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. For babies birth to 15 months old with an adult. Weekly registration begins 8/26. Please register for each week you plan to attend.
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A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health, and local resources that are available. Call 608-246-4547 to register beginning August 26th.
Study Room 1
Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
CANCELED General Job Assistance
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
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
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
Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint). Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint).
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.
Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft
Meeting Room 115
"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. We meet at 6pm, and enjoy light refreshments and stories until library staff chases us out at 7:45pm.
Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Event is Free and open.
Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)
Green Room 103
Chess at the Library
Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Community Room - Table Side
QPR - Suicide Prevention Training for Adoptive and Guardianship Parents
The Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support Program is hosting a suicide prevention workshop for adoptive and guardianship parents or any parent who wants to learn more about suicide prevention. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
Meeting Room 115