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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 30, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Sep 30, 11:00am to 11:30am

(for children ages 0-30 months)

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Meeting Room 115
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room
Monday, Sep 30, 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
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Sep 30, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Sep 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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:
2:00-2:30 Trent - General lab help
2:30-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
io production
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
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Sep 30, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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)
 
Sumi Ink Club @ Lakeview Library

Sumi Ink Club @ Lakeview Library

Monday, Sep 30, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Sumi Ink Club is coming to Lakeview Library! Sumi Ink Club is a collaborative, public drawing project (first established by artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck in 2005). This cooperative, interactive drawing club is intended for everyone, to share, converse, and create together. On September 30th, everyone is invited to create a BIG drawing for the Lakeview Library with the help of artist Lydia Diemer.

 
4:00pm
Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Sep 30, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Spies! Superheroes! Vikings! Talking sushi rolls! Join the Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club for a night of dice-rolling, card-flipping fun! Meet new people and test both your luck and your skill as you learn a new game or share one of your favorites. From quick, light party games to brain-burning challenges, we'll have a variety of games available to try! Interested in Dungeons and Dragons? Come find out more information. Ages 11-17.

Community Room - Table Side
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 30, 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
 
5:30pm
Wisconsin Book FEstival volunteer training
Study Room 201
 
6:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

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

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
 
7:00pm
When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

Meeting Room 302
Monday, Sep 30, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Those two lovable and wacky guys are back! Come share of an evening of absurdity with nationally-syndicated cartoonists Leigh Rubin, creator of the comic strip “Rubes," and Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands. This odd couple will riff off each other’s cartoons, and show how the twisted minds of two very different cartoonists work. One of them focuses on the bizarre behavior of zany characters, the other rarely draws about politicians. So if you’ve ever wanted to meet a professional smart aleck or full-time doodler, don’t miss this event.

Meeting Room 302