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.

November 2017

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9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/01/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
11/01/2017
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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/01/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/01/2017
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
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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
 
5:30 pm
Día de los muertos! Day of the Dead!

Día de los muertos! Day of the Dead!

Lakeview Library
11/01/2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Día de los muertos! Toda la familia está invitada a celebrar esta maravillosa tradición con cuentos, canciones, manualidades, la tradicional ofrenda además de una rica merienda con pan de muerto y chocolate caliente.

Day of the Dead! The whole family is invited to celebrate this wonderful tradition with stories, songs, crafts, traditional offering and a rich snack with pan de muerto and hot chocolate.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/01/2017
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
 
 
6:30 pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Pan's Labryrinth

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Pan's Labryrinth

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/01/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

"An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth" (Criterion).

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
6:30 pm
The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

The Spice Box: Cooking with Huma Siddiqui

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/01/2017
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
11/01/2017
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)
 
7:00 pm
Mystery Book Discussion of And She Was by Alison Gaylin

Mystery Book Discussion of And She Was by Alison Gaylin

Sequoya Library
11/01/2017
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.

Tags:
Adult - Books
2
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/02/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Central Library
11/02/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale runs November 2-5. Sale hours: Thursday, November 2, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, November 3, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, November 4, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, November 5, 11 am - 2 pm.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/02/2017
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
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
11/02/2017
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
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/02/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
 
 
10:00 am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 210
11/02/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/02/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

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

A fun and active fitness class for children ages 18 months to five years and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, games, and exercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness, and self-esteem are also emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company, is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you! Register for the three-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 16) by phone at 246-4548 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/02/2017
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
11/02/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/02/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
2:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 210
11/02/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
2:00 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/02/2017
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)
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/02/2017
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 Yoon - General lab help
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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
11/02/2017
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
11/02/2017
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
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
11/02/2017
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.

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

Minecraft Club

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/02/2017
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
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/02/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 30, no class Nov. 23) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
11/02/2017
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 246-4548 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
 
 
4:30 pm
Madison Public Library Board

Madison Public Library Board

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
11/02/2017
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

meeting

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5:00 pm
Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Alicia Ashman Library
11/02/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-sale Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friends only, join at the door ($5.00/individual, $10.00/ family). Public sale Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale - 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday - $5 a bag.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
6:00 pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Meadowridge Library
11/02/2017
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
11/02/2017
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
11/02/2017
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
Humanitarian Knitting

Humanitarian Knitting

Pinney Library
11/02/2017
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.

Tags:
Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Freedom"

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Freedom"

Lakeview Library
11/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Book Circle Group

Peace & Justice Book Circle Group

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/02/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sympathizer . . by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

Tags:
Adult - Books
3
 
 
9:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/03/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

hold date

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/03/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
11/03/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Central Library
11/03/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale runs November 2-5. Sale hours: Thursday, November 2, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, November 3, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, November 4, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, November 5, 11 am - 2 pm.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:30 am
Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Alicia Ashman Library
11/03/2017
9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Pre-sale Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friends only, join at the door ($5.00/individual, $10.00/ family). Public sale Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale - 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday - $5 a bag.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/03/2017
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
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/03/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
 
 
10:00 am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/03/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
11/03/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
11/03/2017
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
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
11/03/2017
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
11/03/2017
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
11/03/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

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4:00 pm
Coding Circus with the Wisconsin Science Festival

Coding Circus with the Wisconsin Science Festival

Sequoya Library
11/03/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Wisconsin Science festival for an afternoon of coding exploration. Sure you may have heard of scratch, but have you ever drawn a code for your own path following OzoBot? Or coded a Meeper bot through a maze? Or created your own secret language through jewelry design? You can today! Drop in and explore how wide a world coding can be! No registration required.

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
4:00 pm
Italian at First Sight!

Italian at First Sight!

