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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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Summer Reading Kick-Off! (All Ages) Drop-in
3:00-5:00 pm
Summer Reading Kick-Off! (All Ages) Drop-in
Monday, Jun. 18, 3:00-5:00 pm Summer Reading Kick-
39 Keep Street

The Summer Reading Club kicks off at the Madison Public Library on June 18th!  This year’s Summer Reading Club—with the theme, Libraries Rock—runs from June 18th through July 31st . The Summer Re...read more

Family Magic Show with Joe Fischer (All Ages) Drop-in
5:00 pm
Family Magic Show with Joe Fischer (All Ages) Drop-in
Monday, Jun. 18, 5:00 pm Family Magic Show wi
39 Keep Street
Kick-off the summer with a little magic. Join Magician Joe Fischer for an entertaining magic show that's sure to rock! Excellent family show. Drop-in - no registration required. 
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Making Music with Mr. John (ages 2-5) Drop-in
10:30 am
Making Music with Mr. John (ages 2-5) Drop-in
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 am Making Music with Mr
39 Keep Street

Mr. John performs fun, interactive songs perfect for children from Pre-K to K. Be ready to dance, sing along, and play your "air" guitars while Mr. John shares some of his songs as well as some well-known favor...read more

Lego Club (Ages 5-10) Registration Required
4:00 pm
Lego Club (Ages 5-10) Registration Required
Tuesday, Jun. 19, 4:00 pm Lego Club (Ages 5-10
39 Keep Street
We’ll provide the Lego Bricks, you bring the imagination! 
Registration required for this event. 
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Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
10:15 am
Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 10:15 amRhyme Time (ages 0-2
39 Keep Street

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 - ...read more

Courtyard Crafts: Sand Mandalas (ages 5-10) Registration Req’d
2:00 pm
Courtyard Crafts: Sand Mandalas (ages 5-10) Registration Req’d
Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2:00 pm Courtyard Crafts: Sa
39 Keep Street

Create a beautiful sand art mandala.

 Registration required for this event. Limit 24 attendees. 


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Art for Tots: Drum Painting (ages 18 mos - 3 years) Reg. Required
10:30 am
Art for Tots: Drum Painting (ages 18 mos - 3 years) Reg. Required
Thursday, Jun. 21, 10:30 am Art for Tots: Drum P
39 Keep Street

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!

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[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Build & Paint Birdhouses (7th grade+)
4-5:30pm
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Build & Paint Birdhouses (7th grade+)
Thursday, Jun. 21, 4-5:30pm[REGISTRATION REQUIR
39 Keep Street
Assemble and decorate your own birdhouses. 

Please register if attending, as supplies are very limited. 

Meet in the Chase Room. 

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Miss Carol Dance (ages 2-3) *Drop-in
10:00 am
Miss Carol Dance (ages 2-3) *Drop-in
Friday, Jun. 22, 10:00 amMiss Carol Dance (ag
39 Keep Street
Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime. 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
Miss Carol Dance (ages 3-5) *Drop-in
10:30 am
Miss Carol Dance (ages 3-5) *Drop-in
Friday, Jun. 22, 10:30 am Miss Carol Dance (ag
39 Keep Street
Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime. 
Drop-in program - no registration required. 
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Origami 101 (5th grade+)
1-2:15pm
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Origami 101 (5th grade+)
Friday, Jun. 22, 1-2:15pm [REGISTRATION REQUIR
39 Keep Street
Have you ever wanted to learn about the Japanese art of paper folding? Ms. Kim is going to teach us the basics of origami. 

Please register if you're attending, as supplies are limited. 

Meet in the Chase Room. 

Nino Tsereteli workshop
4:30-5:30pm
 Nino Tsereteli workshop
Friday, Jun. 22, 4:30-5:30pmNino Tsereteli works
39 Keep Street
Join the Library’s Nino Tsereteli in the Chase Room as she tells about her paintings, her methods and style, and offers onlookers the chance to paint along with her. Free. Registration required as space is limited....read more

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Drop-in Craft (Recommended for ages 2 and up) 10:00 am-11:00 am
10:00 am
Drop-in Craft (Recommended for ages 2 and up) 10:00 am-11:00 am
Saturday, Jun. 23, 10:00 amDrop-in Craft (Recom
39 Keep Street
Stop by the library anytime to make a special craft! 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
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Touch the Music: What is Music? (Ages 2-5) *Drop-in
10:30 am
Touch the Music: What is Music? (Ages 2-5) *Drop-in
Monday, Jun. 25, 10:30 am Touch the Music: Wha
39 Keep Street
Join Touch the Music this summer to explore the question: What is Music? Geared towards different age groups Touch the Music owner Claudia Lemmerz will discuss where music comes from, how it effects our lives and what people like about music. She will bring an eclectic collection of musical instrume...read more
Outragehissss Pets - Live Animal Show (ages 4-10) Drop-in
4:00 pm
Outragehissss Pets - Live Animal Show (ages 4-10) Drop-in
Monday, Jun. 25, 4:00 pm Outragehissss Pets -
39 Keep Street
Check out some amazing live animals with Outragehiss Pets! They will be bringing a varied selection of furry, feathered, and scaled animals to meet us at the library. We're hoping to meet a mini-pig, wallaby, sugar glider, and a few surprises! 

