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Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks

Monday, March 16, 6:30 pm

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts.  This event is funded in part by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation


 

Upcoming Events

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 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.
 

Little Jammers: Music & Movement

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:30am

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FULL! This music and movement exploration class  taught by instructor Misty Swift will include interactive play with songs, dancing, and instruments. Guaranteed to burn energy and cause giggling. For ages 2-5. Meets in the Community Room.  Registration required, limit 20 children.

Little Jammers: Music & Movement

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

Register

FULL! This music and movement exploration class  taught by instructor Misty Swift will include interactive play with songs, dancing, and instruments. Guaranteed to burn energy and cause giggling. For ages 2-5. Meets in the Community Room.  Registration required, limit 20 children.

Changing Weather & Climate in the Great Lakes Region

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:00pm

This free four-week online class, presented by UW-Madison:

* Explores one season each week through short lectures and activities;

* Features instructors Steve Ackerman, UW professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Margaret Mooney, director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies;

* Requires about one to three hours of work per week, including watching videos;

* Includes weekly facilitated discussions at the Verona Public Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Feb. 25 and March 4, 11, and 18.

Register at www.moocs.wisc.edu.

The Verona Public Library is one of 21 Wisconsin libraries that have joined forces with UW-Madison and Wisconsin Library Services to deliver this Massive Open Online Course.

Anime Club

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 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.

“The Loving Story” A Film Series Focus on Civil Rights Struggles

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:00pm

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The Verona Public Library will host a four-part documentary film series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggles,” from February through March. Jonathan Pollack, Ph.D., history professor at Madison Area Technical College, will show segments of four films and moderate a discussion with audience members. The film series commemorates the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act. All films are free and open to the public.

“The Loving Story”
A racially charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who changed history.

Register online or call 608-845-7180.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Bridging Cultures initiative has generously underwritten the “Created Equal” film series. While only segments of the four films will air during the evening sessions, the Verona Public Library will make the films available for circulation. They may also be viewed online at createdequal.neh.gov.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 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, 03/13/2015 - 10:00am

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

 

Family Story Time

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:30am

All ages. From 10:30 to 11 am in the Story Room. No registration required.

Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:30pm

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Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks

10 Dane County Libraries offer film screenings and discussions

The 17th annual Wisconsin Film Festival is coming to libraries across Dane County. The Verona Public Library will be hosting a free Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peek on March 16, at 6:30 pm.  Watch trailers from this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of WFF, and bring along any questions you have for a Q&A with Film Festival expert staff.  For a full schedule of events, visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/film-fest.

The Wisconsin Film Festival brings world class cinema annually to the Madison area.  At the WFF, you have access to view a breadth of intelligent, passionate, and provocative cinematic programming not found in traditional movie theatres.  Through locally made Wisconsin’s Own films, experimental and avant-garde films, world cinema including non-English language films, and, new in 2015, the Big Screens for Little Folks series for kids and families, viewers hear global stories, see myriad worldviews, and explore non-dominant cultural traditions, all on the big screen.  The WFF offers a unique cultural experience that this year is coming to the Verona Public Library for a Sneak Peek of what will be playing at the Fest. 

After viewing the Sneak Peek trailers for 2015 WFF films, enjoy a guided, in-depth discussion with a Film Festival staff member on topics ranging from the filmmaking process to the organization of the largest campus-based film festival in the United States.  You are encouraged to bring any questions you have about filmmaking techniques and trends, cinematic styles and themes, and the Wisconsin Film Festival itself.  Enjoy an evening of shared cinematic experience with your neighbors, friends, and expert Film Festival staff at the Verona Public Library on March 16, from 6:30-8:00 pm.

This event is funded in part by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

About Wisconsin Film Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts. Founded in 1999, the Festival presents 150 films in seven theaters over eight days in April. Visit wifilmfest.org for more information and a full schedule.

Little Jammers: Music & Movement

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:30am

Register

FULL! This music and movement exploration class  taught by instructor Misty Swift will include interactive play with songs, dancing, and instruments. Guaranteed to burn energy and cause giggling. For ages 2-5. Meets in the Community Room.  Registration required, limit 20 children.

