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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, July 1, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Preschool Storytime Chefs
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Monday, Jul 1, 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
Monday, Jul 1, 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
Monday, Jul 1, 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
Monday, Jul 1, 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

Monday, Jul 1, 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

 
Dream Bus at Elver Park

Dream Bus at Elver Park

Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd)
Monday, Jul 1, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd)
 
12:30pm
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Monday, Jul 1, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come to the craft table in the children's area for a new craft to do every Monday in July and August.

 
2:00pm
Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Cooking with Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy

Meeting Room
Monday, Jul 1, 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
Monday, Jul 1, 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:
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
 
MPL Pup-up Puppet Group
Community Room
 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Jul 1, 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

Monday, Jul 1, 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.

 
6:00pm
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Jul 1, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. We meet at 6pm, and enjoy light refreshments and stories until library staff chases us out at 7:45pm.

Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Event is Free and open.

Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)

Meeting Room 115
 
Alicia Ashman Library CHESS CLUB: 6 p.m. Lessons; 6:45 p.m. Open Play
Meeting Room
 
Cookbook Book Club - Cakes & Pies

Cookbook Book Club - Cakes & Pies

Community Room
Monday, Jul 1, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Pick out a recipe from our cookbook display (or use your own recipe) and make a cake or pie to share at this community gathering. The library will have cake & pie cookbooks on display beginning June 15. Ice cream, tableware and refreshments will be provided by the Lakeview Library and Willy Street Co-op.

Community Room