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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, August 5, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Monday, Aug 5, 10:15am to 10:45am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Aug 5, 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, Aug 5, 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
 
11:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Aug 5, 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Monday, Aug 5, 11:00am to 11:30am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Aug 5, 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, Aug 5, 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
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Room B
Monday, Aug 5, 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 Room B
 
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Monday, Aug 5, 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.

 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Aug 5, 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
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Aug 5, 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)
 
5:00pm
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Monday, Aug 5, 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 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
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance Bi-Monthly Meeting

Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance Bi-Monthly Meeting

Community Room
Monday, Aug 5, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

This month's topic: Understanding and Responding to Behavior Changes.
Every other month, join members of the Alzheimer's and Dementia League of Wisconsin for a variety of talks on Alzheimers, caregiving, and related topics. call 608-232-3400 for detailed information about each night's topic.

Community Room
 
6:00pm
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Aug 5, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. We meet at 6pm, and enjoy light refreshments and stories until library staff chases us out at 7:45pm.

Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Event is Free and open.

Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)

Meeting Room 115
 
Alicia Ashman Library CHESS CLUB: 6 p.m. Lessons; 6:45 p.m. Open Play
Meeting Room