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Monday, April 8, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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 SHANGHAI MOON by S.J. Rozan
Meeting Room
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families! No registration required.

Community Room
 
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 months and up. 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families! No registration required.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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
CANCELED: Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

CANCELED: Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Bubbler
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

By appointment only. Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 246-4547 to reserve a half-hour appointment.

Community Room - Table Side
 
2:30pm
Read & Make: Bird Party

Read & Make: Bird Party

Community Room
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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.

Bird Party:
Fly over to the library and join our bird party! Listen to some bird tales – then make a bird mask and do some bird-themed watercolor painting.

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

Maker Monday

Teen Room
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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, 04/08/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Help Bring Books to Wisconsin Prisoners

Help Bring Books to Wisconsin Prisoners

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

John E. Peck, one of the founders of Wisconsin Books to Prisoners (WBTP), will discuss the significant barriers incarcerated people face in the ability to access books and information, as well as demonstrate the profound effect that their services have on inmates in written letters and original artwork from prisoners. WBTP is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that has worked to provide quality reading material to the 20,000+ inmates of the WI prison system since 2006. Their mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. WBTP believes that books are tools for learning and can open minds to new ideas and possibilities. Join us for a discussion on the challenges and successes in building literary ties with those behind bars, and how people can get more involved in this important project.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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