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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

March 2017

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9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/01/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 0-30 months)Stories, songs, and interactive activities for babies and toddlers.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
03/02/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
1:00 pm
Seuss-a-Palooza with Children’s Theater of Madison

Seuss-a-Palooza with Children’s Theater of Madison

Central Library
03/02/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate Read Across America Day with Children's Theater of Madison! Join us for Seuss themed stories, arts and crafts, snacks, and musical performances. This event is in celebration of CTM's production of Seussical which runs 2/25-3/12 at the Overture Center.

Central Library - Children's Section

For all ages!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
1:00 pm
CTM- Suessical

CTM- Suessical

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/02/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

play performance plus more

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
03/02/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:30 pm
Crafternoon: Monster Jaws with Sarah Conn-CANCELLED

Crafternoon: Monster Jaws with Sarah Conn-CANCELLED

Central Library
03/02/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paint, and more. Ages 5 and up. Children under age 5 must have an adult helper.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
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10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/03/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18-36 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
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10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/04/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Yoga Sprouts instructor, Katie Muschlewski, for a fun class. For children ages 2-5 years old. This is an interactive class for child and caregiver. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
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4:00 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/07/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
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9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/08/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 0-30 months)Stories, songs, and interactive activities for babies and toddlers.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
 
3:30 pm
Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate

Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate

Central Library, Media Lab
03/08/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Work with a professional game designer to your make own video games using Scratch! At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play their game as well as the other games created by peers. For students in grades 4-6. We recommend students be accompanied by an adult.

Media Lab Instructor Nate has expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art.

Tags:
Media Lab, School Age (grades K-5)
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
03/09/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
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10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/10/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18-36 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
7:00 pm
Night Light: Art & Jazz

Night Light: Art & Jazz

Bubbler, Central Library
03/10/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Night Light kicks off the InDIGenous Jazz spring series, featuring the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, starting at 7:30pm and playing two sets with a break.

Explore local art with three floors of shows featuring nine local artists, including Barbara Landes & Paul Sullivan and Matthew Choberka, Ian Hagarty & Sam King in the Diane Endres Ballweg art gallery, and Melissa Dorn Richards, Jeff Redmon, & John Kowakczyk and Maeve King on the first and second floors.

Cash bar available from Gibs.

More info at madisonbubbler.org/exhibitions or http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/greater-madison-jazz-consortium-...

Tags:
Adult - Other, Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
The Volunteer's Toolbox - Basic Computer Skills

The Volunteer's Toolbox - Basic Computer Skills

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
03/11/2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop on basic computer skills for volunteers, through The Volunteer's Toolbox (volunteer skill building program).

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
2:00 pm
Madison Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Madison Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Bubbler, Central Library
03/11/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that! Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat pizza with us.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

Sign in at our meetup (or we'll help you do this at the event): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Madison/ArtAndFeminism_2017

For more information visit: artandfeminism.org

The Madison A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is hosted by The ArtWrite Collective and Madison Public Library. Contact theartwritecollective@gmail.com with questions or to let us know that you’d like to volunteer at this event!

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
2:00 pm
"Happy to Be Here" Dropbox Workshop

"Happy to Be Here" Dropbox Workshop

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/11/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hands-on Art Workshop organized by Madison Community Discourse, designed for all ages. This drop-in workshop will allow everyone to get involved with the city-wide "Happy to be Here" postcard project. Help us create dropboxes for community hubs all around town! These drop boxes will hold hand-made postcards which invite people to share - why they are happy to be where they are.

Stop in, create a postcard, or help us put the finishing touches on a dropbox for your neighborhood or community!

See more about the project here: http://madisoncommunitydiscourse.com/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Bike the Art

Bike the Art

Central Library
03/11/2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bike the Art is Back! Make your way downtown by bike, bus, car, or on foot, and join us for the following events:

2:00-3:00pm The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Art+Feminisim Wikipedia-a-thon (ArtWrite Collective) and the Happy to Be Here Interactive Art Workshop (Madison Community Discourse)

3:05-3:30pm Watrous Gallery: Let's Draw

3:35-4:00pm Madison Museum of Contempory Art: Do Ho Suh with Curator's Talk

More info:
Art+Feminism Wikipedia-a-thon
https://www.facebook.com/events/337652253295024/
Happy to Be Here
https://www.facebook.com/events/270592873372275/
Let's Draw
https://wisconsinacademy.org/gallery/lets-draw
Do Ho Suh
http://www.mmoca.org/exhibitions/exhibits/do-ho-suh

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Central Library
03/11/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you love Pokemom? Learn to play the trading card game (TCG) during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! Bring your own deck or borrow one of ours.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
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2:00 pm
REGISTRATION FULL: Empowering Our Children.. to Talk about Racial Justice

REGISTRATION FULL: Empowering Our Children.. to Talk about Racial Justice

Bubbler, Central Library
03/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION FULL: Join Families for Justice in an interactive workshop where we will practice concrete strategies for talking about race with children. We will learn to intentionally speak to the children in our lives about justice, naming race, and resisting racism. Together we will work to positively impact the ways that our children see, categorize, and make meaning about race. 

Space is limited. Register at: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb4oFmT_r5AUXJMGvPgau2dsqOtP0S...

Facebook event details:
https://m.facebook.com/events/1840900282850490?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%...

Learn more about our current Artist-in-Residence at madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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3:30 pm
Craftivism with Rae Moors (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Craftivism with Rae Moors (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/13/2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning skills with textiles, knitting, and needle work. Begin the process in this workshop and take your skills home to practice, or join a community of learners near you and in your local library. Tools and materials will be provided. Drop in, no registration necessary. Ages 8-14 years old - younger children may attend with an adult helper.

The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Additional funding for this program is provided by the UW Public Humanities Exchange.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
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4:00 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/14/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
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9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/15/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 0-30 months)Stories, songs, and interactive activities for babies and toddlers.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
03/16/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
3:30 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/16/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creations.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
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10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/17/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18-36 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
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9:00 am
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/18/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by the Central Library for art activities inspired by the performances at the Overture Center for the Atrs' Kids in the Rotunda series.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
2:30 pm
Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/18/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop in to meet Bubbler Artist Danika Brubaker and create, tag, and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter, leave with the thrill of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. More magic! More kindness!

The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
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9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/22/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 0-30 months)Stories, songs, and interactive activities for babies and toddlers.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
 
3:30 pm
Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate

Grade 4-6 Game Design with Nate

Central Library, Media Lab
03/22/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Work with a professional game designer to your make own video games using Scratch! At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play their game as well as the other games created by peers. For students in grades 4-6. We recommend students be accompanied by an adult.

Media Lab Instructor Nate has expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art.

Tags:
Media Lab, School Age (grades K-5)
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
03/23/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
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10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/24/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18-36 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
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2:00 pm
Saturday Matinee: The BFG

Saturday Matinee: The BFG

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/25/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll even provide the popcorn! Visit our online calendar or call 266-6345 two weeks before the movie dates for titles.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
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2:30 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
03/26/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
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6:00 pm
Maptime Madison: Map Design Challenge

Maptime Madison: Map Design Challenge

Bubbler, Central Library
03/27/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a Map Design Challenge. We will break off into teams and tackle real world mapping projects! Stay tuned for details!

All are welcome, no registration necessary.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
03/30/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
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