Calendar

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September 2017

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10:30 am
Stories and Sweets

Stories and Sweets

Hawthorne Library
09/02/2017
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, Preschool
 
11:15 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Hawthorne Library
09/02/2017
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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

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

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
09/05/2017
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
09/05/2017
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
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3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
09/06/2017
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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
4:30 pm
CANCELLED: Read to a Dog

CANCELLED: Read to a Dog

Meadowridge Library
09/06/2017
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
09/06/2017
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
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12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
09/07/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
09/07/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
09/07/2017
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 in the Children's study rooms on the library's lower level.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
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5:30 pm
Movie Night at Lakeview - Hidden Figures

Movie Night at Lakeview - Hidden Figures

Lakeview Library
09/08/2017
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA-Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)-serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.

This film is rated PG.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Light refreshments will be served.

Tags:
Adult - Film, Families or All Ages
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10:00 am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Alicia Ashman Library
09/09/2017
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
 
11:00 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
09/09/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Read aloud to a furry friend. Books are provided. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

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

Craft Lab for Teens

Alicia Ashman Library
09/09/2017
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)
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1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Rachel Heuer Quartet

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Rachel Heuer Quartet

Sequoya Library
09/10/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The quartet has been playing together in one form or another for the past year, the members all having met while studying jazz at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. They play a mixture of classic jazz and contemporary music, often with a focus on their own original compositions. 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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
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3:00 pm
Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Pinney Library
09/11/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

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

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
09/11/2017
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
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4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meadowridge Library
09/12/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
09/13/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
09/13/2017
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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
09/13/2017
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
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6:30 pm
Game Night

Game Night

Alicia Ashman Library
09/15/2017
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. **A limited number of Eclipse Glasses will be available for those who attend this program. Remember Eclipse Glasses will protect your eyes for short periods of time. Do not look at the sun for periods longer than 3 minutes at any one time or you could damage your eyes.**

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Get Back into the Rhythm of Fall

Family Fun Night: Get Back into the Rhythm of Fall

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
09/15/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get into the Rhythm "4" School this fall
Join the BUCKET DRUMMING fun with Percussionist - Kathleen "Kate" McClain.
Bucket drums bring on great rhythm, beats, sounds, and unlimited music possibilities.
So break out your creativity, be willing to "give 'em a try!" The most inexpensive drums you can buy! Kate will introduce basic sounds and beats - you'll be drumming like you were born with drums sticks in your hands! Bucket drums & sticks will be provided. This presentation will benefit 5 years old and up.

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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10:00 am
Firehouse Storytime

Firehouse Storytime

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
09/16/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! *Note: this storytime takes place at Station #7, 1810 McKenna Boulevard*

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

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Pinney Library
09/16/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 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:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
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1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Caravan Gypsy Swing Duo

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
09/17/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Caravan Gypsy Ensemble is an instrumental acoustic jazz group based in
Madison. They are primarily influenced by the legendary Roma Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The ensemble also pulls influences from American jazz, European folk music, traditional Latin, Parisian waltz, and other vintage-jazz sources. Expect a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, originals, and standards don in uniquely arranged styles.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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
 
2:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
09/17/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! We'll supply the LEGOs.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
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6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

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

Alicia Ashman Library
09/18/2017
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
 
6:45 pm
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

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

Alicia Ashman Library
09/18/2017
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
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4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Lakeview Library
09/19/2017
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
09/19/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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

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

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
09/19/2017
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
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
09/20/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
09/20/2017
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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
09/20/2017
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
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12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
09/21/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
09/21/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Hawthorne Library
09/21/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
09/21/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Read aloud to a furry friend. Books are provided. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Kasiya Phiri-Storytellers and Their Traditions: Our Shared Humanity

Kasiya Phiri-Storytellers and Their Traditions: Our Shared Humanity

Community Rooms A and B, Meadowridge Library
09/21/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Kasiya Phiri is a poet from Africa who writes poems that support his commitment to social justice. As a storyteller in the Madison raising three daughters alone he shares stories of friendship and community constantly aware of the role of the storyteller as a teacher, sculptor, painter, and singers of songs that touch the spirit in more subtle ways than words themselves can describe. He is an advocate of conscientious and responsible storytelling.
Sponsoring Partners: Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
09/22/2017
9:30 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. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
09/22/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Family Movie - Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Family Fun Night: Family Movie - Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Goodman South Madison Library
09/22/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

After his principal (Andy Daly) destroys his sketchbook, Rafe (Griffin Gluck) and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) decide to "destroy his book" and break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct.
IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4981636/

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

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

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
09/23/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents, and other super important people welcome, too! No registration.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
1:30 pm
Lego Club

Lego Club

Sequoya Library
09/23/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Sandhill Crane Quartet

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Sandhill Crane Quartet

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
09/24/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

We are a group of musicians from the west side of Madison that play a mixture of jazz, folk and original music. 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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
09/25/2017
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
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
09/25/2017
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. Includes 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
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
09/27/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
09/27/2017
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:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
09/27/2017
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
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12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
09/28/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
09/28/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
4:00 pm
Who Matters? Intergenerational Photo and Story Project

Who Matters? Intergenerational Photo and Story Project

Central Library, Madison Room
09/28/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center have joined together for our first ever intergenerational photo exhibit. We are looking for community members to attend a photo session and share their stories!

You must bring at least one person age 55+, along with anyone of a different generation(s) - related or not - to have your picture taken together. Groups are welcome too. Play it silly or serious. Be creative. Have fun!​

Madison Public Library's Bubbler Artist-in-Residence, Jennie Bastian, will take your photo on the third floor of the Central Library during photo sessions on the following dates:

Saturday, August 26: 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday, September 28: 4-8 pm

Additionally, local author Pam Phillips Olson will be available to capture your stories if you'd like to have that included with your photo.

The photos will be displayed throughout the month of December 2017 at the Central Library and the Madison Senior Center, with a welcome reception to kick it off. Date, time, and location(s) to be announced.

Please call the Senior Center at 266-6581 to sign up for a photo session. Walk-ins are welcome too, but those with a reservation are guaranteed submission.

The Bubbler is partially funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding for the Artist-in-Residence is provided by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Additional funding for the Who Matters project is generously provided by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
09/29/2017
9:30 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. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
09/29/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
5:30 pm
Family Movie Night - Moana

Family Movie Night - Moana

Lakeview Library
09/29/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!

In ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

IMDB entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt3521164/

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles

Family Fun Night: Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles

Goodman South Madison Library
09/29/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Oscar Mireles will read from his children's book "Why Did you Name Me Javier, Dad?"

He will also read poems appropriate for children and younger teenagers.

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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