Calendar

Central Alicia Ashman Goodman South Hawthorne Lakeview Meadowridge Monroe Street Pinney Sequoya

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

October 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/01/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Ken Wheaton: solo acoustic guitar and vocals

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Ken Wheaton: solo acoustic guitar and vocals

Sequoya Library
10/01/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

For the last 25 years, Ken has been leading his own groups and has developed an active career as a solo performer and songwriter, drawing on his interest in classical, jazz and contemporary music. He specializes in acoustic finger-style guitar; Ken plays his own songs, plus jazz and blues standards, and pop favorites from the 60s to the present.
http://www.kenwheatonmusic.com/

Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
2
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/02/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/02/2017
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. Registration begins 8/28. Please register for each week you wish to attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/02/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/02/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
10/02/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Note: No storytime on 10/6.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Art Class with Amy Mietzel

Preschool Art Class with Amy Mietzel

Lakeview Library
10/02/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Experiment with collage, watercolor painting and more as we share a story and create art with local artist Amy Mietzel. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For preschoolers ages 3-5.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/02/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration begins 8/28.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/02/2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/02/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
10/02/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/02/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
10/02/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/02/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Pinney Library
10/02/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/02/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Lakeview Library
10/02/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session. Drop-ins are welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
MNC Afterschool

MNC Afterschool

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/02/2017
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
6:00 pm
Memoirs Salon

Memoirs Salon

Goodman South Madison Library
10/02/2017
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

"First Monday, First Person!" We will share and critique writing in the first person with like-minded people. We meet at 6pm, and enjoy light refreshments and stories until library staff chases us out at 7:45pm.

Sign up upon arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Listeners welcome as well as readers. Event is Free and open.

Join us on the first Monday of every month (except when Monday is a holiday.)

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashman Library
10/02/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Lessons for both beginners and more advanced players begin promptly at 6 PM and last 45 minutes.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
10/02/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Includes built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
6:45 pm
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Alicia Ashman Library
10/02/2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

After lessons comes Free Play! From 6:45 PM to 8 PM it's time to practice what you've learned and have fun playing the game. open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
7:00 pm
When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

When Cartoon Worlds Collide: A Twistedly Absurd Mashup of Politics and Comics

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/02/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come share an evening of absurdity with two nationally-syndicated cartoonists: Leigh Rubin, the creator of the comic strip “Rubes,” and Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands.​ This odd couple will riff on each others’ cartoons and show how the twisted minds of two very different cartoonists work. Rubin’s work focuses primarily on the hilarity of animal and human nature, while Hands draws stranger creatures: politicians. So, if you’ve ever wanted to meet a professional smart aleck or a full-time doodler, don’t miss this event. Door prizes will be raffled to unlucky winners.​

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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9:00 am
Bubbler Room Closed (9am-12pm)

Bubbler Room Closed (9am-12pm)

Bubbler, Central Library
10/03/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Private workshop (MJ)

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/03/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/03/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
10/03/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
10/03/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/03/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
10/03/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.
(NOTE: No Book Baby Oct 24.)

Tags:
Baby
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
10/03/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
10/03/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
10/03/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
10/03/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/03/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/03/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 & 5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
2-5 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
 
2:00 pm
Library Takeover Meeting

Library Takeover Meeting

Bubbler, Central Library
10/03/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Planning meeting for presenters, mentors, and library staff to talk about Library Takeover 2018.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/03/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

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3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/03/2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Library
10/03/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

Tags:
Chess, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
10/03/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
4:00 pm
MINECRAFT Club

MINECRAFT Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/03/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:30 pm
DANEnet Computer Fix IT Clinic

DANEnet Computer Fix IT Clinic

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/03/2017
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will help assess, fix and clean the devices. DANEnet will provide free recycling for items beyond their useful life.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/03/2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Unbranded Film Screening & Discussion

Unbranded Film Screening & Discussion

Pinney Library
10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humans have connected with horses on a deeply personal and emotional level for centuries. This film highlights the beautiful relationship 4 recent college graduates develop with wild Mustangs as they ride from Mexico to Canada. Following the film screening will be a short presentation and discussion led by Andi Bill of Sugar Creek Stables.

This event is funded in part by a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:00 pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 19 - December 12. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
6:00 pm
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We've got a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played! Drop in and join us!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Library
10/03/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Initial Meeting to see if there is interest in starting an Alicia Ashman Crochet Club.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
6:30 pm
RESCHEDULED: Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

RESCHEDULED: Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Central Library
10/03/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

UPDATE: As of 9/21/17, this workshop has been rescheduled, and the series will now begin on Tuesday, October 10. The new sessions are:

10/10 - Session 1: Pitching 101 (1st fl conference room)
10/17 - Session 2: Writers' Panel (1st fl conference room)
10/24 - Session 3: Digital Content & Promotion (Bubbler room)

Trying to launch or increase your profile and/or your visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community.

10/3 - Session 1: Pitching 101
10/10 - Session 2: Digital Content & Promotion
10/17 - Session 3: Writers' Panel

Please register for each session individually at madisonpubliclibrary.org or by calling 608-266-6300.

About the instructor: ​Rachel Werner is the assistant editor of BRAVA, a magazine created by women for women. She's also a fitness instructor, health coach, blogger and a 2016-2017 national WomenRide4Change Ambassador.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
6:30 pm
The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with Shakespeare- Film & Discussion

The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with Shakespeare- Film & Discussion

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/03/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a screening of "The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and The First Folio," a 2016 tribute to William Shakespeare in celebration of the Bard’s 400-year legacy by Randall Duk Kim, Former Artistic Director and Co-founder of American Players Theatre, and Anne Occhiogrosso, Former Director and Co-founder of American Players Theatre; film by Wisconsin Public Television.

Stay after the film for a discussion about Shakespeare and theater with:

Sarah Day, Actor, American Players Theatre; Advisory Company, Forward Theater​
Jen Uphoff Gray, Artistic Director, Forward Theater Company​
Sarah Marty, Interdisciplinary Programs Director (Madison Early Music Festival), UW–Madison Arts Institute

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute, Wisconsin Public Television, and Orange Tree Imports. Refreshments provided courtesy of Orange Tree Imports.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
4
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/04/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:15 am
1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/04/2017
9:15 am - 10:30 am

A free, weekly program for entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to an audience of peers over coffee. Presenters, discussion and live stream available online or @1MillionCupsMAD.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/04/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
10/04/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/04/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:00 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/04/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
10/04/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they'll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/04/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/04/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:45 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/04/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
10/04/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/04/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/04/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

West Madison Senior Center Programs are designated to provide opportunities for learning, socializing and community involvement.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
10/04/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
10/04/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:30 pm
CANCELLED-Read to a Dog

CANCELLED-Read to a Dog

Meadowridge Library
10/04/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cancelled--Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
5:30 pm
Dyslexia Awareness Event

Dyslexia Awareness Event

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/04/2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words. A light dinner will be served before a short film screening and a brief panel discussion highlighting local resources. Young people ages 8 and up especially welcome! Registration for this event is appreciated but not required.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Film, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/04/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

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Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
MNC

MNC

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
10/04/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Staff meeting

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7:00 pm
Mystery Book Discussion of Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Mystery Book Discussion of Darktown by Thomas Mullen

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
10/04/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

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Adult - Books
5
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/05/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/05/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

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Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
 
9:30 am
The Wide World of Yoga

The Wide World of Yoga

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/05/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bend, stretch and relax in this introductory yoga series. Each hour long session will explore the basic poses and yogic philosophy of a different yoga style—offering an educational and energizing opportunity for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Please bring a yoga mat and wear clothes you can move in.

September 21, Session 1: Yoga Basics
September 28, Session 2: Vinyasa
October 5, Session 3: Yin

About the instructor: Rachel Werner is the assistant editor of BRAVA, a magazine created by women for women. She's also a fitness instructor, health coach, blogger and a 2016-2017 national WomenRide4Change Ambassador. Her passionate commitment to holistic wellness and sustainable agriculture keeps her a Midwestern girl at heart.

Please register for each session individually at madisonpubliclibrary.org or 608-266-6300.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/05/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print ans phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required. *Note: no Storytime on Nov. 2*

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Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/05/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/05/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

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Toddler
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/05/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

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Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/05/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

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Toddler
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

West Madison Senior Coalition Free Lunches

Meadowridge Library
10/05/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding day by calling 238-0196.

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Adult - Seniors
 
12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
10/05/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

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Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Commonwealth"

Book Discussion of "Commonwealth"

Alicia Ashman Library
10/05/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the Thursday Afternoon Book Group for a discussion of "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the reference desk while supplies last.

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Adult - Books
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/05/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 Trent- General lab help
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
4-8 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Michael- Expertise in film production and writing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
 
2:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/05/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
2:00 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/05/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event that gives teens a safe space to do homework, socialize and various activities that build community and bring awareness.

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Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
10/05/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

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Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/05/2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

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Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
3:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
10/05/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis in the Children's study rooms on the library's lower level.

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Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/05/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

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School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
10/05/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
 
6:00 pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Macbeth (1971)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Macbeth (1971)

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

"Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity...Coadapted by Polanski and the great theater critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan, and shot against a series of stunning, stark British Isle landscapes, this version of Macbeth is among the most atmospheric and authentic of all Shakespeare films" (Criterion).

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Adult - Film
 
6:00 pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Meadowridge Library
10/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Improve reading, writing and computer skills! Call Ezi at 244-3991 Ext 10 to register, space is limited.

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6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
10/05/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

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Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
10/05/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Trinket. New and experienced kid programmers welcome! Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Kids Code Madison is a club, not a class, so you can come any week, anytime! New programmers will be given some direction with tutorials and help from volunteers, and experienced programmers can work on ongoing projects, start something new, help a friend, or practice the “sushi” (mini, bit sized) skill of the day.

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School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Lakeview Library
10/05/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace for a discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Author J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq, then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He has since become a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and a contributing writer to the National Review. Through his memoir, he shares experiences from his difficult childhood and how they have shaped his life. His story has resonated with many people and has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide - and was chosen as the 2017 Go Big Read title to keep the conversation going. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates, related events, and suggestions for further reading.

