Calendar

Central Alicia Ashman Goodman South Hawthorne Lakeview Meadowridge Monroe Street Pinney Sequoya

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

April 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
 
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9:00 am
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Central Library
04/01/2017
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
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/01/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Stories & Sweets

Stories & Sweets

Hawthorne Library
04/01/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
1:00 pm
Family Games

Family Games

Goodman South Madison Library
04/01/2017
1:00 pm

JUGANDO JUEGOS como los que jugabas en el barrio con tus vecinos. No te pierdas esta gran oportunidad de compartir una tarde de diversión y alegría. Te esperamos!

Similar to the games we used to play in our childhood with our neighbors. Don't miss this great opportunity to have fun and meet others. We hope to see you there!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Hawthorne Library
04/01/2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
2
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Driftless Regionaires

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Driftless Regionaires

Sequoya Library
04/02/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
3
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
04/03/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. One adult per baby recommended. Registration begins December 27. Please register for each week you can attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/03/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
04/03/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 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 welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
04/03/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/03/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 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
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
04/03/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

A happy blend of stories, songs, fingerplays that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills.

Tags:
Preschool
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Goodman South Madison Library
04/03/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Pinney Library
04/03/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
04/03/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows players to build anything collaboratively using natural resources, reference skills, and each other’s assistance. Madison Public Library offers Madison school aged kids and teens the ability to connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU software while learning ecology, economics, biology, and physics. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
WI Primary Election

WI Primary Election

Alicia Ashman Library
04/03/2017
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

voting

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Pinney Library
04/03/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch. New and experienced kid programmers welcome!​ Bring your own device if you are able, or use one of ours.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
4
 
9:00 am
WI Primary Election

WI Primary Election

Alicia Ashman Library
04/04/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

voting

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
04/04/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
04/04/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
04/04/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
04/04/2017
11:15 am - 11:40 am

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
04/04/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
3:30 pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Goodman South Madison Library
04/04/2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
04/04/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
5:30 pm
English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

Lakeview Library
04/04/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Parents will learn English communication skills to talk about school, reading with children, and more. Free childcare and dinner provided each week. For more information please call 244-3911.
(Los participantes aprenderán a comunicarse mejor en inglés, a hablar sobre la escuela, sobre leer con los niños, y más. ¡Cena gratuita cada semana a las 5 pm, y cuidado de niños disponible! Para más información, llame a 244-3911.)

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
04/04/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We've got a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played! Drop in and join us!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
5
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/05/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
04/05/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for 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 welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
9:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
04/05/2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am

The library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they'll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. Spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis each week.

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

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/05/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 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
 
10:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/05/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
04/05/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.)

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:45 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/05/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/05/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 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
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
04/05/2017
11:30 am - 11:45 am

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
3:00 pm
Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Library
04/05/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
04/05/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Chess, Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
 
3:30 pm
School Age Photography

School Age Photography

Central Library, Media Lab
04/05/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

You can bring your own camera, or use one of ours to learn the basics of photography in this fun and creative workshop! For students grade 4-6.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Media Lab, School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meadowridge Library
04/05/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
6
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/06/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
04/06/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print ans phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
04/06/2017
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
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/06/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
04/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Tags:
Preschool
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
04/06/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/06/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
04/06/2017
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: Scratch Art with the Bubbler

Crafternoon: Scratch Art with the Bubbler

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/06/2017
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 7 must have an adult helper.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
04/06/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Code Studio. New and experienced kid programmers and their parents welcome! Information for youth as well as interested volunteer mentors can be found at kidscodemadison.org. Funded through a Pop! Challenge grant by the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
04/06/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/06/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
7
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/07/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain pre-reading and pre-writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/07/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5. Siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
6:30 pm
Black Story Hour with Melvin Hinton

Black Story Hour with Melvin Hinton

Goodman South Madison Library
04/07/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring the whole family to these events meant to entertain, educate and engage children and parents. Our speaker will be Melvin Hinton, who will be talking about James Weldon Johnson and the Harlem Renaissance. Melvin Hinton was a member of The Madrid Players in Madrid, Spain, where he studied music theory and voice at the Escuela Superior de Canto, after which he covered much of Spain in vocal recitals, acting in Murray Schisgal’s The Typists with Kathy Seley, and touring with Donna Hightower’s gospel music ensemble. He has directed students in theater at the U. S. Cultural Center in Madrid, at Tennessee State University, and at The University of the South. His work as a Spanish and English tutor at Lincoln Elementary School has been highlighted by The Madison Times, Umoja Magazine, and others. He recently attended the African Story-Telling Workshop conducted by Ms. Nothando Zulu, director of the Black Storytellers’ Alliance. Melvin Hinton’s program Radio Literature airs every Thursday at 7:30 p. m. on WORT FM89.9 as well as on the internet.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
8
 
 
10:00 am
Red White and Read

Red White and Read

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/08/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Read with UW student athletes, check out books and more at this event sponsored by the UW Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:00 am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Alicia Ashman Library
04/08/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:30 am
Toddler Dance Party

Toddler Dance Party

Lakeview Library
04/08/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes. Ages 2 & up.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Kids Cook (ages 5-8) with Chef Lily

Kids Cook (ages 5-8) with Chef Lily

Meadowridge Library
04/08/2017
10:30 am - 11:45 am

Join Chef Instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for ages 5-8. Theme: Bountiful Breakfast. The class is vegetarian & is nut free. Registration begins 4/1. Call 288-6160 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
11:00 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
04/08/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:30 pm
Kids Cook (ages 9-12) with Chef Lily

Kids Cook (ages 9-12) with Chef Lily

Meadowridge Library
04/08/2017
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Join Chef Instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for ages 9-12. Theme: Oodles of Noodles. The class is vegetarian & is nut free. Registration begins 4/1. Call 288-6160 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Lakeview Library
04/08/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
When the Great Ship Went Down: music to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic

When the Great Ship Went Down: music to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic

Sequoya Library
04/08/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Early on the morning of April 15, 1912, the passenger liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. Of the 2,224 passengers on board, 1,514 died. Orchestras in first and second class on the Titanic that night played popular songs of the day. Irish musicians in third class played rousing jigs and reels. Popular songs such as Alexander's Ragtime Band as well as energetic Irish tunes and songs about the sinking of the great ship are included in one-of-a-kind music performance by Phil Passen, singing and playing the hammered dulcimer. Sponsored by the Friends of Sequoya Library, this event takes place Saturday, April 8th beginning at 2 pm. No registration needed, call 608-266-6385 for information.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Queen of Katwe (Hawthorne Saturday Matinees)

Queen of Katwe (Hawthorne Saturday Matinees)

Hawthorne Library
04/08/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PG / 124 mn / drama / 2016 / USA

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. Based on the book "The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster" by Tim Crothers

http://www.queenofkatwe.com/

Terrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Families are welcome, but individual teens and adults are too. Refreshments will be served.
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tags:
Adult - Film, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:00 pm
Family Cooking with Chef Lily

Family Cooking with Chef Lily

Meadowridge Library
04/08/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join Chef Instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for families. All participants must register (including adults). Theme: Calzones. The class is vegetarian & is nut free. Registration begins 4/1. Call 288-6160 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Craft Lab

Craft Lab

Alicia Ashman Library
04/08/2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Library will provide the materials and equipment; you bring your enthusiasm for trying something new.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
9
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/09/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Preschool
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Proton Pack

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Proton Pack

Sequoya Library
04/09/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
10
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/10/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
04/10/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. One adult per baby recommended. Registration begins December 27. Please register for each week you can attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/10/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
04/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 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 welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
04/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Insect Ambassadors

Insect Ambassadors

Hawthorne Library
04/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join these bug experts from the UW Entomology Department, and learn all kinds of new things about these fascinating creatures! All ages welcome!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/10/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 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
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
04/10/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

A happy blend of stories, songs, fingerplays that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills.

