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Friday: 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM
 
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Events @ the Library

Everyone | Kids | Teens | Adults

Everyone

Seed Library
The heirloom seed library is now open!
Located on the second floor of our library, you’ll find seeds, books, and other gardening resources!

Family Fort Night
Thursday, May 17 from 5:30 - 7 pm
Join us for an evening of crafts, activities, flashlight reading and more - under a fort you create or one we have set up! Bring your own pillow!


KIDS


Dance, Sing, & Play

Thursdays at 10 am
Singing, movement activities, rhymes, and fingerplays. Whether we’re using puppets, scarves, beanbags or blocks, this 30 minute program helps to build vocabulary skills, motor skills, and creativity. Time for free play follows the program.

Storytime
Mondays at 10 am
Sharing books is one of the most important things we can do to encourage a love of reading. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft in this 45 minute program!
Time for free play follows the program.

Monday Funday
Monday, April 16 from 3:15-4:30 pm
Lego challenge, experiment, and a craft for all school aged children.

Storywalk
Saturday, April 21 from 9 am-3 pm
Start at the Edgerton Public Library and end at Central Park. Read the book Thunder Boy, Jr. by Sherman Alexie along the way! Storywalk is self-guided and is part of the NEA Big Read project!

Pages & Projects
First Tuesday the month from 4-5 pm
Love books?  Love art?  Join us each month as we share a short book and then work on a related art project! All children grades 2-5 are welcome.

Monday Funday
Monday, May 21 from 3:15-4:30 pm
Lego challenge, experiment, and a craft for all school aged children.

Summer Library Program
"Libraries Rock"

June - August

Financial support for the EPL Summer Reading Program is made possible by: Arts Council
of Edgerton, EPL Board of Trustees, Edgerton Rotary Club, EC-UCC Peanut Fellowship,
Friends of the Edgerton Public Library, Gifts for Kids, Culver’s-Newville, Kwik-Trip, Private
Donors

Reading Log
How many ways can you read this summer? Pick up your reading log, complete reading
activities, and win prizes! Complete the reading log and join us at our Pool Party!

SUMMER READING POOL PARTY
Sunday, August 5th 6-8 pm
at the Edgerton Aquatic Center
All those who completed their reading log are welcome to attend!

Art on The Go!
While you’re at the library picking up some great books to read, stop by the “Art on the Go” table. A new project each week.

Week 1: June 11-16

  • Monday, June 11
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program
      Kick Off Fun - Rock Star photo booth, cookie decorating, musical experiments, crafts, and more!

  • Tuesday, June 12
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

  • Wednesday, June 13
    • 6 pm - Libraries Rock Fun Night!
      Join us in the meeting room for crafts, activities, and a rockin’ good time!

  • Thursday, June 14
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

  • Friday, June 15
    • 1:30 pm - Family Movie: Sing (PG)

Week 2: June 18-23

  • Bike to the Library Week
    Wear your bike helmet while riding your bike to the library. Show us your helmet and you can
    take home a free book! Enter to win some great prizes!

  • Monday, June 18
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Build Your Own Kaleidoscope -
      We’ll use rocks and gems to create beautiful images with our own kaleidoscopes.

  • Tuesday, June 19
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

    • 6 pm - Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood
      Visit Silverwood County Park - come early for a picnic if you wish!

  • Wednesday, June 20
    • 9 am - 8 pm - Storywalk: Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon

    • 6:30 pm - Concert with David Landau (held at Central Park)
      Voted 2016 Children's Performer of the Year by the Madison Area Music Association, this is sure to be a fun program! Kids who bring along their summer reading log will get a free treat at the concession table! Please note that this library program is being held at Central Park and is co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton.

  • Thursday, June 21
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

  • Saturday, June 23
    • 10 am - Community Family Bike Ride
      Meet at the library for a short safety program. Then we’ll head out for a bicycle tour of
      Edgerton. First 25 participants will receive a reflective tape kit for their bikes.
      Please wear your bike helmet!


Week 3: June 25 - 30

  • Monday, June 25
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Bucket Drumming Program
      Decorate your own drumsticks and join in some bucket drumming fun.

  • Tuesday, June 26
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

    • 6 pm - Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood
      Visit Silverwood County Park - come early for a picnic if you wish!

  • Wednesday, June 27
    • 6 pm - Libraries Rock Fun Night!
      Join us in the meeting room for crafts, activities, and a rockin’ good time!

