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

April 2017

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8:00 am
Cash and Carry Sale

Cash and Carry Sale

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
04/01/2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Madison Public Library and its Friends’ groups will host a cash and carry sale of used office furniture, library furniture, books, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items on Saturday, April 1 from 8am-5pm. Proceeds from the sale will benefit four library Friends groups: Friends of the Madison Public Library, Friends of the Lakeview Library, Friends of the Meadowridge Library, and Friends of the Hawthorne Library. The sale will take place at the library’s warehouse facility at 1301 W. Badger Road.

Furniture and furnishings will be priced low for quick sale and items for sale include office desks, book trucks, study tables, office chairs, event-style chairs, and other office furniture. Books, DVDs, and other items will be sold at a price of $.50 per item.

Items can be purchased with cash or checks only and must be taken at the time of sale; no on-site storage or transportation will be available.

Tags:
Book Sale
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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
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(All day)
Election Day Polling Place

Election Day Polling Place

Meadowridge Library
04/04/2017 (All day)
(All day)

Shared space will be polling place beginning in 2016

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
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
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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
 
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
 
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)
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
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
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/06/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

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

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, January 26-May 11. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
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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
 
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
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
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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
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12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/11/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
 
6:30 pm
Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Meadowridge Library
04/11/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A gathering for fans of Game of Thrones.

Join our monthly coterie to discuss the Game of Thrones books and TV seasons, one installment at a time. This month we'll focus on A Feast for Crows and season four, sharing thoughts and theories.

Books and DVDs available for checkout now.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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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
 
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
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
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
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/13/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

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

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, January 26-May 11. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
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(All day)
Neighborhood Libraries Closed

Neighborhood Libraries Closed

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
04/16/2017 (All day)
(All day)

All libraries are closed for Easter Sunday with the exception of Central Library, which will be open 1-5pm.

Tags:
Library Closed
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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
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12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/18/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
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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
 
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
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9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
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
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/20/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

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

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, January 26-May 11. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
6:30 pm
Meadowridge Book Club

Meadowridge Book Club

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

Please join us for a discussion of THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE by Ann Weisgarber.

Summary: Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is an award-winning debut novel with incredible heart about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen. Reminiscent of The Color Purple, as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, it opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.

Copies available for checkout now!

Tags:
Adult - Books
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12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/25/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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)
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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
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12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
04/27/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
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
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

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

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, January 26-May 11. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 33, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
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