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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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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:00am to 10:45am

Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We'll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! For children ages 3-5, siblings welcome. No registration required. Note: no program on Oct. 30 for Friends of the Library Booksale.

Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:00am to 10:20am

(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!

Children's Program Room
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:05am to 10:35am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Note: this program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all. For more information, please contact the Pinney Library.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:45am to 11:15am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 10:45am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and games for children ages 3-5+. No registration needed.

Children's Program Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Oct 23, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
12:30pm
French Reading and Conversation Group

French Reading and Conversation Group

Wednesday, Oct 23, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Come join us! Members of the University League's French Reading and Conversation Group host this free monthly gathering for adults with intermediate to advanced level French. The first hour is conversation followed by an hour of book discussion--come for one or both parts. Reading and conversation take place entirely in French, although all who want to build exposure to the language are welcome. A limited number of books for discussion will be available at the library's "Ask Here" desk in early September. The first title is "Une Vie" by Simone Weil.

Fourth Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
Sept 25 & Oct 23, 2019 (No meetings in Nov or Dec)
Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22 & May 27, 2020

 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Oct 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

 
1:30pm
NewBridge Movie Program: Bell, Book & Candle (Approved for All Audiences)
Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Downtown Madison Family Halloween @ the Library

Downtown Madison Family Halloween @ the Library

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Visit the Children's Room for stories and a trick or treat station. Artist-in-Residence, Emily Balsley will be leading Halloween themed making projects for all ages in the Bubbler Room – anyone is welcome to stop by!
Come in costume!

Children's Program Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Oct 23, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Try new and cool technology, including stop-motion animation stations, green screens, GoPro cameras, and more!

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Oct 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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour appointment.

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.

 
4:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
One-on-one Math Tutoring

One-on-one Math Tutoring

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Free one-on-one math tutoring provided by a UW-Madison mathematics graduate student. Get help with any kind of math coursework, from K-12 through college-level. Help is also available for test preparation and math review for standardized exams. Tutoring is available in one hour time blocks at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30. Call Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.

Study Room
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Oct 23, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for the showing of The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu. This anime follows the story of Grace Field House's orphans, Norman, Emma and Ray in their efforts to free themselves and their brothers and sisters from a fateful horrifying destiny.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Study Room 1
Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Study Room 1
 
Madison Travel Circle presents AMA Waterways Magnificent Europe Cruise

Madison Travel Circle presents AMA Waterways Magnificent Europe Cruise

Community Room
Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Rick Hauser as he experiences a 14 day river cruise through Europe onboard the Amastella of AMA Waterways. He visits the tulip gardens in Amsterdam, plus the castles and vineyards of the Rhine and Danube rivers. He describes guided tours available in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, as seen through the eyes of such people as Martin Luther, Napoleon, and many notorious robber barons. Rick is a travel agent for Expedia Cruise Ship Centers and can help you with any travel plans you may have - offering fantastic prices on cruises and international air.

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

No storytime on October 9th, please join us that evening for programming on dyslexia awareness month.
Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B