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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 and B Combined
Mystery in the Morning: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND by Louis Penny
"The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author."-- Provided by publisher. When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse the former head of the SÃ�retÃ� du QuÃ�bec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension and frankly curious Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers the bookseller from Three Pines and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if Gamache begins to ask himself she was perfectly sane? When a body is found the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing. Join us for a civilized discussion of murder and mayhem at our Mystery Book Group Discussion
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!
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)
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 Combined
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
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 ages 0-15 months.
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 and B Combined
Storytime for the Very Young
(for children ages 0-30 months) Stories songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies toddlers and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
Meeting Room 115
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 and B Combined
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
*In Central Library
Knit & Nibble
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.
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: 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.
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
Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club
Spies! Superheroes! Vikings! Talking sushi rolls! Join the Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club for a night of dice-rolling card-flipping fun! Meet new people and test both your luck and your skill as you learn a new game or share one of your favorites. From quick light party games to brain-burning challenges we'll have a variety of games available to try! Interested in Dungeons and Dragons? Come find out more information. Ages 11-17.
Community Room - Table Side
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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
Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peek
You're invited to a free preview of the 22nd Wisconsin Film Festival (April 2-9 2020). Watch trailers of this year's films learn about the ins and outs from WFF staff and bring your questions about the festival. Sneak Peek events are made possible through partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival and by a generous grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.