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Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Humanitarian Knitting

Humanitarian Knitting

Pinney Library
10/05/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Knitting for charity. Assistance is available for those wishing to learn to knit or to improve skills. Yarn is provided.

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Adult - Other
 
 
6:30 pm
Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils 101

Bubbler, Central Library
10/05/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you looking for a healthier lifestyle? Learn how to support your immune system, boost energy, clean your home without chemicals, get a good night’s sleep, and so much more with therapeutic grade essential oils! They are 100% pure, easy to use, and benefit your health in countless ways. In this class, we will discuss what essential oils are, how to use them and some wellness benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, rinds and leaves of plants, extracted and distilled for health benefits. Each participant will receive a item to take home made with essential oils.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
ACLU of Wisconsin--Immigration: Rights & Myths

ACLU of Wisconsin--Immigration: Rights & Myths

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/05/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

ACLU of Wisconsin representative, Emilio de Torre, will discuss the rights of immigrants, common myths about immigration and its effect on the national economy, and information about the recent DACA reversal announcement. Mr. de Torre speaks Spanish.

El representativo de ACLU de Wisconsin, Emilio de Torre, discutará los derechos de los inmigrantes, los mitos acerca de los efectos de la inmigración en la economía nacional, y información de DACA y las noticias recientes. Sr. de Torre habla español.

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Adult - Educational
 
6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Book Circle: Gloria Steinem's My Life On the Road

Peace & Justice Book Circle: Gloria Steinem's My Life On the Road

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/05/2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

“Like Steinem herself, [My Life on the Road] is thoughtful and astonishingly humble. It is also filled with a sense of the momentous while offering deeply personal insights into what shaped her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

(All welcome to the conversation whether you read the book or not!)

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Adult - Film
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nicole Krauss

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nicole Krauss

Central Library, Madison Room
10/05/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nicole Krauss reads from her new novel, FOREST DARK. The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals—an older lawyer and a young novelist—whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

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Adult - Books
6
 
 
9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/06/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/06/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/06/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Ballroom for Balance Class

Ballroom for Balance Class

Central Library, Madison Room
10/06/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

dance for balance

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Adult - Seniors
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/06/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

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Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Art with Jovita: Crumpled Paper Art

Preschool Art with Jovita: Crumpled Paper Art

Hawthorne Library
10/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Just when you get ready to throw it away, make art!

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Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
10/06/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 8-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Friday, September 8.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational
 
2:00 pm
Huge Cookbook Sale

Huge Cookbook Sale

Lakeview Library
10/06/2017
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please visit our huge cookbook sale on the sidewalk in front of the library! We have something for everyone: Vegetarian to Vintage, Diet to Decadent Desserts, Pillsbury to Paleo, Moosewood to Meats. Over 1,000 books to choose from!

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Book Sale
 
 
3:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103, Study Room 103, Sequoya Library
10/06/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/06/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

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6:00 pm
October Night Light - Gallery Night

October Night Light - Gallery Night

Central Library
10/06/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come join us for Gallery Night at Madison Public Library

The Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery on the third floor will feature photos by Chris Norris (shown above), the second floor gallery will highlight work by Benjamin D. Rinehart and an installation by Phillip Heckman, while the first floor show work by Sam Brickman.

Our newest artist-in-residence Lovey Town by Michael Velliquette will put you right in the middle of a miniature gallery! Come by and have your photo taken and make your own mini-masterpiece.

Drinks available from Gib's. We hope to see you there!!

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Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/06/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up Screening: THE SALESMAN

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up Screening: THE SALESMAN

Pinney Library
10/06/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This Iranian film won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2017.

"While both are participating in a production of 'Death of a Salesman,' a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections." Persian dialogue w/English subtitles(2016|124min|Iran)
IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5186714/

"It is in the midst of this painful tale of crime and punishment that the spirit of Willy Loman makes its improbable, powerful and surprisingly literal return. “The Salesman” is about trust and honor, about violence against women in a patriarchal society, about the woe that is in marriage, but it is also about death, a salesman and the hidden brutality of class...Mr. Farhadi’s control is astonishing, as is the discipline of the actors. Their final scenes are at once riveting and hard to watch. Attention, as someone once said, must be paid."
A.O. Scott - The New York Times

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. This film is rated pg-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is funded in part through a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Madison Community Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.beyondthepage.info.

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Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
First Friday: Coloring For Grownups

First Friday: Coloring For Grownups

Alicia Ashman Library
10/06/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What's this coloring-for-grownups craze all about? Come and find out! Coloring for adults can be a stress-reliever, and a low-pressure way to get your creative juices flowing.

The instructions?

1. Break out your crayons, colored pencils, or markers. (We'll provide these, but feel free to bring your own if you have favorites).

2. Turn off your phone, tablet, computer, whatever.

3. Start coloring. (We'll have a variety of coloring sheets to choose from).

4. If you notice at any point that you are forgetting your worries, daydreaming freely, or feeling more creative, curious, excitable, delighted, relaxed, or any combination thereof, take a deep breath and enjoy it. Remind yourself that coloring, like dancing or falling in love, does not have a point. It is the point.

5. When you don't feel like it anymore, stop.

This is not a class--there is no formal instruction. No registration required--just drop in, bring your creativity, and color yourself relaxed.

Occasionally a special craft project may be added.

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Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Hmong Dancers

Family Fun Night: Hmong Dancers

Goodman South Madison Library
10/06/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about Hmong culture and enjoy dancing performed by children and teens in costumes from the Hmong tradition. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

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Families or All Ages
 
7:00 pm
Ushio and Tora: Anime at Hawthorne

Ushio and Tora: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
10/06/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ushio always ignored his father's crazy tales about the temple where they live. All that talk of restless souls and vicious monsters are nothing more than stories, right? However, Ushio quickly rethinks his position when he discovers a locked basement with an actual demon pinned to the wall by a spear! The tiger-striped demon threatens to eat Ushio if he doesn't free him, so Ushio naturally chooses to ignore him. However, when the demon's presence starts to attract others, Ushio is forced to remove the spear to save himself. To make a bad situation even worse, freeing the demon, Tora, also bonds Ushio to the cursed Beast Spear, sending him on a journey where unspeakable dangers await. The battle is only beginning for these unlikely partners!
http://ushitora.tv/

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Click here to register

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Adult - Film
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9:00 am
Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

Sequoya Library
10/07/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

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Book Sale
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/07/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Huge Cookbook Sale

Huge Cookbook Sale

Lakeview Library
10/07/2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please visit our huge cookbook sale on the sidewalk in front of the library! We have something for everyone: Vegetarian to Vintage, Diet to Decadent Desserts, Pillsbury to Paleo, Moosewood to Meats. Over 1,000 books to choose from!

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Book Sale
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
10/07/2017
9:05 am - 11:05 am

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

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Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
9:30 am
Business Planning Basics with Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

Business Planning Basics with Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/07/2017
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical too for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where to start.

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Adult - Educational
 
10:00 am
Language Explorers: Spanish

Language Explorers: Spanish

Monroe Street Library
10/07/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Language Explorers: Spanish is a fun program that immerses kids in music, movement, storytelling, crafts, and games in order to help them learn and master Spanish. For ages 1-5. Instructed by Karen Haygood, owner of Creando Little Language Explorers.

Click here to register

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Preschool
 
10:00 am
Star Wars Party: Pinney Library Goes Rogue

Star Wars Party: Pinney Library Goes Rogue

Pinney Library
10/07/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun and interactive Star Wars Party at Pinney! Crafts, activities, snacks, and coloring will take over the library from 10 am - Noon. Stop in the photo booth and take a picture with members of the 501st Wisconsin Garrison.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be shown for free in HD at 2 pm.
There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis with doors opening 30 minutes before the movie. This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be with an adult.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:00 am
Suzuki Strings of Madison Performance

Suzuki Strings of Madison Performance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/07/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a live performance from the Suzuki Strings of Madison. Since 1990, Suzuki Strings of Madison has provided children of all ages quality, comprehensive musical instruction through the violin. Enjoy this performance from Suzuki students as they showcase their growing talents! No registration necessary.

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Families or All Ages
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/07/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun class. For children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Stories and Sweets

Stories and Sweets

Hawthorne Library
10/07/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:30 am
NA

NA

Navy Room 126, Goodman South Madison Library
10/07/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meeting

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11:15 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Hawthorne Library
10/07/2017
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

Alicia Ashman Library
10/07/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sign up for a one-hour session (starting at 1pm or 2:30pm) on the first and second Saturday of the month Sept - November with a Computer Coach providing individualized instruction on using word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and other computer basics. Bring your own laptop or use one of our PC's. Call 608-824-1780 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
1:00 pm
Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages

Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages

Bubbler, Central Library
10/07/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join visiting artists Christa Donner and Andrew Yang for this hands-on workshop exploring unexpected connections between the things in your everyday life and our world - natural, artificial, cultural, and imaginable. During this two-hour workshop participants of all ages will work together to explore the ecological webs that connect through our lives. Through open-ended prompts, participants will collaboratively devise stories from a blend of drawing, collage, and game playing to spark inter-generational conversation and ecological thinking. In this time of environmental complexity, we need new ways of telling stories that connect us to each other and to our futures, pasts, and present environment. This playful approach to ecological narratives involves the complex, non-linear, and indeterminate. Let’s make art together to invent new relations and new ways of learning!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/07/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
1-4 Dan- Expertise in film production and editing
1-4 Sophie - Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
1:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/07/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:00 pm
Star Wars: Rogue One movie screening

Star Wars: Rogue One movie screening

Pinney Library
10/07/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Watch Star Wars: Rogue One in HD on the big screen!

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun and interactive Star Wars Party at Pinney! Crafts, activities, snacks, and coloring will take over the library from 10 am - Noon.

