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Events Calendar

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

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
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 12, 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 10:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! 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. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

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

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

Community Room - Table Side
 
10:00am to 10:45am
We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Meghan Rosing

We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Meghan Rosing

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Help us kick off the summer at this community celebration! Pick up your official We Read Game at the reference desk and design and craft your own unique We Read Game "Read" and "Play" card ideas with your Bubbler Artist. Who knows, maybe next year, one of YOUR designs will be included in the We Read Game! While you're here, be sure to grab a We Read bag to fill with books from the library collection to get your summer of reading and connecting started off right! 

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Barbara = Arte, baile y cuentos con la Maestra Bárbara

Bilingual Storytime with Ms. Barbara = Arte, baile y cuentos con la Maestra Bárbara

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

¡Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, y actividades en inglés y español, enfocados en la alfabetización temprana y el idioma española! Para niñ@s desde recién nacidos a 5 años de edad y sus familias.

Stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish to build early literacy and Spanish language awareness. For Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers. Ages birth to 5 yrs old. Siblings welcome.

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

Multi Age Storytime (children & families 5 & under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
11:00am
11:00am to 1:00pm
Go By Metro

Go By Metro

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Get the latest scoop on all things Metro like BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), fare technology, how to plan a trip, and more. Metro employees will provide one-on-one assistance in English and Spanish. We'll even have a kid-friendly, transit-related activity, so bring the whole family! No reservations required. 

Community Room
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending? 

Volunteers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library every other Wednesday from noon - 2:00 pm. These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle many other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Mending is done on the spot on a first come, first served basis. There’s no drop off or pick up, we do what we can do in the time allowed.

Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 pm!

*In Hawthorne Library
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
Dream Bus at Camden Court Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Camden Court Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

2601 Old Camden Square
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

2601 Old Camden Square
 
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join us to READ and Play together. When children engage with books, songs, and play, they develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills which helps to build a lifelong love of reading. 

This program is geared toward children under age 5. All older and younger siblings as well as childcare groups are welcome to join.

Library programs are always free.

Meeting Room 115
 
12:45pm to 3:00pm
Craft and Chat

Craft and Chat

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 6:00pm
50th Anniversary Party

50th Anniversary Party

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Meadowridge Library will celebrate their 50th Anniversary next Wednesday, June 12 from 3-6pm! The library was built in this location in 1974 and it brought permanent library service to neighborhoods that were previously served by a Library Bookmobile.  

Celebrate this exciting milestone with music from DJ Pain One, a balloon artist, face painting, a photo booth and more. Adults will have the chance to win a free book each month from the Friends of Meadowridge Library Cart for a full year, and everyone can enjoy party treats like popcorn, cotton candy and cupcakes.

After the event, keep the fun going by heading over to Meadowood Park for the City of Madison's Parks Alive event, which also includes free food, music, and time to get to know your neighbors.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Dream Bus at The Meadowlands Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at The Meadowlands Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

6834 Milwaukee St
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

6834 Milwaukee St
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Brain Health and Aging

Brain Health and Aging

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join Kayla Olson, Dementia Care Specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County (ADRC), to find out what happens to our brains as we get older, learn more about age-related memory loss, and ways to modify your lifestyle to promote brain health, and decrease the risk of dementia.

Registration is recommended but not required and opens 2 weeks before the event.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Harmony Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Harmony Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

116 Milky Way
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

116 Milky Way
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-Ages Knitting Circle

All-Ages Knitting Circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
LEGO Club at Pinney

LEGO Club at Pinney

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

It's time for LEGO Club! Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month (Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, June 12), for ages 5 to 12. Leave your own LEGOs at home - we've got plenty to share! Sometimes there's a theme, but there's always opportunity to free build.

Youth Program Room
 
3:30pm to 5:00pm
We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Elias

We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Elias

Community Room Combined
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Help us kick off the summer at this community celebration! Pick up your official WE READ Card Deck at the reference desk and then get to know your Bubbler Artist for this summer, Elias. We'll make and create a fun, hands-on project for kids of all ages. While you're here, be sure to grab a We Read bag to fill with books from the library collection to get your summer of reading and connecting started off right!

    

Community Room Combined
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 211
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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 6:30pm
Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parks Alive - Meadowood Park

Parks Alive - Meadowood Park

*Offsite
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Connect with Madison Public Library at Parks Alive. Stop by to get a library card, learn about library resources, and pick up a WE READ Library bag and a card game that inspires youth to read over the summer!  Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you!  Learn more at Parks Alive https://www.cityofmadison.com/parksalive.

*Offsite
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Meeting Room 302
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents A Face in the Crowd (1957)

A Face in the Crowd chronicles the rise and fall of Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith), a boisterous entertainer discovered in an Arkansas drunk tank by Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal), a local radio producer with ambitions of her own. His charisma and cunning soon shoot him to the heights of television stardom and political demagoguery, forcing Marcia to grapple with the manipulative, reactionary monster she has created. Directed by Elia Kazan from a screenplay by Budd Schulberg, this incisive satire features an extraordinary debut screen performance by Griffith, who brandishes his charm in an uncharacteristically sinister role. Though the film was a flop on its initial release, subsequent generations have marveled at its eerily prescient diagnosis of the toxic intimacy between media and politics in American life." (Criterion Collection)

Hosted by Jason Fuhrman, Cinesthesia is an adventurous, eclectic series of classic and contemporary films that focuses on the complex relationship between literature and cinema. Cinesthesia strives to foster constructive dialogue, while breathing new life into controversial works, neglected masterpieces, and titles in the margins of film history.  

Meeting Room 302