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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 30, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Study Room 1
 
Costume Toddler Dance

Costume Toddler Dance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Oct 30, 10:00am to 10:45am

Break out the costumes early and come and dance to new and familiar tunes at this specially themed Music & Movement program. For toddlers ages 2 & up.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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
 
11:00am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
Mystery Book Sale

Mystery Book Sale

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Oct 30, 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Is your favorite sleuth a private eye, a foreign spy, a slinky lady detective, a hardened cop, a nosy caterer, a clever cat, or a quiet quilter? Whether blood-curdling or cozy, we'll have the books for you in paper or hardcover -- many in series. Good deals!

Proceeds help fund library programs.

Community Room - Table Side
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Oct 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

 
2:00pm
YS Program Analysis team
Children's Program Room
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Oct 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.

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

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

Join us for the showing of Corpse Party by Shōichi Satō. After a ritual goes wrong a group of friends get stuck in a parallel dimension were ghosts attack them and a mystery get reveal.

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

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 30, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Oct 30, 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
 
Halloween Treats with Chef Krista Hefty
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Oct 30, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2019 Go Big Read selection, “The Poison Squad” by Debroah Blum, the dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. Detailing the complex interchanges of industry, media, and government regulation with a bracing clarity, “The Poison Squad” offers a prescient perspective on the enormous social and political challenges we face today.

Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library approximately one month before the discussion.

Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read for information on upcoming Go Big Read events and more.

Meeting Room