Tags:
Preschool
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Goodman South Madison Library
04/10/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
04/10/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows players to build anything collaboratively using natural resources, reference skills, and each other’s assistance. Madison Public Library offers Madison school aged kids and teens the ability to connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU software while learning ecology, economics, biology, and physics. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr. program)

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr. program)

Pinney Library
04/10/2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 - 12, supervised younger siblings welcome.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Pinney Library
04/10/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch. New and experienced kid programmers welcome!​ Bring your own device if you are able, or use one of ours.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
11
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
04/11/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
04/11/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
04/11/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Marble Run Maker Fun!

Marble Run Maker Fun!

Hawthorne Library
04/11/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Tubes, tape, funnels, and loads of marbles to make your own marble run! Join a team and build together!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
04/11/2017
11:15 am - 11:40 am

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
04/11/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
3:30 pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Goodman South Madison Library
04/11/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Gryffindor Common Room - Table Top Gaming Club

Gryffindor Common Room - Table Top Gaming Club

Sequoya Library
04/11/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

After school hang out for school age witches and wizards. Do homework, develop your strategy skills for defeating dark wizards with table top games and puzzles, or brush up on your magic with a different Harry Potter themed activity each week. Not a Gryffindor? All houses and Muggles welcome! No registration necessary Jan-Apr. Ages 7-13, younger supervised siblings welcome.

Join us for a very special session on May 9th with Ms. Holly from Pinney for a Gryffindor Game Jam! Design and create your own board game with a whole array of supplies and pieces. Registration will be required beginning Apr 25.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meadowridge Library
04/11/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
04/11/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Family Game Night

Family Game Night

Sequoya Library
04/11/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring the whole family for tabletop games! Play our wide variety of games, or bring your own. Come when you can, stay as long as you like, and (optional) bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while playing. Games and/or toys available for all ages!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
An Evening of Rare Jazz Films with Gary Alderman

An Evening of Rare Jazz Films with Gary Alderman

Goodman South Madison Library
04/11/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Jazz historian Gary Alderman will present and explain films of the historically-significant innovators of modern jazz, including the only two existing videos with sound of Charlie Parker. Among the other musicians shown will be those relevant to Parker’s music and career, including Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Sitt, and Cannonball Adderly.

This program is part of Madison Opera's Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (performances will be 2/10 & 2/12). These programs and others in the series are funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, http://www.beyondthepage.info

Tags:
Families or All Ages
12
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/12/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Preschool
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/12/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
04/12/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for 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 welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/12/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 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
 
10:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/12/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
04/12/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.)

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
 
10:30 am
Block Party

Block Party

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/12/2017
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Drop in and play with some of our table top blocks.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
10:45 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/12/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/12/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 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
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
04/12/2017
11:30 am - 11:45 am

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
2:00 pm
LEGO Buildathon

LEGO Buildathon

Hawthorne Library
04/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for two hours of building fun! LEGO blocks, LEGO coloring sheets, foam blocks, and lots of time for building.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Library
04/12/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
04/12/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Chess, Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/12/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
13
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/13/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Preschool
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/13/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
04/13/2017
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
 
10:00 am
Sensory Science

Sensory Science

Alicia Ashman Library
04/13/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world and the science you can find in everyday objects. The same series three of will repeat in Apr and May at the Alicia Ashman Library. Registration for each class is separate, register for the topics that interest you!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Preschool, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Drop-in Playdough Playdate

Drop-in Playdough Playdate

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/13/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Walk in and play!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/13/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Alphabet Factory

Alphabet Factory

Hawthorne Library
04/13/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come celebrate the ABCs with stories, music, and play!

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
04/13/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/13/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Hawthorne Library
04/13/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club - CANCELED - 0

Chapters Teen Writing Club - CANCELED - 0

Pinney Library
04/13/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/13/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
 
6:30 pm
Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Pinney Library
04/13/2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad.
Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.
Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3-6.

Tags:
Preschool
14
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/14/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/14/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5. Siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
3:00 pm
Library Laboratory

Library Laboratory

Lakeview Library
04/14/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stop by this drop-in session to play all sorts of games, experiment with cooking, get creative with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! For children in grades 3-12. Supervised younger siblings welcome.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Family Movie Night

Family Fun Night: Family Movie Night

Goodman South Madison Library
04/14/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy a family movie along with refreshments. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
15
 
10:30 am
CANCELLED for 4/15 Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

CANCELLED for 4/15 Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Pinney Library
04/15/2017
10:30 am - 11:10 am

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad.
Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.
Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3-6.

