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Thursday, April 18, 2024

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10:00am
10:00am to 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Calling all babies!  Come hear a story and play with fun toys picked just for you in a relaxed atmosphere. 

For children ages birth to 2 years old. No registration required.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 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.

These classes are generously provided by the Friends of Central Library.  

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

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 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
 
10:30am to 11:00am
Cuentos y canciones

Cuentos y canciones

Quiet/Socializing Room
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 10:30am to 11:00am

¡Leemos y cantamos juntos en español! Participar con libros, canciones, y experiencias divertidas es una parte esencial del desarrollo de los niños y ayuda a crear un amor eternal por la lectura. Recomendamos este evento para niños de 0 a 6 años de edad.

Let's read and sing together in Spanish! Engaging with books, songs, and play is an essential part of early development and helps foster a lifelong love of reading. This event is recommended for ages 0-6.

Quiet/Socializing Room
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Toddler and Me Storybook Yoga

Toddler and Me Storybook Yoga

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Parents and toddlers, join Zen Ed Wellness for an interactive yoga class that incorporates the magic of stories! 

Yoga mats will be provided, and no experience is necessary.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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

Community Room B
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes a Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes a Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come be in community with other teens during this after-school program at Goodman South Madison Library! Every day after school teens are invited to decompress with art activities, video games, movies, board games, social time or quiet time to do homework together. Drop in or stay for the whole time - It Takes A Village is intended as a place for youth ages 12-19 to find their people, access resources, have fun, and rely on their village for support and wellness.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 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, Apr 18, 2024, 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

Community Room A
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 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.

Community Room A
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:15pm
Pinney Adult Game Night

Pinney Adult Game Night

Studio
Thursday, Apr 18, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:15pm

Join us every third Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm to play board games!

There will be a mix of longer-play games (Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc) and some shorter games (Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Yahtzee, and more!)

Snacks will be provided, no registration needed!

Studio