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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 26, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Aug 26, 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
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Aug 26, 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
 
Dream Bus at Elver Park

Dream Bus at Elver Park

Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd)
Monday, Aug 26, 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
CANCELLED: Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

CANCELLED: Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Aug 26, 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 Rooms A & B Combined
 
Craft Corner

Craft Corner

Monday, Aug 26, 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
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Aug 26, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 1-5 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Monday, Aug 26, 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 26, 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:
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-6 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
CANCELLED - Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
5:00pm
Panels + Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club

Panels + Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club

Teen Room
Monday, Aug 26, 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!

Teen Room
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Aug 26, 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