Join Madison Contemporary Visions Dance for Preschool a Creative Movement Dance that fosters physical and cognitive development through dance, music, drama, props, rhymes, and stories. MCVD directors are Sara Rohs and Michael Knight. Learn more at www.mcvdance.com
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Community Room B
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 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, 08/06/2018 - 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, 08/06/2018 - 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, 08/06/2018 - 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, 08/06/2018 - 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.
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 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
Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m. Guest Instructor Anjelina Belakovskaia, WGM
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Instructions for both beginners and those who wish to improve their chess playing skills will be available.
Paper Folding Dance: Dancing the Score for Folding, Unfolding, Refolding
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Using all sizes of paper, including oversized pieces of paper, join Artist-in-Residence, Liz Sexe as we create worlds to explore. Remember a time when paper and notes were how we communicated. We will ask the questions: Why do we fold paper? What can we create with paper folding? What memories exist with paper folding?
No experience necessary, please register ahead of time.
The Mask You Live In: film and discussion
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Power of One and DAIS present: The Mask You Live In, a documentary produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom that explores societys definition of masculinity and its effect on men and boys. Discussion to follow. Recommended for viewers 14 and older, due to intense subject matter.
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 6:45pm to 8:00pm
From 6:45 PM to 8 PM it's time to hone your skills and have some fun playing chess.
Chess Club is open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).