Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Madison Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
Limit by location: Limit by audience: 
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Paws for Reading * R
Virtual
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7:00-7:50
Read to a dog on Zoom! We will place you into breakout rooms so you can still have one on one time to read to your favorite pup! 
Virtual Stories & So
Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Join in a live stream of  Stories & Songs. This will be done using Zoom.  The evening before the event, you will receive an invite with the link and materials for the event. 
Hope to see you there!
Spooky Trees Craft *
Virtual
Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:00 PM
"He did the monster mash, it was a graveyard smash" --Bobby Pickett

Children in grade 6-12 are invited to join Miss Laura virtually on Madison Public Library's YouTube Channel to create a scene straight out of the song Monster Mash by putting together haunted graveyard trees! We will be using edible ingredients including chocolate Twizzlers and candy corn along with the non-edible materials of cardboard and flexible wire to create little haunted graveyard scenes complete with spooky trees!

Anyone is free to watch the video and participate. Register for the program to receive a craft kit that you can pick up at the library before the video airs!
Outdoor Pumpkin Deco
39 Keep Street
Friday, Oct. 30, 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Join us out front at Madison Public Library to decorate a pumpkin in honor of Halloween and the autumn season! Whether you choose a spooky, whimsical, or funny theme for your pumpkin is up to you; just embrace your creativity and have some fun!

All attendees and those accompanying their child must follow COVID guidelines by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.
In case of inclement weather, we will create pumpkin decorating kits for attendees to pick up at the library on the day of the event.
Mommy & Me Yoga *Reg
Zoom
Monday, Nov. 2, 10:30 AM
Are you ready for stories, songs, and stretches? Enjoy yoga storytime with Miss Traci on Zoom! 

We will send the link to this event the night before the scheduled date. 
Know Your Numbers: B
ZOOM
Monday, Nov. 2, 7:30pm

We live our lives by the numbers: phone numbers, PIN numbers, stock market numbers. But do you know the numbers that could literally save your life? Join us for a virtual lecture as Dr. Lauren Im-Imamura explains the numbers that really matter; the numbers that indicate your heart health. You will be amazed at how knowing your numbers can give you a lifesaving preview of your cardiac risk. Healthy numbers mean a healthy heart! 

Dr. Lauren Im-Imamura, DO is a member of Summit Medical Group's Family Medicine team and treats a wide range of conditions in patients of all ages from infants through the geriatric population. Dr. Im-Imamura was drawn to medicine at a young age after participating on medical mission teams. Through those eye-opening experiences, she realized how profoundly rewarding it is to serve humanity and knew it was a path she would want to continue down. Those experiences would also be a driving force in her future care philosophy. As a family physician, Dr. Im-Imamura advocates for her patients and maintains a strong focus on preventive care, knowing how much of an impact prevention can have on someone’s life. She states, “I treat each patient as a person - not just as an illness or diagnosis to fix.”
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Advanced Beginner/In
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us for a Saturday morning chess class led by Coach Rob of Diplomat Chess! Students will improve their chess abilities, as well as develop strategic thinking skills, foster good sportsmanship, improve concentration, build self-confidence, and have fun! This class is for advanced beginners (players that can complete a game of chess to checkmate).

This class will be held virtually on Zoom! Participants will receive an invitation to the room the night before. Sponsored by Madison.
George Washington Br
ZOOM
Monday, Nov. 9, 1:30p.m.
Michael Aaron Rockland is professor of American Studies at Rutgers University and the author of many books. He will be speaking on his new book, "The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel" and the Bridgegate Scandal of 2013 involving then Governor Chris Christie.

The George Washington Bridge is the busiest in the world, carrying 106 million vehicles per year. It is also considered by leading architects as an aesthetic wonder. Michael will share other opinions though, namely from Othmar Amman, a Swiss immigrant who built the George. He considered it "unfinished." Plans had been drawn up by Cass Gilbert, builder of the Woolworth Building in New York City and the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, to encase its towers in concrete and then face that concrete in granite. He will also share how the Brooklyn Bridge steals the limelight!

Michael  will also discuss just how a suspension bridge such as the George works and why it has been a boon to navigation and commerce.

This program will be held via Zoom.  You will receive Zoom instructions and online meeting information in your registration confirmation email and again as a reminder about a week prior to the date of the program.  Sponsored by Friends of Madison Public Library.
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Art for Tots * Regis
Virtual
Thursday, Nov. 12, 10:30 AM
Experiment with art! Participants will learn a basic artistic concept and get a chance to experience it hands-on. We will premiere the video on our YouTube Channel for you to watch anytime!
Anyone is free to watch the video and participate. Register for the program to receive an art kit that you can pick up at the library before the video airs!
 
Mommy & Me Yoga *Reg
Zoom
Monday, Nov. 16, 10:30 AM
Are you ready for stories, songs, and stretches? Enjoy yoga storytime with Miss Traci on Zoom! 
We will send the link to this event the night before the scheduled date. 
Preschool Explore *
Virtual
Monday, Nov. 16, 11:00 AM
Each month we will explore a new science concept together through stories and preschool sized STEM activities. We will premiere the video on our YouTube Channel for you to watch anytime!
Anyone is free to watch the video and participate. Register for the program to receive an explorer kit that you can pick up at the library before the video airs!
 
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Henri Matisse:  Mast
ZOOM
Monday, Nov. 23, 1:30 pm
The remarkable career of Henri Matisse, one of the most influential artists of the Twentieth Century, fundamentally altered the course of modern art. Spanning six and a half decades, his vast creative output encompassed painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, and paper cutouts. This talk will examine his extraordinary life and many of his important works. His friend and sometime rival Pablo Picasso once said,” All things considered, there is only Matisse.”
This lecture will be given by Janet Cohen Mandel. Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). 

This program will be held via Zoom.  You will receive Zoom instructions and online meeting information in your registration confirmation email in addition to a reminder email prior to the date of the program. 
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Advanced Beginner/In
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us for a Saturday morning chess class led by Coach Rob of Diplomat Chess! Students will improve their chess abilities, as well as develop strategic thinking skills, foster good sportsmanship, improve concentration, build self-confidence, and have fun! This class is for advanced beginners (players that can complete a game of chess to checkmate).

This class will be held virtually on Zoom! Participants will receive an invitation to the room the night before. Sponsored by Madison.
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 10:00 AM
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and other fun early literacy activities for our youngest patrons! We will premiere a new video each week on the library’s YouTube Channel for you and your child to watch at your convenience.

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
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