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Library - Adults

  1. Go Big Read Live Stream

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Live stream of An Evening with Deborah Blum, author of "The Poison Squad". "The Poison Squad" is this year's selection for University of Wisconsin's Go Big Read.

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  2. Wednesday Morning Book Discussion

    October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Please join us for a discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

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  3. Snapchat 101

    October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Technology Center

    Come to this class to get started using Snapchat, one of the hottest mobile messaging apps. This app's platform is convenient and fun way to send photos and videos to friends and family without eating up your phone's memory. To register, please call 608-729-1763.

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  4. Knit Club

    October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library Conference Room

    Looking for a knitting group to join? Whether you're new to knitting or have years of experience, stop by the library's conference room for a social afternoon of knitting and learning new knitting techniques. Please bring your own supplies and join the fun!

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  5. CPR Class

    October 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend. In as little as 10 minutes, the Fitch-Rona EMS paramedics will teach you how to do hands-only CPR and use an AED. Space is limited. Please register at the Reference Desk on the second floor, 608-729-1763.

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  6. Cookbook Club - Soup/Stew

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Join the Library’s Cookbook Club in October and warm up with soup! Make a batch of your favorite soup/stew, and bring it to the library, along with the cookbook that the recipe came from. We will sample everyone’s soup and discuss the recipes & cookbooks. The library will provide utensils and beverages, and there are plenty of outlets in our meeting room for Crock Pots.

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  7. Film Screening: The Addams Family

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Meeting Room

    Join us for a nostalgic pre-Halloween viewing of the 1991 film The Addams Family! (PG-13, 105 minutes)

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  8. In the News

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Join us for coffee and discussion of current events. This will be an ongoing program and will occur every third Saturday. There will be a new topic each week and select readings will be suggested but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

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  9. Jessica Michna as Goode Rebeka Nurse, Trial by Fire “The Salem Witch Trials”

    October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    It was a new world. The settlers from England had gained a foothold in the verdant land called “Amerika”. Old traditions would be laid aside, new ones instituted. Greed, jealousy, suspicion would still persist. Were these at the root of “The Salem Witch Trials”? Innocent residents of Salem, Massachusetts were tried and many executed in perhaps the most infamous chapter in early American history. Learn the true story of one of those unlucky residents as acclaimed historical performer Jessica Michna shares the tale of Good Rebeka Nurse, Trial by Fire.

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  10. Stop the Bleed

    October 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library

    Learn how to control bleeding in an emergency situation until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Fitch-Rona EMS will instruction attendees on the skills and basic tools needed to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. Registration required. Please contact the Reference Desk to register, 608-729-1763.

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Library - Kids

  1. Preschool Storytime

    October 14, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested for children ages 2-5. To maximize enjoyment for yourself and others, please follow age recommendations. No registration is required.

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  2. Preschool Storytime

    October 14, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Preschool storytime is a 30 minute program for those who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities. Suggested for children ages 2-5. To maximize enjoyment for yourself and others, please follow age recommendations. No registration is required.

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  3. Lapsit Storytime

    October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    A 20-minute storytime for babies and toddlers featuring stories, songs, bounces, and rhymes. Followed by a 15-minute social time for caregivers and playtime for babies and toddlers. No registration is required.

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  4. READ to a Dog

    October 15, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Reading to a dog is a wonderful way to build reading skills and confidence. Independent readers in grades K-5 can sign-up for a 20 minute spot to sit down and read to a registered therapy animal. Call 608-729-1762 or stop by the Youth Services desk. (sign-up required)

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  5. Toddler Art

    October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library

    Explore and play with fun art materials! Children will practice fine motor skills as they engage in process art or create crafts. Parents are encouraged to stop in at various times throughout the hour. Be prepared to get messy! For children ages 1-3.

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  6. Storytime

    October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Come join the professionals of CI Pediatric Therapy Centers for books, activities, and fun! Open to children ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers. • Learn how to enhance your child’s language skills through reading. • Learn how to incorporate songs and motor activities with books. • Language and motor developmental milestones will be provided. • Opportunity to ask questions about your child’s development. • Led by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.

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  7. UnBookclub!

    October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Welcome to the UNBookclub!! Read a book from our monthly genre and come ready to have fun with discussion, snack and craft! For October, let’s discuss a horror book! Recommended for tweens ages 9-12.

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  8. Unbirthday Party

    October 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Any day is good for a birthday party, even if it's not your birthday...right? Join us at the library for super fun birthday party games, snacks, and crafts! For kids ages 5-12.

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  9. Preschool Art

    October 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library

    Explore and play with fun art materials! Art activities will help your little ones master fine-motor skills and help them learn about cause and effect as they make changes in materials (and a lot of mess!). Ages 2-5

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  10. Pumpkin Bowling

    October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library

    Join the Fitchburg Public Library in some Halloween-themed bowling! Try to knock over the ghostly bowling pins with a rolling pumpkin or gourd. Ages 5-12. Registration is required. Please call the Youth Desk at 608-729-1762.

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  11. National Color Day

    October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library

    It's National Color Day! Transform a night-time scene by adding color and light to black lines. The result will be an interactive piece of art! For children ages 5-12.

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  12. Family Pajama Storytime

    October 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Family Pajama Storytime is a super fun evening program, focused on winding down for the night. Featuring stories, songs and movement activities followed by a short craft all in your PJs. Parents, leave the bedtime routine to us! Ages 2-5.

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  13. Bouncing Halloween Babies

    October 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Bring your baby, in costume, to the Halloween edition of Bouncing Babies! This program will have lap rhymes, songs, stories and fun! After the program, enjoy social time with other parents/caregivers and tummy time for the babies. This program is ideal for prewalkers, starting at birth.

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  14. Halloween Hunt

    October 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Boo! The Fitchburg Public Library will be hosting the 12th annual Great Halloween Hunt on October 26th from 6-9:30 pm. at the library. Activities include a scavenger hunt, crafts and games, a magician, balloon twisters, and a movie. 6-8 pm: Scavenger Hunt, Balloon Twisting, Crafts & Games 6:15-6:45 pm & 7-7:30 pm: Magic Shows 8-9:30 pm: Movie

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  15. Make Your Own Monster Mask

    October 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library

    Whether you prefer a scary monster or a sweet princess, make your own Halloween mask with us! A variety of fun supplies will be provided, you just bring your creativity! Ages 9-12. Registration is required. Please call the Youth Desk at 608-729-1762.

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  16. Spooky Breakout Challenge

    October 29, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library Storytime Room

    Solve spooky puzzles, decipher creepy clues, and unlock a scary mystery in the library. Registration required. Please call the Youth Desk at 608-729-1762 to register. Recommended for kids ages 5-12 years.

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  17. Toddler Art

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Library

    Explore and play with fun art materials! Children will practice fine motor skills as they engage in process art or create crafts. Parents are encouraged to stop in at various times throughout the hour. Be prepared to get messy! For children ages 1-3.

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Library - Teens

  1. Halloween Nail Art

    October 19, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Library

    Whether you want to complete a costume or make up for the lack of one, here’s your chance! Choose from spooky, festive, cute or darn-right chilling designs and give yourself a manicure even a zombie would admire. *Registration required. Ages 13-17.

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  2. Zombie Dolls

    October 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library

    You may have thought you put away your dolls for good, but theeeeyyy’rree baaaack! Come to the library and create your own zombie. Ages 13-17

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