Star Wars: Rogue One will be shown for free in HD at 2 pm.
There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis with doors opening 30 minutes before the movie. This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be with an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
2:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Goodman South Madison Library
10/07/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
lego, School Age (grades K-5)
8
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/08/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - The Jim Erickson Trio

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - The Jim Erickson Trio

Sequoya Library
10/08/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Jim Erickson Trio, with Jan Wheaton, vocals, and Laurie Lang, bass, plays strong, swinging jazz and Latin favorites. Sweetened with gorgeous ballads, this piano, vocal, bass trio, offers a tasty recipe for any Sunday afternoon concert. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
9
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/09/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/09/2017
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. Registration begins 8/28. Please register for each week you wish to attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:00 am
Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--STEALING THE COUNTESS by David Housewright

Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--STEALING THE COUNTESS by David Housewright

Alicia Ashman Library
10/09/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for discussions of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles. Be ready to share with the group recent reads in these genres. Our next title will be available for pick-up following today's discussion, with extra copies available while supplies last.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
10:15 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/09/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/09/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool & Toddler Dance Party

Preschool & Toddler Dance Party

Lakeview Library
10/09/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes with Ms. Lesley! Ages 2 & up.

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Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/09/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

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Toddler
 
11:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/09/2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/09/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
10/09/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/09/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
10/09/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/09/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/09/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

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4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Lakeview Library
10/09/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session. Drop-ins are welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/09/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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Chess, Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Central Library, Madison Room
10/09/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Nathan Englander reads from his new novel, Dinner At The Center Of The Earth. From the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
10/09/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Includes built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/09/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nathan Englander reads from his new novel DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner?

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Nathan Englander

Central Library, Madison Room
10/09/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Nathan Englander reads from his new novel, Dinner At The Center Of The Earth. From the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges--a political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard.

Tags:
Adult - Books
10
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/10/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/10/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

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Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/10/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
10/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
10/10/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
10/10/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.
(NOTE: No Book Baby Oct 24.)

Tags:
Baby
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
10/10/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
10/10/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center Presents Anna Durbin

Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center Presents Anna Durbin

Central Library
10/10/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Senior Center.
Local author Anna Durbin will discuss King of Swords, Book 1 of her King of the Tarot regency romance series.
Please note: event is at the Madison Senior Center, one block from the library: 330 W Mifflin St.

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/10/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
10/10/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/10/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/10/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
2-5 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Dan - Expertise in film production and editing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/10/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Provide activities for youth that are fun and enriching, while giving them an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with Library staff.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
UNIDOS of Wisconsin

UNIDOS of Wisconsin

Goodman South Madison Library
10/10/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UNIDOS Tabling for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come join us to help break the cycle of domestic violence in our community.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/10/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

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3:00 pm
CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
10/10/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meadowridge Library
10/10/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.

Tags:
lego, Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Tabletop Game Club

Tabletop Game Club

Sequoya Library
10/10/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring some friends or join other kids for chess, checkers, and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
10/10/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
4:00 pm
MINECRAFT Club

MINECRAFT Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/10/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/10/2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
10/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 19 - December 12. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
6:00 pm
Woodblock Carving & Printing with Jenie Gao

Woodblock Carving & Printing with Jenie Gao

Pinney Library
10/10/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to create your own woodblock print. Instructor Jenie Gao, former Artist In Residence at THE BUBBLER, will cover how to create your image, carve your block, and print on paper and fabric. Bring a t-shirt or other fabric to print on and wear something you don’t mind getting a little inky!

No prior experience necessary, ages 16+. Registration required.
This workshop will be offered twice, on 10/10 & 10/17. Please register for one session only.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult
 
 
6:30 pm
Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
10/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

UPDATE: As of 9/21/17, this workshop has been rescheduled, and the series will now begin on Tuesday, October 10. The new sessions are:

10/10 - Session 1: Pitching 101 (1st fl conference room)
10/17 - Session 2: Writers' Panel (1st fl conference room)
10/24 - Session 3: Digital Content & Promotion (Bubbler room)

Trying to launch or increase your profile and/or your visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community.

10/3 - Session 1: Pitching 101
10/10 - Session 2: Digital Content & Promotion
10/17 - Session 3: Writers' Panel

Please register for each session individually at madisonpubliclibrary.org or by calling 608-266-6300.

About the instructor: ​Rachel Werner is the assistant editor of BRAVA, a magazine created by women for women. She's also a fitness instructor, health coach, blogger and a 2016-2017 national WomenRide4Change Ambassador.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
SlaveFree Madison

SlaveFree Madison

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/10/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SlaveFree Madison is the community action group that promotes awareness about modern-day slavery and advocates cooperative community responses to reduce the incidence of human trafficking in Dane County. We bridge knowledge with action. Our focus is local. Our awareness is global.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Library
10/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Initial meeting to see if there is interest in starting a Crochet Club at the Alicia Ashman Library.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Book Discussion of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Alicia Ashman Library
10/10/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Tuesday Evening Book Group for a discussion of a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction (generally older titles). The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the reference desk while supplies last.

Tags:
Adult - Books
11
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/11/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:15 am
1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/11/2017
9:15 am - 10:30 am

A free, weekly program for entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to an audience of peers over coffee. Presenters, discussion and live stream available online or @1MillionCupsMAD.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/11/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
10/11/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/11/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:00 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/11/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
10/11/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they'll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/11/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/11/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:45 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/11/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/11/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
10/11/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/11/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/11/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/11/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

West Madison Senior Center Programs are designated to provide opportunities for learning, socializing and community involvement.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
 
2:30 pm
Care WI

Care WI

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/11/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
10/11/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
10/11/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:30 pm
Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
10/11/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the UW chapter of Girls Who Code for a 9 week workshop series at Sequoya Library. Join a team of beginning programmers and computer scientists to work through challenges and build community over the course of the fall!

The mission of Girls Who Code is to build the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States, creating opportunities for students to deepen their computer science skills as well as their confidence. This program is open to middle and high school age girls and their allies, regardless of gender.

To register, please visit the Girls Who Code Eventbrite page available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-who-code-tickets-38257953569?aff=escb...

Please call Sequoya library and ask for youth services librarian, Rebecca Millerjohn for questions or more information. 608-266-6385

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/11/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/11/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
6:30 pm
Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: LO & BEHOLD

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: LO & BEHOLD

Monroe Street Library
10/11/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UW-Madison Dept. of Communication Arts Associate Professor Jeremy Morris will introduce the film.

Seating is first come, first served with room for 20 guests. Doors open 1/2 hour before start time.
Filmmaker Werner Herzog examines the past, present and future of the Internet and how it affects human interaction and modern society.

This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is funded through a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Madison Community Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.beyondthepage.info.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora

Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora

Alicia Ashman Library
10/11/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Musician Sean Gaskell will combine a music and educational presentation on the West Africa Kora, a 21-string harp native to the Mandinka people and dating back 300 years. Between songs, he will talk about the Kora, how it is built, who plays it, what its cultural significance is, and what it was like to live in the Gambia while he studied with master Kora players.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
12
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/12/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/12/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/12/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print ans phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required. *Note: no Storytime on Nov. 2*

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
 
9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
10/12/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Snacks and playtime provided afterwards. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/12/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/12/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/12/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

Tags:
Toddler
 
12:00 pm
Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Lakeview Library
10/12/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Author J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq, then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He has since become a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and a contributing writer to the National Review. Through his memoir, he shares experiences from his difficult childhood and how they have shaped his life. His story has resonated with many people and has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide - and was chosen as the 2017 Go Big Read title to keep the conversation going. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates, related events, and suggestions for further reading.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/12/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
10/12/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/12/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 Trent- General lab help
2-5 and 5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
4-8 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/12/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event that gives teens a safe space to do homework, socialize and various activities that build community and bring awareness.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
10/12/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
10/12/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
3:30 pm
Recycled Robots

Recycled Robots

Goodman South Madison Library
10/12/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Make your own robot using recycled materials, duct tape, and hot glue! For ages 6 & up.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/12/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
10/12/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
 
6:00 pm
Bubbler Write-In

Bubbler Write-In

Central Library, Study Room 111
10/12/2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Silent sustained writing! Use this time for free play or make progress on your current project. We also encourage writers to use this opportunity to form and meet with smaller workshop groups.

This group takes place every second Thursday of the month. No registration necessary. Paper and pencils will be provided.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
10/12/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
The Spice Box

The Spice Box

Alicia Ashman Library
10/12/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Huma Siddiqui is an author, chef, cooking instructor, and host of White Jasmine: http://www.whitejasmine.com, and its companion cooking show focusing on healthy eating based on multi-cultural traditions. Join her as she presents The Spice Box, a demonstration of how to use spices in everyday cooking. She will also offer her cookbook and spice blends at a discounted price for participants. Starting Thursday, 9/21, call 608-824-1780 to reserve your seat.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors
 
7:00 pm
Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora

Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/12/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Musician Sean Gaskell will combine a music and educational presentation on the West Africa Kora, a 21-string harp native to the Mandinka people and dating back 300 years. Between songs, he will talk about the Kora, how it is built, who plays it, what its cultural significance is, and what it was like to live in the Gambia while he studied with master Kora players.

This program is generously funded by Beyond the Page, which brings humanities events to Dane County Libraries.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
13
 
(All day)
Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale

Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale

Hawthorne Library
10/13/2017 (All day)
(All day)

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library. Proceeds help fund library programs.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/13/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/13/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/13/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/13/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Art with Jovita: Personalized Puzzles

Preschool Art with Jovita: Personalized Puzzles

Hawthorne Library
10/13/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Your very own puzzle on popsicle sticks!

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
10/13/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.) Note: No storytime on 10/6 and 11/24.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/13/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
10/13/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 8-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Friday, September 8.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
3:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103, Study Room 103, Sequoya Library
10/13/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/13/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
6:30 pm
THE ARDENNES : International Film Movement Series

THE ARDENNES : International Film Movement Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/13/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track. Directed by Robin Pront; starring Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, and Veerle Baetens. Join us at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the second Friday of the month for thought provoking international films from the Film Movement Series.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Celebrate India!

