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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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Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10:30 am Stories and Songs (a
39 Keep Street
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 Special: Make and Take Monsters (Ages 5-10) *Registration Req’d
4:00 pm
Lego Special: Make and Take Monsters (Ages 5-10) *Registration Req’d
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:00 pm Lego Special: Make a
39 Keep Street

Join us for a special Lego make and take! Create your own scary monsters out of Lego Bricks and take your creations home with you.

 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, Oct. 17, 10:15 am Rhyme 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 - No Reg...read more

ESL Conversation Classes
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 ESL Conversation Classes
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
ESL Conversation Cla
39 Keep Street

ESL classes will begin at the library on Wednesday nights. These are conversation classes for intermediate English speakers. Classes start Wednesday Septem...read more

Film: The Palm Beach Story
7:00 PM
 Film: The Palm Beach Story
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 PMFilm: The Palm Beach
39 Keep Street
A Preston Sturges Film, starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrae, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee
1942/ 88min/ NR
An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.
Free. No registration required.
Scope Night with Pearl Observatory (Families) * Registration Req’d
7:00 pm
Scope Night with Pearl Observatory (Families) * Registration Req’d
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 pm Scope Night with Pea
39 Keep Street
Join us for a look at the night sky! Pearl Observatory will be bringing their giant telescope to the library to show us the Moon, Venus, Mercury, and more in our nighttime sky. And to help you warm up from the October chill, we will also serve hot chocolate and cookies. Don't miss this special e...read more
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Music and Movement: Parachute Play (babies and crawlers) *Registration Req’d
10:30 am
Music and Movement: Parachute Play (babies and crawlers) *Registration Req’d
Thursday, Oct. 18, 10:30 am Music and Movement:
39 Keep Street
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: Parachute Play (toddlers and walkers) *Registration Req’d
11:00 am
Music and Movement: Parachute Play (toddlers and walkers) *Registration Req’d
Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:00 amMusic and Movement:
39 Keep Street
Get moving and singing with our special toddler parachute class! 

Registration required for this event. 
Unplugged Gamers (4th grade+)
4-5pm
 Unplugged Gamers (4th grade+)
Thursday, Oct. 18, 4-5pmUnplugged Gamers (4t
39 Keep Street
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. 
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Miss Carol (ages 2-3 years) * Drop-in
10:00 am
Miss Carol (ages 2-3 years) * Drop-in
Friday, Oct. 19, 10:00 am Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street

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 exp...read more

Miss Carol (ages 3-5 years) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Miss Carol (ages 3-5 years) * Drop-in
Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30 am Miss Carol (ages 3-5
39 Keep Street

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...read more

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Paws for Reading (ages 5-10) * Registration Req’d
11:00 am
Paws for Reading (ages 5-10) * Registration Req’d
Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 amPaws 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 program. 
 

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It’s a Book Birthday Party!
It’s a Book Birthday Party!
Monday, Oct. 22It’s a Book Bi
39 Keep Street
Over a dozen well-known authors have a new book coming out in the month of October including:
 
James Patterson, Debbie Macomber, Anne Rice, J.R. Ward, Michael Connelly, Stuart Woods, Stephen King, Nicholas Sparks and a few others.

Join us on Monday afternoons (1p.m.-5...read more
Mini-Mozart (ages 0-5 years) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Mini-Mozart (ages 0-5 years) * Drop-in
Monday, Oct. 22, 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. Some studies have linked listening to classical musi...read more

Pop Up Maker Activity: Static Electricity Ghosts (ages 5+) Drop-in
4:00 pm
Pop Up Maker Activity: Static Electricity Ghosts (ages 5+) Drop-in
Monday, Oct. 22, 4:00 pmPop Up Maker Activit
39 Keep Street
Drop by the library lobby any time between 4:00 and 5:00 pm to create a ghost that dances using static electricity! Activity will be held in the library's lobby. Recommended for elementary school aged children. 
Vinyl Club: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
7:00-8:30 PM
Vinyl Club: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Monday, Oct. 22, 7:00-8:30 PMVinyl Club: Sgt. Pep
39 Keep Street

Vinyl Club: The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am Stories and Songs (a
39 Keep Street
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. 
Courtyard Crafts: Ceramic Pumpkin Boxes (Ages 5-10 years) Reg. Required
4:00 pm
Courtyard Crafts: Ceramic Pumpkin Boxes (Ages 5-10 years) Reg. Required
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 pmCourtyard Crafts: Ce
39 Keep Street
Come to the library and paint a ceramic pumpkin—a perfect decoration for Fall and Halloween!