Central Library, Study Room 209
11/03/2017
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
 
5:00 pm
A Portrait in Time: Artist Reception and Presentation with Melissa Enderle

A Portrait in Time: Artist Reception and Presentation with Melissa Enderle

Lakeview Library
11/03/2017
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Specializing in portraiture, Melissa's artwork captures the essence of the people and places she has visited, with an emphasis on tradition and culture. Her highly detailed pieces are rendered in color pencil, watercolor, and pastels.
Reception from 5-7:30 pm
Presentation at 6:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Art, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
First Friday Flicks - WONDER WOMAN

First Friday Flicks - WONDER WOMAN

Pinney Library
11/03/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (2017|141mins)
IMDb entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279

"'Wonder Woman' is as much about a superhero rising as it is about a world deserving of her, and Diana’s hard-won insistence on battling for humanity (no matter how frequently they disappoint) adds the kind of gravitas and emotion that establishes it as the very best film the DCEU has made yet. There’s only one word for it: wonderful."
Kate Erbland - indiewire.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 PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night: Create Abstract

Family Fun Night: Create Abstract

Goodman South Madison Library
11/03/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Jovita Hogan of Jovita's Treasures to create abstract art pieces. Everybody has the ability to create abstract art. Come and make your own masterpiece.

All ages welcome. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
7:00 pm
Orange: Anime at Hawthorne

Orange: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
11/03/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second-year student Naho Takamiyathinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her 26-year-old self, forewarning the tragic future of a boy named Kakeru. But the advice proves true when he transfers to her school—just like the letter predicted. As their lives intertwine, Kakeru’s dark past keeps him from opening up to anyone, and every day becomes a challenge for Naho to change his future. Fortunately, she isn’t all alone in her task. Surrounded by a close group of friends, there may be more hope than Naho expected. Will their combined efforts be enough to prevent the greatest regret of their lives?

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:
anime, Adult - Film
4
 
 
9:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/04/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

hold date

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

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

Sequoya Library
11/04/2017
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.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/04/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Central Library
11/04/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale runs November 2-5. Sale hours: Thursday, November 2, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, November 3, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, November 4, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, November 5, 11 am - 2 pm.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
9:00 am
Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Central Library
11/04/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/04/2017
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
 
9:30 am
Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Friends of the Alicia Ashman Public Library Fall Book Sale

Alicia Ashman Library
11/04/2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pre-sale Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friends only, join at the door ($5.00/individual, $10.00/ family). Public sale Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale - 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday - $5 a bag.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/04/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/04/2017
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
Language Explorers: Spanish

Language Explorers: Spanish

Monroe Street Library
11/04/2017
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

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:00 am
Hawthorne Hootenanny

Hawthorne Hootenanny

Hawthorne Library
11/04/2017
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

All are invited to sing, clap, and dance during this lively celebration of music and play. The Hootenanny will feature performances by local musicians like Dave Landau and Yid Vicious, as well as a square dancing demonstration by members of the Westport Squares of Madison.

Artists and community members will host a number of family-friendly activities like screen-printing with Lesley Numbers, celebrating Frida Kahlo with Barb Alvarado, making fossil hats with the Wisconsin Geological Survey, and playing around with an instrument zoo, as well as hands-on art and face-painting throughout the day.

Refreshments have been generously donated by MOKA and Willy Street Co-op.

Event Schedule
10:00am: Dave Landau

11:15am: Yid Vicious 

12:30pm: Westport Squares

For more information, please visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/hawthorne-hootenanny.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:00 am
Kids' Knitting Class

Kids' Knitting Class

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined, Sequoya Library
11/04/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For ages 7 and up. Needles and yarn provided, but please bring a pair of #8 straight needles if you have one.

Click here to register

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/04/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Book club

Book club

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/04/2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

Alicia Ashman Library
11/04/2017
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
11/04/2017
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 Sophie - Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation
1-4 Yan - General Help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
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
11/04/2017
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
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/04/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
Voices of Courage and Longing: Honoring Immigrant Journeys

Voices of Courage and Longing: Honoring Immigrant Journeys

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/04/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Heartfelt Program

Readings and Stories about Early and Recent Waves of Immigration

"Open Mic" format featuring stories by current immigrants and descendants of past immigrants.

You are invited to tell your own family's story or to bring a possession from your country of origin and tell a story about it.

There will be displays of Literature, CDs, Cook Books, and Films inspired by Immigrant Experiences

*********Snacks********

Literature from Immigration Programs will be available to describe their work and discuss how we can contribute to their current programs.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/05/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
 
11:00 am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Central Library
11/05/2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale runs November 2-5. Sale hours: Thursday, November 2, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, November 3, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, November 4, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, November 5, 11 am - 2 pm.