Tags:
Preschool
 
1:30 pm
CANCELLED for 4/15 Minecraft Club

CANCELLED for 4/15 Minecraft Club

Pinney Library
04/15/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 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)
 
2:00 pm
Poetry in Motion - A Bubbler Jr. Program

Poetry in Motion - A Bubbler Jr. Program

Monroe Street Library
04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Play games and have fun with high energy exercises to get you and your mind moving! Turn your wiggles into concrete poems and tummy-tickling, brain-sparking, laugh-making kennings. Ages 7-12 families welcome.

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

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Goodman South Madison Library
04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Celebrate Poetry!

Celebrate Poetry!

Alicia Ashman Library
04/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join local poets to help us celebrate National Poetry Month. Listen to original poetry; share some of your own poetry; or read some of your favorite poets' work. You can also participate in writing some group poetry. Let's all wax poetic!

Tags:
Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
16
 
17
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
04/17/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. One adult per baby recommended. Registration begins December 27. Please register for each week you can attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/17/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
04/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 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 welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
04/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/17/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 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
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
04/17/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

A happy blend of stories, songs, fingerplays that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills.

Tags:
Preschool
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Goodman South Madison Library
04/17/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Gaming Club

Gaming Club

Pinney Library
04/17/2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bring some friends or join other kids for chess, checkers, and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
04/17/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows players to build anything collaboratively using natural resources, reference skills, and each other’s assistance. Madison Public Library offers Madison school aged kids and teens the ability to connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU software while learning ecology, economics, biology, and physics. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashman Library
04/17/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Lessons for both beginners and more advanced players begin promptly at 6 PM and last 45 minutes.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Pinney Library
04/17/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch. New and experienced kid programmers welcome!​ Bring your own device if you are able, or use one of ours.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:45 pm
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Alicia Ashman Library
04/17/2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

After lessons comes Free Play! From 6:45 PM to 8 PM it's time to practice what you've learned and have fun playing the game. open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

Tags:
Families or All Ages
18
 
9:30 am
Baby Play Date

Baby Play Date

Pinney Library
04/18/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other parents, caregivers, and babies for play, books, and socializing in a drop-in setting. Come when you can, stay as long as you like! (For babies ages 0-15 months)

Tags:
Baby
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
04/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
04/18/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
3:30 pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Goodman South Madison Library
04/18/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Library
04/18/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

Tags:
Chess, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Lakeview Library
04/18/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity for today.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
04/18/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
04/18/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We've got a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played! Drop in and join us!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
19
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/19/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 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
 
10:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/19/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Little Yoga

Little Yoga

Pinney Library
04/19/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Give yoga a try - no experience necessary! All yoga classes are interactive, caregiver and children together. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child. For ages 2 & up. Call 224-7100 to register for each week, or register online. Drop-in spots available on a first come first served basis.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
04/19/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.)

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:45 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/19/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/19/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 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
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
04/19/2017
11:30 am - 11:45 am

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
3:00 pm
Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Library
04/19/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
04/19/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Chess, Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
 
3:30 pm
School Age Photography

School Age Photography

Central Library, Media Lab
04/19/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

You can bring your own camera, or use one of ours to learn the basics of photography in this fun and creative workshop! For students grade 4-6.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Media Lab, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/19/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
20
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/20/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
04/20/2017
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
 
10:00 am
Sensory Science

Sensory Science

Alicia Ashman Library
04/20/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world and the science you can find in everyday objects. The same series three of will repeat in Apr and May at the Alicia Ashman Library. Registration for each class is separate, register for the topics that interest you!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Preschool, Preschool
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/20/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Little Yoga

