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Tue., Aug. 7 6:30pm-7:30pm

Get Smart about Smart Phones.  Don’t let smart phones outsmart you! Are you considering getting a smart phone, but don’t know where to start? Do you have questions about how to use your own phone? Join tech and gadget expert Dave Friedman as he explains some ins and outs of your phone, or helps you decide about getting a new phone. He’ll provide some tips and tricks, and you can come with questions for him, too.  Register at .  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Tue., Aug. 7 4:00pm-5:30pm

Library LEGO club.  Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. View the traveling LEGO Capitol exhibit at the library.  Meadowridge Library, Raymond Rd.

Tue., Aug. 7 6:00pm-8:00pm

Libraries Rock! / Read Like a Badger Concert / Picnic at Olbrich Gardens
Pack up your supper and head to the Olbrich Gardens (3330 Atwood Ave) for a fun-filled family concert.  Come, rain or shine, at 6:00pm to play with bubbles, make a project with Olbrich Gardens staff, and practice voting with the Madison City Clerk’s office. Then, at 7:00pm, Jack and Kitty will get your toes tapping while you munch!

Thr., Aug. 9 3:00pm-4:30pm

Kitting at the Library.  Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.  Meadowridge Library.

Thr., (every Thr.) 10:00am-10:45am

Chair Yoga.  Do you want to improve your balance, range of motion and flexibility? Do you want to strengthen your bones and muscles, quiet your mind? Then CHAIR YOGA is for YOU! All abilities and levels welcome. We will do a combination of seated and standing positions. $4 per class should be paid when you check in. Scholarships are available.  Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin.

Sat., Aug. 11 11:00am-12:00pm

Ten Beginner Reptiles, with the Madison Herpetological Society.  For those who are new to keeping herptiles, a reptile or amphibian, or are considering one as a pet for the first time, this presentation covers the top 10 most suitable beginner’s species ranked by MAHS. Registration recommended by not required. Register online at or call 288-6160.  Meadowridge Library.

Sat., Aug 11 1:00pm-2:00pm

Amazing Arachnids with the Madison Herpetological Society.  Learn about what makes arachnids different from insects and other invertebrates, several of the different groups of arachnids, as well as some myth-busting about these also misunderstood animals. Registration recommended by not required.  Register online at or call 288-6160.

Sat., Aug. 11 2:00pm-4:00pm

Rock the Library Summer Reading.  Finish your summer reading Bingo card this summer and earn a golden ticket to rock out at the library! Create a music video to your favorite song on your own or with your friends with our green screen or stop motion animation technology. Make props with us or bring your own costume for this one of a kind jam session.  Interested in suggesting a song for our Rock the Library Jukebox?  Follow the link from .



Tue., Aug. 14 Learn to Kayak!
Free course, led by the experts and Rutabaga Paddlesports.  Register early!!
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