The library will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Early Childhood Music

musical notes

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 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.

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.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 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.
 

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.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 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, 01/05/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 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, 01/06/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:30am

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

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:30am

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

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 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 & the Restless

hula hoop girl

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:00am

Run, jump, slide, balance, dance! Our Young & the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Drop in anytime from 10:00 - 11:30am.

 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 10:30am

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

Chinese/English Story Time

panda

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 10:30am

A special bilingual story time presented by the staff at the Verona Area International School and a great time to ask questions about their Chinese immersion program.

Everybody Story Time

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:30am

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

Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Fancy Nancy

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 6:30pm

Join us for refreshments, crafts, and activities. Feel free to dress up in your “fanciest’ clothes.

 

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:30am

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

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:30am

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

Books 'N Booze Club at Pasqual's Cantina

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:00pm

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.”

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 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, 01/16/2015 - 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, 01/19/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 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, 01/20/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:30am

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

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.

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:30am

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

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:30am

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

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 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 & the Restless

hula hoop girl

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00am

Run, jump, slide, balance, dance! Our Young & the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Drop in anytime from 10:00 - 11:30am

 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 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, 01/26/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:30am

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

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.

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:30am

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

Top Five Myths About Residential Energy Savings

madison gas and electric

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:00pm

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Questions about energy use in your home? Jonathan Beers, Residential Services Manager at Madison Gas and Electric Co., will answer questions and discuss commonly held beliefs about saving energy in your home that aren't true; the most common mistake people make when insulating; and available rewards from the Focus on Energy program. From 7 to 8 pm.

 

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:30am

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

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 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, 01/30/2015 - 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, 02/02/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 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, 02/03/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:30am

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

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:30am

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

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 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, 02/06/2015 - 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, 02/09/2015 - 9:30am

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

Preschool Story Time

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 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, 02/10/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 9:30am

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

Toddler Story Time

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:30am

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

Everybody Story Time

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:30am

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

Be Prepared! Get Your Will and Other Legal Documents in Order

WWBIC logo

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 6:00pm

If you’re over 18, you need to think about estate planning.  Find out what you need to know in this 2-hour program from 6 to 8 p.m. You will learn the key elements of estate planning and receive resources to help you complete your own personalized plan. This program is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation.  Registration is required.  To register, call the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation at 608-257-5450.  This program is free and open to the public.   

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 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 & the Restless

hula hoop girl

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:00am

Run, jump, slide, balance, dance! Our Young & the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Drop in anytime from 10:00 - 11:30am.

 

Baby Story Time

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 10:30am

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

Quantum-Touch Healing Techniques

quantum-touch hands

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 7:00pm

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Learn how you can experience the healing power of energy flowing through your body in this 90-minute program from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Diane Kahler, a certified Quantum-Touch practitioner and educator, will show you how awareness and sensation can be used for helping yourself and others. Diane will also demonstrate how it is possible to move bones by using Quantum-Touch techniques.

Books 'N Booze Club at Pasqual's Cantina

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 6:00pm

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Some books are like living organisms. They seem to breathe, laugh, weep, joke, confront, meet you eye to eye. Maybe it's the combination of drawings, pithy turns of phrase, candour, tragedy, despair and hope that makes this more than an entertaining read, more than an engaging story about a North American Indian kid who makes it out of a poor, dead-end background without losing his connection with who he is and where he's from… Opening this book is like meeting a friend you'd never make in your actual life and being given a piece of his world, inner and outer. It's humane, authentic and, most of all, it speaks. - Diane Samuels, The Guardian

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

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 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 & the Restless

hula hoop girl

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:00am

Run, jump, slide, balance, dance! Our Young & the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Drop in anytime from 10:00 - 11:30am.

 

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