Little Jammers: Music & Movement

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:30am

Register

FULL! This music and movement exploration class  taught by instructor Misty Swift will include interactive play with songs, dancing, and instruments. Guaranteed to burn energy and cause giggling. For ages 2-5. Meets in the Community Room.  Registration required, limit 20 children.

St. Patrick's Day Party!

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:00pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish dance and music, kids crafts, and refreshments. The Trinity Irish Dancers take the stage at 5:30 to share their talents and teach a jig and at 6:30 musician Jeff Pockat plays the Gaelic harp. All ages. From 5-7:30 pm.

Insurgent Release Party

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm

Ages 13-18. To celebrate the release of Insurgent, come for a theater-style showing of Divergent. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some popcorn and pizza! Program meets in the Community Room from 4:00-6:30. No registration.

Changing Weather & Climate in the Great Lakes Region

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 7:00pm

This free four-week online class, presented by UW-Madison:

* Explores one season each week through short lectures and activities;

* Features instructors Steve Ackerman, UW professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and Margaret Mooney, director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies;

* Requires about one to three hours of work per week, including watching videos;

* Includes weekly facilitated discussions at the Verona Public Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Feb. 25 and March 4, 11, and 18.

Register at www.moocs.wisc.edu.

The Verona Public Library is one of 21 Wisconsin libraries that have joined forces with UW-Madison and Wisconsin Library Services to deliver this Massive Open Online Course.

Anime Club

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 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, 03/19/2015 - 6:00pm

Choose Your Own Mystery

For this month we’re asking our participants to choose their own mystery book to read and share with the group.  If you’re in need of suggestions there will be a display at the Verona Public Library with books to choose from or click here.

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

“Freedom Riders” A Film Series Focus on Civil Rights Struggles

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm

Register

The Verona Public Library will host a four-part documentary film series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggles,” from February through March. Jonathan Pollack, Ph.D., history professor at Madison Area Technical College, will show segments of four films and moderate a discussion with audience members. The film series commemorates the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act. All films are free and open to the public.

“Freedom Riders”
A courageous band of civil rights activists challenging segregation in the American South in 1961 risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks.

Register online or call 608-845-7180.

The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Bridging Cultures initiative has generously underwritten the “Created Equal” film series. While only segments of the four films will air during the evening sessions, the Verona Public Library will make the films available for circulation. They may also be viewed online at createdequal.neh.gov.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 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.
 

No Credit, No Problem

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 6:00pm

Whether you’ve just turned 18 or are “starting over,” tools are available to help you build credit.

 

Learn:

·The lifelong value a good credit rating provides and how to control it;

·What’s on a credit report and how to dispute a negative report;

·How long negative information affects you.

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation. Registration required. Call 608-257-5450.

 

Teen Walk-in Wednesday

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:00pm

Drop by Teen Central for quick DIY crafts! Come any time between four and eight! Ages 11 – 18. No registration.

Anime Club

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 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, 03/27/2015 - 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.
 

Mandarin/English Story Time

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:00am

Presented by the VAIS (Verona Area International School). Have fun with stories in English and Chinese, crafts, and activities. Ages 3-8.

Edna M. Kunkel: My Verona Exhibit

Epic Barn

Mon, 03/30/2015 (All day)

March 30 - April 14

Artwork by local artist Edna M. Kunkel will be on display from March 30 through April 14.  Kunkel uses pastels to interpret the local landscape, flora, and fauna in all seasons. Join the artist for a soft pastel painting demonstration in the exhibit space on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 2 p.m.

 

 

Storm Water Retention and Use

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:00pm

Register

Robert Bohanan, Ph.D., from the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement & North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss his research on the water quality of the detention ponds in Verona and at Badger Mill Creek that he conducts with area teachers and students.

Marty Cieslik, assistant director of Verona’s Public Works department, will discuss Verona’s rain garden and rain barrel rebate program.  Register online or call 845-7180.

Birds of Prey with Hoo's Woods

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:30pm

See various types of raptors and learn about their specially adapted tools and roles in our ecosystem. All ages.