Registration is required for this event. 
The ABC’s of Candy
7:00 pm
 The ABC’s of Candy
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:00 pmThe ABC’s of C
39 Keep Street

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. T...read more

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Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
10:15 am
Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:15 am Rhyme 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 - No Reg...read more

Baby Playtime (ages 0-24 months) Drop-in
10:30 am
Baby Playtime (ages 0-24 months) Drop-in
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 am Baby Playtime (ages
39 Keep Street

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
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Sphero Challenge: Spooky Spheros (ages 6 - 10) Registration Req’d
4:00 pm
Sphero Challenge: Spooky Spheros (ages 6 - 10) Registration Req’d
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:00 pmSphero Challenge: Sp
39 Keep Street
Sphero is back this fall with our Sphero Challenges! Our second challenge will challenge participants to decorate their spheros and then lead them in a spooky costumed parade. 
Registration required for this event. 

ESL Conversation Classes
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 ESL Conversation Classes
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
ESL Conversation Cla
39 Keep Street

ESL classes will begin at the library on Wednesday nights. These are conversation classes for intermediate English speakers. Classes start Wednesday Septem...read more

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After School Art: Fall Leaf Printmaking (ages 5-10) *Registration Required
4:00 pm
After School Art: Fall Leaf Printmaking (ages 5-10) *Registration Required
Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:00 pmAfter School Art: Fa
39 Keep Street
Create a beautiful work of art after school.  Each month will focus on a different medium or style of art. This month, we will create a work of art with leaves and paint. 

Registration required. 
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Miss Carol (ages 2-3 years) * Drop-in
10:00 am
Miss Carol (ages 2-3 years) * Drop-in
Friday, Oct. 26, 10:00 am Miss Carol (ages 2-3
39 Keep Street

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 exp...read more

Miss Carol (ages 3-5 years) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Miss Carol (ages 3-5 years) * Drop-in
Friday, Oct. 26, 10:30 am Miss Carol (ages 3-5
39 Keep Street

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...read more

Anime & Ramen Afternoon (grade 8+)
4-5pm
Anime & Ramen Afternoon (grade 8+)
Friday, Oct. 26, 4-5pmAnime & Ramen Aftern
39 Keep Street
Your favorite anime + noodles = the perfect after school hangout! 

Meet in the Chase Room! 
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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Chess Class (Ages 6+) Reg. Required
10:00 am
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Chess Class (Ages 6+) Reg. Required
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10:00 am Advanced Beginner/In
39 Keep Street
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 ...read more

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It’s a Book Birthday Party!
It’s a Book Birthday Party!
Monday, Oct. 29It’s a Book Bi
39 Keep Street
Over a dozen well-known authors have a new book coming out in the month of October including:
 
James Patterson, Debbie Macomber, Anne Rice, J.R. Ward, Michael Connelly, Stuart Woods, Stephen King, Nicholas Sparks and a few others.

Join us on Monday afternoons (1p.m.-5...read more
Mommy and Me Yoga (ages 2-5) *Registration Required
10:30 am
Mommy and Me Yoga (ages 2-5) *Registration Required
Monday, Oct. 29, 10:30 am Mommy and Me Yoga (a
39 Keep Street
Travel underwater, visit the circus, fly high up in the sky, and see where else we can travel in yoga storytime with Miss Tracy! Each session will be a new adventure with a story and yoga poses to go along with it.

 

Library Good Eats: Spooky Snacks (ages 5-10) Reg. Required
4:00 pm
Library Good Eats: Spooky Snacks (ages 5-10) Reg. Required
Monday, Oct. 29, 4:00 pmLibrary Good Eats: S
39 Keep Street
Spooky Snacks: Join Chatham ShopRite nutritionist Nicole O’Brien in October to create some spooky snacks to share. 
Registration required for this program. 

The Witchcraft Craze
7:00pm
 The Witchcraft Craze
Monday, Oct. 29, 7:00pmThe Witchcraft Craze
39 Keep Street
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 seve...read more
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Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
10:30 am
Stories and Songs (ages 2-5) * Drop-in
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 am Stories and Songs (a
39 Keep Street
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. 
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Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
10:15 am
Rhyme Time (ages 0-24 months) *Drop-in
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:15 am Rhyme 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 - No Reg...read more

ESL Conversation Classes
7:00 - 8:30 pm
 ESL Conversation Classes
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
(Wednesdays at 7:00 pm)
ESL Conversation Cla
39 Keep Street

ESL classes will begin at the library on Wednesday nights. These are conversation classes for intermediate English speakers. Classes start Wednesday Septem...read more

Film: Frankenstein
7:00 PM
 Film: Frankenstein
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:00 PMFilm: Frankenstein
39 Keep Street
1931/ 80min/ NR
Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Colin Clive
An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses, with disastrous results.
Free. No registration required.
   
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