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Alicia Ashman
Goodman South
Monroe Street

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Time Items
All day
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Young Theater

Young Theater

Meeting Room
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a 4 week class for preschoolers ages 3-5 interested in making their favorite stories come alive! Simple drama and art activities will be woven into our weekly meetings. Family and friends are invited to watch the children perform on our final week! Registration begins Jun 4.

A Storytelling Sing-Song-Along with Tracy Chipman
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading, early math, and social skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Storytime for the Very Young
Toddler Time
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-6 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
2-6 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Minecraft Monday
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Youth Program Room
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library’s private server. No account is needed, we’ll use library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for a 30-minute session. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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!

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Meeting Room
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Today's activity: Chalk Muraling (This activity will take place outside, weather permitting. We recommend that you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat!)

Join special guest artists and dig-in to Maker Kit activities to explore hands-on artistic and creative 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. Check online or call the library for this week's activity

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at Brittingham Park (829 W. Washington Ave)

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ This event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and AnjiPlay, and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Learn more at

Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Intention Collage Cards with Theresa Kim
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