  • Thursday, June 28
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

Week 4: July 2-7

  • Monday, July 2
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Musical BINGO & Musical LEGO Challenge
      Win prizes as you play BINGO. Then we’ll play an original Edgerton Public Library game
      Musical Legos!

  • Wednesday, July 4
    • INDEPENDENCE DAY. LIBRARY IS CLOSED

  • Thursday, July 5
    10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

Week 5: July 9-14

  • Monday, July 9
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Doug the Jug Rockin’ Juggling Show
      Back by popular demand, it's Doug the Jug and his Rocking Juggling Show! Whether juggling three flying frogs, five colorful rings, or three small children, this show really rocks!

  • Tuesday, July 10
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

  • Wednesday, July 11
    • 9 am - 8 pm - Storywalk: Froggy Plays in the Band, by Jonathan London

    • 6:30 pm Concert in the Park. Music by Mourning Dayze.
      Sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton

  • Thursday, July 12
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

  • Friday, July 13
    • 12 - 5 pm - Used Book Sale

  • Saturday, July 14
    • 9 am - 3 pm - Used Book Sale

Week 6: July 16-21

  • Monday, July 16
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Welty Center Rocks Rock Presentation
      Welcome our guests from the Welty Center as we learn about rocks and minerals on a
      journey through the rock cycle!

  • Tuesday, July 17
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

    • 6 pm - Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood
      Visit Silverwood County Park - come early for a picnic if you wish!

  • Wednesday, July 18
    • 6 pm - Libraries Rock Fun Night!
      Join us in the meeting room for crafts, activities, and a rockin’ good time!

  • Thursday, July 19
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

Week 7: July 23-28

  • Monday, July 23
    • 10 am Storytime

    • 1 pm - Rockin’ Monday Program: Dan Hulstrom, Magic Show
      Take note : Edgerton Public Library has booked a musical magic act! Give your feet a rest while watching Daniel Hulstrom’s tricks for the eyes & puzzles for the mind! Enjoy learning how to keep your summer brain sharp during Libraries Rock!

  • Tuesday, July 24
    • 2 pm - Storytime at the Pool

    • 6 pm - Super Veggies: Stories at Silverwood
      Visit Silverwood County Park - come early for a picnic if you wish!

  • Thursday, July 26
    • 10 am - Dance, Sing & Play

    • 6 pm - Tony’s Creepy Crawly Zoo Program
      Join us for an amazing evening as we welcome Tony (a.k.a. The Bug Whisperer™) and
      hundreds of live animals to our library! Learn about the world of invertebrates and how
      important these animals are to our planet.

  • Friday, July 27
    • 1:30 pm - Family Movie: Curious George (G)

JULY & AUGUST

Storytime
Monday July 30 at 10 am
August 6, 13, 27 (no Storytime on August 20) at 10 am

Dance, Sing & Play
Thursday, August 2, 9, 30 (no DSP on August 16 & 23) at 10 am

Family Movie: Frozen (G)
Friday, August 3 at 1:30 pm

Summer Reading Pool Party
Sunday, August 5 from 6-8 pm
at Edgerton Aquatic Center
All those who earned pool party coupon by completing their reading logs are welcome to attend!

Libraries Rock Fun Night!
Wednesday, August 8 at 6 pm
Join us in the meeting room for crafts, activities, and a rockin’ good time!

Concerts in the Park
Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Arts Council of Edgerton




TEENS & TWEENS Grades 5 and up



TEENS Ages 12 and up

Maker Space - Sewing Machine
Ongoing
A sewing machine will be available at the library for use by our patrons. Please sign up for a time slot as the machine is available for drop in use, but first come first served. You will need to bring your own sewing materials.

DIY Magnetic Poetry
Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30-5 pm
April is Poetry Month
Join us for a fun craft and create your own magnetic poetry kit. Supplies provided.

 


ADULTS

Maker Space - Sewing Machine
Ongoing
A sewing machine will be available at the library for use by our patrons. Please sign up for a time slot as the machine is available for drop in use, but first come first served. You will need to bring your own sewing materials.

April Maker Space
All April-Long – Laminating Machine
Use 3 free sheets of laminating paper to protect those important documents and memories from those April showers! Details at the circulation desk.

Edgerton Area Writers Guild
Mondays, April 9 & 23 from 6-8 pm
Second and Fourth Mondays

Community Book Bunch
Third Thursdays at 6:30

Join us at a local restaurant for a lively discussion on a variety of books. Anyone who has read the book is welcome. Copies are available at the library the month prior to the discussion.

