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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Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16-35 months.
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.
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
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
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips an 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 ages 0-15 months.
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
Dream Bus at The Crossings
Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.
The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.
Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session.
Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.
Study Room 1
This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)
"This is Home" (2018) is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. They attend cultural orientation classes and job training sessions where they must "learn America" -- everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles.
This event is part of a series which supports the book launch of Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools. Generous financial support for this series is provided by the Friends of the Lakeview Library and the Friends of the Sequoya Library, with funding for the Green Card Youth Voices--Madison exhibit with a grant from the Beyond the Page Endowment Fund.
Alicia Ashman Library CHESS CLUB: 6 p.m. Lessons; 6:45 p.m. Open Play
*Lessons begin promptly at 6 p.m. and last 45 minutes.
LEGO Club at Meadowridge Library is back! Attention all KFOL, TFOL, and their adults -- we've got a BIG stash of LEGO and lots of space to see what you can create. LEGO Club meets weekly -- join your fellow LEGO users and BUILD!
Community Room B and Kitchen
"How I Discovered How Hilarious Depression Truly Is" presented by John Moe
John Moe, host and creator of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, explores society's reluctance to discuss mental illness and what needs to be done about it by tracing his own experiences with depression. That story is sometimes deeply funny, sometimes harrowing, and, more often than you'd think, both at the same time. Moe's story is open, honest, and hopeful, as it blends in the thoughts of the numerous celebrities he's interviewed to arrive at a positive and hopeful place. This talk also offers several simple things anyone can do to fight stigma and make the world a healthier place.
1.5 CEH/0.15 CEUs provided for UW School of Social Work students (Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this option at least 24 hours in advance of the presentation.)
This is a Beyond the Page grant event, made possible by Dane County Library Services, the Madison Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the UW School of Social Work.
For more information, visit the Beyond the Page website: https://www.beyondthepage.info/what-we-are-going-through-listening-menta...
Meeting Room 302