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Mystery in the Morning--Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Special for December we will be showing the 2018 movie of Murder on the Orient Express -- starring: Branagh, Kenneth; Bateman, Tom; Cruz, Penélope; Depp, Johnny; Pfeiffer, Michelle; and many more. Movie lasts 1hr 54min. There will be time after the movie to compare and discuss both the book and movie.
Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem on the second Monday of the Month!
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 Art Class with Amy Mietzel
Experiment with collage, puppet making, sculpture, and more as we share a story and create art with local artist Amy Mietzel. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For preschoolers ages 3-5.
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.
Teen Open Lab for Audio Projects w/ Artist-in-Residence Richard Jones
Middle and high school students are invited to come in and work with our Artist-in-Residence on audio recording and engineering. Come with a project in mind, bring your instrument of choice, or just tag along with a friend to try our equipment and software in the Library's Media Lab.
No previous experience is necessary, no registration required, ages 13+
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
Read to a Dog
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
CANCELLED - Minecraft Monday
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
Read & Make: Snow Play
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.
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.
Sewing with Kids: Winter Gifts
Join local artist, Elizabeth White in crafting gifts from recycled felted wool. Participants will be working with yarn and yarn needles to hand sew with simple stitches that a beginner can easily pick up. Elizabeth encourages creativity, innovation, hard work and joy in the process as well as pride in the result whatever it may be. This is an all ages class, kids as young as 8 can participate without an adult, and as young as 4 are likely to be able to go home with a treasure with the help of an adult. Registration begins Nov. 19.
"This My Life. This My Art:" Teen Art Exhibition and Celebration
The Bubbler, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Intervention Program, Faisal AbduAllah and Rob Dz, invites all to an art exhibition by Madison youth on the third floor of Central Library.
This My Life. This My Art is a celebration of identity through the lens of AFROFUTURISM. Produced over 15 weeks of workshops, and launching with identifying idols and capturing similarities to one another, the group used material from photography sessions to then work through a progression of visual disciplines in search of expressing their optimal future self. The art and the conversations reflect individuality, societal perceptions, and the future outlook of each self and of each other.
This collaboration is made possible through generous support provided by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Scooter Software Inc., Fauhaus, Epic Careers, Leila and Mickey Straus Family Foundation and Madison Arts Commission.
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.
Chess at the Library
Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Community Room - Table Side
Pizza with Chef Paul Tseng
Pizza, a simple Italian dish associated especially but not exclusively with Naples, has become almost ubiquitous. Learn how to make dough and sauce from scratch. Toppings will also be covered. 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