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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, September 23, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 23, 9:30am to 9:45am

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.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Sep 23, 10:15am to 10:45am

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.

Community Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Monday, Sep 23, 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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Sep 23, 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
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 23, 10:45am to 11:30am

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
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room
Monday, Sep 23, 11:15am to 11:45am

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.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
CANCELED General Job Assistance

CANCELED General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Sep 23, 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
 
12:30pm
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 23, 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
 
1:00pm
CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Sep 23, 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, Sep 23, 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). 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 every Monday from 1:00-3:00 pm.
There will be a few days when the program room is in use for other activities, on those days the group will meet at a table in the library.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Sep 23, 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
Dream Bus at ReNew

Dream Bus at ReNew

Monday, Sep 23, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

 
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 23, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Study Room 1
 
3:00pm
Maker Monday

Maker Monday

Teen Room
Monday, Sep 23, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dig-in to Maker Kit activities and explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems and puzzles. For kids ages 7-12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Call the library for this week's activity.

Teen Room
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 23, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Sep 23, 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
 
6:30pm
Restoring the Sauk Prairie: A Story of Hope and Healing

Restoring the Sauk Prairie: A Story of Hope and Healing

Meeting Room
Monday, Sep 23, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In 1997, when the U.S. Army announced the decommissioning of the 7,400-acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant located between Sauk City and Baraboo, a group of conservation-minded citizens joined forces to actively promote a "green vision" for the property. That group of citizens and local organizations evolved into what is now the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance.

In 2001, a formal document, the “Badger Reuse Plan,” adopted by the 21 stakeholders in the Badger Reuse Committee, outlined a conservation-oriented future for the Badger Lands. The newest “state park,” the 3,400-acre Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is being developed and will provide recreational opportunities for all. The new Great Sauk State Trail is now open to bikers and hikers through the Badger Lands. This is all possible due to the dedicated efforts of those visionary citizens two decades ago.

Charlie Luthin will share a video documentary that tells the story of this amazing transformation of a military complex into a public green space through the voices of diverse stakeholders in the process. The 26-minute video, “Restoring the Sauk Prairie, A Story of Hope and Healing” was produced in 2018 to celebrate the Alliance’s 20th anniversary. A short video about the “historic apples” of the Badger Lands will also be shown. The Alliance has embarked on a project to document, map, and preserve the apple trees that “survived WWII.”

Charlie Luthin has spent his entire career of 40 years working for national and international non-profit conservation organizations. He has served as director of four Wisconsin-based groups, including Aldo Leopold Foundation, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and for the past three years, Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, a group he helped to found in 1997. Charlie holds a BS degree from UW-Stevens Point (Biology/Botany) and a MS degree from UW-Madison (Zoology/Ornithology).

Meeting Room
 
LEGO Club -- CANCELLED

LEGO Club -- CANCELLED

Community Room B and Kitchen
Monday, Sep 23, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Tonight's LEGO Club has been cancelled. We'll be back to building next week!

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