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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, January 29, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jan 29, 9:30am to 9:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early 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. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
10:00am
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jan 29, 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.

Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Jan 29, 10:00am to 10:20am

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
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Jan 29, 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.

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 26, 10:30-11:30am

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

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jan 29, 10:30am to 10:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early 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. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Jan 29, 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
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Jan 29, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Jan 29, 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
MidWeek Matinee: SHAFT

MidWeek Matinee: SHAFT

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jan 29, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher & Richard Roundtree. JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's death. [R, 1hr 51min, Action|Comedy|Crime, 2019]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Jan 29, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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, Jan 29, 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 Time

Teen Time

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Jan 29, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come hang out and play video games and board games, work on craft projects you can take home with you, or use a computer. You choose what you want to do!

Community Room - Table Side
 
University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid Advising - CANCELLED
 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
The Sketchbook: Philosophy, Practice, and Creative Play with Artist-in-Residence

The Sketchbook: Philosophy, Practice, and Creative Play with Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler
Wednesday, Jan 29, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This two-part workshop is for anyone looking to develop or deepen a relationship with their sketchbook. Maybe you don’t consider yourself an artist but you have that creative itch, and yet ruining a blank page with a “terrible drawing” is paralyzing. Maybe you need a break from the creative work you do at your day job but want to find a process for personal creative play. In the first session we will make our own custom sketchbooks, look at sketchbook inspiration, and get comfortable "ruining" a blank page. The second session will include more sketchbook exercises, discussions about why we draw, and tools to help you cultivate a sustainable sketchbook drawing practice that can enrich your life!

***Those that register for this workshop will need to attend both dates (1/29 and 2/26). Only one registration required, ages 16+

Bubbler
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 29, 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, Jan 29, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

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.

Wednesdays, January 22-March25

Meeting Room B
 
UW Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Jan 29, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alica Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters and other fiber-crafters to meet, share your own work, learn about different techniques and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion