m frightfully anxious.”
“If you knew how great is a mother’s love,” Wendy told them triumphantly, “you would have no fear.”

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