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Computers
Get more familiar with technology! The library offers one-on-one computer help and additional workshops to help you better understand computer basics, the Internet, communication tools, Microsoft programs, and so much more.  Upcoming Events All of these events are free but some do require an appointment. Be sure to check the calendar for more details and a complete look at what's coming up. Drop-in Computer Help Central LibraryMondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, August 14 - September ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 1, 2017
Spanish Storytime
¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills for Spanish speakers ages 3 - 6. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming Events Pinney LibrarySaturdays: October 28, November 18, December 16 | 10:30-11:15am Goodman South Madison LibrarySaturdays: September 23,  ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 1, 2017
Yoga for Kids
Yoga isn't just for adults! Children of all ages can benefit from a little stretching, breathing, and movement.  The library is hosting several yoga events just for kids to enjoy. All events are free, but registration may be required.  Storybook Yoga | Monroe Street Library Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are hosting Storybook Yoga at the library. We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 31, 2017
A Wild Rumpus
A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your child's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, or bring a picnic dinner and make an evening of it!​ You'll also have the option to purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food cart coalition. ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 26, 2017
Bike to the Library
Biking is the Best!  At this Learn to Ride event, you will expand your knowledge of bicycling in Madison - master the rules of the road and get tips on how to stay safe. You'll also become more familiar with your bike and find out how you can become a better biker. Plus, door prizes! All ages are welcome and encouraged.  Sequoya LibrarySaturday, August 59:30am-12:00pm Brought to you by Bike to the Library, Share and Be Aware, and the Wisconsin Bike Fed.  ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 26, 2017
August Night Light
Heading into fall, The Bubbler is turning over the entire Central Library with lots of new art. Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery (Third Floor): Artwork by Zach Mory Second Floor: Artwork by Robert Coberly First Floor: Artwork by Tary M. McMahon and an installation by Matthew Baird The Bubbler's newest artist-in-residence Jennie Bastian will team up with Madison Storytellers to explore community problems through storytelling. (Got a story to share? Sign up here!) Exhibitions will be ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 24, 2017
Drive-In Movie
Mix it up this summer! On Tuesdays at 2:00ish, Sequoya Library is bringing you a variety of clever family-friendly activities to engage your mind, inspire creativity, and take "fun" to another level. Duck Tape Mania  |  July 25 (registration required) Snacks, colored Duck Tape and loads of fun! Bring your friends and make wearable art - purses, wallets, sandals, bracelets, belts and more. Instructions provided. All ages, but children under 7 must have an adult helper. ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 20, 2017
Spring Storytimes
Storytimes are more than fun! They bring children and loved ones closer together, providing an opportunity to learn from one another, exchange ideas, and form close bonds. Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning. Pointing at pictures in a book, saying rhymes, singing songs, writing words, and playing together makes your child more ready for school. And the library helps put it all together! We have with storytime programs geared for kids of all ages ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 18, 2017
Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection
Collection Spotlight: Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection PRISM (People Resources in South Madison) established this multicultural collection for children at the Goodman South Madison Library in honor of Anna Mae Mitchell. Mae was a life-long resident of Madison who encouraged a love of reading and learning - a reflection of her belief in education, love of community, and commitment to South Madison. Throughout her life, Mae was engaged in every thing from school PTAs and Boy & Girl ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 14, 2017
Job Search
The library has plenty of free events and resources to help you, no matter where you are in the job search. From general writing help, resume assistance, interview guidance, online job applications, and so much more.  Upcoming Events Guaranteed Interviews – Job Skills BankCentral Library | Monday, July 17 | 12:00-1:00PM Join City of Madison Department of Civil Rights staff in this training session for job searchers. Learn how the job skills bank can assist you in obtaining meaningful ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 14, 2017
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