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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 14, 2019

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

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Aug 14, 10:00am to 10:45am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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)
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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

Wednesday, Aug 14, 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--THE MUSTANG (R)

NewBridge Movie Program--THE MUSTANG (R)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Aug 14, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell & Bruce Dern.
The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.
[Rated R, 1hr 36min, Drama, 2019]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:00pm
Create your Comic Story, starring you! @ Monroe Street

Create your Comic Story, starring you! @ Monroe Street

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Complete your summer reading bingo card and earn your Golden Ticket to attend this special end of summer celebration at any library you choose! (Formerly called Choose Your Own Adventure Story.)

Explore green screen and digital comic making technology to transport yourself to imaginary worlds or interplanetary adventures. Incorporate your own drawings or a beloved picture book to be a character in your favorite story. The possibilities are endless! Each participant will receive a printed and digital copy of your comic story to share. All ages welcome. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses This Is How It Always Is by Frankel @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses This Is How It Always Is by Frankel @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: This is Claude. He's five years old, the youngest of five brothers. He also loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Teen Room
Wednesday, Aug 14, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a cooking class for kids and teens with Lily, the Kid's Chef! We'll be making sushi with tofu and shrimp.

Teen Room
 
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Wednesday, Aug 14, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 
5:00pm
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Wednesday, Aug 14, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!

 
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wednesday, Aug 14, 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 14, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a screening of Dr. Stone by Riichiro Inagaki. After a light petrifies all of humanity on Earth into stone,Taiju and Senku breaks free from the stone and begin to rebuild civilization using Senku's scientific knowledge.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Aug 14, 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
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wednesday, Aug 14, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Healthy Kid Snacks with Chef Krista Hefty

Healthy Kid Snacks with Chef Krista Hefty

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Aug 14, 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Learn how to make four types of healthy snacks so kids can make them on their own at home. Some recipes will use seed and nut butters. Adult assistance will be needed for kids younger than seven years old. Attending adults and kids must all register. Register online or call 288-6160.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen