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Goodman South
Monroe Street

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Time Items
All day
Mystery in the Morning -- Even if it Kills Her by Kate White
Preschool Creative Movement Dance with MCV
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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, 08/13/2018 - 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.

Toddler Time
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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

General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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, 08/13/2018 - 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.

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Maker Monday (a Bubbler Jr program)

Meeting Room
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Today's activity: Fingerprint Art

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

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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

Spoke and Words at Wild Rumpus Brittingham Park
CANCELED Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Madison Mural Alley Opening Celebration

Madison Mural Alley Opening Celebration

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

We invite everyone to come out and celebrate the official opening of Madison Mural Alley behind the Madison East Shopping Center at 2707 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704.
There will be lots of local food carts*, meet & greet opportunities with mural artists & collaborators, and local music performances!

This project is funded by the Madison Arts Commission, with support from Madison Public Library and the Madison Public Library Foundation.
Event photo is a sketch-up of the mural design that will be behind Hawthorne Library by artists Flavia Zimbardi, Caetano Calomino, & Henrique Nardi.

*A limited number of food cart vouchers will be available for neighborhood residents who need them

To learn more about Madison Mural Alley, visit:

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