Family Fun Night: Celebrate India!

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/13/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join special guests, Dr. Lalita du Perron, Associate Director, Center for South Asia, Poonam Rao of Celebration Arts, and UW Urdu Instructor Gwen Kirk for children's books readings in Urdu and English and henna art. There will even be Indian cuisine to taste!

Funding for this program is provided by a generous donation by the Capital Times and special funding from the Center for South Asia at the UW-Madison.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
7:00 pm
No Film tonight. Come to the Friends of Hawthorne Library book sale!

No Film tonight. Come to the Friends of Hawthorne Library book sale!

Hawthorne Library
10/13/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Library fund raising book sale!
Join us for showings of award winning documentary films on a variety of topics!

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
14
 
(All day)
Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale

Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale

Hawthorne Library
10/14/2017 (All day)
(All day)

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library. Proceeds help fund library programs.

Bag sale from 4-5 pm.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/14/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/14/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stop by the Central Library's Children's Room for art activities inspired by today's performance at the Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda series.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
10:00 am
Learn to... escape a labyrinth!

Learn to... escape a labyrinth!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/14/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our learn to series explores a different concept each month through hands on making! Drop in, and learn something new as you explore interesting materials and technology. This month, explore mapping concepts by creating your own keys, designing your own large scale maps, and learn to read a compass! Explore new age making with computer coding Ozobot robots! Ages 6 and up, younger siblings welcome if accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
 
10:30 am
Alphabet Factory

Alphabet Factory

Lakeview Library
10/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Come celebrate the ABCs with stories, music, and play!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Spanish Storytime / Cuenta Cuentos y Canciones

Spanish Storytime / Cuenta Cuentos y Canciones

Goodman South Madison Library
10/14/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.
Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3-6

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:00 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
10/14/2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Read aloud to a furry friend. Books are provided. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
11:00 am
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/14/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/14/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

Alicia Ashman Library
10/14/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sign up for a one-hour session (starting at 1pm or 2:30pm) on the first and second Saturday of the month Sept - November with a Computer Coach providing individualized instruction on using word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and other computer basics. Bring your own laptop or use one of our PC's. Call 608-824-1780 to register.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/14/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
1-4 Dan- Expertise in film production and editing
1-4 Bradley DLO Thomas- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
1-4 Sophie - Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
1:00 pm
Bubbler Afternoons! - Treasure Maps with Amy Mietzel & Bareknuckle arts

Bubbler Afternoons! - Treasure Maps with Amy Mietzel & Bareknuckle arts

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/14/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Amy Mietzel from Bare Knuckle Arts and imagine your own world where treasure abounds! Unroll some paper and creative and color your own unique map. A Bubbler Jr. Program. Please register online or call 266-6385. Registration begins 9/30

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
 
1:15 pm
Hidden Colors Film Screening - Part 1

Hidden Colors Film Screening - Part 1

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/14/2017
1:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Hidden Colors is a documentary series about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film series discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more.

Join us for the screening of part 1 today.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
1:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/14/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Lakeview Library
10/14/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:30 pm
Saturday Family Matinee - THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Saturday Family Matinee - THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Pinney Library
10/14/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Dark Knight gets his own LEGO movie! Come check it out at Pinney with the whole family!

Doors to the film will open at 2:00pm and we have room for 50 guests. Lights refreshments will be provided by The Friends of Pinney Library. The film is rated PG.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
Craft Lab for Teens: Black Light Chalk!

Craft Lab for Teens: Black Light Chalk!

Alicia Ashman Library
10/14/2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Library will provide the materials and equipment; you bring your enthusiasm for trying something new.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
15
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/15/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Bob Kerwin Quartet

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya Bob Kerwin Quartet

Sequoya Library
10/15/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Bob Kerwin Quartet is composed of individuals that met while attending Sunday "Madison Jazz Jam" sessions. Our repertoire is a a mix of jazz standards and originals. Band members are Kevin Adler - drums, Peter Weil - upright bass, Phil Porembski - keyboard, and Bob Kerwin - tenor saxophone. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
 
2:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! We'll supply the LEGOs.

Tags:
lego, Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
4:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Volunteer Training

Wisconsin Book Festival Volunteer Training

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
10/15/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Volunteer Training Session

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
16
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/16/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/16/2017
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. Registration begins 8/28. Please register for each week you wish to attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:00 am
Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale - Bag Sale

Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale - Bag Sale

Hawthorne Library
10/16/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bag sale.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
10:15 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/16/2017
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:15 am
CANCELED - Toddler Time

CANCELED - Toddler Time

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/16/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
10/16/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Note: No storytime on 10/6.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
10/16/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 5, siblings welcome.)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/16/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

Tags:
Toddler
 
11:00 am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Hawthorne Library
10/16/2017
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Music Together instructor Eliza Tyksinski for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families!

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
11:00 am
CANCELED - Preschool Storytime

CANCELED - Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/16/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
10/16/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/16/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
10/16/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/16/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Tabletop Game Club

Tabletop Game Club

Pinney Library
10/16/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring some friends or join other kids for chess, checkers, and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/16/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Lakeview Library
10/16/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session. Drop-ins are welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

Alicia Ashman Library
10/16/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Lessons for both beginners and more advanced players begin promptly at 6 PM and last 45 minutes.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
10/16/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Includes built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
6:30 pm
New Pinney Community Update

New Pinney Community Update

Pinney Library
10/16/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join library staff and OPN architects for an informal interactive community update. This is your change to share big ideas and play with some design tools at stations throughout the library.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
6:45 pm
Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Chess Club - Free Play (6:45 PM - 8:00 PM)

Alicia Ashman Library
10/16/2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

After lessons comes Free Play! From 6:45 PM to 8 PM it's time to practice what you've learned and have fun playing the game. open to all Ages and Skill Levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Charles Sykes

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Charles Sykes

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
10/16/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Author and radio personality, Charles Sykes, discusses his newest book, How the Right Lost Its Mind.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
7:00 pm
Madison Area Costuming Society (MACS)

Madison Area Costuming Society (MACS)

Aqua Room 128, Goodman South Madison Library
10/16/2017
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

General Meeting

Tags:
17
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/17/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
10/17/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Private workshop (MJ)

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/17/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
9:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this four-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/17/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
10/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this four-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
10/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
10/17/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.
(NOTE: No Book Baby Oct 24.)

Tags:
Baby
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
10/17/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
10/17/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/17/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Library
10/17/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/17/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 & 5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
2-5 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/17/2017
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Provide activities for youth that are fun and enriching, while giving them an opportunity to build meaningful relationships with Library staff.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/17/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
 
3:00 pm
CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 209
10/17/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
3:30 pm
CANCELED Minecraft Club

CANCELED Minecraft Club

Pinney Library
10/17/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note that Minecraft Club is canceled this month.

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Library
10/17/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

Tags:
Chess, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Lakeview Library
10/17/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity for today.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
Pokémon TCG (The Card Game) Club

Pokémon TCG (The Card Game) Club

Central Library
10/17/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you love Pokémon TCG (The Card Game)? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! We'll meet in the Purple Lounge in the Children's Room on the library's lower level.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/17/2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
10/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
10/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 19 - December 12. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
6:00 pm
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
10/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We've got a ton of tabletop games, just waiting to be played! Drop in and join us!

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Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
CANCELLED: Artist & Craftsman Demo

CANCELLED: Artist & Craftsman Demo

Bubbler, Central Library
10/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join artist Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply for a monthly demo using both new and classic mediums and materials found at your local art supply store. Learn more about the medium, ask questions - and try it out for yourself!
All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Woodblock Carving & Printing with Jenie Gao

Woodblock Carving & Printing with Jenie Gao

Pinney Library
10/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to create your own woodblock print. Instructor Jenie Gao, former Artist In Residence at THE BUBBLER, will cover how to create your image, carve your block, and print on paper and fabric. Bring a t-shirt or other fabric to print on and wear something you don’t mind getting a little inky!

No prior experience necessary, ages 16+. Registration required.
This workshop will be offered twice, on 10/10 & 10/17. Please register for one session only.

Click here to register

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Bubbler - Adult
 
 
6:30 pm
Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
10/17/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

UPDATE: As of 9/21/17, this workshop has been rescheduled, and the series will now begin on Tuesday, October 10. The new sessions are:

10/10 - Session 1: Pitching 101 (1st fl conference room)
10/17 - Session 2: Writers' Panel (1st fl conference room)
10/24 - Session 3: Digital Content & Promotion (Bubbler room)

Trying to launch or increase your profile and/or your visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community.

10/3 - Session 1: Pitching 101
10/10 - Session 2: Digital Content & Promotion
10/17 - Session 3: Writers' Panel

Please register for each session individually at madisonpubliclibrary.org or by calling 608-266-6300.

About the instructor: ​Rachel Werner is the assistant editor of BRAVA, a magazine created by women for women. She's also a fitness instructor, health coach, blogger and a 2016-2017 national WomenRide4Change Ambassador.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
6:30 pm
I am Jane Doe: Free Film Screening

I am Jane Doe: Free Film Screening

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/17/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Madison Public Library and SlaveFree Madison for a screening of the documentary I Am Jane Doe and a discussion about the issues raised in the film. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice. Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.

Panelists:
Jeanie Millard, SlaveFree Madison
Ed Pearson, Detention Superintendent​​, Dane County Juvenile Court Program
Julie Pfluger, Assistant U.S. Attorney - Project Safe Childhood, U.S. Dept of Justice

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
18
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/18/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:15 am
1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/18/2017
9:15 am - 10:30 am

A free, weekly program for entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to an audience of peers over coffee. Presenters, discussion and live stream available online or @1MillionCupsMAD.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/18/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

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Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
10/18/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

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Preschool
 
10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/18/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:00 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/18/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

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Toddler
 
10:00 am
UW Oral History Program: Dow Riot

UW Oral History Program: Dow Riot

Central Library
10/18/2017
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

October 2017 will mark 50 years since the Dow Demonstrations demonstrations took place on campus, transforming the lives of many students, staff, and community members. Beginning on October 18 and into October 19, 1967, hundreds of students protesting Dow Chemicals blocked access to the Commerce Building on campus, with Madison Police removing participants with force. The events are considered to have transformed UW-Madison into one of the leaders in the anti-war movement of the time.

