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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, February 3, 2020

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All day
 
9:00am
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Monday, Feb 3, 9:00am to 2:00pm

April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 2 months from now! The Census Bureau needs to hire a lot of Madison residents to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives here - especially people who will not initially participate by phone, mail, or website. Recruiters from the U.S. Census will be spreading awareness and helping people apply on the spot with Applicant Days. Following up with every missed individual requires the work of many Census Takers. It's a great part-time job that will pay $22/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Feb 3, 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
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Monday, Feb 3, 10:00am to 2:00pm

April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 2 months from now! The Census Bureau needs to hire a lot of Madison residents to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives here - especially people who will not initially participate by phone, mail, or website. Recruiters from the U.S. Census will be spreading awareness and helping people apply on the spot with Applicant Days. Following up with every missed individual requires the work of many Census Takers. It's a great part-time job that will pay $17-$23 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
10:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Feb 3, 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, Feb 3, 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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Feb 3, 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Community Room B
 
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Feb 3, 10:45am to 11:30am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Feb 3, 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
 
1:00pm
Knit & Nibble

Knit & Nibble

Community Room
Monday, Feb 3, 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, Feb 3, 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
Dream Bus at Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center
Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center (1917 Lake Point Dr)
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Feb 3, 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
 
3:00pm
Maker Monday

Maker Monday

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Feb 3, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dig-in to Maker Kit activities and explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems and puzzles. For kids ages 7-12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Call the library for this week's activity.

Community Room - Table Side
 
Green Screen Story Machine

Green Screen Story Machine

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Feb 3, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Explore using the library's green screen and iPads to make amazing stories. You can try Stop-motion animation, electronic comics-making, music video creation and more.

Mondays, February 3-14

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
4:00pm
Dream Bus at C.H. Bird Elementary

Dream Bus at C.H. Bird Elementary

C.H. Bird Elementary School (1170 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie)
Monday, Feb 3, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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

C.H. Bird Elementary School (1170 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie)
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Feb 3, 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 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session.

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.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meeting Room
Monday, Feb 3, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lessons start promptly at 6 p.m. and last 45 minutes.
Open game time runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chess club is open to all Ages and Skill levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

Meeting Room
 
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Feb 3, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Light refreshments served.

Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)

Meeting Room 115