Tags:
Book Sale
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/05/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - The Marilyn Fisher, Paul Hastil, Matt Heredia Trio

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - The Marilyn Fisher, Paul Hastil, Matt Heredia Trio

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/05/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It's a vocal jazz trio with keyboard and upright bass that performs Jazz Vocal Standards and songs from the Great American Songbook. 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
6
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/06/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/06/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/06/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
11/06/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
11/06/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
11/06/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
11/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:45 am
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/06/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 6-Nov. 27) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
11/06/2017
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
11/06/2017
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
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
11/06/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/06/2017
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 Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/06/2017
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
11/06/2017
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
11/06/2017
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
11/06/2017
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
 
 
4:30 pm
Madison Teacher Studio

Madison Teacher Studio

Bubbler, Central Library
11/06/2017
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The next Madison Teacher Studio meeting is Monday, Nov. 6th at 4:30!
All educators are welcome to attend!
This event is:
* Free and open to ANY educator interested in teaching through making and maker spaces.
* Available for UW-Madison credits or continuing education units (CEUs)

You can expect to:
* Make connections with other educators interested in teaching through making
* Gain at least one concrete practice that you might consider implementing with your students
* Engage in critical conversations about challenges and benefits of teaching through making in K12 classrooms
* Enjoy great food and great conversation

We will be working with Madison Public Library's Bubblerarians and their Artist-in-Residence, Kim Charles Kay. Learn more about Kim's work here (http://www.kimcharleskay.com) .
The event is free, but please RSVP so we know how much food to bring. Visit this link (https://wisconsinteacherstudio.org/madison-teacher-studio-faq-register) to RSVP and to find out more!
See you on Monday, Nov. 6th, at Madison Public Library- Central Branch at 4:30pm. Please bring a laptop if possible.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult
 
6:00 pm
How-To Fest: Memoirs Salon

How-To Fest: Memoirs Salon

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/06/2017
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
11/06/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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

Open to all ages and skill levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

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

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
11/06/2017
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
13 Ways to Eliminate Clutter and Go From Overwhelmed to Organized

13 Ways to Eliminate Clutter and Go From Overwhelmed to Organized

Hawthorne Library
11/06/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t spend another day feeling overwhelmed or beating yourself up about not being organized!
Jill Annis, professional organizer and former Wisconsin State Journal columnist, will present tips and strategies for eliminating clutter. Jill will help you learn how to get rid of clutter and keep it from returning!
http://simplyorganizedwithjill.com/

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational, 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
11/06/2017
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
How-To Fest: Become (or Support) a New Citizen

How-To Fest: Become (or Support) a New Citizen

Pinney Library
11/06/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn more about the process of naturalization and becoming a U.S. citizen, and how citizens can support others on this journey. Presenter Laurie S.Z. Greenberg works with Madison Path to Citizenship, a community organization created to help remove the barriers to U.S. citizenship.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
7
 
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
11/07/2017
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
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
spacer Babywearing International Madison

spacer Babywearing International Madison

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/07/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 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.htm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/07/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

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

Sequoya Knitting Group

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
11/07/2017
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
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/07/2017
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 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
6-8 Christine - General Lab Help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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
 
3:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/07/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 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)
 
4:00 pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Library
11/07/2017
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
11/07/2017
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)
 
6:00 pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
11/07/2017
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
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
11/07/2017
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
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Hawthorne Library
11/07/2017
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
 
 
6:30 pm
EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression

EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression

Bubbler, Central Library
11/07/2017
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
Holistic Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/07/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Karen Radtke will discuss how different foods affect us physically and mentally. Karen is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a board-certified nurse coach. No registration is required for this program

Tags:
Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
How-To Fest: Driver's License Recovery Program

How-To Fest: Driver's License Recovery Program

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/07/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The YWCA Driver’s License Recovery Program assists individuals in recovering suspended driver’s licenses. The loss of driver’s licenses is becoming a growing concern in Dane County, and the YWCA works with the court systems and the DMV to address this issue for citizens in the Dane County area.

