Head to the library for silly stories and puppet fun!
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A happy blend of stories, songs, and fingerplays to help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. Come celebrate the joy of reading!
For children ages 3-5 years old
Storytime for the Very Young
Stories, songs, and more to encourage early literacy sill development and social interaction between babies and toddlers and their caregivers. And it's fun too!
For children 0-30 months old
Ukulele for Kids
Join Good Day Ukulele and volunteers from the Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI) as they lead two classes for beginner's ukulele skills. Ukuleles will be loaned from Heid Music for students ages 10-18. The second class will build on skills learned during the first class.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.
Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.
The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.
The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.
Local History Room
Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on June 18, July 16, and August 27.
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Juliette Walker
All are welcome to join artist Juliette Walker in the Bubbler Room to play with clay, draw lamps, and read and explore ideas of lamps and lights during these casual drop-in studio times!
Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park
Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!
Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
Open Media Lab
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:
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.
Claiming the Media Back: Film Production with Cell Phones
This workshop introduces the participants to the basics of audiovisual storytelling using cell phones. Participants will learn the basics of cinematography, shot design, editing and storytelling via audiovisual media. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce short videos as well as critiquing visual media with new eyes.
Meeting Room 115
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop
Explore what it takes to teach English abroad and how you can travel with an income. Understand what international employers are looking for and how to find the job that fits your goals. Learn about obtaining a TEFL Certificate to make living abroad a reality! Presented by Jennifer Phillips & Hannah LeDuc, Wisconsin ESL Institute.
Conference Room 104
Read Like a Badger Summer Reading Club Concert and Picnic
Pack up your supper and head to Olbrich Gardens for a fun-filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, at 6:00pm to play with bubbles and make a project with Olbrich Gardens staff. Then, at 7:00pm, Angela Puerta will get your toes tapping while you munch!
Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda and Olbrich Gardens.
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network
In the SCALE tutoring session, you will work with a tutor every week on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment. Call Ezi for more information or to register for the class session (Tuesdays, May 28-August 13), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org