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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 24, 2019

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

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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 24, 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
 
Drop In Morning Craft
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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)
 
Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Teen Room
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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
 
1:00pm
Teen Filmmaking Camp

Teen Filmmaking Camp

Media Lab
Wednesday, Jul 24, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

In this 3-day Filmmaking camp, teens will work with a professional filmmaker to produce a short film using the library's Digital Media Lab. Attendees will learn what goes into the 'lights, camera and action!' of making a film - from camera work to lighting, editing and acting. Once completed all attendees will leave with a copy of the film they helped produce!

Must attend all 3 classes, July 23-25.

Media Lab
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Jul 24, 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: LOVE & MERCY (PG-13)

NewBridge Movie Program: LOVE & MERCY (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jul 24, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring John Cusach, Paul Dano & Elizabeth Banks.
This biopic of Beach Boy composer Brian Wilson focuses on two seminal periods in his life: His creative triumphs and mental breakdown as a young man and his struggles in middle age to wrench free from a domineering therapist.
[PG-13, 2hrs 1min, Biography|Drama|Music, 2015]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:00pm
Pop-Up Puppet Theater
Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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

Wednesday, Jul 24, 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.

 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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
 
Madison Travel Circle presents Hiking the Iconic Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Madison Travel Circle presents Hiking the Iconic Annapurna Circuit in Nepal

Community Room
Wednesday, Jul 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The 230 KM Annapurna Circuit traverses landscapes ranging from subtropical banana plantations to the frigid Thorong La, the world's highest hiking pass. While on the trail, meet friendly locals and fellow hikers from all around the world. So lace up your hiking boots and join Katie and Dan Perry on this journey of a lifetime. Learn when to go, what to pack, how much money to bring, and which of the many options for side-trips that is right for you.

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jul 24, 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
 
6:30pm
Macrame 101

Macrame 101

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jul 24, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn the basics of meditative macrame weaving and take a stab at creating your first beaded rope bracelet! Instructor Amy Knipschield will be on hand to guide you, and all materials will be provided, free of charge! Space is limited. Registration required. Call 824-1780 starting July 1. (Ages 13 and up only.)

Meeting Room