Who is eligible for this program?
• Any individual who has a suspended license because of:
o Unpaid traffic tickets (in Dane County)
o A Dane County Child Support lien
-AND-
• Needs a license in order to meet basic needs such as:
o Getting to and from work/school
o Transporting children to and from childcare
o Obtaining a job that requires a license
*Person’s with suspensions due only to DUIs or OWIs are not eligible
The program is also unable to address out of state suspensions.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
 
7:00 pm
Film Screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship" and Q&A with Filmmaker

Film Screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship" and Q&A with Filmmaker

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/07/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Please join us for a screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship," a 50-minute documentary, followed by a discussion period with the filmmaker.

Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship is the true story of the now-legendary, but doomed Lake Michigan voyage of the three-masted schooner Rouse Simmons loaded with thousands of Christmas trees for sale in the 1912 Christmas season. It is a riveting tale of dedication, adventure, unflagging courage, and tragedy, but in the end, of inspiration, heartwarming redemption and joy.

Filmmaker Bob Leff has been producing Wisconsin-themed documentaries for 20 years. Two of his films have aired on Wisconsin Public Television and his documentary about Angell Park racetrack in Sun Prairie won a film-festival award. DVDs of several of his films will be available for purchase after the screening.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
How-To Fest: Maximize Your Home's Energy Efficiency

How-To Fest: Maximize Your Home's Energy Efficiency

Pinney Library
11/07/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jonathan Beers, residential services manager at Madison Gas and Electric Company, will discuss common mistakes that can increase your utility bill; smart thermostats and appliances, and real-time home electricity monitors; incentives available from Focus on Energy; and your questions about your home's energy use. First 25 attendees receive a FREE LED light bulb!

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
7:30 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Lauren Gunderson

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Lauren Gunderson

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/07/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lauren Gunderson is currently America's most-produced living playwright. Her play Silent Sky captivated local audiences when it was produced by Forward Theater Company in 2015. Forward is bringing Lauren back to Madison in conjunction with their November 2017 production of her prize-winning play I & You. In this free public talk, Lauren will discuss her playwriting process and career, and her experiences as a woman writer in America. Presented in partnership between Forward Theater, the UW Arts Institute, and the UW-Madison University Lectures Committee.

Tags:
Adult - Books
8
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/08/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/08/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/08/2017
9:30 am - 9:50 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/08/2017
10:15 am - 10:35 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
11/08/2017
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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/08/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/08/2017
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
How-To Fest: Become (or Support) a New Citizen

How-To Fest: Become (or Support) a New Citizen

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/08/2017
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Learn more about the process of naturalization and becoming a U.S. citizen, and how citizens can support others on this journey. Presenter Laurie S.Z. Greenberg works with Madison Path to Citizenship, a community organization created to help remove the barriers to U.S. citizenship.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day -- Wonder Woman

WMSC Movie Day -- Wonder Woman

Alicia Ashman Library
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
3:30 pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Meadowridge Library
11/08/2017
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
11/08/2017
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.

Call 224-7100 to set up your one-on-one hour long appointment.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
4:00 pm
Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis

Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis

Meadowridge Library
11/08/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Make messes and play with light at Meadowridge Library! Join Alaura Borealis in building metaphors and cultivating feelings with light boxes, shadow puppets, projectors, movie making, and more. Experiment with shadow art during this youth-focused residency.

Bio:Alaura Borealis is a social artist, community-based teacher, and co-founder of the ArtWrite Collective. Borealis is currently investigating gender in their ongoing project, Season of Shadows, and has translated that creative research into workshops for Meadowridge Library and other groups around Madison. How do you explain what you're feeling? What can you make from a shadow? Borealis wants to help figure that out.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:30 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meadowridge Library
11/08/2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/08/2017
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
Tools for ____________ Workshop

Tools for ____________ Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/08/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many things about our world and our daily lives feel unspeakable or unresolvable. Please join artist Kim Charles Kay for an exercise in making and shaping objects that respond to the unspeakable. Using simple sculpture material, participants will be guided through a process to create individual sculptures that have a purpose only for the maker. Due to the nature of this workshop’s content and art-making materials, participants will need to register ahead of time.
Individuals are encouraged to register for multiple Wednesday sessions, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
6:30 pm
The Volunteer Toolbox: Autism 101 for Volunteers

