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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 14, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Oct 14, 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
 
BUBBLER CLOSED
Bubbler
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning: TIGER SHRIMP TANGO by Tim Dorsey
Meeting Room
 
Covering Wisconsin Healthcare Enrollment Assistance
Study Room
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Oct 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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, Oct 14, 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, Oct 14, 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, Oct 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Monday, Oct 14, 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
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Oct 14, 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)
 
Early Readers Book Club

Early Readers Book Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Oct 14, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids ages 5-9 are invited to their very own book club! We will read a book together and then do an activity or art project based on the book. Snacks will be served! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:00pm
Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Oct 14, 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, Oct 14, 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
GIZMOS & GADGETS : Basic help with your smart phone, laptop or computer.
Study Room
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Oct 14, 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
 
Estate Planning 101

Estate Planning 101

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Oct 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

It's never too early to start thinking about estate planning, no matter your age, health, or wealth. The more you know, the easier it is to start the process. Join He Li from the UW Department of Finance to learn how to start the conversation, and start planning for your future, and the future of your loved ones.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:30pm
CANCELED Credit and Budgeting Financial Workshop

CANCELED Credit and Budgeting Financial Workshop

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Oct 14, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

"It's rude to talk about money" is a huge myth that keeps many in the dark. In fact, the more we know about the workings of money, credit scores, savings, and even budgeting - the better we can do:

To meet current and ongoing financial obligations,

Feel secure in our financial futures, and

Make choices that allow for the enjoyment of life.

This free 2-hour workshop is led by Dane County Extension Financial Educator, Karina Mendoza, and covers how to create a SMART financial goal, track expenses to stay within one's means, and understanding how credit scores work in order to make it work for you.

This Budgeting and Credit workshop is opened to the public. It is not part of a series, and it will be offered again on a monthly basis. Please check Dane County Financial Education Center for more dates.

For program accommodations in languages other than English or accommodations based on disability, please contact Karina Mendoza for more information at: Mendoza.Karina@countyofdane.com

Meeting Room 115
 
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Community Room B and Kitchen
Monday, Oct 14, 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