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Monday, July 16, 2018

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All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation. For babies ages 0 - 15 months with an adult. One adult per baby is recommended. Registration begins 6/25. Please register for each week you plan to attend.

 
10:00am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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, 07/16/2018 - 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.

 
Maker Mondays with the Bubbler!

Maker Mondays with the Bubbler!

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

In the children's homework area at Sequoya library.

Explore hands-on artistic, creative, and techy 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.

 
10:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration begins 6/25.

 
11:00am
Toddler Time
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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, 07/16/2018 - 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

 
2:00pm
Kids prepare a Summer Picnic

Kids prepare a Summer Picnic

Meeting Room
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. When the weather begins to warm up there is nothing better than eating outdoors. Sandwiches, salads, sides, skewers, dips, fruits, lemonade and more. In this class, participants will work in groups to create a summer picnic. Vegetarian option and nut-free. Registration begins three weeks before each class. The class will be the same each week, so please register for only one.

 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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.

 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
 
3:00pm
Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Meeting Room
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Today's activity: Building

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

 
3:30pm
Pokémon Club (TCG)

Pokémon Club (TCG)

Community Room
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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

 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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.

 
5:00pm
Spoke and Words at Wild Rumpus Brittingham Park
 
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 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 http://www.anjiplay.com/parents

 
6:00pm
Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m.

Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Ms. Belakovskaia, Women's Grand Master (WGM); three time U.S. Women's Champion; and Member of the U.S. Women's Olympian Team, will be giving special instruction and advise for beginners.

(children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

 
Making Dances: Score/Improvisation/Play with Artist-in-Residence Liz Sexe

Making Dances: Score/Improvisation/Play with Artist-in-Residence Liz Sexe

Bubbler
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

We move everyday. Sitting, standing, and even breathing are all actions that can be pieced together to make dances. Starting with the most basic of movements, we will working to create thoughtful dances. Moving towards abstracting ideas we may find new and exciting ways to move. Play is key to this process!
This workshop is an introduction to dance improvisation! It will start with a guided warm-up and then move to individual exploration with scores. As a group we may move into building ensembles and sharing our creations with each other.
No experience necessary, please register ahead of time.
Ages 15-18

 
Yogurt Chicken with Nasheen Qureishi

Yogurt Chicken with Nasheen Qureishi

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn how to make yogurt chicken, masala basmati rice and a sumptuous carrot dessert. Registration begins 7/2. Register online or call 288-6160. Part of the series, Cooking with the Chefs of the Madison Public Market. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
6:30pm
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)
 
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