The Volunteer Toolbox: Autism 101 for Volunteers

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/08/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by staff from the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. A workshop to increase knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder with time for volunteers to ask questions and apply what they’ve learned to their volunteer work. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/0dAnLNHFZiaNWtui2 or call 608-266-6300.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
9
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/09/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/09/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

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

A fun and active fitness class for children ages 18 months to five years and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, games, and exercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness, and self-esteem are also emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company, is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you! Register for the three-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 16) by phone at 246-4548 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "At Home: A Short History of Private Life"

Daytime Book Discussion of "At Home: A Short History of Private Life"

Lakeview Library
11/09/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Read the book, join the discussion. "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson. Copies available at the library.

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
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/09/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Notorious RBG"

Book Discussion of "Notorious RBG"

Alicia Ashman Library
11/09/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the Thursday Afternoon Book Group for a discussion of "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. 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
 
2:00 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/09/2017
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)
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/09/2017
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 Yoon - General lab help
4-5 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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/09/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 30, no class Nov. 23) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
11/09/2017
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 246-4548 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

Bubbler, Central Library
11/09/2017
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. Every second Thursday from 6:00-9:00pm.

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

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
11/09/2017
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
11/09/2017
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)
 
6:00 pm
How-To Fest: Enroll in Healthcare

How-To Fest: Enroll in Healthcare

Goodman South Madison Library
11/09/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Covering Wisconsin has you covered! Their friendly staff can help you sign up for health insurance, including: Employer Coverage, Medicare, BadgerCare Plus, The Marketplace.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
6:00 pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Community Rooms A and B, Meadowridge Library
11/09/2017
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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Preschool
 
6:30 pm
New Pinney Community Update

New Pinney Community Update

Pinney Library
11/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore preliminary design concepts for new Pinney Library with OPN architects. Join the library design team for the chance to see early-stage floorplan concepts and share feedback.

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Adult - Other
 
 
6:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro," a film by Raoul Peck, envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

Stay after the film for a discussion with local community leaders:

Angela Fitzgerald, Host of Wisconsin Life, Madison College faculty member, financial educator with Summit Credit Union, and a founder of Brown Girl, Green Money
Paul B. Higginbotham, former Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Circuit Court and Madison Municipal Court, where he was the first African American to serve in those capacities
Deana Wright, Radio and TV Personality

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.

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Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Playtime Productions Presents: The Little Match Girl

Playtime Productions Presents: The Little Match Girl

Goodman South Madison Library
11/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come see this event by children for children! Playtime Productions proudly presents The Little Match Girl.
At UW Space Place in the Park Street Villager Mall Atrium, 2300 S. Park Street.
FREE Admission • Donations gratefully accepted
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Goodman South Madison Library.
www.playtimeproductions.org
(608) 437-4217

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Families or All Ages
 
 
7:00 pm
How-To Fest: You Can Pickle That!

How-To Fest: You Can Pickle That!

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/09/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You can pickle that! Learn the easy and simple refrigerator method of pickling that doesn't require special equipment, and takes 20-30 minutes. This workshop will teach you a "skeleton" recipe that you can modify and experiment with, and there will be a demo and hands-on portion as well. Everyone will get a jar of pickles to take home.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
10
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/10/2017
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
11/10/2017
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
11/10/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/10/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meadowridge Library
11/10/2017
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
 
1:00 pm
Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Gentle Yoga with Kristin Sage

Lakeview Library
11/10/2017
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
 
 
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
11/10/2017
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
11/10/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

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4:00 pm
Italian at First Sight!

Italian at First Sight!

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
11/10/2017
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
 
5:00 pm
Tutoring

Tutoring

Study Room A (Blue), Meadowridge Library
11/10/2017
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Work space

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6:00 pm
Family Fun Night: Family Movie - Norm of the North

Family Fun Night: Family Movie - Norm of the North

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/10/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
IMBd entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1594972/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

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Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
AMNESIA : International Film Movement Series

AMNESIA : International Film Movement Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

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
 
7:00 pm
Punch-drunk Love Movies too Good to Miss Film Series

Punch-drunk Love Movies too Good to Miss Film Series

Hawthorne Library
11/10/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272338/
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Click here to register

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

Porchlight Outreach

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

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

Art After Overture

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/11/2017
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)
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/11/2017
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
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

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

Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
10:00 am
Learn to...fly!

