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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 22, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Jul 22, 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. For babies ages birth to 15 months with an adult. Weekly registration begins 6/24.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Jul 22, 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
Monday, Jul 22, 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 22, 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
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Jul 22, 10:45am to 11:30am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
11:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Jul 22, 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
CANCELED General Job Assistance

CANCELED General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Jul 22, 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 22, 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
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Monday, Jul 22, 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.

 
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Jul 22, 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
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Monday, Jul 22, 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
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Jul 22, 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:
Rob- Expertise in audio recording
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
 
Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Humpty Dumpty Challenge

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Monday, Jul 22, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Can your contraption withstand the fall from our wall and protect your humpty dumpty? Use all your bubbler-engineering skills to design a contraption from recycled materials to safely drop your Humpty Dumpty egg 10 feet without cracking! Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Monday, Jul 22, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Study Room 1
 
3:00pm
Free bicycle tune-ups!

Free bicycle tune-ups!

Monday, Jul 22, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Madison Freewheel Bicycle Co. is offering free bicycle tune-ups and instruction at Lakeview Library on Monday, July 22, from 3:00-6:00, AND on Tuesday, July 23, from 12:00-3:00. Bring your bike, bring your buddies, and bring your brain. (Outside the front library doors).

 
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Jul 22, 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
Monday, Jul 22, 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 22, 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
Monday, Jul 22, 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
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jul 22, 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
Linden Co-housing
Community Room