Now, 50 years later, the UW-Madison Libraries and Madison Public Library are collaborating through a joint public history project to collect stories are looking to hear from those who lived through the Dow demonstrations and to share what the impacts it made on their lives, through a joint public history project.

“The events of October 1967 left a lasting impact of those in this community, long after they left the UW-Madison campus,” said Troy Reeves, head of the oral history program with the University Archives. “Their experiences helped shape the anti-war culture throughout the remainder of the 1960s and into the next decade. Ensuring that their stories are captured for the future is not only about preserving history, but helping to understand the impact is it has on our future.”

To gather stories from those who experienced the demonstrations, the UW-Madison Libraries are collaborating with the Madison Public Library to set up recording booths to at the MPL Central Library, October 18-19, for community members to share their memories.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/18/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/18/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:45 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/18/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

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Toddler
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/18/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
10/18/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

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Baby
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/18/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

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Adult - Assistance
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/18/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

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Adult - Seniors
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/18/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

West Madison Senior Center Programs are designated to provide opportunities for learning, socializing and community involvement.

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Adult - Seniors
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
10/18/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
10/18/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

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Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:30 pm
CANCELLED Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

CANCELLED Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

Sequoya Library
10/18/2017
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Girls who code has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. For questions or information about Spring registration, please contact Youth Services Librarian Rebecca Millerjohn at Sequoya Library 608-266-6385

Join the UW chapter of Girls Who Code for a 9 week workshop series at Sequoya Library. Join a team of beginning programmers and computer scientists to work through challenges and build community over the course of the fall!

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Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Hawthorne Library
10/18/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

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Adult - Books
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/18/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

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Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/18/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
6:30 pm
The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/18/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Huma Siddiqui of White Jasmine will be here to demonstrate how to use spices in everyday cooking for easy, healthy meals. In this fun, interactive class you will learn how to make the following dishes:

Class one menu: Vegetarian

Tandoori Squash - Butternut squash cooked with White Jasmine Tandoori Masala and Coconut milk

Cholay - Garbanzo beans in a spicy tomato sauce with whole and ground cumin and cilantro

Raita- yogurt sauce on the side with cumin, chili powder and English cucumber

Class two menu: Fish stew

Cod cooked on a bed of red peppers, green onions, cilantro, garlic and coconut milk served with Basmati rice with whole spices and green peas

Class three menu: Chili - White jasmine style

Chili with ground beef, fire roasted tomatoes, White Jasmine Sajji Masala topped with White Jasmine cilantro gouda. Served with crusty bread.

Registration is required! You can register for one, two, or all three classes. You must register individually for each class. Please call 266-6300 or register online at madisonpubliclibrary.org

Class dates are October 18, October 25, and November 1

See www.whitejasmine.com for more information

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Library
10/18/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join the community of crocheters at Alicia Ashman Library each first and third Wednesday of the month. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of sharing an evening with other crocheters. See what others are working on, get advice from other crocheters, learn new techniques, and share your own work.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Bubbler - Adult, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
AIA American Indian Association

AIA American Indian Association

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/18/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Festival of light

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7:00 pm
Book Discussion of The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches...

Book Discussion of The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches...

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/18/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

...from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks

Connecting his family’s sheep farm to the larger community of those living closely connected to the land in England’s Lake District, Rebanks explores what it means to live a life centered around land and continuity in this age of change and flux. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Tags:
Adult - Books
19
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/19/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required. *Note: no Storytime on Nov. 2*

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Preschool
 
 
 
9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
10/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Snacks and playtime provided afterwards. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/19/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/19/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

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Toddler
 
10:00 am
UW Oral History Program: Dow Riot

UW Oral History Program: Dow Riot

Central Library
10/19/2017
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

October 2017 will mark 50 years since the Dow Demonstrations demonstrations took place on campus, transforming the lives of many students, staff, and community members. Beginning on October 18 and into October 19, 1967, hundreds of students protesting Dow Chemicals blocked access to the Commerce Building on campus, with Madison Police removing participants with force. The events are considered to have transformed UW-Madison into one of the leaders in the anti-war movement of the time.

Now, 50 years later, the UW-Madison Libraries and Madison Public Library are collaborating through a joint public history project to collect stories are looking to hear from those who lived through the Dow demonstrations and to share what the impacts it made on their lives, through a joint public history project.

“The events of October 1967 left a lasting impact of those in this community, long after they left the UW-Madison campus,” said Troy Reeves, head of the oral history program with the University Archives. “Their experiences helped shape the anti-war culture throughout the remainder of the 1960s and into the next decade. Ensuring that their stories are captured for the future is not only about preserving history, but helping to understand the impact is it has on our future.”

To gather stories from those who experienced the demonstrations, the UW-Madison Libraries are collaborating with the Madison Public Library to set up recording booths to at the MPL Central Library, October 18-19, for community members to share their memories.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
11:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/19/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

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Toddler
 
12:00 pm
Friends of Pinney Members Book Sale

Friends of Pinney Members Book Sale

Pinney Library
10/19/2017
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday 10/19 noon to 8:30 MEMBERS ONLY (Join at the door!)
Friday, 10/20 9am-8:30pm
Saturday 10/21 9am-4:30pm
Sunday 10/22 1-4pm $5 BAG SALE

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Book Sale
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/19/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
10/19/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

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Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/19/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 Trent- General lab help
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
4-8 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Michael- Expertise in film production and writing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
 
2:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/19/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
2:00 pm
CANCELED - Teen Thursday

CANCELED - Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/19/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event that gives teens a safe space to do homework, socialize and various activities that build community and bring awareness.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
10/19/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
3:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/19/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Hawthorne Library
10/19/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
10/19/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Read aloud to a furry friend. Books are provided. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
10/19/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Meadowridge Library
10/19/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Improve reading, writing and computer skills! Call Ezi at 244-3991 Ext 10 to register, space is limited.

Tags:
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
10/19/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
10/19/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Trinket. New and experienced kid programmers welcome! Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Kids Code Madison is a club, not a class, so you can come any week, anytime! New programmers will be given some direction with tutorials and help from volunteers, and experienced programmers can work on ongoing projects, start something new, help a friend, or practice the “sushi” (mini, bit sized) skill of the day.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
6:30 pm
Bad Cinema presents The Video Dead (1987)

Bad Cinema presents The Video Dead (1987)

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/19/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

"Look what's buried inside your television..." A TV set spawns a group of killer zombies in this direct-to-video horror comedy.

"Sure we’ve seen a zombie in a wedding dress, but a zombie in a wedding dress, a wig, and wielding a chainsaw?" (Horrornews.net).

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
6:30 pm
EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression

EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
10/19/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take some time out for yourself and see how journaling can be a self-care activity. At this 2-hour workshop, you'll be guided through expressive writing techniques that help to increase awareness of your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Attendees will receive a free journal, guidebook, and pen, as well as useful health information. Participants will also have the option to sign up to receive monthly emailed journaling exercises to help them continue their self-care. Presented by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
Medicare Options

Medicare Options

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
10/19/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking through health plans can be confusing; get help from a Medicare Product Specialist from Care Wisconsin and learn more about Special Needs Plans. Light snacks will be served. Bring your Medicare questions, we are happy to help!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
20
 
 
9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/20/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/20/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale

Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale

Pinney Library
10/20/2017
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Thursday 10/19 noon to 8:30 MEMBERS ONLY (Join at the door!)
Friday, 10/20 9am-8:30pm
Saturday 10/21 9am-4:30pm
Sunday 10/22 1-4pm $5 BAG SALE

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
10/20/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Ballroom for Balance Class

Ballroom for Balance Class

Central Library, Madison Room
10/20/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

dance for balance

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
10:30 am
Preschool Art with Jovita: Finger Painting

Preschool Art with Jovita: Finger Painting

Hawthorne Library
10/20/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Abstract art with your fingers!

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
10/20/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.) Note: No storytime on 10/6 and 11/24.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
10/20/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
10/20/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 8-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Friday, September 8.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
1:30 pm
REACH Dane

REACH Dane

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/20/2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Monthly Director Meeting

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
3:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103, Study Room 103, Sequoya Library
10/20/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
5:15 pm
Movie Night at Lakeview - Wonder Woman

Movie Night at Lakeview - Wonder Woman

Lakeview Library
10/20/2017
5:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

This film is rated PG-13. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Light refreshments will be served.

Tags:
Adult - Film, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
5:30 pm
Fall Book Sale

Fall Book Sale

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/20/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lots of Books for Everyone!
Join the Friends of the Meadowridge Branch Library for a Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, October 21st from 9:00-1:00. Bag Sale beginning at noon on Saturday, buy a bag'o'books for five bucks!
The sale will be at the Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road, Madison, WI 53711

Tags:
Book Sale
 
6:30 pm
Game Night

Game Night

Alicia Ashman Library
10/20/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of board games and puzzles. We'll supply some, but you can also bring your favorites to share with new friends.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Crafts and Snacks

Family Fun Night: Crafts and Snacks

Goodman South Madison Library
10/20/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come and make something to take home! There will be crafts for all ages. Then, make your own snack!

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
7:00 pm
Chiyayafuru: Anime at Hawthorne

Chiyayafuru: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
10/20/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chihaya Ayase was a girl who never seemed to fit in. She never had much in common with the other kids, and her family was so obsessed with her older sister's modeling career that, sometimes, it was like Chihaya wasn't even there. Everything changes when transfer student Arata gets Chihaya interested in the world of competitive Karuta, a unique card-based game that requires lightning fast reflexes, an exceptional memory, and a keen ear. Chihaya is a natural, and she has the skills to take her to the very top. Suddenly, Chihaya has found her goal: to become the best player in Japan! It won't be easy, but when a girl has a dream in her heart, nothing else matters!

