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Thurs-Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
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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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Pollinator Garden To
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 22, 11:00am

Led by Madison's own expert on pollinator gardens, Joan Maccari, join us as we tour some of the public native gardens in town. Joan will describe the value of the garden and relevant information about cultivating the plants seen. She will also identify the seed on the plants  and explain how to collect, store and germinate them. What a unique way to learn more about pollinator gardens and how important they are to our eco-system.
All tours will start at the Madison Library in the Taber Room with a brief explanation given by Joan as well as directions to the gardens on the agenda for that day. 

Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.
Summer Reading Kick-
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jun. 24, 3:00 pm

Madison Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off is Monday, June 24th!

3-5:00 pm: Registration begins. Join us for balloon animals, air brush tattoos, crafts, and other activities.

5:00 pm: Out of this World Magic Show with Steve Woyce

 

 

The Madison Library’s Summer Reading Club is a six week program that runs from June 24th through August 5th. Available for all ages. Read to collect prizes,       participate in raffles, and have fun!  

The Summer Reading Club helps stop the summer slide! Children who read throughout the summer experience less summer learning loss.

 

 

 

Out of this World Ma
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jun. 24, 5:00 pm
Get ready to blast off with Magician Steve Woyce for an Out of This World Magic Show! Audience members will help make the moon disappear, meet a forgetful librarian from a distant planet, and help Saturn Sam blast into outer space.

Drop-in event.  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Mahjong Club
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:30am
Come and play the exciting game of Mahjong! This is for people who already familiar with how to play.  No registration required.
Stories and Songs (a
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:30 am

For children ages 2 to 5 years, this storytime and craft is an excellent way to introduce important listening and early literacy skills to young children.

 Drop-in program - no registration required. 

Lego Club (Ages 5-10
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4:00 pm

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

Basics of Butterfly
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 7p.m.
This program was rescheduled from April to Tuesday, June 25.

Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, Jane Hurwitz, butterfly expert, will provide ideas about protecting the entire life cycle of butterflies that visit our gardens, plant selection, and creative ideas on how to make our yards and gardens an oasis for butterflies and other creatures.
Jane is the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. She has spent decades observing and writing about the interface of butterflies and gardens. In addition to butterfly gardening, Jane has a life-long maniacal obsession with plants and gardening of all types.
Lapsit Rhymetime (ba
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:05 am

For babies and crawlers, this twenty minute storytime uses songs, nursery rhymes, oral stories, and fingerplays to introduce language, concepts, and play to babies and their caregivers. Lapsit Rhymetime is specially designed for our youngest patrons - babies and crawlers. 

 

Toddler Rhymetime (t
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am

For toddlers and walkers, this twenty five minute storytime uses songs, nursery rhymes, oral stories, and fingerplays to introduce language, concepts, and play to babies and their caregivers. Toddler Rhymetime is geared towards toddlers and early walkers. 

Baby/Toddler Playtim
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 11:00 am
Stick around after Rhyme Time for playtime with our littlest library users! We will bring out soft blocks and other baby friendly toys. 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 7:00 PM

Director: Anthony Mann
Production year
1950
Rating
NR
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Runtime:109 minutes
Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Wendell Corey, Judith Anderson, Gilbert Roland

A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman.
Drop-in Craft (ages
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:00 am

Stop by the library anytime to make a special craft! While supplies last. 

Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
My Friend Chief Mini
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 pm
Meet a miniature horse and learn about theray horses and how they help people.

Michelangelo the miniature horse is bored. He wants to hear the story of his friend Chief, a full-sized Appaloosa who lives at Hope's Promise Farm with him.  His "Mom", author Maureen Coultas, tells him about her first horse Chief and how he came to be a therapeutic riding horse who helps many different individuals with special needs learn how to ride.  Our second book, My Friend Chief, The Story of a Therapeutic Riding Horse has both beautiful photos and story for anyone who ever had a dream and/or loves horses.  The book is also a wonderful teaching tool for those who want to learn about therapeutic horseback riding."
  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street
Friday, Jun. 28, 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, Jun. 28, 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.
Paws for Reading (ag
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 29, 11:00 am
Build confidence and vocabulary (and have fun) while reading to licensed therapy dogs. They are very good listeners!
Saturday sessions will be held at 11:00 and 11:30 am and Tuesday evening sessions will be held at 7:00 and 7:30 pm. Please register for one. Thank you! 

Registration required for this program. 
 
Paws for Reading (ag
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 29, 11:30 am
Build confidence and vocabulary (and have fun) while reading to licensed therapy dogs. They are very good listeners!
Saturday sessions will be held at 11:00 and 11:30 am and Tuesday evening sessions will be held at 7:00 and 7:30 pm. Please register for one. Thank you! 

Registration required for this program. 
 
Pokémon GO Trainer B
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jun. 29, 11:00am
Into Pokémon GO? Come battle in an official Silph Arena Player-Versus-Player tournament, June 29th at 11am in the Taber Room!  This month's theme: The Rainbow Cup! Only Fire, Electric, Bug, Grass, and Water type Pokémon under 1500 CP from the Kanto and Johto regions are allowed! This means that any Pokémon not in the first or second generation are NOT permitted. All ages, and skills are welcome! No entrance fee.

Register here: https://silph.gg/t/rcea
Peacock Surprise (ag
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 1, 10:30 am
Behold the peacock with its iridescent feathers and hue; graceful dancers, they are sure to mesmerize you.

Learn to draw a peacock, and decorate it too; a painting as grand as the peacock you will create, that’s true!

Narrated by my grandmother this interactive story never failed to fill us with excitement as children especially because it ended in a beautiful peacock illustration. Learn to draw a peacock and decorate it with craft materials from India. Use pretty gold and silver laces, special blue and green ribbons, flowers, and jewels to make your picture look as magnificent as the grand peacock himself. So join us to learn about the national bird of India and see how the peacock motif is used in Indian arts and crafts!

  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jul. 1, 3:00 pm
Build a rocket and watch them take off with Pearl Observatory! 
Registration required for this program.  Sponsored by Friends of the Madison Public Library.
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