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. For babies ages 0 - 15 Months with an adult. One adult per baby is recommended. Weekly registration begins 12/21.
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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. (Note: No storytime on Jan 21)
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. *Note: No WonderWorks Monday, January 21.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
Living Fully Mindfully with Gloria Green
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.
Register for the entire 4-week series, Mondays, January 7 - February 4 (no class January 21).
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
Dig-in to Maker Kit activities and explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems and puzzles. For kids ages 7-12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Check online or call the library for this week's activity.
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
De-construct a Whole Chicken with Chef Paul Tseng
Join Paul to learn a new approach on how to be a frugal cook for your family. Learn how to cut apart a whole chicken and utilize it for making soup, roasting and more. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Play Club - Heisenberg by Simon Stephens
Play Club: part book club, part performance experience - presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion and performance of scenes by actors. Participants will gain new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life. Pick up a copy of the play at the library prior to Play Club.
A chance encounter between Georgie (flirtatious, mysterious) and Alex (a much older man) starts with a kiss that changes both of their lives. What does Georgie want? Can she be trusted? These two strangers, set adrift by life and loss, embark on a fascinating game of cat and mouse that changes course with each new revelation. There are many possible lives we can live - but each choice we make alters the journey.
Caregiver Support Group
Join other senior/dementia caregivers for support and strategies for helping those you care for.
Margo Nelson, LPC-IT and owner of Courage Counseling, will be discussing the many facets of depression. Its more than the winter blues and you cant just pull yourself up from your boot straps. She will talk about some of the challenges of living with depression, how to support a loved one during a depressive episode, as well as some helpful strategies . At the end, there will be time for questions and discussion.