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Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 9:30am to 9:45am

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.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME
Meeting Room
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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, 03/11/2019 - 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, 03/11/2019 - 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. (Note: No storytime on Mar 18)

Community Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers—and it's fun too!

Community Room
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers—and it's fun too!

Community Room
 
12:00pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Community Room
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This 4-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Monday, February 18.

Community Room
 
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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, 03/11/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays: 12-4 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Saturdays: 12-4 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
12:30pm
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary. The group is led by Gloria Green.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
1:00pm
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Bubbler
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come draw, paint and listen to music, bask in good vibes and see live chip-carving and whittling while Taylor creates some new tramp art constructions. Even deck out your own Carnival Chalk-ware Figurine: link, available in the Bubbler throughout Taylor’s residency

Bubbler
 
2:30pm
Read & Make: Playground Fun

Read & Make: Playground Fun

Community Room
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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.

Playground Fun:
Join us for stories full of playgrounds and imagination! Then make a map of your ideal “adventure playground” and add some paint to a great big playground scene.

Community Room
 
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm
Maker Monday

Maker Monday

Teen Room
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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.
​February 11 -- Sock Puppets
March 11 -- Maps & Mazes
April 8 -- Building Things
May 13 -- EZ Printing

Teen Room
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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
 
5:00pm
Gray Panthers Intergenerational Film Series
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 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