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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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September Teen Craft
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4-5pm
September Teen Craft Series

Join the Teen Librarian in the Courtyard from 4-5pm for a crafting hour! 

The first craft will be Optical Illusion Sand Art! 
September Teen Craft
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 4-5pm
September Teen Craft Series 

Join the Teen Librarian in the Courtyard from 4-5pm fir a crafting hour!

For our second craft, we will be making stress relief balls out of balloons, flour, and essential oils! 
Owl Pellet Observati
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4-5pm
After an introduction to the amazing adaptations of New Jersey's owls using feathers, taxidermy mounts, and other artifacts, pairs dissect owl pellets to reconstruct the skeletons of their prey. 

Registration is required, as spaces are limited. 

We will meet in the Chase Room. 
Tween Steam Hour (3r
39 Keep Street
Friday, Oct. 5, 4-5pm

Join us for an hour of STEAM freeplay fun in the Chase Room. 

Spheros, Snap Circuits, LEGOS, oh my! 


See what fun you can get into with the library's techy gadgets. 

Potion Bottle Neckla
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4-5pm
Create your own unique potion necklace! It's a perfectly spooky way to begin celebrating Halloween! 

Registration is required as supplies are limited. 
Unplugged Gamers (4t
39 Keep Street
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4-5pm
Drop-In 

It's time for some old fashioned gaming! Join us for an hour of fun games without a screen.

Snacks provided. Meet in the Rushmore Room. 
The ABC’s of C
39 Keep Street
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pm

Just in time for Halloween, a representative from the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts will be presenting a lecture on the history of candy, from A to Z. The lecture will conclude with candy sampling. There will be sugar- free and sugary candy to try. Registration required. Free.

Anime & Ramen Aftern
39 Keep Street
Friday, Oct. 26, 4-5pm
Your favorite anime + noodles = the perfect after school hangout! 

Meet in the Chase Room! 
The Witchcraft Craze
39 Keep Street
Monday, Oct. 29, 7:00pm
Join Deborah Hoeflinger as she describes how during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries about 60,000 people in Europe and in the American colonies were executed for being witches. In this program, we will explore several aspects of the craze including the causes, the people who were accused, the end of the craze and its effects on society. We will also look at modern day instances of witch hunting and the efforts to eradicate the practice. 
Social Media Photogr
39 Keep Street
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30pm
5th grade and up (teens). 

Social media is an important way that people communicate with each other. Never more has it been important to share great pictures with your friends, family and community. 

Learn how you can take dynamic pictures that will grab the attention you desire. Brien Szabo, a local professional photographer, 
will share with you five great tips that will turn your pictures from ordinary to extraordinary. Use one of the tips or combine them any way you want for successful photos.

Brien is a professional photographer and has been teaching people for over twenty years how to capture pictures that make people go, "wow."

Registration is required. 
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.

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