1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The library has launched an important new initiative to improve children's reading readiness.   We need your help to raise $10,000 to get 1,000 kids exposed to 1,000 Books before Kindergarten!
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Upcoming Events

NEW! Saturday Family Story Time

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 10:00am

Meets in the Story Room. All ages.

Magic Show: Great Scott "It Must Be Magic"

Great Scott logo

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:00pm

The funny and amazing magician Great Scott performs at the library. All ages welcome.

Free English Classes for Adults

learn English

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00pm

September 30-November 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm

The Verona Public Library will be offering free English classes for adults from September 30 through November 11.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Free on-site child care for school-age children will be available.  There will not be a class on Thursday, October 9.  Registration is required and is limited to 20 adult participants, age 18 or older.  To register, contact Yamileth Ruiz at 608-228-4839.  This program is presented in partnership with the Literacy Network, and is sponsored by a grant from Epic.

Urdu/Hindi & English Bilingual Story Time

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 6:00pm

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Join us for a special Urdu/Hindi story time. Best for ages 2-5, registration recommended.

Anime Club

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Free English Classes for Adults

learn English

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:00pm

September 30-November 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm

The Verona Public Library will be offering free English classes for adults from September 30 through November 11.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Free on-site child care for school-age children will be available.  There will not be a class on Thursday, October 9.  Registration is required and is limited to 20 adult participants, age 18 or older.  To register, contact Yamileth Ruiz at 608-228-4839.  This program is presented in partnership with the Literacy Network, and is sponsored by a grant from Epic.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

5-4-3-2-1: Secrets of Perfect Health

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:00pm

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Spend an evening with Dr. Zorba Paster, physician and radio show host.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Verona Public Library.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Free English Classes for Adults

learn English

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:00pm

September 30-November 11, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm

The Verona Public Library will be offering free English classes for adults from September 30 through November 11.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Free on-site child care for school-age children will be available.  There will not be a class on Thursday, October 9.  Registration is required and is limited to 20 adult participants, age 18 or older.  To register, contact Yamileth Ruiz at 608-228-4839.  This program is presented in partnership with the Literacy Network, and is sponsored by a grant from Epic.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Tween Board Games

Hey, that's my fish!

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:00pm

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Join library intern & gamer Mary for some awesome board games. Snacks provided. Ages 9-12.

Computer Class: Google Drive

Google Drive

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:00pm

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Learn about the Cloud and how to use Google Drive in this computer class from 7 to 8 p.m.  In this class you will learn how to store files and information to the Cloud using Google Drive. You will also learn how Google Drive can help you collaborate on projects and organize your life.  Training is provided by John Harris from Harris Multimedia & Computers.  Participants will need to create or have an existing Gmail account before taking this class.  Please contact a reference librarian at the library if you need assistance in setting up a Gmail account.

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is required and class size is limited. 

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Anime Club

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Career Change 101

career change sign

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:30pm

Is it time for a career change?  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, or don’t know where to start, this workshop can put you on the right track. Career Change 101, presented by the UW-Madison Continuing Studies Department, will give you a jump start by teaching you how to identify reliable resources and use them effectively.  This 2-hour program runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. To register, call the UW-Continuing Studies Department at 608-263-6960, or sign up online at continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising/careerchange101.htm.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers. 20 minutes with playtime afterward. No registration.

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Early Childhood Music

muscial notes

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:30pm

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FULL! This Early Childhood Music event encourages parents to actively participate in early childhood music with their son/daughter. Throughout this class, young children will hear and participate in music in a variety of tonalities, meters, textures, and timbres while using their singing voice and bodies through movement. Parents are encouraged to fully interact with their child while singing, dancing, and participating in the music making experience. Parents will also receive a handout at the end of the class with all the words of the songs so that they can continue to use these songs in the future with their children. Children ages 9 months through 4 years are welcomed. Registration is required as space is limited, please register for each class that you would like to attend. Register online or by phone at 608-845-7180.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Anime Club

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Books 'N Booze Club at Pasqual's Cantina

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30pm

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?  by Maria Semple

On the best seller lists since it was released in 2012, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is satire at its finest.  The book's brilliance exists in its duality.  Simultaneously serious and light, it is cynical and sarcastic without feeling mean or misanthropic.  The multiple points of view and the constant absurdity/reality will keep readers truly engaged.  Fun and smart, this great book is sure to make an impression.

 

“We don’t urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read.”

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers. 20 minutes with playtime afterward. No registration.

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Early Childhood Music

musical notes

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:30pm

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FULL! This Early Childhood Music event encourages parents to actively participate in early childhood music with their son/daughter. Throughout this class, young children will hear and participate in music in a variety of tonalities, meters, textures, and timbres while using their singing voice and bodies through movement. Parents are encouraged to fully interact with their child while singing, dancing, and participating in the music making experience. Parents will also receive a handout at the end of the class with all the words of the songs so that they can continue to use these songs in the future with their children. Children ages 9 months through 4 years are welcomed. Registration is required as space is limited, please register for each class that you would like to attend. Register online or by phone at 608-845-7180.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

CLOSING AT 7 PM

Happy Thanksgiving

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:00pm

The library will be closing early at 7 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING DAY

Happy Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/27/2014 (All day)

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day.

