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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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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, Jul 10, 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 10:45am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Meghan Rosing
Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Storytime

Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Stories, songs, and rhymes for about 20 minutes, followed by playtime and an art project. 

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.

No registration, free of cost, and older siblings are 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, Jul 10, 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
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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, Jul 10, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Elias

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Elias

Community Room Combined
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Stop by to make art with our summer artist in residence, Elias!  Each week will offer a different fun, hands-on project for kids of all ages!

Wednesdays, June 26-August 14, 3:30-5:00pm

Note: No program on July 17.

During this program, your librarian will be using an exciting new tool called the Observation Deck, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, to better report on learning outcomes for youth. You can learn more about the project on our website: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/engagement/observation-deck 

Community Room Combined
 
3:30pm to 4:30pm
LEGO Club at Pinney

LEGO Club at Pinney

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

It's time for LEGO Club! Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month (June 12, July 10, Aug 14), 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 5:30pm
Summer Fun & Games for Writers

Summer Fun & Games for Writers

Community Room B
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

In this 4-week series, we’ll use short writing exercises to trigger your creativity while expanding your writing skill. We’ll practice writing about places, characters, and scenes with short assignments designed to be as fun as they are helpful in finding your voice as a writer. Some writing exercises will take place in class and others will be “Field Trip” assignments between class meetings. The workshop is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers, ages 12-112. Registration is now closed.

We will…

Explore capturing characters with telling details. 
Conveying a sense of place.
Dig into “show don’t tell” with action in scenes.

About the presenter: Sarah White  is a professional freelance writer, published author, and personal historian who helps people write about their lives, individually and in small-group workshops. She holds degrees in Journalism and Creative Nonfiction.

Community Room B
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Canceled Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Canceled Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Jul 10, 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
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We Make with Bubbler Artist in Residence Savannah Starlin - Mini World Dioramas

We Make with Bubbler Artist in Residence Savannah Starlin - Mini World Dioramas

Community Room
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join Bubbler Artist in Residence Savannah Starlin for a relaxing art workshop. Take what you make with you when you leave. No registration required & free of cost.

Start with a cardboard box and turn it into a mini world or dream safe spot. This can be anything you want! Utilize straw, clay, fabric, and more to bring your vision to life.

We Make Summer Session meets weekly on Wednesdays, June 26th - August 28th. 

Youth 8 years and younger must bring an older caregiver with them.

Community Room