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Thursday, November 2, 2023

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10:00am
10:00am to 10:45am
Art for Little Ones

Art for Little Ones

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 10:00am to 10:45am

Join artist Amy Mietzel for hands-on art activities inspired by picture books! We'll start by doing a read-aloud of the book - then create art using unique materials and fun supplies. Additional books that fit the theme will also be available for caregivers and youth to read together and check-out. For ages 2-5. Siblings & groups welcome. 

Sept: Toadstools -- Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel

Oct: Building and Construction -- Bigger, Bigger by Leslie Patricelli

Nov: Cats -- 10 Cats by Emily Gravett 

Dec: Hats -- Very Good Hats by Emma Straub

 

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Art

Toddler Art

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Nov 2, 10:00am to 10:45am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Nov 2, 10:30am to 11:30am

Growing Voices Music Class is an interactive class for caregivers and their children, birth-4, to play, learn, and bond with music. In our classes we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together! After the class, participants can stay for free play.

 

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 10:30am to 11:15am

READ and PLAY together!

Engaging with books, songs and child-led play all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. After about 20-30 minutes of stories and songs, we'll end with a time for child-led play together in our children's area. You are welcome to stay as long as you like!

Library programs are always free. Siblings, friends and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Come play in the children's area while local musician, Rin, plays a variety of songs on her fiddle and mandolin. This is informal music, meant to be enjoyed while playing, drawing, or reading in the children's area! ​For families/all ages.

Youth Program Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Let's Blow Off Some STEAM (Robotics edition)

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM (Robotics edition)

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 2, 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join staff from BadgerBOTS for a hands-on robotics activity perfect for the whole family!

BadgerBOTS has created meaningful, messy, and memorable STEM experiences for kids across Wisconsin. They focus on hands-on exploration as the best way to build a deep connection. They believe that kids who are confident and competent in STEM will fare best in the future.

Meeting Room 115
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Nov 2, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance for Therapy Dogs. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection. First come, first served.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Nov 2, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both creative and survival worlds! Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse required. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Community Room B
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Family Study Room
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Family Study Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Gathers most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share their stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club is led by local author Carole Madrzak.

Studio
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 2, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Family Study Room