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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 10, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jul 10, 10:00am to 10:20am

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. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
 
Meadowood Health Partnership: Hepatitis Awareness Event

Meadowood Health Partnership: Hepatitis Awareness Event

Wednesday, Jul 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm

July is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Sheray Wallace with the Meadowood Health Partnership is conducting this educational event for anyone seeking support or information. All are welcome, no registration necessary. Please contact the Meadowridge Library with any questions. Funded in part by a gift from the David I. (Larry) Sperling family.

 
Drop In Morning Craft
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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 Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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!

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Jul 10, 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: WELCOME TO MARWEN (PG-13)

NewBridge Movie Program: WELCOME TO MARWEN (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eiza Gonzalez & Gwendoline Christe.
A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
[PG-13, 1hr 56mins, Biography|Comedy|Drama, 2018]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children--four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness--sneak out to hear their fortunes. Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
A Mini Rumpus! An Anji Play Experience at Haen Family Park (ages 5 and under)

A Mini Rumpus! An Anji Play Experience at Haen Family Park (ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, Jul 10, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This PILOT PROGRAM is held at Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane)

A "Mini" Rumpus for ages 5 and under. This will be a soft start to the regular Wild Rumpus program at 5:00 specifically geared towards younger children. Lots of sand and water play opportunities! You are welcome to stay for the Wild Rumpus afterwards as well (see description below).

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ This event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Jul 10, 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.

 
4:30pm
Canceled-Read to a Dog

Canceled-Read to a Dog

Wednesday, Jul 10, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

*Canceled* Please join us on August 14th.--Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 
5:00pm
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Wednesday, Jul 10, 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!

 
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wednesday, Jul 10, 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: Pirate Name and Jolly Roger Design
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jul 10, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
Remember to Write
Meeting Room 115