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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 12, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning: MURDER CARRIES A TORCH by Ann George
Meeting Room
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Monday, Aug 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room
Monday, Aug 12, 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 12, 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
 
CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Aug 12, 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

 
Dream Bus at Elver Park

Dream Bus at Elver Park

Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd)
Monday, Aug 12, 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!

Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd)
 
12:30pm
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Monday, Aug 12, 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.

 
1:00pm
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Monday, Aug 12, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint). Peer instruction and advice is possible. If you wish, bring a snack to share with the group. Beverages will be provided.
This group will meet twice per month, check calendar for dates.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Aug 12, 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
Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club - D&D Open House

Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club - D&D Open House

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Aug 12, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Learn to play and get a taste of adventure! In a fantastical world full of danger, monsters, dungeons, and even the occasional dragon or two, treasure and glory await those brave and clever enough to seek it! Join a team of fellow adventurers to undertake heroic quests in the world's greatest tabletop roleplaying game. No experience necessary! Drop in for a quick one-shot session or help plan an epic campaign! Ages 11-17.

Community Room - Table Side
 
5:00pm
Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Downtown Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Monday, Aug 12, 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.

 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Aug 12, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Community Room - Table Side