Learn to...fly!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/11/2017
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 different flying objects and propulsion methods! Create rubber band powered gliders, force driven catapults, or design your own wind powered stomp rocket! 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)
 
 
10:00 am
Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/11/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop by and join artist-in-residence, Kim Charles Kay, in this creative and reflective art-making process. Each participant will walk away with a personalized reminder of who they are, what and whom they love, and what that love means. All are welcome!!

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
10:30 am
Preschool & Toddler Dance Party

Preschool & Toddler Dance Party

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

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

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Families or All Ages, Preschool, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Spanish Storytime / Cuenta Cuentos y Canciones y Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Mexico

Spanish Storytime / Cuenta Cuentos y Canciones y Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Mexico

Goodman South Madison Library
11/11/2017
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.
Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art wood sculptures, carved by hand and depicting fantastical animal-like creatures.

Join Mexican artists Armando Jimenez and his son Alejandro to learn more about the wonderful history of these mystical creatures and explore books featuring Jimenez family artwork.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
11:00 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/11/2017
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.

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Families or All Ages
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/11/2017
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, Computer Training
 
12:00 pm
Building Old-Fashioned Toys (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Building Old-Fashioned Toys (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Lakeview Library
11/11/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 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.

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Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
1:00 pm
Raptors at the Library!

Raptors at the Library!

Sequoya Library
11/11/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have you ever seen a falcon, hawk or owl up close and personal? The birds make learning a personal experience and are the best way to present wildlife education. Join Dianne Moller, executive director of Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and conservation of birds, along with Catlyn, a 2013 peregrine hatched from the MG&E building downtown Madison and Wesley, a snowy owl. Because many of the education birds have lifelong injuries that make them non-releasable, they are permanent residents of Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center, http://www.hooswoods.org

This program is for all ages and requires no registration. However, to provide more space for attendees, most seating will be on the floor, with a limited number of chairs at the back of the room. For more information, call 608-266-6385.

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Families or All Ages
 
1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

Alicia Ashman Library
11/11/2017
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
How-To Fest: Put Your Garden to Bed

How-To Fest: Put Your Garden to Bed

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/11/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

By following a few simple tips for fall “bedtime” in the garden, you can enjoy a more beautiful winter and a relaxing, rewarding spring. This talk addresses many common questions related to fall gardening: How late can I still plant perennials or trees? Which shrubs should I prune? When should I cut back perennials, and which can I leave stand for winter interest? Join a UW Master Gardener Volunteer discussing and demonstrating techniques, tips, and tools to help you tackle – and enjoy! – putting your garden to bed.

Click here to register

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/11/2017
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
1-4 Yan - General Help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
1:00 pm
2nd Annual One Health Day Colloquium - Keynote (recording)

2nd Annual One Health Day Colloquium - Keynote (recording)

Alicia Ashman Library
11/11/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education and Training has made possible this re-broadcast of Friday's keynote address at the 2nd Annual One Health Day Colloquium. Susanne Sokolow is a disease ecologist and veterinarian at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station and an Associate Fellow at Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors
 
1:00 pm
Playtime productions: The Little Matchgirl

Playtime productions: The Little Matchgirl

Central Library
11/11/2017
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Playtime productions presents the Little Matchgirl. Theater for kids by kids

Tags:
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
11/11/2017
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
11/11/2017
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 - CARS 3

Saturday Family Matinee - CARS 3

Pinney Library
11/11/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us at Pinney for the newest entry to Pixars Cars franchise!

