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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, January 13, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Jan 13, 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 their adult. Weekly registration begins 12/23.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Mystery in the Morning: LITTLE GIRL GONE by Gerry Schmitt
Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Jan 13, 10:30am to 11:00am

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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Monday, Jan 13, 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. (Note: No storytime on Jan 20.)
Mondays, Jan 6 - Mar 23, 10:30-11:15am

Community Room
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Jan 13, 10:45am to 11:30am

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
 
12:00pm
CANCELED General Job Assistance

CANCELED General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Jan 13, 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, Jan 13, 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
Knit & Nibble

Knit & Nibble

Community Room
Monday, Jan 13, 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).
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
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Jan 13, 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
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Jan 13, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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:
TBA

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
Dream Bus at ReNew

Dream Bus at ReNew

ReNew (6723 Schroeder Rd)
Monday, Jan 13, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

ReNew (6723 Schroeder Rd)
 
3:00pm
Early Readers Book Club

Early Readers Book Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Jan 13, 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
Dream Bus at The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Jan 13, 4:00pm 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)
 
4:30pm
Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jan 13, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

You’ve 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 there’s a lot to learn. Whether you’re interested in starting your own campaign with friends or playing in the Adventurer’s League at your local game store, our Character Creation Workshop is the perfect place to start. We’ll 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
 
6:00pm
Urban Bubble youth art exhibition
 
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jan 13, 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
 
Witnessing Whiteness Workshop

Witnessing Whiteness Workshop

Meeting Room B
Monday, Jan 13, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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
develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity, inclusion and race.

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