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Drop-in Preschool Storytime
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, songs (and even apps!) that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required.
Scrabble at the Library
Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Community Room - Table Side
Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Storytime for the Very Young
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
Children's Program Room
(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
Children's Program Room
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Worker Cooperatives 101
How to start a Co-op Business with the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition
In partnership with the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition and the UW-Madson Center for Cooperatives.
Meeting Room 302
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
WMSC Afternoon Movie Program : DESTINATION WEDDING
[r, 1hr 30min, Comedy|Drama|Romance, 2018] Staring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder & Dj Dallenbach. The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.
Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this community cooking class where she will teach the art of creating soup from scratch. Lily will discuss the process of making homemade vegetable stock and will demonstrate preparing two soup recipes: Butternut Squash Bisque and Creamy Tomato Soup. Recipes will also include Grilled Cheese Croutons. Sample portions of recipes will be served. Vegetarian and nut-free. Limited to 20. In Partnership with Willy Street Co-op. Registration begins Wednesday, November 21.
Community Room - Table Side
Knitting at the Library
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
To Drive the Cold Winter Away: Herbs for Winter Health, Warmth, and Good Cheer
Dried herbs from the garden give the warmth and cheer of summer to the dark of the year. Learn about herbal properties and the the abilities of medicinal plants to fight infection, improve circulation, and bring joy with Mary Halsted of Raven & the Hawthorn Herbalism. Tea samples will be served.
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group
This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group
Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Eve Ewing for GHOSTS IN THE SCHOOYARD
In the spring of 2013, approximately 12,000 children in Chicago received notice that their last day of school would be not only the final day of the year, but also the final day of their schools very existence. The nations third-largest school district would eventually shutter 53 schools, citing budget limitations, building underutilization, and concerns about academic performance. Of the thousands of displaced students, 94% were low-income and 88% were African-American, leading critics to accuse district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Mayor Rahm Emanuel of racism. [The mayor] says that he wants to turn around the city of Chicago, make a new Chicago, one activist told a reporter. Does that new Chicago mean no black folks? Where are people going to go? Ghosts in the Schoolyard tells the story of these school closings, from their unfolding to their aftermath, in Bronzeville, a historically significant African-American community on the South Side of Chicago. The book details the resistance efforts of the residents of Bronzeville, inspired by the legacy of a storied past and driven to fight back against the malfeasance and disregard of city political leaders. But at its core, this is a book about what schools really mean to Americans and to African-Americans in particular, beyond the brick and mortar that compose them or the test scores and graduation rates that garner the most public attention. The book tells a story of love and loss, and the ongoing struggle of black people in America toward thriving livelihoods and self-determination.
Mystery Book Discussion of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.
Meeting Room A