Book Talk with Susan Holding

Little French Cookbook

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:00pm

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Wisconsin Author of The Little French Bakery Cookbook

Susan Holding, Le Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef, will discuss her new book, The Little French Bakery Cookbook. The cookbook is a collection of recipes, stories, and photographs by Holding from her cooking school days. The book contains over 100 recipes and 140 photos. The photos of Paris streets and its culinary world show Holding’s love of France. There is also a pastry-lovers’ chapter full of tips and informative lessons for making croissants, pate a choux, tart crusts, and more. Books will be available for sale and signing. Visit Holding’s website at littlefrenchbakery.com.  7-8 p.m.

Board Games

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:00am

Snacks provided. Ages 5 – 11. From 11am - 1 pm.

Free Kids' Movie: Big Hero 6

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:30pm

Watch Big Hero 6 on our big screen. Snacks provided. Rated PG , run time 108 minutes.

Pastel Painting Demonstration

Epic Barn

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:00pm

Register

Edna M. Kunkel: My Verona Exhibit

Artwork by local artist Edna M. Kunkel will be on display at the Verona Public Library from March 30 through April 14.  Kunkel uses pastels to interpret the local landscape, flora, and fauna in all seasons. Join the artist for a soft pastel painting demonstration in the exhibit space on Saturday, April 11, from noon to 2 p.m.

Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:00pm

Register

Learn about the 62-year history of Wisconsin’s largest barrel maker from Gary and Jim Hess, family historians and grandsons of Frank J. Hess. Register online or  call 845-7180.

Books 'N Booze Club at Pasqual's Cantina

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:00pm

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods is a quirky, involving story that mixes the best qualities of a fairy tale with the most compelling aspects of a classic road novel…American Gods is assured and ambitious, resembling nothing except Gaiman's Sandman stories… believable grounding in the minute trivia of the real world rivals the book's grounding in the fantastic and arcane world of ancient theologies; those two aspects meet and merge to form a cohesive, compelling whole that approaches Gaiman's finest work. Like most road-trip novels,American Gods can be disjointed and episodic, but, like the best of them, it's still worth the trip.  - Tasha Robinson, A.V. Club

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

Journey of Jazz

jazz sign

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:30pm

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This free one-hour program traces the stylistic evolution of jazz from its origins to the present day in a musical performance by the Hanah Jon Taylor Quintet, interwoven with a dramatic presentation by Hanah of the music’s history .

Journey of Jazz is part of the “Jazz at the Library” history series, presented in partnership with 12 Dane County libraries. “Jazz at the Library” is made possible by grants from Beyond the Page, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Madison Community Foundation, as well as grants from Dane Arts and the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation.

 

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 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.
 

Mandarin/English Story Time

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:00am

Presented by the VAIS (Verona Area International School). Have fun with stories in English and Chinese, crafts, and activities. Ages 3-8.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 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.
 

STEM Fair: presented by Navigant

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 9:30am

Spend a morning challenging your brain . . . explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Presented by the staff of Navigant Consulting of Verona. 9:30 - noon.

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Verona Area School District K-12 Art Show

Fri, 05/01/2015 (All day)

Verona Area School District K-12 Art Show

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 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.
 

Getting to Know Medicare

medicare logo

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 6:30pm

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Whether you’re new to Medicare or an experienced user, navigating the Medicare system can be challenging.   Join Jesse Grutz of the Retirement Classroom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to learn the ins and outs of Medicare.  Medicare is always changing, so bring your questions and get the answers you need in this educational seminar.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 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.
 

Long Term Care & Final Expense Planning

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:30pm

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Jesse Grutz, owner of The Retirement Classroom, will discuss the importance of early planning for long-term care, including:

· Types of care available;
· Costs and funding, including Title 19 (Medicaid);
· Options for funding your final expenses.

Register online or call 608-845-7180.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 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.
 

Get Energy From the Food You Eat

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:00pm

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Scott Martin, Diplomate in Acupuncture, will discuss how to use the principles of Asian medicine to improve your metabolism, boost your energy, and maintain your health and well-being. Register online or call 608-845-7180.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 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.
 

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 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.
 

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