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Happy Thanksgiving

Fri, 11/28/2014 (All day)

The library will be closed all day for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company presents: A Christmas Carol

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 2:00pm

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol introduces children to the classic tale of a miser's redemption.  Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean and snarling old geezer, with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart, and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others. Best for audiences ages 5 and up.

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Anime Club

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers. 20 minutes with playtime afterward. No registration.

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Introduction to Pilates Method

pilates

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:00pm

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Learn how Pilates can make you stronger, more stable, and flexible.  Ellen Utter, certified Pilates instructor, will introduce beginner Pilates method movements and show how this system of exercise can benefit you in all of your activities.  This program is free and open to the public.  Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel.  Registration is required and is limited to 30 participants.  

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, fingerplays, & crafts for toddlers (ages 1 & 2) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Santa Visits the Library

santa

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:30pm

Santa Claus is coming to the library, tell him what you'd like for Christmas and take a photo with him. Musical entertainment provided by the Verona Area High School band and orchestra. This event is free and for all ages.

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:30am

Stories and songs for children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers. 30 minutes. No registration.

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:30am

Stories, songs, & crafts for children ages 3-5. Child may attend independently or with an adult. 30 minutes. No registration.

Anime Club

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:30am

A lap-sit story time for infants (0-18 months) and their caregivers. 20 minutes with playtime afterward. No registration.

Meet Santa's Reindeer

reindeer

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:30pm

Two real live reindeer visit the library! Take pictures and learn about these amazing animals. Warm up with hot chocolate and a craft inside the library. The library will stay open until 5:30pm for this special event.  All ages welcome.

Early Childhood Music

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:30pm

Register

This Early Childhood Music event encourages parents to actively participate in early childhood music with their son/daughter. Throughout this class, young children will hear and participate in music in a variety of tonalities, meters, textures, and timbres while using their singing voice and bodies through movement. Parents are encouraged to fully interact with their child while singing, dancing, and participating in the music making experience. Parents will also receive a handout at the end of the class with all the words of the songs so that they can continue to use these songs in the future with their children. Children ages 9 months through 4 years are welcomed. Registration is required as space is limited, please register for each class that you would like to attend. Register online or by phone at 608-845-7180.

Anime Club

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:00pm

Teens interested in Japanese animation and Manga meet to watch, draw, read, and eat! Grades 6-12. Have a question? Email veronamangaclub@gmail.com Program meets in the Story Room.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:15am

Sensory Friendly Story Time (ages 3-5)
This preschool story time will focus on facilitating communication and friendship skills in a supportive environment. There will be a focus on the development of different social skills for all children including making friends, sharing, solving conflicts and more. Each week a new social topic will be explored. Every group time will have movement activities, songs, stories and an art project all related to a topic for the week. Developed and presented by the library and VASD staff. Because a small group size is important for this class, registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 845-7180 ext 137 to register.
 

Young and the Restless

hula hoop kid

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:00am

Get your wiggles out at our open indoor play time for kids ages 0-5. Community Room.

Early Childhood Music

musical notes

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:30pm

Register

This Early Childhood Music event encourages parents to actively participate in early childhood music with their son/daughter. Throughout this class, young children will hear and participate in music in a variety of tonalities, meters, textures, and timbres while using their singing voice and bodies through movement. Parents are encouraged to fully interact with their child while singing, dancing, and participating in the music making experience. Parents will also receive a handout at the end of the class with all the words of the songs so that they can continue to use these songs in the future with their children. Children ages 9 months through 4 years are welcomed. Registration is required as space is limited, please register for each class that you would like to attend. Register online or by phone at 608-845-7180.

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

winter tree

Wed, 12/24/2014 (All day)

The library will be closed all day for Christmas Eve.

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

winter tree

Thu, 12/25/2014 (All day)

The library will be closed on Christmas Day.

Free Kids Movie: Planes: Fire & Rescue

planes fire & rescue movie

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 1:30pm

Watch Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue on our big screen. Snacks provided. Rated PG, run time 83 min.

CLOSING AT 7 PM

Happy New Year

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 7:00pm

The library will be closing early at 7 p.m. for New Year's Eve.

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

Happy New Year

Thu, 01/01/2015 (All day)

The library will be closed on New Year's Day.

Books 'N Booze Club at Pasqual's Cantina

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:30pm

 

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

David Mitchell entices his readers on to a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end...Cloud Atlas is powerful and elegant because of Mitchell's understanding of the way we respond to those fundamental and primitive stories we tell about good and evil, love and destruction, beginnings and ends. He isn't afraid to jerk tears or ratchet up suspense - he understands that's what we make stories for. - AS Byatt, The Guardian

“We don’t urge readers to drink, we urge drinkers to read.”

Choosing Your Attitude for a Better Life

attitude changes everything

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:00pm

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Learn how to change your attitude to change your life. Tina Hallis, Ph.D., owner of The Positive Edge, LLC, and Cathy River, neurofeedback technician from the Madison Brain Center, will discuss how choosing an attitude for a better life is easier with the help of scientifically-based strategies and practices. The presenters will share details on using these strategies and give participants opportunities to practice techniques to relieve stress, build resilience, and learn how to enjoy life. This 90-minute program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Snag the Job of Your Dreams in 2015

Dream job

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:30pm

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Find out how you can land your dream job in this 2-hour program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Laura Gmeinder, certified human resources professional, will share tips, tricks, and insider secrets to help you hone your skills, reach your potential, and land the job you’ve been dreaming of.

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