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Mon-Wed:10:00am-9:00pm
Thurs-Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday (Summer) Closed

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phone: 973-377-0722

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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.
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Limit by audience: 
Drop-in Craft (ages
39 Keep Street
Monday, Dec. 10, 10:00 am
Drop by the library between 10:00 and 11:00 for a morning craft to make and take home.  
Chair Yoga
39 Keep Street
Monday, Dec. 10, 11:15 (1/28/2019, 2/25/2019)
Come join a certified yoga instructor and do yoga from your own chair. 
Terrarium Night (Age
39 Keep Street
Monday, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm
Fern and Fossil will be at the library to make terrariums. Make a terrarium for yourself or as a holiday gift! **Registration is Required**
Busy Builders (ages
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 am
Perfect for little builders! Read digger stories and play with various types of building blocks. 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10:30am and 7:00pm (11/27/18)
Come and spend some time playing Mahjong! This club is for people who already know how to play.  
Lego Club (Ages 5-10
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 pm

Join us for Lego Club! We provide the Lego Bricks - you bring the imagination! 
 
Registration required for this event. 

Intro to Photography
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm
Come learn about the many functions of your DSLR and mirrorless camera. Presented by Madison PhotoPlus. *Registration is required*
Rhyme Time (ages 0-2
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:15 am

For babies 0-24 months, this twenty minute storytime uses songs, nursery rhymes, oral stories, and fingerplays to introduce language, concepts, and play to babies and their caregivers.

Drop-in Program - No Registration Required. 

Baby Playtime (ages
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:45 am

Stick around after Rhyme Time for playtime with our littlest library users! We will bring out soft blocks and other baby friendly toys. Great opportunity for babies, parents, and caregivers to get to know one another

 

Wednesday Night Film
The Library's Rushmore Room
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:00 PM
Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)
1946/ 104 min/ NR
Stars David Niven, Kim Hunter

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
Legends and Lore of
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30pm

December, with its long nights and festive celebrations, is a time for reflection and reminiscence. Join David Emerson of History on the Hoof as he conjures the ghosts of Christmases past to present the Legends and Lore of the Winter holidays. Hear the traditional stories, learn of the origins of archaic customs such as the Christmas Tree, and discover how the Victorians in general -- and three authors in particular -- revitalized and reinvented our favorite holiday. A veritable cornucopia of holiday treats certain to delight the entire family.

Interactive Story Ta
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 am
Join Miss Margie for an engaging and interactive storytime! Every session, we will read and interact with a favorite classic story, sings songs, and have fun! 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
Unplugged Gamers (4t
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Dec. 13, 4-5
It's time for some old fashioned gaming! Join us for an hour of fun games without a screen.

Snacks provided. Meet in the Chase Room.
Drop-in Craft (ages
39 Keep Street
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:00 am
Drop by the library between 10:00 and 11:00 for a morning craft to make and take home.  
Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:00 am

Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime.

**The 10 am class is geared towards toddlers and younger preschoolers. For safety reasons, and to get the most out of your child's experience, please attend the class better suited to your child's age.**

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Miss Carol (ages 3-5
39 Keep Street
Friday, Dec. 14, 10:30 am

Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime.

**The 10:30 am class is geared towards preschoolers at least three years of age. For safety reasons, and to get the most out of your child's experience, please attend the class better suited to your child's age.**

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Advanced Beginner/In
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:00 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! Class time will be split between an interactive group lesson and playing time. All equipment will be provided by Diplomat Chess
This class is for advanced beginners (players that can complete a game of chess to checkmate). 
Registration required.  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Paws for Reading (ag
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:00 am
Build confidence and vocabulary (and have fun) while reading to licensed therapy dogs. They are very good listeners!

Registration required for this program. 
 
Calligraphy Workshop
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Dec. 15, 12:30 pm
Learn about the pictography of Chinese Calligraphy and the writing of characters with a brush. Join the library and Mr. Shang to learn more about this beautiful skill. There will be a chance to try your hand at calligraphy towards the end of the workshop!
We Will Discuss:
1. The fundamentals of Chinese characters
2. The evolution of Chinese characters: language vs art
3. The right way to learn Chinese characters and calligraphy
4. How to write characters with brush
*Registration is required*
Essential Oils Intro
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:oo PM
Come Learn about essential oils and their uses. Learn how to choose the right oils, different grades of essential oils, distillation processes, and how to include them in every day life.
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