Little Yoga

Hawthorne Library
04/20/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Yoga enhances children's ability to concentrate and works out those wiggles. Try a yoga class at the library! This is a parent and child yoga class. Bring a yoga mat or towel for you and your child. Ages 2 & up. Please register for each class individually to ensure a spot. Drop in spots available on a first come first served basis. Registration begins 4/6.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
04/20/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

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

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/20/2017
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)
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
04/20/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring a favorite book and read loud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
04/20/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Code Studio. New and experienced kid programmers and their parents welcome! Information for youth as well as interested volunteer mentors can be found at kidscodemadison.org. Funded through a Pop! Challenge grant by the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club - CANCELED - 0

Chapters Teen Writing Club - CANCELED - 0

Pinney Library
04/20/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/20/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
21
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/21/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Baby
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/21/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/21/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5. Siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: An Earth Day Celebration

Family Fun Night: An Earth Day Celebration

Goodman South Madison Library
04/21/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy a night honoring Earth Day with Clare Norelle! Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Game Night

Game Night

Alicia Ashman Library
04/21/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of board games and puzzles. We'll supply some, but you can also bring your favorites to share with new friends.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
22
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/22/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Baby
 
9:00 am
Madison Traditonal Gaming

Madison Traditonal Gaming

Hawthorne Library
04/22/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Note: group usually meets third Saturday. Bumped by awesome Friends of Hawthorne Library book sale. Please come and buy, great deals on books, cds, and dvds.
In search of adventure? Have a desire to explore the unknown? If so, be sure to join the Madison Traditional Gaming group here at the Hawthorne Branch Library. Madison Traditional Gaming is all about traditional role-playing games such as Original Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Classic Traveller, Labyrinth Lord, and more! Meetings will be on the third Saturday of each month in the community room and will run all day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Note: this meeting will be on the fourth Saturday -- Third Saturday is Friends of Hawthorn Library fundraising book sale.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
9:00 am
BUS-TED

BUS-TED

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/22/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Busted

Say goodbye to the old Dane County Bookmobile and hello to the new one! There will be a variety of interactive, artistic ways for kids and adults to deconstruct the old bus, tour the new bus, and participate in activities in the Central Library Children's Room!

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Sequoya Library
04/22/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! Families/all ages.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Goodman South Madison Library
04/22/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 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 today, yesterday, 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.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Get Ready to get Biking!

Get Ready to get Biking!

Alicia Ashman Library
04/22/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to get ready to ride this spring with tips on bicycle maintenance, equipment, tools, and safety, with Nick Hein.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
23
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Midtown Jazz

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Midtown Jazz

Sequoya Library
04/23/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
2:30 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/23/2017
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)
24
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
04/24/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. One adult per baby recommended. Registration begins December 27. Please register for each week you can attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/24/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
04/24/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 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 welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/24/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 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
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
04/24/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

A happy blend of stories, songs, fingerplays that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills.

Tags:
Preschool
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Mondays

Minecraft Mondays

Goodman South Madison Library
04/24/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
04/24/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox game that allows players to build anything collaboratively using natural resources, reference skills, and each other’s assistance. Madison Public Library offers Madison school aged kids and teens the ability to connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU software while learning ecology, economics, biology, and physics. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr. program)

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr. program)

Pinney Library
04/24/2017
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techie tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each week. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 - 12, supervised younger siblings welcome.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
5:00 pm
Poetry Writing Workshop

Poetry Writing Workshop

Hawthorne Library
04/24/2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month by participating in a free poetry writing workshop! The workshop features interactive writing prompts and activities that will help beginning and advanced writers alike create new, original poetry. We will share and discuss some of the work you create at the end of the workshop.

