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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: 
STEAM Storytime (age
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30-11:15
Join Miss Paige for 45 minutes of themed learning for your preschooler. Each session will include one to two books, felt board or finger plays, and various stations for individual learning. It’s never too early to introduce your children to the concept of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art & Math)!

Drop-In in the Picturebook Room. 
Unplugged Gamers (4t
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jan. 17, 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.
Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street
Friday, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 18, 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, Jan. 19, 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.
Art for Tots (Ages 1
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am
Experiment with art! Toddlers will learn a basic artistic concept each program and get a chance to experience it hands-on.  Remember to wear play clothes - things might get messy!

Registration required for this program. 
Maker Monday: Drop-i
39 Keep Street
Monday, Jan. 21, 4:00 pm
Drop by the library's lobby between 4:00 and 5:00 pm for a fun Maker related activity! This afternoon's activity will be using melted crayons to make artwork. 

These programs are recommended for children who are 5 years old and up. 
Stories and Songs (a
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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. 

Go, van Gogh! Armcha
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:oo PM
Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come spend an evening with art historian Michael Norris to learn about van Gogh's art and life.
Lapsit Rhymetime (ba
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 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, Jan. 23, 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. 

Kids Craft: -No-Sew
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4:00 pm
Join us for a special afternoon craft series at the library. Please register in advance. 
Wednesday Night Film
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:00 PM
1959/ 105min/ NR
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien
Two male musicians go on the lam posing as women in an all-girl orchestra after witnessing a gangland massacre in 1929 Chicago, but further complications soon set in.

Another film in a series of classics to be held in the Chase Room. Free. No registration required.

 

Music and Movement:
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:30 am

Babies love the colors and motion of the parachute! Join us for a special parachute class just for our youngest library users.

 Registration required for this event. 

Music and Movement:
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:00 am

Get moving and singing with our special toddler parachute class! 
 Registration required for this event. 

Bad Art Night (5th g
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Jan. 24, 4-5:30pm
What is 'bad art'? Well... bad art is what you make of it! It's gaudy... it's outrageous... it's absolutely fun to make! Join us in the Chase Room for an evening of creations beyond anyones belief. Will you take home the Madison Public Library Bad Art trophy? 

Registration is required. 
This program is only for Teens. 
Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street
Friday, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 25, 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.
Anime & Ramen (Grade
39 Keep Street
Friday, Jan. 25, 4-5
Your favorite anime + noodles = the perfect after school hangout! 

Meet in the Chase Room!
Sensory Storytime *R
39 Keep Street
Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:30-11:15
Join Miss Paige for a storytime specifically tailored to individuals with special needs or who are uncomfortable with regular storytime.

This structured storytime will incorporate literacy education, fine motor skills, socialization, and sensory-friendly activities for your children. Lights will be dimmed, any music played will be at a moderate to quiet level, and the group will be small for those who are easily overwhelmed. 

Please inform Miss Paige of any requests for accomodations and she will be happy to see what she can do for the comfort of your child. 

This storytime is open to families. Registration is required. 
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