Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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9:00am to 1:00pm
Free Coffee at Pinney
Enjoy a free cup of coffee during your visit to Pinney, Tuesdays from 9:00 - 1:00 (or while supplies last)!
Coffee provided with a gift to Madison Public Library Foundation from Miriam Simmons, and support from the Friends of Pinney Library.
*In Pinney Library
10:15am to 10:45am
Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)
READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! This storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up - but all are welcome.
Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. We will start with a short storytime and then have playtime.
Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.
10:30am to 12:00pm
Tiny True Play Studio--IF WEATHER IS BAD, EVENT IS CANCELLED (It's voting day!)
As one parent said, "It's like art school, but with no assignments." In the Tiny True Play Studio, we encourage kids to try out their own ideas as they explore clay, stickers, scissors, paint and more. Process is more important than a final product. Messy clothes recommended. Weather permitting, this event will be outdoors.
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby and Toddler Storytime
READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Reading, singing, talking and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance
Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly? You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.The African Center for Community Development will be located at the Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance should stop by.
Study Room 1
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Memory Book Workshop (Part 2)- Goodman South
Make your own memory book with artist Angela Johnson! A memory book is a collection of stories and/or photos that tell a personal story.
In Part 1 of this workshop you will create an accordion book to use as the base of your memory book. Part 1 is Nov 1, 1-2:30pm. Sign-up for Part 1 here.
In Part 2 of this workshop you will add photos, mementos, and stories to your memory book. Part 2 is Nov 8, 1-2:30pm
All supplies provided, bring your photos & mementos to both workshops!
Meeting Room 115
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card.
2602 Post Rd
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Family Science Starters
Bring your whole family out for fun STEM experiences led by our youth librarian and by a University of Wisconsin science grad student! Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 on Tuesdays for a free snack and some cool science.
*In Goodman South Madison Library
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We Make - Pony Bead Jewelry
Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and try a different hands-on project. All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave.
Youth 5 and under will require assistance from a caregiver.
*In Hawthorne Library
4:30pm to 6:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment sessions are created in an effort to promote community, and a safe place for youth patron between 12 and 18 years old. We will supply various activities from crafts, board games and electronic games also.
Meeting Room 115
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tinkering Tuesday: Sock Monsters
Drop in to the children's area at Meadowridge Library for art, making, tinkering, and fun! This week, we'll be making sock monsters. Come ready to paint, sew, glue, stuff, and be creative! Socks will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.
All ages welcome. Children under 5 will need extra help from a parent or caregiver. No registration required.
*In Meadowridge Library
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Go Big Read Discussion: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
Join us for book discussions of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith.
A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.
Books will be available for checkout at the library 4 weeks prior to the discussions.
Visit madpl.org/gobigread for more information.
Community Rooms A and B Combined