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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, October 7, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Oct 7, 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
Covering Wisconsin Healthcare Enrollment Assistance
Study Room
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Oct 7, 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 B
Monday, Oct 7, 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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Monday, Oct 7, 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
 
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Oct 7, 10:45am to 11:30am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. 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, Oct 7, 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, Oct 7, 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, Oct 7, 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, Oct 7, 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, Oct 7, 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, Oct 7, 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
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
Dream Bus at ReNew

Dream Bus at ReNew

Monday, Oct 7, 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.

 
3:00pm
Sewing with Kids - Winter Hats

Sewing with Kids - Winter Hats

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Oct 7, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Learn a new skill, have fun, and create a warm winter hat with our special guest, Elizabeth White! Participants will work with yarn and yarn needles to hand sew their own hat, using old sweaters. All of the materials will be provided. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Oct 7, 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
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance Bi-Monthly Meeting

Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance Bi-Monthly Meeting

Study Room
Monday, Oct 7, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Tonight's topic: End of Life and Dementia
Every other month, join members of the Alzheimer's and Dementia League of Wisconsin for a variety of talks on Alzheimers, caregiving, and related topics. call 608-232-3400 for detailed information about each night's topic.

Study Room
 
6:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library CHESS CLUB: 6 p.m. Lessons; 6:45 p.m. Open Play
Meeting Room
 
Girls Code Madison

Girls Code Madison

Community Room
Monday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A free night of coding just for girls. We will teach a short lesson and co-create a project using code. New, novice and experienced coders are welcome and encouraged. Recommended for girls in 4th - 10th grade.

Community Room
 
Poetry Harvest

Poetry Harvest

Community Room
Monday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

All ages welcome! Bring your favorite poem to present, or read an original work. There will be a musical interlude featuring live guitar music. Light refreshments will be served. If you'd like to sign up in advance to read, please contact Ginny Scholtz at 262-490-2865, or
VirginiaScholtz29@att.net. You may also sign up at the event.

Community Room
 
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

"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.)

Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Community Room B and Kitchen
Monday, Oct 7, 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
Friends of Pinney Annual meeting