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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:15am to 10:00am
Tots in Motion

Tots in Motion

Community Room B
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 9:15am to 10:00am

You and your child will dance, Dance, DANCE! Bubbles, shakers and more! The last part of each class involves free play with library toys and a chance for caregivers to chat. Geared for children ages 5 & under, but older kids are always welcome to join in, too! 

Babies too young to toddle can clap and bounce to the rhythm. Preschoolers are leaders in following cues. Children participate in their own way, in their own time. The only expectation is to have fun!

 

Community Room B
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 9:30am to 10:30am

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.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
NewBridge Book Discussion of "Running with Sherman" by Christopher McDougall

NewBridge Book Discussion of "Running with Sherman" by Christopher McDougall

*Offsite
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a book discussion of "Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America" by Christopher McDougall. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

"When Christopher McDougall decided to adopt a donkey in dire straits, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. But with the help of his neighbors, Chris came up with a crazy idea. Burro racing, a unique type of competition in which humans and donkeys run side by side over mountains and through streams, would be exactly the challenge Sherman and Chris needed. In the course of Sherman’s training, Chris would enlist Amish running clubs, high-spirited goats, the service animal community, and two Sarah Palin–loving long-distance female truckers. Sherman’s heartwarming story of overcoming all odds to run one of the most unbelievable races in America shows the healing power of movement and the strength of the human-animal connection." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Community Room - Table Side
 
10:15am to 11:00am
Tots in Motion

Tots in Motion

Community Room B
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 10:15am to 11:00am

You and your child will dance, Dance, DANCE! Bubbles, shakers and more! The last part of each class involves free play with library toys and a chance for caregivers to chat. Geared for children ages 5 & under, but older kids are always welcome to join in, too! 

Babies too young to toddle can clap and bounce to the rhythm. Preschoolers are leaders in following cues. Children participate in their own way, in their own time. The only expectation is to have fun!

 

Community Room B
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi Age Storytime (children & families 5 & under)

Multi Age Storytime (children & families 5 & under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! 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. Library programs are always free. Older and Younger siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
12:30pm
12:45pm to 3:00pm
Craft and Chat

Craft and Chat

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 12:45pm to 3:00pm

All are welcome to Craft and Chat!  This group meets weekly from 12:45 - 3:00 pm,

Crafting includes making greeting cards for veterans and shut-ins, creating Christmas stockings for patients in the VA hospital, making throws and lap quilts for people who use wheelchairs..

Craft projects are made to be donated.

Anyone who would like to help is welcome to drop in.  If you don't have your own craft supplies, the group will have supplies available.

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-Ages Knitting Circle

All-Ages Knitting Circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting.  All experience levels welcome!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

 

Please contact Meadowridge Library at 608-288-6160 for more details and information!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 211
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Get assistance with opening an email account, writing a Word document, navigating the internet, keeping your files safe, and more.

Call 608-266-6350 to make a 30-minute appointment.

Computer Assistance is sponsored by the Digital Equity Project.

Study Room 211
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Youth Graphic Novel Club - Book TBD

Youth Graphic Novel Club - Book TBD

Studio
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us at Pinney Library on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss an older kids/tween graphic novel! No reservation needed. Light snacks provided.

Title TBD

Studio
 
4:30pm to 6:15pm
Kids Open Dungeons and Dragons

Kids Open Dungeons and Dragons

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:15pm

School-age children (elementary and middle school) are invited to join us for this kid-led Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Be a part of an adventuring party where you'll use your imagination and creativity to explore a fantasy world in an epic quest. Our Dungeon Master Jared will provide support and help guide campaigns along with our adult D&D experts and our Youth Librarian Ruth.

This weekly session is for beginners.

About D&D: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that allows each player to create their own character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Final Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence, Grace Olson

Final Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence, Grace Olson

Bubbler
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This is an open studio session for anyone who wants to create! Grace often leads participants through projects involving mail art, collage, and creating 3-D miniatures for the dollhouse installation. This session will be the final opportunity to work with Grace during her residency. Come to create, celebrate, connect, and just hang out. All ages welcome!

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Weekly Open Studios is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Grace will be present every Wednesday evening 6-8pm, leading creative, hands-on activities and collaborative projects to anyone who stops by.  

Family Reunion is a space for reimagination and celebration of family in all the forms it can take. In this space, you are invited to take part in creative projects that explore the ways we all find, make, experience, and practice family. Grace's intention as a facilitator is to shed light on the unconventional and to encourage change toward more intentionality and interdependence. The wishing, making, tinkering, and pondering we do together will explore questions such as:

  • Who is in your lineage?
  • What stories/skills/heirlooms/artifacts/ways of being/ways of thinking do you wish to bring forward?
  • Where do you find a sense of home?
  • When does one “start a family”, and what does that mean?
  • How can we move towards building more loving and resilient family structures?

    The Bubbler Room is open to the public whenever the Central Library is open. It is closed to the public only temporarily for any scheduled workshops and/or community partner site visits.

 

https://www.madisonbubbler.org/residencies/central(link is external)

Bubbler
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
(ZOOM) Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

(ZOOM) Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

*Online
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Thinking of starting a business?

Interested in a business model that uplifts your community?

Worker cooperatives create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. Worker co-ops are designed to improve low-wage jobs and build wealth in communities. Worker co-ops help build skills, earning potential, household income, and assets. 

Learn more about opportunities at www.mcdcmadison.org

Sponsored by MCDC, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

This event is entirely virtual through Zoom

*Online
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mystery Book Discussion: Daisy Darker

Mystery Book Discussion: Daisy Darker

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a discussion of this month's mystery book, Daisy Darker, by Alice Feeney. New members always welcome! Copies may be available at the Ask Desk.

Synopsis: After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s family assembles for Nana’s 80th birthday in her crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. When the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. At the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. An hour later, the next family member follows…

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined