Lakeview Branch Library


Hours: Mondays–Fridays: 10 am–8 pm

Saturdays: 9 am–5 pm

Book Baby
Wednesdays, April 5‒26, 11:30 am
(babies ages 0‒15 months)
Enjoy short stories and songs, and then stay for play and conversation.

Drop-in Preschool Storytime
Mondays, April 3‒24, 10:30 am
(children ages 3‒5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and drop-ins welcome

Family Music Time
Wednesdays, April 5‒May 31, 10 am and 10:45 am
(children ages 5 and under and their families)
Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience.

Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, April 8, 10:30‒11:30 am
(children ages 2 and up)
Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes.

Let’s Move!
Mondays, May 1‒22, 10:30 am
(children ages 18 months‒5 years)
This is a fun and active fitness class for children and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, games and exercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness and self-esteem are emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company, is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you. Register by phone at 246-4547 or online beginning Monday, April 17.

Alphabet Factory
Saturday, May 13, 10:30‒11:30 am
(children ages 3‒5)
Come celebrate the ABCs with stories, music and play.

Minecraft Club
Mondays, April 3‒24, 2:30‒4:30 pm
(ages 17 and under)
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring a computer or use ours.

Library LEGO Club
Tuesdays, April 18 and May 16, 4‒5 pm
We provide a theme, stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Join other LEGO fans and build your own creation.

Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesdays, April 4‒May 30, 4‒5 pm
(school-age children and teens)
Join us every Tuesday for all sorts of creative projects. There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games and more.

Read to a Dog
Saturdays, April 8 and May 13, 2‒3 pm
Bring a book (or find one here) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots are first come, first served.

Library Laboratory
Fridays, April 14, 3‒5 pm and May 12, 4‒6 pm
(children ages 7‒12)
Stop by this drop-in session to play all sorts of games, experiment with cooking, and get creative with science, technology, engineering, art and math. Supervised younger siblings welcome.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6, 9 am while supplies last
If you love comic books, then May 6 is your lucky day. Go to any Madison Public Library to receive a free, kid-friendly comic book of your very own. Stay and check out some of our comics and graphic novels. Then visit local comic book stores that are participating in Free Comic Book Day 2017. Learn more about Free Comic Book Day at

Adult Programs:

Seed Starting
Saturday, April 22, 1:30 pm
Starting garden plants from seed can be a rewarding activity. Hear from a certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane County UW-Extension who will give you a solid foundation to grow your own plants from seeds. Included are tips for successful seed starting. Learn how to purchase seeds and plants and care for them until they’re ready to plant outdoors.

Speakers are graduates of the Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, which trains community volunteers in a broad range of horticultural subjects so they can bring this knowledge to the public.

Container Gardening
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 pm
A certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane Co. UW-Extension will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of different container types, container soils and their characteristics, watering and fertilizing schedules, plants that are well suited for containers and container design.

Speakers are graduates of the Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program which trains community volunteers in a broad range of horticultural subjects so they can bring this knowledge to the public.

Lakeview Chess Club
Second and fourth Mondays, 6 pm
All ages and skill levels are welcome.

One-On-One Writing Assistance
Mondays, April 3‒May 1, 4–7 pm
Free one-hour sessions for writing help, including resumes, cover letters, online job searches, applications and any creative writing. This program is funded through a grant and staffed by UW Writing Assistance staff. Call 246-4547 to sign up.

Computer and eBook Assistance
Mondays 10 am‒12 pm, Thursdays 1‒3 pm, Saturdays 9‒11 am, by appointment
We offer free one-on-one sessions for help with basic computer and internet literacy, including online job searching and applications, using email and Facebook, and e-reader setup and assistance. Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Adult Evening Book Group
First Thursday, 6:30 pm
April 6: “Bread & Butter” by Michelle Wildgen
May 4: “The Vacationers” by Emily Straub
Copies are available at the library. Join our fireside book discussion. Refreshments are provided.

Adult Noon Book Group
Second Thursday, 12 pm
April 13: “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers
May 11: “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin
Copies are available at the library. Discuss books and eat treats. It’s a really good group.

Adult Mystery Book Group
Third Thursday, 6:30 pm
April 20: “Wilde Lake” by Laura Lippman
May 18: “The Expats” by Chris Pavone
Copies are available at the library. Join us around the fireplace to discuss mystery books.

Scrabble for Adults
Every Wednesday, 10 am
Sharpen your mind with a group that makes it fun.

Knitting at the Library
Every Wednesday, 6 pm
Drop-in knitting—learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Math Help
Tuesdays, 4:30‒6:30 pm
Drop in for help with math.
The Lakeview Library now has a TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator available for 28-day checkout. All you need is a library card in good standing and an ID. Just ask at the information desk.