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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 31, 2019

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

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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
 
Drop In Morning Craft
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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, 07/31/2019 - 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)
 
Pop-up Puppet Theatre
Community Room
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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, 07/31/2019 - 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
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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: HOLMES & WATSON (PG-13)

NewBridge Movie Program: HOLMES & WATSON (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly & Ralph Fiennes.
A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
[PG-13, 1hr 30min, Adventure|Comedy|Crime, 2018]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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
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)

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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, 07/31/2019 - 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.

 
6:00pm
Marble Runs with Sylvie Rosenthal

Marble Runs with Sylvie Rosenthal

Community Room A
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Design and create your own marble run with plywood, nails, rubberbands, and more with guest Bubbler artist Sylvie Rosenthal. Practice your hammering and precision with kid sized, real tools to make your own intricate maze. Kid sized safety glasses and earplugs also provided. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Registration recommended but not required.

Community Room A
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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 Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 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
 
Bread Making with Chef Krista Hefty

Bread Making with Chef Krista Hefty

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Chef Krista will demonstrate making bread dough and then show how to use it as a base for multiple bread styles like French bread, monkey bread and focaccia. Register online or call 608-288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion
Meeting Room