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Monday, November 12, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9:30am
Book Sale continues -- Bag Sale all day!
Community Room
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning -- Echoes From the Dead by Johan Theorin
Meeting Room
 
Drop-in Preschool Art Studio
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Meeting Room 115
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Community Room B
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Community Room
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
11:00am
Toddler Time
Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Study Room 204
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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

 
1:00pm
Study Room 101
 
2:30pm
Read & Make: Nature Scavenging

Read & Make: Nature Scavenging

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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 stories full of outdoor adventures – then make your own nature-inspired creations.

 
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Youth Program Room
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Youth Program Room
 
3:00pm
Media Petting Zoo

Media Petting Zoo

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

 
3:30pm
Bubbler Closed 3:30pm-8pm
Bubbler
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 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.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Community Room - Table Side
 
MEA Movie Night
Community Room B
 
6:30pm
Evening Storytime: Celebrating Family Caregivers Month

Evening Storytime: Celebrating Family Caregivers Month

Meeting Room B
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This special evening storytime will feature stories, rhymes and songs that celebrate the caregivers and families who are navigating cognitive changes with loved ones with dementia. Author and advocate Suzanne Bottum-Jones will share her book Nice to Meet you… Again — Empowering Children to Find Joy and Understanding in Loved Ones with Dementia. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
Caregiver Support Group with Guest Speaker, Joy Schmidt

Caregiver Support Group with Guest Speaker, Joy Schmidt

Study Room
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

(This event was rescheduled from its original date of 10/23).

Join other senior/dementia caregivers to learn about the causes of dementia and strategies and communication tips that will help you to help those affected by Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases. We will welcome Joy Schmidt, Dementia Care Specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center to join us to share her experience and a more compassionate way to support those who live with dementia.

Study Room
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Susan Orlean for THE LIBRARY BOOK

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Susan Orlean for THE LIBRARY BOOK

Madison Room
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

At the 2018 Cheryl Rosen Weston Memorial Lecture, Susan Orlean, hailed as a “national treasure” by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries. To truly understand what happens behind the stacks, Orlean visits the different departments of the LAPL, encountering an engaging cast of employees and patrons and experiencing alongside them the victories and struggles they face in today’s climate. She also delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from a metropolitan charitable initiative to a cornerstone of national identity. She reflects on her childhood experiences in libraries; studies arson and the long history of library fires; attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and she re-examines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the library over thirty years ago. Along the way, she reveals how these buildings provide much more than just books—and that they are needed now more than ever.

Madison Room
 
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