Doors to the film will open at 2:00pm and we have room for 50 guests. Lights refreshments to be provided by The Friends of Pinney Library.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
3:00 pm
NeedleReads

NeedleReads

Alicia Ashman Library
11/11/2017
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)
12
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/12/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Michael BB Trio

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - Michael BB Trio

Sequoya Library
11/12/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Michael BB Trio, with Michael Butkus-Bomier on piano, John Schaffer on bass, and Greg Marsh on drums, brings three experienced and dedicated jazz musicians together to play jazz instrumentals form the Golden Age of BeBop, many of which are based on the harmony from standard songs of the same era.
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
 
1:30 pm
How-To Fest: Origami for All

How-To Fest: Origami for All

Pinney Library
11/12/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Origami boxes and projects make great gifts for the holiday season!
Beginner and intermediate crafters are welcome. Individual guidance will be provided while you choose from many origami designs and beautiful papers. All materials provided. Please bring a sharp scissors.

Adults and children over 5 with an adult welcome. Registration opens at 9 am on 10/28/17.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
 
2:00 pm
How-To Fest: Ukulele in Community

How-To Fest: Ukulele in Community

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/12/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For adults and children over 10 yrs accompanied by adults.
No prior musical experience required.

Cell phones aren't the only small devices connecting people these days. Ukuleles are transcending borders, genres, and generations. Madison's thriving ukulele culture includes a 550-member club called Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI). 50 MAUI members will be available to help beginners learn to play in this free, 2-hour workshop and sing-along. Bring a ukulele or try one of 50 instruments available at the event.

Both workshop and sing-along will be facilitated by MAUI Director and veteran teacher Andrew Wilke. Workshop info. will be projected on a large video screen in one of the spacious, 3rd-floor, Central Library community rooms. You'll learn how to tune, strum, and play simple chords in a relaxed, fun learning environment, with plenty of time to engage MAUI members with your questions. Then we'll sing and strum easy songs together in community. You'll leave feeling happier and more connected to the people and world around you.

www.MAUImadison.com

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
13
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/13/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/13/2017
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--LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson

Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson

Alicia Ashman Library
11/13/2017
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
 
10:00 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/13/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
11/13/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
11/13/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
11/13/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
11/13/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:45 am
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/13/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 6-Nov. 27) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

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Preschool
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
11/13/2017
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.

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Preschool
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Hawthorne Library
11/13/2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy short stories and songs - then stay for play and conversation! For babies ages 0-15 months.

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Baby
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
11/13/2017
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.

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Adult - Job Assistance
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/13/2017
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, Computer Training
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/13/2017
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

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School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
2:30 pm
Making Remixed

Making Remixed

Lakeview Library
11/13/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Michael Dando for a series of maker events with a hip-hop twist.

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School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/13/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help [CANCELED]

Lakeview Library
11/13/2017
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
 
5:30 pm
Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Mexico

Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Mexico

Pinney Library
11/13/2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art wood sculptures, carved by hand and depicting fantastical animal-like creatures.

Join Mexican artists Armando Jimenez and his son Alejandro to learn more about the wonderful history of these mystical creatures and explore books featuring Jimenez family artwork.

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Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/13/2017
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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Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Sequoya Library
11/13/2017
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
Unrest: Free Film Screening

Unrest: Free Film Screening

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/13/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin ME/CFS Association.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
14
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/14/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
11/14/2017
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
 
9:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
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

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Preschool
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
11/14/2017
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
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
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

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
11/14/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
11/14/2017
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
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
11/14/2017
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
11/14/2017
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
Meet the Author: Shoshauna Shy

Meet the Author: Shoshauna Shy

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/14/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Central Library. Local poet and author, Shoshauna Shy, will discuss her new collection of poetry "The Splash of Easy Laughter." The poems are about childhood, parenting, and navigating the parental terrain in marriage. Bring your lunch and join us for a lively discussion!

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Adult - Books
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
11/14/2017
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
11/14/2017
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
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

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Adult - Film
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
11/14/2017
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
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/14/2017
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
11/14/2017
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 209
11/14/2017
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
 
3:30 pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Pinney Library
11/14/2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 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.

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

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
11/14/2017
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)
 
4:00 pm
Tabletop Game Club

Tabletop Game Club

Sequoya Library
11/14/2017
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.

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School Age (grades K-5)
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meadowridge Library
11/14/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation.

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lego, Families or All Ages
 
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
11/14/2017
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.

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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
11/14/2017
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
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Book Discussion of Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
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. There will be no discussion in December, our next discussion will take place on January 9, 2018.

