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: 
Mommy & Me Yoga *Dro
Virtual
Monday, Jan. 25, 10:30 AM
Are you ready for stories, songs, and stretches? Enjoy yoga storytime with Miss Traci!

We will premeire this video on our YouTube channel at this date and time, but you may participate at whatever time is convenient for you and your family! No registration required!
Frida Kahlo: Dreams,
ZOOM
Monday, Jan. 25, 1:30 pm
Frida Kahlo’s paintings illustrate the anguish and passion of a fascinating and complicated life. This talk will acquaint you with Frida, the Mexican and feminist icon, through a comprehensive examination of her works, especially emphasizing her engagement with the natural world.

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, Jan. 26, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Virtual Stories & So
Zoom
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 11:00 - 11:30 am
We're live on Zoom! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft every week with Miss Laura B.
Register to receive the invitation to the Zoom, which we'll send the night before the program!
Preschool Explore *
Virtual
Thursday, Jan. 28, 10:30 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!
DaVinci’s Work
Virtual
Friday, Jan. 29, 4:00 PM
Children in grades 6 to 12 are invited to join Miss Laura C. virtually on Madison Public Library's YouTube Channel to make galaxy slime! Using a simple recipe of Elmer's Glue, baking soda, water, and saline solution, we will mix up some slime and add in glitter and food coloring to create a mini galaxy that we can hold in our hands.

Anyone is free to watch the video and participate. Register for the program to receive a STEAM kits that you can pick up at the library once the video airs!
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Advanced Beginner/In
Zoom
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:00-11:00 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.
Keep Less, Toss More
ZOOM
Monday, Feb. 8, 7:30p.m.
If you have too much stuff and not enough time this program is for you! Join author and de-cluttering humorist Jamie Novak when she shares her tips for clearing clutter. She’ll share her secret for how to decide what to keep and how to let stuff go (even if you are a saver.) Learn which papers you need to keep, how to sort boxes of photos and recipes. And how to get it all done when you are short on time or motivation. This year keep your promise to get organized with this brand-new program!

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.  Sponsored by Friends of Madison Public Library.
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Art for Tots * Regis
Virtual
Thursday, Feb. 18, 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!
What’s It Wort
Zoom
Monday, Feb. 22, 1:30pm
Mike Ivankovich is back with the very popular "What Its Worth" program.  Mike will introduce you to “What Determines Value"…and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today.  Mike will begin with a 20-minute discussion on “10 Factors That Will Always Impact the Value of Your Treasures”. He will then immediately transition to the appraisal portion of the program, evaluating each attendee’s treasures, one-by-one. Proper camera positioning will be important because if Mike can’t see the item, he won’t be able to appraise it. Since he can’t actually see the item in person, he’ll probably ask a few questions about markings, condition, etc. Participants should have one back-up item for Mike to appraise. That way if he can’t virtually appraise the primary item, he can appraise the back-up item. We’ve seen that a Virtual Background can distort how an item looks so we will ask that Virtual Backgrounds be turned off when showing their items.


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, Feb. 23, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Preschool Explore *
Virtual
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10:30 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, Mar. 2, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Advanced Beginner/In
Zoom
Saturday, Mar. 6, 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.
Food and Climate, Th
ZOOM
Monday, Mar. 8, 7:30p.m.
Katy Kinsolving’s presentation Food and Climate, The Path Forward examines the many connections between climate change and the methods we use to grow our food and raise livestock. Kinsolving looks at which agricultural systems increase greenhouse gasses as well as how the changing climate will affect where and how we grow food. The presentation delves into the natural farming systems that can be used to reduce carbon emissions and, most importantly, how individual action can have a significant impact on reducing food-related emissions. 


Katy is co-author of the cookbook Essential Flavors, published by Viking; has developed recipes in the test kitchens of national American magazines; has worked in food public relations; and has taught cooking for over twenty years, both in England and in this country. A Vassar College graduate, Katy also has a blue-ribbon diploma from the Institute for Culinary Education. She is the creator of Good Food Naturally, a blog that encourages healthy and delicious eating. Katy is a co-founder of C-Change Conversations, a non-profit that promotes non-partisan discussion about climate change, and is the Vice Chair for Food and Agriculture on GCA’s Conservation and NAL Committees. Currently she works for Cary Institute of Ecosystem, running the Institute’s capital campaign. She lives in rural Connecticut and serves on the Energy and Environment Commission of her town. In her spare time, Katy speaks to libraries and garden clubs about the connections between food and climate change and offers the occasional cooking class. 

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.  Sponsored by Friends of Madison Public Library and the Garden Club of Madison.
Rhyme Time - Ages 5
Virtual
Tuesday, Mar. 9, 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.

Our winter session will run weekly from January 12th - March 9th

A song list and activity sheet will be attached for more suggested activities to do at home!
Art for Tots * Regis
Virtual
Thursday, Mar. 18, 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!
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