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Monday, October 1, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 9:30am to 9:45am

Learn new tips and techniques to help your 0-15 month-old develop early literacy and early math skills through rhymes, bounces, books and songs. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation while naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. For babies ages 0 - 15 months. Weekly registration begins 8/27. 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, 10/01/2018 - 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.

 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:15am to 10:30am

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

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.

 
10:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16-35 months.

 
Hispanic Heritage Month Bilingual Storytime

Hispanic Heritage Month Bilingual Storytime

Community Room B
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A very special bilingual storytime celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for a celebration of children, families, and reading in two languages as we explore culture, family, and heritage.
Cuentos bilingües muy especiales para celebrar el mes de la herencia Hispana.​ Únase a nosotros para una celebración de niños, familias, y lectura en dos idiomas a para celebrar la cultura, la familia y el patrimonio.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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.

 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

 
11:00am
Toddler Time
 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

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 plan and conversation. For babies ages 0-15 months.

 
12:00pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Community Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This 6-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Monday, September 17.

 
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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, 10/01/2018 - 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

 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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!

 
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Youth Program Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

 
3:00pm
Media Petting Zoo

Media Petting Zoo

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Join Bubbler staff and try out new media and technology every week in this drop-in, unstructured program! The goal is to become familiar with different tools that create different forms of media.

 
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meeting Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 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.

 
4:30pm
UW Health Fair

UW Health Fair

Community Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join UW-Madison Pharmacy Students for an educational health fair on diabetes, immunizations, heart health, organ donation, and prescription medication use! Bring your children as this event will have games and posters tailored to elementary aged children, as well as information for adults!

 
Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm
 
6:00pm
Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m.

Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Instructions for both beginners and those who wish to improve their chess playing skills will be available.
(children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

 
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. We meet at 6pm, and enjoy light refreshments and stories until library staff chases us out at 7:45pm.

Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Event is Free and open.

Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)

 
6:30pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

 
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)
 
7:00pm
When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

Meeting Room 302
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Come share an evening of absurdity with two nationally-syndicated cartoonists: Leigh Rubin, the creator of the comic strip “Rubes,” and Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands.​ This odd couple will riff on each others’ cartoons and show how the twisted minds of two very different cartoonists work. Rubin’s work focuses primarily on the hilarity of animal and human nature, while Hands draws stranger creatures: politicians. So, if you’ve ever wanted to meet a professional smart aleck or a full-time doodler, don’t miss this event. Door prizes will be raffled to unlucky winners.​

 
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