Homeschool Hour


The library meeting room is reserved every Thursday from 1-3 pm. The first Thursday of each month, Ms. Amy, one of the Youth Services Librarians, will lead the group activity. This will be different every month and will be a structured class time of art classes, cooking classes, science fairs, hands-on math games, etc. 

The rest of the Thursdays are up for interpretation! Regular attendees of Homeschool Hour may sign up to lead activities on the clipboard located at the Children's Desk. Every week will be fun and full of variety, giving the homeschool community a chance for learning and connection. Click to learn more about services for homeschoolers.


Noteworthy dates:

Thursday, September 28 - Reptile Show & Tell, 1-3pm 
Volunteers from the Madison Area Herpetological Society will be visiting the library with some live reptiles to teach us and answer questions. This will be an informal drop in program for all ages. (Please leave your pets at home, but we would love to see pictures of them!)

October 5th - Climate Science with UW Physics 1-2pm
Join a science class led by scientists from the UW–Madison Department of Physics! Geared towards ages 10+, siblings welcome.
"When sunlight reaches Earth, it is either reflected or absorbed based on the properties of the surface it hits. In this activity, students will explore how the amount of light reflected or absorbed by a surface impacts that surface’s temperature, and what this relationship means for climate science on Earth."
This program is a collaboration between UW Physics and Wisconsin’s 4-H program sponsored by the Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant. More information can be found here:

November 2 - Recycled Crafts with Ms. Amy @ 1 pm and visit from the Trash Lab @ 2:30
Ms. Amy will lead a fun craft activity using a variety of recycled materials, followed by a visit from the Dane County Trash Lab. The interactive exhibit will be set up outside in the library parking lot. Housed in a fully accessible, 27-foot-long repurposed cargo trailer, Trash Lab features more than 10 playful interactive stations, engaging stories, and a wealth of data, along with compelling photography and video footage. Stop by to play and learn about the journey of waste, how landfills work, and new opportunities for more sustainable solutions.

November 16 - Recitation Day w/ James R. 
More info to come. Please sign up to bring a snack here. 


More information about session themes is available on the signup clipboard located at the Children's Desk. Please call the library with questions (608-437-5021).