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.
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Mystery in the Morning -- The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterson
Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem on the second Monday of the Month!
(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.
Meeting Room 115
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.
Community Room B
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.
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.
Toddler Art Class
Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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 babys social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for plan and conversation. For babies ages 0-15 months.
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage
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
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.
Study Room 204
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
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
Living Fully Mindfully
Mindfulness is more than just meditation. It is learning to live in the present, instead of rehashing the past or worrying about the future. It is popping out of autopilot and becoming aware of our thoughts. We have greater balance, control and fuller participation in life when we are in control of our thoughts.
In this class, learn how mindfulness can help you increase your attention span and amplify your focus, become master of your thoughts, respond rather than react to challenging situations, and increase your curiosity to improve your listening skills.
Meeting Room B
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
Meeting Room 115
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.
Media Petting Zoo
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.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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.
Study Room 1
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Family Caregiver Education
Learn about topics of interest to families and friends of those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Free; no registration required unless noted.
Evening Family Storytime
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.
Meeting Room B
Growing Healthy Plants with "Dr. Death"
You might know him from his WPR spots as "Dr. Death"...As UW's director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, Dr. Brian Hudelson serves Wisconsin from his base on the UWMadison campus. Come learn from him about common methods for disease control, their pros and cons, and how you can adapt these techniques for use in your own home garden.