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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Meeting Room 115
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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.
Community Room B
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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.
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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.
Toddler Art Class
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am
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.
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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 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
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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
Study Room 204
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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.
Living Fully Mindfully
Meeting Room B
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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 115
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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
Read & Make: Spooky Monsters
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Join us for special early-release (or no school!) stories & making projects for kids in grades K-3! This is pure fun but also encourages reading skills, problem-solving, and hands-on learning. Join us! No registration required. Enjoy spooky (and silly) monster stories then make your own monster masks and 3-D monsters.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Study Room 1
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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.
Steamed bun (Bao-zi & Man-tou) with Chef Paul Tseng
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm
Steamed bun is one of many tasty little eats or street foods in Asia. In this class, learn how to make bao-zi (bun dough with filling) and man-tou (plain steamed bun dough). Register online or call 288-6160.
Hoarding Disorder Presentation
Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join Margo, a psychotherapist and owner of Courage Counseling where she specializes in hoarding disorder, trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, and grief including pet grief. Margo will talk about some of the underlying causes of the hoarding disorder, and why the reality television shows on people who have hoarding disorder are a manual in What Not To Do. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Evening Family Storytime
Meeting Room B
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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)
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 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).