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.
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One-On-One Computer Assistance
Study Room 1
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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.
Maker Mondays with the Bubbler!
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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.
Community Room B
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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.
General Job Assistance
Study Room 204
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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.
Open Media Lab
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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:
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.
Meeting Room 115
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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
Youth Program Room
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the librarys private server. No account is needed, well 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.
Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Today's activity: Maps & Mazes
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
Making Dances: Score/Improvisation/Play with Artist-in-Residence Liz Sexe
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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!
No experience necessary, please register ahead of time.
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 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
Gnocchi with Paul Tseng
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Learn how to make gnocchi with bechamel, a cream based sauce. Gnocchi is pasta that can be made with potato, squash or sweet potatoes and hand shaped. It is an easy technique to make and no machines needed just our hands. Registration begins 7/16. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.