Light refreshments will be provided. Open to all ages. Please call
246-4548 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/24/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Coding Club - Kids Code Madison

Pinney Library
04/24/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch. New and experienced kid programmers welcome!​ Bring your own device if you are able, or use one of ours.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
25
 
9:30 am
Baby Play Date

Baby Play Date

Pinney Library
04/25/2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join other parents, caregivers, and babies for play, books, and socializing in a drop-in setting. Come when you can, stay as long as you like! (For babies ages 0-15 months)

Tags:
Baby
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
04/25/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
04/25/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
3:00 pm
Rap Sessh

Rap Sessh

Meadowridge Library
04/25/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose to use. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Goodman South Madison Library
04/25/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Sequoya Library
04/25/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you love Pokémon? Learn to play during the first 15
minutes, and then compete against other kids!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
04/25/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
The Supper Club

The Supper Club

Alicia Ashman Library
04/25/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discover great apps for kids in this new evening digital storytime for families. Pack a picnic from home or order a box dinner from one of our partner restaurants (menus here: http://tinyurl.com/thesupperclubmenu). No pre-registration required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
26
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/26/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 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
 
10:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/26/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Little Yoga

Little Yoga

Pinney Library
04/26/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Give yoga a try - no experience necessary! All yoga classes are interactive, caregiver and children together. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child. For ages 2 & up. Call 224-7100 to register for each week, or register online. Drop-in spots available on a first come first served basis. Registration begins Apr 6.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:45 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Lakeview Library
04/26/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
04/26/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 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
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
04/26/2017
11:30 am - 11:45 am

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
3:00 pm
Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Minecraft Club

Meadowridge Library
04/26/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grab your friends and come to library for multiplayer Minecraft action. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. No account necessary. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
04/26/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Chess, Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Rap Sessh

Rap Sessh

Lakeview Library
04/26/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose to use. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
04/26/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
27
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/27/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Sensory Science

Sensory Science

Alicia Ashman Library
04/27/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world and the science you can find in everyday objects. The same series three of will repeat in Apr and May at the Alicia Ashman Library. Registration for each class is separate, register for the topics that interest you!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Preschool, Preschool
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
04/27/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Little Yoga

Little Yoga

Hawthorne Library
04/27/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Yoga enhances children's ability to concentrate and works out those wiggles. Try a yoga class at the library! This is a parent and child yoga class. Bring a yoga mat or towel for you and your child. Ages 2 & up. Please register for each class individually to ensure a spot. Drop in spots available on a first come first served basis. Registration begins 4/6.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
04/27/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Goodman South Madison Library
04/27/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chill out time just for teens! Art, video games, computers and more.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:30 pm
Rap Sessh

Rap Sessh

Goodman South Madison Library
04/27/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose to use. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Alicia Ashman Library
04/27/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 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)
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
04/27/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Code Studio. New and experienced kid programmers and their parents welcome! Information for youth as well as interested volunteer mentors can be found at kidscodemadison.org. Funded through a Pop! Challenge grant by the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
04/27/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/27/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
28
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/28/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a name tag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
04/28/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5. Siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
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10:00 am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Sequoya Library
04/29/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. moms welcome, too.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:30 am
Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Hawthorne Library
04/29/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Drop in to meet Bubbler Artist Danika Brubaker to create, tag, and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny flower bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter; leave with the thrill (and empathy) of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. More magic! More kindness!

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hawthorne Saturday Matinees)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hawthorne Saturday Matinees)

Hawthorne Library
04/29/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PG-13 | 2h 13min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 18 November 2016 (USA)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

http://www.fantasticbeasts.com/

Terrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Families are welcome, but individual teens and adults are too. Refreshments will be served.
(Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tags:
Adult - Film, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:00 pm
Mark Twain: an American Life

Mark Twain: an American Life

Sequoya Library
04/29/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Mark Twain: an American Life" tells the story of Mark Twain's life with excerpts from his writings, read by Dennis Cook; songs and tunes from the time related to his life, sung and played by Judy Cook, and projected images, including words to choruses so all may join in.
http://judycook.net/
The program will consist of two 45-minute sets with a break at the Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison, WI, on Saturday,
April 29, 2017, beginning at 2:00pm. Registration is required and begins on April 1, 2017. Call 608-266-6385 for information.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Tiny Acts of Kindness with Danika Brubaker

Alicia Ashman Library
04/29/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Drop in to meet Bubbler Artist Danika Brubaker to create, tag, and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny flower bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter; leave with the thrill (and empathy) of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. More magic! More kindness!

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
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1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Michael BB Trio

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Michael BB Trio

Sequoya Library
04/30/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
 
 
 
 
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