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
21
 
(All day)
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Hawthorne Library
10/21/2017 (All day)
(All day)

In search of adventure? Have a desire to explore the unknown? If so, be sure to join the Madison Traditional Gaming group here at the Hawthorne Branch Library. Madison Traditional Gaming is all about traditional role-playing games such as Original Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Classic Traveller, Labyrinth Lord, and more! Meetings will be on the third Saturday of each month in the community room and will run all day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
9:00 am
Fall Book Sale

Fall Book Sale

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/21/2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lots of Books for Everyone!
Join the Friends of the Meadowridge Branch Library for a Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 20th from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, October 21st from 9:00-1:00. Bag Sale beginning at noon, buy a bag'o'books for five bucks!
The sale will be at the Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road, Madison, WI 53711

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/21/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale

Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale

Pinney Library
10/21/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday 10/19 noon to 8:30 MEMBERS ONLY (Join at the door!)
Friday, 10/20 9am-8:30pm
Saturday 10/21 9am-4:30pm
Sunday 10/22 1-4pm $5 BAG SALE

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
10/21/2017
9:05 am - 11:05 am

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
10:00 am
Emergency Vehicles and K-9 Unit

Emergency Vehicles and K-9 Unit

Lakeview Library
10/21/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There will be a firetruck, police car with a K-9 unit, and an ambulance along with the people that use them in the parking lot in front of the Lakeview Library.

Join us for a full day of events of interest to all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeview Library.

All Day:
Free books for kids, Bubbles, Face Painting, Bike Repair with Dream Bikes, refreshments provided by Willy Street Co-op North and the Friends of Lakeview Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/21/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun class. For children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Babywearing International Madison

Babywearing International Madison

Goodman South Madison Library
10/21/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join us to learn about babywearing, connect with other caregivers, and bond with your littles. Bring your own carriers or learn with ours. Become a member and check out a carrier for a month! Can't wait to see you!

More information about our meetings can be found on our website: http://www.bwimadison.org/meeting-information.html

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
10:30 am
The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin

The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/21/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

"A River Runs Through It: Assessing Pre-contact Material Culture
found along Buffalo Lake"

Buffalo Lake is a large, dammed water source located in south-central Wisconsin, near the town of Montello, and is a part of the Fox River. In the early-1900s, archaeologists excavated several mounds at Buffalo Lake to better understand the mound builders. Excavations were done at three specific mound group sites: Kratz Creek, Neale and McClaughry. The goal of this research is to interpret the culture history of Buffalo Lake through the artifacts recovered from these three sites. Studying projectile points and ceramics will greatly aid in this research. This will show the migration and interaction amongst different native groups through time and the sacredness of the Buffalo Lake area.

About the speaker:

Seth Taft is a recent graduate of the Cultural Resource Management Graduate Master’s Program at St. Cloud State University. Prior to obtaining his Master of Science degree, Seth has been active in various archaeological investigations throughout the Upper Midwest region of the United States. Seth’s primary research interests focus on pre-contact populations that utilized the Fox River of Wisconsin. His research includes emphasis on lithic and ceramic analysis, trading and settlement patterns, as well as human-environment interaction. In addition to his field and research work, Seth enjoys collaborating with professional teachers and fellow archaeologists to provide lessons devoted to interpreting the human past for students of different age groups.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
12:00 pm
Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students

Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students

Lakeview Library
10/21/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students.

Join us for a full day of events of interest to all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeview Library.

All Day:
Free books for kids, Bubbles, Face Painting, Bike Repair with Dream Bikes, refreshments provided by Willy Street Co-op North and the Friends of Lakeview Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/21/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:00 pm
Four Seasons Theatre presents "The Poets of Tin Pan Alley"

Four Seasons Theatre presents "The Poets of Tin Pan Alley"

Lakeview Library
10/21/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Enjoy the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin presented by the Four Season Theatre.

Join us for a full day of events of interest to all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeview Library.

All Day:
Free books for kids, Bubbles, Face Painting, Bike Repair with Dream Bikes, refreshments provided by Willy Street Co-op North and the Friends of Lakeview Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/21/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
1-4 Dan- Expertise in film production and editing
1-4 Bradley DLO Thomas- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
1-4 Sophie - Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
1:00 pm
Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Central Library
10/21/2017
1:00 pm

Need basic computer assistance? Learn how to use a PC, search the internet, set up an email account, or use Microsoft office products by reserving a spot for an individual learning experience. Call 266-6350 to set up your one-on-one hour appointment.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Goodman South Book Club

Goodman South Book Club

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/21/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection. Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club on the display between the hold shelf and the green study room near the circulation desk.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
1:30 pm
Lego Club

Lego Club

Sequoya Library
10/21/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
lego, Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126, Goodman South Madison Library
10/21/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:00 pm
Finale Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students

Finale Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students

Lakeview Library
10/21/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Finale Fiddling by Gene Delcourt and Shabazz music students.

Join us for a full day of events of interest to all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Lakeview Library.

All Day:
Free books for kids, Bubbles, Face Painting, Bike Repair with Dream Bikes, refreshments provided by Willy Street Co-op North and the Friends of Lakeview Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/22/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:00 pm
Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale (Bag Sale)

Friends of Pinney Fall Book Sale (Bag Sale)

Pinney Library
10/22/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday 10/19 noon to 8:30 MEMBERS ONLY (Join at the door!)
Friday, 10/20 9am-8:30pm
Saturday 10/21 9am-4:30pm
Sunday 10/22 1-4pm $5 BAG SALE

Tags:
Book Sale
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya The Craig Mason Combo

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya The Craig Mason Combo

Sequoya Library
10/22/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

CMC is a group of local musicians with a rich variety of backgrounds and experiences. They perform in the Madison and Dane County area for a variety of functions including concerts, educational clinics, school activities and functions, weddings, private parties, and more. Please visit us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/Craigmasoncombo/
Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
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9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/23/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
10/23/2017
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. Registration begins 8/28. Please register for each week you wish to attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
10/23/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
10/23/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
10/23/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Note: No storytime on 10/6.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
10/23/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 5, siblings welcome.)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/23/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

Tags:
Toddler
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
10/23/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Hawthorne Library
10/23/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy short stories and songs - then stay for play and conversation! For babies ages 0-15 months.

Tags:
Baby
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/23/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
10/23/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
10/23/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/23/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/23/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Lakeview Library
10/23/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session. Drop-ins are welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/23/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Tags:
Chess, Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
How Does Socialism Work Presented By Madison Democratic Socialists

How Does Socialism Work Presented By Madison Democratic Socialists

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/23/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for our presentation to learn more about socialism from local members.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
6:30 pm
Cuddle up for Hygge Storytime!

Cuddle up for Hygge Storytime!

Sequoya Library
10/23/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Not familiar with the Danish concept of Hygge? It’s the art of being cozy! Pull on your pjs, bathrobes, and slippers, and bring your blankets, pillows, and stuffed friends to cuddle up for this cozy evening storytime. Juice and popcorn provided as we read cozy stories in our jammies! Come for stories with the librarian and stay as long as you like in the blanket forts to read snuggly books with your kiddos. No registration necessary.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Appalachian Trail with author Jeff Ryan

Appalachian Trail with author Jeff Ryan

Hawthorne Library
10/23/2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Experience the Appalachian trail with author Jeff Ryan!
Jeff Ryan, a Maine based author, speaker and photographer, has a contagious passion for exploring the outdoors, particularly on foot. Jeff has hiked thousands of miles including his first “trip of a lifetime”, a 6 month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. In 1985, Jeff began “section hiking” the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend (a journey that would take years to complete and inspired his first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on America’s trail ). His AT experiences inspired him to learn about the dynamic relationship between Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery that culminated in the creation and completion of legendary trail.
for more information, check out
http://www.jeffryanauthor.com/

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/24/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
10/24/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Private workshop (MJ)

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
9:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this three-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
10/24/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this three-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
10/24/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
10/24/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
10/24/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/24/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Library
10/24/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/24/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 & 5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
2-5 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/24/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/24/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
 
3:00 pm
CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/24/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Sequoya Library
10/24/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Do you love Pokémon? Learn to play during the first 15
minutes, and then compete against other kids!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
10/24/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
MNC Afterschool

MNC Afterschool

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
10/24/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126, Goodman South Madison Library
10/24/2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
10/24/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 19 - December 12. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
6:00 pm
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Meadowridge Library
10/24/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. Experience poetry, prose, and drama that will shed light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin today, yesterday, and tomorrow through a multimedia presentation about the work and lives of these literary artists and their interpretations of race in Wisconsin.

This event is funded by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Educational
 
 
6:30 pm
Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Create, Connect, Ignite: The Business of Freelance Writing

Bubbler, Central Library
10/24/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UPDATE: As of 9/21/17, this workshop has been rescheduled, and the series will now begin on Tuesday, October 10. The new sessions are:

10/10 - Session 1: Pitching 101 (1st fl conference room)
10/17 - Session 2: Writers' Panel (1st fl conference room)
10/24 - Session 3: Digital Content & Promotion (Bubbler room)

Trying to launch or increase your profile and/or your visibility as a freelance writer? Learn how to connect with different media outlets (print and digital); the pros and cons of freelancing; and insightful tools for how to start building those crucial connections on a local and national level by using effective self-promotion via social media, other web-based platforms and direct interactions in your community.

10/3 - Session 1: Pitching 101
10/10 - Session 2: Digital Content & Promotion
10/17 - Session 3: Writers' Panel

Please register for each session individually at madisonpubliclibrary.org or by calling 608-266-6300.

About the instructor: ​Rachel Werner is the assistant editor of BRAVA, a magazine created by women for women. She's also a fitness instructor, health coach, blogger and a 2016-2017 national WomenRide4Change Ambassador.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
7:00 pm
Pinney Book Group: Book of Unknown Americans

Pinney Book Group: Book of Unknown Americans

Pinney Library
10/24/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly, informal discussion. Copies of books are usually available at the reference desk.

