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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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Thursday, July 25, 2024

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10:00am
10:00am to 11:30am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Kati Fernandez Lambert

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Kati Fernandez Lambert

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Join We Read Bubbler Artist Kati Fernandez Lambert of Coyote Fire Arts each Thursday morning at Central library to explore, interact and connect with Nature through art. We'll follow the moon cycles of the summer with a variety of open ended projects, different each week, made with foraged materials. 

Ages 5 and up with their grown ups encouraged to join in too! Younger siblings welcome, but will need help from their adult. 

All library programs are free and open to the public. 

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Jul 25, 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
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children ages 5 and under! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills. It also helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Thursdays, June 20 - August 15, 10:30am

Note: No storytime on Thursday, July 4.

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime with Tina

Musical Playtime with Tina

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Come play in the children's area while local musician, Tina, plays a variety of songs on her violin. 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 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 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
 
11:00am
11:00am to 12:15pm
Tinker Time!

Tinker Time!

Quiet/Socializing Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Looking for a way to let off some STEAM? Drop in to Meadowridge Library to play, make and learn fun STEAM themed activities. Best suited for ages 5 and up with some support encouraged. 

This week we will build structures with Keva Planks.

Quiet/Socializing Room
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Science Club

Science Club

Patio
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ready to get creative and messy with science? Come explore different scientific concepts through hands-on activities.

This event will take place outdoors and is subject to cancellation due to weather.

Patio
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Jul 25, 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 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 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, Jul 25, 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
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Community Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Young people, ages 6-17 years old, are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Hawthorne Library! Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.

Community Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Community Room A
Thursday, Jul 25, 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
CLOSED CAMPAIGN - Youth Dungeons & Dragons

CLOSED CAMPAIGN - Youth Dungeons & Dragons

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Jul 25, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Goodman South Madison is excited to begin our Dungeons & Dragons program for youth. While this campaign is currently full, we will happily put people on our waitlist for our next campaign. Please email youth librarian, Rachel (rlavender@madisonpubliclibrary.org), for more information and/or to be put on the waitlist.

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 Room 115
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Jul 25, 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