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Enjoy Explore India: The Clever Cap Seller! (Ages 2-6) *Reg Req’d
10:30 am
Enjoy Explore India: The Clever Cap Seller! (Ages 2-6) *Reg Req’d
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 am Enjoy Explore India:
39 Keep Street
In this workshop we will go on an adventure through the jungles of India with a cap seller and find out what happens when he meets a group of langoors along the way. In this theater style story workshop every participant is going to be part of the show. So enjoy the limelight and get ready for some ...read more

Pop-up Maker Activity: DIY Harmonicas *Drop-in at the Library’s Lobby
4:00 pm
Pop-up Maker Activity: DIY Harmonicas *Drop-in at the Library’s Lobby
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 4:00 pm Pop-up Maker Activit
39 Keep Street

Make your own simple harmonica to take home.

 

Paws for Reading (ages 5 and up) Registration Required
7:00 pm
Paws for Reading (ages 5 and up) Registration Required
Tuesday, Jun. 26, 7:00 pm Paws for Reading (ag
39 Keep Street
Build confidence and vocabulary (and have fun) while reading to licensed therapy dogs. They are very good listeners!
 

Registration required for this event. 

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Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
10:15 am
Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 10:15 amRhyme Time (ages 0-2
39 Keep Street

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.

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Bubble Wrap Abstract Art (5th grade+)
2-3:30pm
Bubble Wrap Abstract Art (5th grade+)
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2-3:30pmBubble Wrap Abstract
39 Keep Street
Bubble Wrap + Paint = Bubble Wrap Abstract! 

Let's see what cool designs we can make with some paper, different sizes of bubble wrap, and various colors of paint. 

This program can get messy, so don't wear nice clothes! 

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Kid’s Painting and Pretzels (ages 6-10) Reg. Req’d
3:00 pm
Kid’s Painting and Pretzels (ages 6-10) Reg. Req’d
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 3:00 pm Kid’s Painting
39 Keep Street
Create a fierce shark painting and snack on pretzels in this 2 hour painting workshop. Local artist Erica Pizza will guide you step-by-step through creating your own work of art. All supplies are included. 


Registration is required for this event. 
Wednesday Film Night
7:00 pm
 Wednesday Film Night
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 7:00 pmWednesday Film Night
39 Keep Street

Kiss Me Deadly

1955/105min/NR

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Mini-Mozart (ages 0-5 years) Drop-in
10:30 am
Mini-Mozart (ages 0-5 years) Drop-in
Thursday, Jun. 28, 10:30 am Mini-Mozart (ages 0-
39 Keep Street
Children love to listen to music! Relax, listen, and play along with pianist Helen Raymaker as she performs a mix of classical music, rag-time and traditional tunes. 
 Drop-in program - no registration required. 
Camp Sphero: Sphero Painting (Ages 6 and up) Reg. Req’d
4:00 pm
Camp Sphero: Sphero Painting (Ages 6 and up) Reg. Req’d
Thursday, Jun. 28, 4:00 pm Camp Sphero: Sphero
39 Keep Street
Join us for Camp Sphero! Each week, we will focus on a different project or activity with our Sphero robots. 

June 28th is Sphero Painting. Did you know you can paint using our bots? Make a beautiful piece of abstract art with our Spheros. 

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Miss Carol Dance (ages 2-3) *Drop-in
10:00 am
Miss Carol Dance (ages 2-3) *Drop-in
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:00 amMiss Carol Dance (ag
39 Keep Street
Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime. 

Drop-in program - no registration required. 
Miss Carol Dance (ages 3-5) *Drop-in
10:30 am
Miss Carol Dance (ages 3-5) *Drop-in
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:30 am Miss Carol Dance (ag
39 Keep Street
Dance, move, sing, and laugh with Miss Carol’s active storytime. 
Drop-in program - no registration required. 
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Teen Buddha & Beads (5th grade+)
1-2pm
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Teen Buddha & Beads (5th grade+)
Friday, Jun. 29, 1-2pm[REGISTRATION REQUIR
39 Keep Street
Get your yoga AND your creative on. Join us for a relaxing yoga session where you'll increase both strength and flexibility. Follow it up with a fun-filled jewelry making session using Swarovski crystals and genuine stone. We call it Buddha & Beads... you call it FUN!

Please regis...read more

Friday Films (families) Drop-in: Finding Dory
3:00 pm
Friday Films (families) Drop-in: Finding Dory
Friday, Jun. 29, 3:00 pm Friday Films (famili
39 Keep Street
Sit back, relax and watch a super fun film with us. 
 
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