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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, June 24, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Creative Movement Preschool Dance with MCV

Creative Movement Preschool Dance with MCV

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Madison Contemporary Vision Dance for a three-week session for 3 - 6 year olds. “Creative Movement” fosters physical and cognitive development through dance, music, drama, props, rhymes and stories and encourages creativity, coordination
and body awareness. No prior dance training needed. Registration starts May 27.
Learn more at www.mcvdance.com

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Preschool Storytime Chefs
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 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.

Community Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 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
 
11:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room 115
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)

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

Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 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, 06/24/2019 - 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

 
1:00pm
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint). Peer instruction and advice is possible. If you wish, bring a snack to share with the group. Beverages will be provided.
This group will meet twice per month, check calendar for dates.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Meeting Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. Come back to find out what's cooking!

Meeting Room
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab Staff For Today:
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-6 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Media Lab
 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 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
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at BRITTINGHAM PARK (829 W Washington Av).

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play.

Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!

This award-winning event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and AnjiPlay, and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
Panels + Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club

Panels + Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club

Teen Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!

Teen Room
 
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Lydia & Riley

Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Lydia & Riley

Bubbler
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Visit the Bubbler and immerse yourself in explorations and activities with The Office of Oceanic Feeling.
Come view and contribute to an ongoing project mapping participants’ questions and discoveries as they migrate from the walls to a tabletop diorama. A seating area and separate bathysphere lounge, along with a selection of print and digital resources will support discussions, reading, writing, paper craft, collage, and drawing for families and all ages.

Bubbler
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 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
Retirement Planning 101

Retirement Planning 101

Meeting Room
Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

It's never too early to start thinking about retirement! Arjan Premti of the UW Finance and Business Law Department will provide information about how to manage retirement accounts as well as advice on what to look for when selecting a financial advisor: what you can ask to ensure that your advisor has your best interest in mind; and what you can do to minimize your advising costs. In addition, this presentation will provide research-based evidence on financial advisor performance, and time for your questions.

Advance registration is appreciated, but not required.

Meeting Room