Hours: Monday–Friday: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday: 9 am–5 pm
Closed: Tuesday, Dec. 26, Monday, Jan. 1 and Jan. 15
The Friends of Lakeview Branch Library hold their next Quarterly Book Sale Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 am‒4 pm, with a members-only sale Friday, Dec. 8, 6‒7:45 pm, and a Saturday Bag sale 2‒4 pm. There are always great bargains and all proceeds fund library programs.
Tuesdays, Dec. 5–19 and Jan. 9‒May 29, 4 pm
Join us every Tuesday for all sorts of creative projects. There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games and more. No registration is required.
Library LEGO Club
Tuesdays, Dec. 19 and Jan. 16, 4 pm
Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity for these dates. No registration is required.
Drop-in Preschool Storytime
Mondays, Dec. 4 and 11, 10:30 am
(children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups are welcome. No registration is required.
Family Music Time
Wednesdays, Dec. 6–20 and Jan. 10‒31, 10:05 and 10:45 am
(children ages 5 and under and their families)
Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience. No registration is required.
.Read to a Dog
No December date; January date TBA
Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in.
Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:30 am
(children ages 2 and up)
Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes.
Movement in Your World: Family Dance
Mondays, Jan. 22‒Feb 12, 10:30 am
(children ages 2‒5)
Join Madison Ballet for a fun creative movement experience for the whole family. In this 30-minute class, children and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Exercises will focus on body awareness, motor skills and individual expression through movement. Registration begins Jan. 8.
Wednesdays, Jan. 10‒31, 11:30 am
(babies 0‒15 months)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.
Family Movie Night: “Boss Baby”
Friday, Jan. 26, 5:30 pm
Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We’ll provide the popcorn. (Rated PG)
Movie Matinee: “Your Name”
Friday, Dec. 15, 5:30 pm
The lives of Mitsuha and Taki couldn’t be more different. As the daughter of a small-town politician, she dreams of escaping her mundane, mountainous surroundings and living in the big city. Taki lives in Tokyo and helps to bring extra income to his family by working as a part-time employee at an Italian restaurant. Oddly enough, Taki has been having very vivid dreams that he’s living in a mountainside town in a girl’s body. For some strange reason, these two souls have crossed in the most unexpected ways and neither has any idea how to control it. There is room for 50 guests; seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be served. (Rated PG)
Movie Matinee: “The Glass Castle”
Friday, Jan. 12, 5:30 pm
Raised in a chaotic, ever-changing home by her imaginative but alcoholic father and artistic but often depressed mother, Jeannette Walls has never truly known stability. As she moves around the country with her family, she faces poverty, confusion, near homelessness and bullying by classmates who do not understand her circumstances. However, Jeanette’s father always tries to inspire hope for the future in his children, even though he is largely responsible for the upheaval and uncertainty in their lives. And Jeanette holds those dreams for the future close, through good times and bad. There is room for 50 guests; seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Light refreshments will be served. (Rated PG-13)
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin
Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 pm
Join three Madison-area African American writers — poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman — as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century — novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. Experience poetry, prose and drama that will shed light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin yesterday, today and tomorrow through a multimedia presentation about the work and lives of these literary artists and their interpretations of race in Wisconsin. This event is funded by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Madison Community Foundation.
Fridays, Dec. 15 and Jan. 19, 11 am‒12 pm
Come share your own poems and listen to poems written by other group members. For more information contact Jane at 281-639-8041.
One-On-One Writing Assistance
Mondays, 4–7 pm
Free one-hour sessions for writing help, including resumes, cover letters, online job searches, applications and any creative writing. 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 and 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 set-up and assistance. Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
First Thursday Adult Book Group
Dec. 7 – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
Jan. 4 – “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson
Join our fireside book discussion. Copies are available at the library. Refreshments provided.
Adult Noon Book Group
Second Thursday, 12 pm
Dec. 14 – “Blessings” by Anna Quindlen
Jan. 11 ‒ “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf
Discuss books and eat treats. Copies are available at the library.
Adult Mystery Book Group
Third Thursday, 6:30 pm
Dec. 21 – “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley
Jan. 18 ‒ TBA
Join us around the fireplace to discuss mysteries. Copies are available at the library.
Scrabble for Adults
Every Wednesday, 10 am
Sharpen your mind with a group that makes it fun.
Drop-in Math Help
Tuesdays, 4:30‒6:30 pm
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.