Tags:
Adult - Books
25
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/25/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:15 am
1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/25/2017
9:15 am - 10:30 am

A free, weekly program for entrepreneurs to present their business ideas to an audience of peers over coffee. Presenters, discussion and live stream available online or @1MillionCupsMAD.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/25/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Pinney Library
10/25/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
9:30 am
Wil-Mar Play Group Outreach

Wil-Mar Play Group Outreach

Hawthorne Library
10/25/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Stories and art activities with caregivers and children.

Tags:
Bubbler - Preschool
 
10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/25/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:00 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/25/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
10/25/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they'll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/25/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/25/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:45 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
10/25/2017
10:45 am - 11:15 am

(For children ages 16 to 35 months.)
Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child recommended. Please note: class size may be limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a name tag from Ms. Madeleine before storytime.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/25/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
10/25/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

(For babies ages 0 to 15 months.)
Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.

Tags:
Baby
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/25/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/25/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/25/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

West Madison Senior Center Programs are designated to provide opportunities for learning, socializing and community involvement.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
 
2:30 pm
Care WI

Care WI

Central Library, Study Room 210
10/25/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
3:00 pm
Downtown Madison Halloween

Downtown Madison Halloween

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/25/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stop by the Central Library for trick or treating (candy and non-food treats available) and spooky crafts during Downtown Madison Family Halloween, organized by the Madison Central Business Improvement District.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
10/25/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
10/25/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:00 pm
MNC Afterschool

MNC Afterschool

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
10/25/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:30 pm
CANCELLED Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

CANCELLED Girls Who Code - with UW Madison

Sequoya Library
10/25/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Girls who code has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. For questions or information about Spring registration, please contact Youth Services Librarian Rebecca Millerjohn at Sequoya Library 608-266-6385

Join the UW chapter of Girls Who Code for a 9 week workshop series at Sequoya Library. Join a team of beginning programmers and computer scientists to work through challenges and build community over the course of the fall!

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
10/25/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Tags:
Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
 
6:00 pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/25/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Madison Travel Circle: Sailing the Caribbean

Madison Travel Circle: Sailing the Caribbean

Hawthorne Library
10/25/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wanted just to get away? From the daily rut or the cold weather that never seems to end. Well, join Ken Adams as he sails the Caribbean on his own sail boat! How does he do it? Where does he go? What tiny island in the warm tropics does he anchor at? And enjoy the soft, shimmering sunset all his own. Find out! You don't want to miss this one ...

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
6:30 pm
The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/25/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand! Huma Siddiqui of White Jasmine will be here to demonstrate how to use spices in everyday cooking for easy, healthy meals. In this fun, interactive class you will learn how to make the following dishes:

Class one menu: Vegetarian

Tandoori Squash - Butternut squash cooked with White Jasmine Tandoori Masala and Coconut milk

Cholay - Garbanzo beans in a spicy tomato sauce with whole and ground cumin and cilantro

Raita- yogurt sauce on the side with cumin, chili powder and English cucumber

Class two menu: Fish stew

Cod cooked on a bed of red peppers, green onions, cilantro, garlic and coconut milk served with Basmati rice with whole spices and green peas

Class three menu: Chili - White jasmine style

Chili with ground beef, fire roasted tomatoes, White Jasmine Sajji Masala topped with White Jasmine cilantro gouda. Served with crusty bread.

Registration is required! You can register for one, two, or all three classes. You must register individually for each class. Please call 266-6300 or register online at madisonpubliclibrary.org

Class dates are October 18, October 25, and November 1

See www.whitejasmine.com for more information

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Monroe Street Library
10/25/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Author J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq, then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He has since become a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and a contributing writer to the National Review. Through his memoir, he shares experiences from his difficult childhood and how they have shaped his life. His story has resonated with many people and has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide - and was chosen as the 2017 Go Big Read title to keep the conversation going. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates, related events, and suggestions for further reading.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
7:00 pm
Author Event - Walkabout Undone by Dave Watson

Author Event - Walkabout Undone by Dave Watson

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/25/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Madison resident and author Dave Watson followed love to Australia and became embroiled in racism, xenophobia, and academic shenanigans. He is since founder and editor of Movies Matter, davesaysmoviesmatter.com.This is his first book. Come out to meet this local author read from his book and talk about his journey.

Tags:
Adult - Books
26
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/26/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/26/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/26/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print ans phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required. *Note: no Storytime on Nov. 2*

Tags:
Preschool
 
 
 
9:30 am
Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
10/26/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

A happy blend of stories told in English and Hmong, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Snacks and playtime provided afterwards. The Bayview Community Center is located at 601 Bay View. For more information contact Jody at 608-243-0170. Registration not required.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:00 am
Costume Toddler Dance Party

Costume Toddler Dance Party

Sequoya Library
10/26/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Can't get your toddler out of his cape, or your preschooler out of her cat leotard? Break out the costumes early and dance to tunes new and familiar. Pretzels and apple juice provided. Ages 2 & up. Registration begins 10/12.

Click here to register

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
10/26/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

No programs Oct 19.

Tags:
Baby, Preschool, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/26/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
12:15 pm
Storybook Yoga

Storybook Yoga

Monroe Street Library
10/26/2017
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are excited to announce Storybook Yoga! We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a great activity for all ages with something for everyone. Let's play yoga!

Registration encouraged. Space limited to 10 children (and one caregiver per child).

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Library
10/26/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of (books to be announced). New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
1:15 pm
AIA American Indian Association

AIA American Indian Association

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/26/2017
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Festival of light

Tags:
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/26/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 Trent- General lab help
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
4-8 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Michael- Expertise in film production and writing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/26/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event that gives teens a safe space to do homework, socialize and various activities that build community and bring awareness.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
10/26/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present. Note: No Knitting on 9/14, 11/23

Tags:
Knitting, Families or All Ages
 
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/26/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
3:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/26/2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring your own device, or play with friends on our server. No account necessary, ages 17 and under.Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
10/26/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Alicia Ashman Library
10/26/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
10/26/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Film

Film

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/26/2017
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Thirst

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:00 pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Hawthorne Library
10/26/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Trinket. New and experienced kid programmers welcome! Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Kids Code Madison is a club, not a class, so you can come any week, anytime! New programmers will be given some direction with tutorials and help from volunteers, and experienced programmers can work on ongoing projects, start something new, help a friend, or practice the “sushi” (mini, bit sized) skill of the day.

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School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
6:30 pm
Cabin Fever Writing Club

Cabin Fever Writing Club

Bubbler, Central Library
10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Looking to be a part of a friendly writing community? Open to writers of all levels, this winter the Bubbler will be hosting three consecutive all-genre workshops. These classes will be led by some of Madison’s brightest minds and will keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months!

For more information: http://madisonbubbler.org/creativewriting/

REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED! Please register here for the entire series:
https://goo.gl/forms/cMgAotuQQOHpjzgi2

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult
 
6:30 pm
Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Meadowridge Library
10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Author J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq, then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He has since become a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and a contributing writer to the National Review. Through his memoir, he shares experiences from his difficult childhood and how they have shaped his life. His story has resonated with many people and has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide - and was chosen as the 2017 Go Big Read title to keep the conversation going. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates, related events, and suggestions for further reading.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
The Salad Days Book Club - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Salad Days Book Club - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Hawthorne Library
10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at The Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.

"'Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.'

So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another." (Goodreads, 2017.)

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Adult - Books
 
 
6:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary"

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary"

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane, a film by John Scheinfeld, brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. The film is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose influence continues to this day.

Stay after the film for a discussion with Madison area saxophone greats Hanah Jon Taylor, Performer and Owner of Cafe Coda, and Les Thimmig, Performer and Professor of Saxophone at UW-Madison; jazz expert Steve Braunginn, co-host of Strictly Jazz Sounds on WORT; and Professor Emeritus from the UW-Madison School of Music, world-renowned jazz pianist, and recording artist Joan Wildman.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

This series is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Red Light"

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Red Light"

Lakeview Library
10/26/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss mysteries! "Red Light" by T. Jefferson Parker. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
7:00 pm
Exploring Vampire & Vrykolakas: Myth or Real? with Monette Bebow-Reinhard

Exploring Vampire & Vrykolakas: Myth or Real? with Monette Bebow-Reinhard

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
10/26/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Join Monette Bebow-Reinhard author of “Adventures in Death & Romance: Vrykolakas Tales” (published by Solstice) as she describes her historical research that brought the novel’s main character Arabus Drake to life … er, undeath. Bebow-Reinhard credits her vampire research with encouraging her to pursue other historical projects, eventually earning a master’s in history in 2006. Along with two authorized Bonanza novels (one being used as required college reading), she co-authored “Dancing with Cannibals” with a South African she’s never met, had a short story collection, “Grimm’s American Macabre,” published under her pen name (she is a Grimm) by All Things that Matter Press, and has another historical novel coming out this fall by the same publisher. A recent immigrant to Madison, she raised three children on a golf course north of Green Bay while working, pursuing her historical degree, and continuing to pursue her stage work. She has two more Arabus Drake offerings that are seeking a new publisher, as these are more literary historical than straight horror. At this presentation she expects to deliver the chills with the history, in showing what people have believed through time about the horrors of the night. She will read from her novel, and other popular vampire novels, and will encourage the audience to share their levels of fear over each.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/27/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/27/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
10/27/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Ballroom for Balance Class

Ballroom for Balance Class

Central Library, Madison Room
10/27/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

dance for balance

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
10/27/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months.

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
10/27/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes. No registration required.(For children ages 0–30 months.) Note: No storytime on 10/6 and 11/24.

