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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, August 7, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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, Aug 7, 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
Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Teen Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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
 
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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)
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Aug 7, 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--DUMBO (PG)

NewBridge Movie Program--DUMBO (PG)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Danny Devito, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton & Deobia Opare.
A young elephant with oversized ears and the powers of flight becomes a circus superstar. His caretaker is torn between his employer's exploitative thirst for profits and his hildren's desire to reunite Dumbo with his mother.
[Rated PG, 1hr 52min, Adventure|Family|Fantasy, 2019]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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)
 
4:30pm
Rescheduled to Aug 14-Read to a Dog
 
5:00pm
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wednesday, Aug 7, 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 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
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Aug 7, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Joins for the showing of Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Season 2 by Junichi Sato.
Kaito and other puzzle solvers have to solve life threatening puzzles made by the Orpheus Order. . After successfully solving the puzzle, Kaito is designated as a Solver and is joined by other Solvers as they battle P.O.G. all over the world by solving the ‘philosopher's puzzles.’

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Madison Outdoor Emergency Care Class
Community Room
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Aug 7, 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
 
6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
Suminigashi

Suminigashi

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ink on water is magical. Suminigashi is a Japanese form of paper marbling. Over and over again, people who do this workshop are mesmerized at what happens when you let go and get curious. In the end you take home marbled paper, but the real power is in the process.

Registration required beginning July 17th. Call 824-1780 to register (ages 13 and up).

Meeting Room
 
CANCELLED Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

CANCELLED Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Teen Room
Wednesday, Aug 7, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.

6:30-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Snacks provided.

Teen Room
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Group discusses Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Mystery Book Group discusses Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Aug 7, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. 

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A