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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 10, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Feb 10, 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: EYE OF HEAVEN by Clive Cussler

Mystery in the Morning: EYE OF HEAVEN by Clive Cussler

Meeting Room
Monday, Feb 10, 10:00am to 11:30am

Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico.
How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs.
Join us for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem at our Mystery Book Group Discussion

Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Feb 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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, Feb 10, 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, Feb 10, 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 10, 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, Feb 10, 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, Feb 10, 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)
 
Origami Kids - Magical Unicorns
 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Monday, Feb 10, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study Room 1
 
3:00pm
Early Readers Book Club

Early Readers Book Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Feb 10, 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 - Table Side
 
Green Screen Story Machine

Green Screen Story Machine

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Feb 10, 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 The Crossings

Dream Bus at The Crossings

The Crossings (1128 Morraine View Dr)
Monday, Feb 10, 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)
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Feb 10, 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
 
4:30pm
Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Feb 10, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Learn to play and get a taste of adventure! In a fantastical world full of danger, monsters, dungeons, and even the occasional dragon or two, treasure and glory await those brave and clever enough to seek it! Join a team of fellow adventurers to undertake heroic quests in the world's greatest tabletop roleplaying game. No experience necessary!

Drop in for a quick one-shot session. Ages 10-17.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Feb 10, 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
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Danez Smith for Homie

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Danez Smith for Homie

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Monday, Feb 10, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Smith is back with their highly anticipated third collection, Homie. A magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family—blood and chosen—arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s, for yours.

Danez Smith is the author of Homie, Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert boy], winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. They live in Minneapolis.

A Wisconsin Book Festival event.
https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/homie

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302