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Hawthorne Library
10/27/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Have you ever heard of a “gee haw whimmy diddle,” a “whirligig,” or a “wooden thingamabob”? Well, in this workshop you can come create your own! Work with Bubbler artist Taylor Rushing to build and decorate your personalized old-fashioned wooden toy. For ages 6 - 11.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
10/27/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

**this fall we will have 2 preschool storytimes back to back, one at 9:30 and one at 10:30. Stories and activities will be the same in each

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
11:00 am
Poetry at Lakeview Library

Poetry at Lakeview Library

Lakeview Library
10/27/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come share your own poems and listen to poems written by other group members. The program is led by Jolieth. For more information contact Jane at 281-639-8041.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
10/27/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 8-session yoga series will focus on mindful movement and breathing to provide support for posture and balance. Yoga postures focus on stability and alignment for a safe introduction to Hatha Yoga practices. This introductory series is appropriate for those who can move from the floor to standing without assistance and is appropriate for those new to yoga. Bring a mat, firm blanket or towel to practice and clothes comfortable for movement.

Kristin Sage has been teaching in Madison since 2003, and provides gentle, attentive guidance in a warm, welcoming community space.

Registration begins Friday, September 8.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Alicia Ashman Library
10/27/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever heard of a gee haw whimmy diddle, a whirligig, or a wooden thingamabob? Well, in this workshop you can come create your own! Work with Bubbler artist Taylor Rushing to build and decorate your personalized old-fashioned wooden toy. Registration begins 10/13, Ages 6 - 11.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
3:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103, Study Room 103, Sequoya Library
10/27/2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
 
4:00 pm
Italian at First Sight!

Italian at First Sight!

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
10/27/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is a short introduction to Italian language for beginners. The course will welcome all those students who are curious about a new language, or for those who will travel to Italy, or for those who are wondering what kind of people Italians might be 😏. No registration required.

About the instructor: Maristella Cantini lives in Madison and teaches Italian language and culture at Tuscany Language Academy, at the IWC (Italian Workmen's Club) and in other schools and colleges in Wisconsin.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
5:30 pm
Family Movie Night - LEGO Batman

Family Movie Night - LEGO Batman

Lakeview Library
10/27/2017
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

IMDB entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:30 pm
After Dinner Mints: DOCTOR STRANGE

After Dinner Mints: DOCTOR STRANGE

Alicia Ashman Library
10/27/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Come to the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the fourth Friday to enjoy films with a message, TV Series Marathons, International Films, or Motion Picture Favorites.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Haunted House!

Family Fun Night: Haunted House!

Goodman South Madison Library
10/27/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Drop by our HAUNTED HOUSE for frights, tricks and treats! Don't forget your costume! Funding for Family Fun Night is provided by a generous grant from the Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Pinney Halloween Flick - GET OUT

Pinney Halloween Flick - GET OUT

Pinney Library
10/27/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pinney's Halloween offering this year is the breakout hit by director Jordan Peele.

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.
IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/

"Just as it stirs up a conversation, it also stimulates the mind. This isn’t a typical podcast like conversations about race; there are other elements here that make up a good horror—yet comical—thriller. Peele’s masterpiece feels like a cross between science-fiction, comedy and the pure black truth mixed in a complicated concoction."
-Richy Rosario, vibe.com

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. This film is rated R by the MPAA. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
Split Movies too Great to Miss Film Series

Split Movies too Great to Miss Film Series

Hawthorne Library
10/27/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

https://www.uphe.com/movies/split

writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man's fractured, gifted mind. Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him - as well as everyone around him - as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
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9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/28/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
10/28/2017
9:05 am - 11:05 am

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
10:00 am
Intro to Chimera Self-Defense Workshop

Intro to Chimera Self-Defense Workshop

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
10/28/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chimera® (ky-MEER-ah) is a self-defense program designed for the needs of women, which emphasizes avoidance and teaches awareness, assertiveness, and physical protection skills. Get an introduction to some effective responses to violence, both verbal and physical, with the goal of avoiding or stopping an attack.

Chimera is offered through the Dane County Rape Crisis Center. The program is geared toward women, but open to anyone.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
10:00 am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Sequoya Library
10/28/2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents, and other super important people welcome, too! No registration.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
10:30 am
Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Pinney Library
10/28/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad.

Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego.

Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3-6.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
11:00 am
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence: Lovey Town

Bubbler, Central Library
10/28/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Take a trip to Lovey Town and create your own small artwork to hang in the Lovey Bubbler Room Exhibition. Mixed media supplies will be provided to create a little drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. Then, have your picture taken to made into a photographic paper doll to stand in the gallery next to your tiny masterpiece. No registration needed, all age and skill levels welcome.

The Bubbler's Artist-in-Residence program, connecting artists to the community and the community to artists, is funded by Scooter Software, Inc.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/28/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/28/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
1-4 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
1-4 Sophie - Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
1:00 pm
Dia De los Muertos Celebration!

Dia De los Muertos Celebration!

Sequoya Library
10/28/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let's celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)! Día de los Muertos is an ancient Mexican holiday when families joyfully honor and remember family, friends, and ancestors. We will make folk crafts, calaveras (sugar skulls), papel picado (cut tissue paper designs), mariposas (butterflies), and snack on Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead) to share this beautiful Mexican tradition. No registration necessary.

¡Vamos a celebrar Día de los Muertos! Día de los Muertos es una antigua fiesta Mexicana donde las familias alegremente honran y recuerdan a la familia, amigos, y antepasados. Haremos artesanías populares, calaveras de azúcar, papel picado, mariposas, y merendaremos Pan de Muertos para compartir esta bella tradición Mexicana. No hay necesidad de registrarse.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
1:00 pm
Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Central Library
10/28/2017
1:00 pm

Need basic computer assistance? Learn how to use a PC, search the internet, set up an email account, or use Microsoft office products by reserving a spot for an individual learning experience. Call 266-6350 to set up your one-on-one hour appointment.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/28/2017
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:00 pm
MakerPalooza (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

MakerPalooza (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Pinney Library
10/28/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join special guest artists or dig-in to Maker Kits with activities to explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing. Drop-in and stay as long as you like. For kids ages 7 - 12, supervised younger siblings welcome. Call the library for each month's activity. ​

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
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1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/29/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Minor Changes

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Minor Changes

Sequoya Library
10/29/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Our combo includes trumpet, bass, guitar, drums, sax, and keyboard. The players are Tom Heaney on guitar, Laurie Riss on bass, Paul Fanguy on drums, Don Hausch on trumpet and Nancy Anderson on sax and keyboard. We play jazz, standards, blues, and some originals. Performances will be in the large meeting rooms off to the side from the "Ask Here" desk; most performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Dia de los Muertos Altar Making workshop

Dia de los Muertos Altar Making workshop

Pinney Library
10/29/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and join us to learn the essential elements in altar making according to the Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, and help make a community altar for those in your life who have passed away but are not forgotten. This program will include a sharing of stories for children. All are welcome.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Families or All Ages
30
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/30/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Sequoya Library
10/30/2017
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation. For babies 0 - 15 months old. Registration begins 8/28. Please register for each week you wish to attend.

Click here to register

Tags:
Baby
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
10/30/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities. One adult per child is recommended.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
10/30/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meadowridge Library
10/30/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Registration not required. Note: No storytime on 10/6.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
10/30/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

(For children ages 3 to 5, siblings welcome.)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Registration not required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:45 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Sequoya Library
10/30/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy" clothes recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program.

Tags:
Toddler
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
10/30/2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Hawthorne Library
10/30/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy short stories and songs - then stay for play and conversation! For babies ages 0-15 months.

Tags:
Baby
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Computer Help

Drop-in Computer Help

Central Library
10/30/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
12-4 pm
First floor of the Central Library

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
10/30/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Lakeview Library
10/30/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
10/30/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grab your friends and play LAN Minecraft at the library! No laptop or account necessary. For ages 17 and under. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. Find more Minecraft clubs in libraries: http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/kids/minecraft

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/30/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Lakeview Library
10/30/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session. Drop-ins are welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:00 pm
Bully Prevention - Reframe the Name with Jaia Davis, Author of I am F.A.T.

Bully Prevention - Reframe the Name with Jaia Davis, Author of I am F.A.T.

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/30/2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Name calling hurts and bullying is painful. During October’s Bully Prevention Month come and hear local 10 year-old author, Jaia Davis, share how she coped with bullying and provide tools for everyone young and old to deal with bullies. Bully Survivors Unite!

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Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
10/30/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Includes built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from Ms. Rebecca’s stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
7:00 pm
Play Club

Play Club

Monroe Street Library
10/30/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

I and You by Lauren Gunderson. Play club is similar to a book club, but with a script instead of a book. Pick up a script and register at the library in advance, then Forward Theater will lead our discussion, and two actors will read scenes. Learn how the play will make the leap from page to stage. Attendees will receive a discount coupon to the play Nov. 2 - 19 at the Overture Center. I and You is described as a “valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.” Thank you to our sponsors Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dane Arts.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational
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9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
10/31/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
10/31/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Private workshop (MJ)

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Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/31/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

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Toddler
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
10/31/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register, please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program begins. (NOTE: No Toddler Time on Oct 24.)

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Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
10/31/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
10/31/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

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Preschool
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
10/31/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy short stories and songs, then stay for play and conversation.
(NOTE: No Book Baby Oct 24.)

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Baby
 
11:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Monroe Street Library
10/31/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stories, songs and interactive activities for babies and toddlers ages 0-30 months.

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Baby, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
10/31/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.

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Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
10/31/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

See http://www.wmseniorcenter.org

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Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Library
10/31/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

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Adult - Other
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
10/31/2017
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
2-4 & 5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
2-5 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
2:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
10/31/2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

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Teen (grades 6-12)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
10/31/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

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3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
10/31/2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

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Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
10/31/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts & crafts, cooking, games, and more!

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School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:30 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Goodman South Madison Library
10/31/2017
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
4:30 pm
Know Your Rights - Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Know Your Rights - Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

Pinney Library
10/31/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The purpose of this workshop will be to review types of adverse action related to an individual’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity which can constitute discrimination. The training will discuss individual rights and responsibilities.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
6:00 pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
10/31/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 19 - December 12. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

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Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
 
 
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