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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CANCELED: Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Richard Jones
Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Richard and participate in the ongoing projects throughout his residency such as the Community Recording Manual, the Silent Song, and the beat-making and storytelling stations.
(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.
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
Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.
Meeting Room 115
Up Close with Magnum Opus Ballet
Come and see a sneak peak of Magnum Opus' holiday performance "Full Light" followed by learning creative ballet steps yourself! Magnum Opus is the newest professional ballet company in all of Wisconsin. They strive to love Madison with positive and inspiring performances while maintaining a high standard of integrity within the ballet work environment. This event is especially for children ages 6 & younger and their families!
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.
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
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.
Chess Instruction at 6:00 p.m.
Instructions for both beginners and those who wish to improve their chess playing skills will be available.
Collaborative Beat-making Workshop w/ Artist-in-Residence Richard Jones
An introductory beat-making class where participants will learn how to create instrumentals while working with others. Those creations will then be used during the Community Collaborative Songwriting Workshop (11/25) to form complete collaborative songs that will be featured on the Bubbler website.
Apple and Cranberry Pies with Chef Paul Tseng
Pie is a vehicle for carrying variety of ingredients and can be many different forms depending on culture and custom. In this class, we will learn how to make classic apple & cranberries pie with lattice topping. Register online or call 288-6160.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
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
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)
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).