  • April 19 - Round House, by Louise Erdrich
    Meeting at Rosati’s 723 E. Ellendale Road, Edgerton An NEA Big Read event.

Home Brewing Program
Thursday, April 26 at 6 pm
Join local zymurgist, Jonathon Frey, for a fascinating look at the basics of home brewing. Thought about trying this fun hobby? Jonathon will share tips for getting started as well as ideas for taking for brews to the next level.

History Club
Wednesday, May 2 at 9:30 am
(First Wednesday of the Month at 9 am)
Come help preserve our local history!

DIY Plant Markers
Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm
Craft your very own beautiful markers to add some pizazz and help you identify your plants.

Edgerton Area Writers Guild
Second and Fourth Mondays from 6-8 pm

  • May 14

  • May 28 - No Meeting, Library Closed

Movie Afternoon: Grease
Friday, May 18 at 1:30 pm
Spend an enjoyable afternoon watching this classic musical!

Senior Benefits Specialist
Wednesday, May 9 from 10:30-11:30 am
Open Office Hours

Adult Coloring Club
Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm

Rock County Dementia Care Specialist
Thursday, May 10 at 1 pm
Open Office Hours

Community Book Bunch
Third Thursdays at 6:30

Join us at a local restaurant for a lively discussion on a variety of books. Anyone who has read the book is welcome. Copies are available at the library the month prior to the discussion.

  • May 17 - Hillbilly Elegy, by JD Vance
    Meeting at Winchester Restaurant, 568 Haugen Road (I-90 Travel Plaza), Edgerton

Summer Library Program
"Libraries Rock"

JUNE

Plant Exchange
Saturday June 2, 10:00 - 2:00
Join us for our third annual plant exchange! Bring divided overgrown plants, tubers, seeds or left over plants from your garden, and pick up some new ones while you’re here! Patrons that come with items to exchange are entered to win a gift card to a local garden center.

History Club
Wednesday, June 6th 9:30am

Coloring Club
Wednesday June 13th 6:30pm

Community Book Bunch
Thursday, June 21st 6:30pm

Writers Guild
Mondays June 11th and 25th 6:00pm

Garden Art
Thursday June 28th 6:00pm
Add a little pizazz to your garden with some DIY garden ornaments! Feel free to bring your own supplies or choose from what we have! Donations of kitchenware would be gratefully accepted for this program.

Movie Musical Afternoon - "Evita"
Friday June 22nd, 1:30pm

Bike to the Library Week
June 18-23
Wear your bike helmet while riding your bike to the library. Show us your helmet and you can take home a free book! Enter to win some great prizes!

Community Family Bike Ride
Saturday, June 23 - 10 am
Meet at the library for a short safety program. Then we’ll head out for a bicycle tour of Edgerton. First 75 participants will receive a reflective tape kit for their bikes. Please wear your bike helmet!

JULY

Coloring Club
Wednesday July 11th 6:30pm

Used Book Sale -
July 13 & 14

Book Bunch -
Thursday July 19th 6:30pm

“On the Rocks”
Join us at Lounge 1848 for a delicious demonstration on 3 traditional cocktails, pizza and a discussion on this month’s book.

Writers Guild
Monday July 9th & 23rd 6:00pm

Movie Musical Afternoon - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Friday July 20th 1:30pm

Ukulele Circle
Wednesday, July 25th 6:00pm
Come play with Knapton Music Notes! During this instruction and fun collaborative class Knapton will be teaching a little bit about how to play the Ukulele and then hosting a collaborative jam session! Please feel free to bring your own instrument or use one of the ones provided.

Rock Painting
Thursday July 12th 6:00pm
Come and get creative with us! Bring your own special rock for painting or choose from one of ours. Add your colorful rocks to your garden, give them as gifts or hide them for someone special to find!

August

History Club
Wednesday August 1 at 9:30am

Coloring Club
Wednesday August 8 6:00pm

Seed Saving Program
Thursday, August 9 at 6 pm
Join us in learning how to successfully preserve seeds from one year to another from the Rock County Master Gardeners!

Community Book Bunch
Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm

Writers Guild
Monday August 13 & 27 at 6:00pm

Movie Musical Afternoon - "The Greatest Show on Earth"
Friday August 10 at 1:30

Singing bowls
Thursday August 2 at 6:00pm
Join us for an informational class with Christy! She will be bringing Tibetan singing bowls and other international instruments from around the world that have been used in traditional ceremonies.

           

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