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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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:00am to 10:25am

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

Children's Program Room
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:15am to 11:00am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size may be limited.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Note: this program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all. For more information, please contact the Pinney Library.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:45am to 11:15am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Children's Program Room
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

(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.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm
Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Teen Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Pop into Lakeview Library for a hands-on maker activity! You'll never know what you'll find - sew a sock monster, play with a mini robot, or make a recycled contraption - either way, you'll have a great time and probably learn something new. Drop in any time during the two hours and stay as long as you like. All ages welcome, children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a grown-up.

Teen Room
 
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
Goodwill
Community Room
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

 
1:30pm
NewBridge Movie Program: 1776 (G)

NewBridge Movie Program: 1776 (G)

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring William Daniels, Howard da Silva, Ken Howard, Blythe Danner & Donald Madden
A musical retelling of the American Revolution’s political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.
[G, 2hrs 21min, Musical|History, 1972]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
CANCELLED - Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

CANCELLED - Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour appointment.

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.

 
5:00pm
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at HAEN FAMILY PARK (7702 Tree Ln).

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.

 
5:30pm
ONE PIECE SPECIAL EVENT: Power Fruit Tasting
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Evening Yoga for Kids

Evening Yoga for Kids

Meeting Room B
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Spend some time before bed settling in with Yoga Instructor, Jody Alexander. We will explore a sequence of yoga forms and a short guided meditation to help us feel relaxed and calm. Bring a towel or yoga mat for For kids ages 4-7. Reserve a spot for each child attending.Register seperately for each day. Registration starts June 12.

Meeting Room B
 
Remember to Write
Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Ace in the Hole (1951)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Ace in the Hole (1951)

Meeting Room 302
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

"Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines" (Criterion).

Meeting Room 302
 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Teen Room
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.

6:30-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Snacks provided.

Teen Room
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Discussion discusses Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Mystery Book Discussion discusses Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

Meeting Room A
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Sequoya's Mystery Book Group hosts a discussion of Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A