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 their adult. Weekly registration begins 12/23.
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Mystery in the Morning: LITTLE GIRL GONE by Gerry Schmitt
In the first Afton Tangler thriller, the unforgiving cold of Minnesota winter hides the truth behind an even more chilling crime...
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.
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. (Note: No storytime on Jan 20.)
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
CANCELED General Job Assistance
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
Mindful Moments: A Drop-In Meditation Group
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
Knit & Nibble
Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome!
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
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
Open Media Lab
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:
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.
Early Readers Book Club
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
Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners
Youve heard of Dungeons & Dragons - the classic tabletop role playing game of fantastical adventures and heroic quests. But between all the rulebooks, funky dice and character sheets theres a lot to learn. Whether youre interested in starting your own campaign with friends or playing in the Adventurers League at your local game store, our Character Creation Workshop is the perfect place to start. Well walk you through everything you need to know to get started and create an excellent, unique D&D character - including ability scores, skill proficiencies, races, classes, backgrounds and personality traits. Craft your own hero to embark on a legendary adventure!
For Ages 10-17.
Community Room - Table Side
Chess at the Library
Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Community Room - Table Side
Witnessing Whiteness Workshop
Join us for a 10-week workshop based around the Book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk, facilitated by Gera Raymond and Ruth Meyer. This series is designed for white people to forward anti-racism work. We will connect the book with dialog and experiential activities, by exploring the white experience.
Goals of the series are to build a community with a shared understanding of privilege, whiteness, and racism; increase your ability to begin, support, and progress racial justice work; and
To really understand and ultimately address how whiteness affects racism, a strong commitment to attendance is required. Sessions 1 and 10 are mandatory. We ask that any absences are pre-planned; maximum number of absences is 2. At Session 1, we will ask you to let us know the dates you plan to miss, if any. The series is limited to 25 participants. Please call Sequoya Library (608-266-6385) or register online at madisonpubliclibrary.org/events. If you need accommoadtions to attend this program, please call 266-6385 or TDD# 266-6314 two weeks in advance.
A limited number of books will be available at Sequoya Library. Please read chapter 1 ("Naming the Problem") ahead of the first session.
Meeting Room B