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Adult - Books
15
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/15/2017
9:30 am - 9:50 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

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Toddler
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
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
 
9:30 am
Wil-Mar Play Group Outreach

Wil-Mar Play Group Outreach

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

Stories and art activities with caregivers and children.

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Bubbler - Preschool
 
10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/15/2017
10:15 am - 10:35 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

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Toddler
 
10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
11/15/2017
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*

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational
 
10:45 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Lakeview Library
11/15/2017
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
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
11/15/2017
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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/15/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/15/2017
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, Computer Training
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day -- PARIS CAN WAIT

WMSC Movie Day -- PARIS CAN WAIT

Alicia Ashman Library
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
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
11/15/2017
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
 
4:00 pm
Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis

Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis

Meadowridge Library
11/15/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Make messes and play with light at Meadowridge Library! Join Alaura Borealis in building metaphors and cultivating feelings with light boxes, shadow puppets, projectors, movie making, and more. Experiment with shadow art during this youth-focused residency.

Bio:Alaura Borealis is a social artist, community-based teacher, and co-founder of the ArtWrite Collective. Borealis is currently investigating gender in their ongoing project, Season of Shadows, and has translated that creative research into workshops for Meadowridge Library and other groups around Madison. How do you explain what you're feeling? What can you make from a shadow? Borealis wants to help figure that out.

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Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
5:30 pm
Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Hawthorne Library
11/15/2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art wood sculptures, carved by hand and depicting fantastical animal-like creatures. Join Mexican artists Armanda Jimenez and his son Alejandro to learn more about the wonderful history of these mystical creatures and explore books featuring Jimenez family artwork.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/15/2017
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
Book Discussion of Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Book Discussion of Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Hawthorne Library
11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

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Adult - Books
 
6:00 pm
MSCR AACE

MSCR AACE

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

crock pot cooking class

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6:00 pm
Tools for ____________ Workshop

Tools for ____________ Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many things about our world and our daily lives feel unspeakable or unresolvable. Please join artist Kim Charles Kay for an exercise in making and shaping objects that respond to the unspeakable. Using simple sculpture material, participants will be guided through a process to create individual sculptures that have a purpose only for the maker. Due to the nature of this workshop’s content and art-making materials, participants will need to register ahead of time.
Individuals are encouraged to register for multiple Wednesday sessions, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
6:00 pm
Drop-in screenprinting: Libraries are for everyone

Drop-in screenprinting: Libraries are for everyone

Pinney Library
11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive Libraries are for Everyone image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person. All ages welcome, kids under 7 will need help from a grownup.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
The Art of Etegami

The Art of Etegami

Alicia Ashman Library
11/15/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist and creativity coach Theresa Kim presents the traditional Japanese art of Etegami, a gentle practice of hand-painting while engaging in meditative thought. Learn about this beautiful, stress-relieving pastime--and try your hand at it too! All materials are provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 608-824-1780 to reserve your spot.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Library
11/15/2017
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.

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Adult - Seniors, Bubbler - Adult, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/15/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ngyuen’s Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel unfurls in the voice of a conflicted Vietnamese communist sympathizer- a double agent spy. This fictional captain of the Vietnamese Army writes his narrative in the form of a confession- with the novel’s tone shifting from tragicomic to picaresque to dark and tense. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Tags:
Adult - Books
16
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/16/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/16/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

Let's Move! Parent and Child Fitness

Hawthorne Library
11/16/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

A fun and active fitness class for children ages 18 months to five years and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, games, and exercises that can be used on a daily basis. Mindfulness, wellness, and self-esteem are also emphasized. Teacher Venus Washington, owner of R U Fit Fitness Company, is excited to share her tips and knowledge with you! Register for the three-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 16) by phone at 246-4548 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/16/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
1:00 pm
Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Library
11/16/2017
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
 
 
2:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 210
11/16/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/16/2017
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 Yoon - General lab help
4-5 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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Meadowridge Library
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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)
 
3:30 pm
Rap Sessh

Rap Sessh

Goodman South Madison Library
11/16/2017
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Local musician, Rob Dz, is passionate about words, and the power held in the words we choose to use. During this series of weekly after school music production and personal branding workshops, teen participants will be challenged to tell their story, and to tell their truth, through poetry, lyrics and music.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Goodman South Madison Library
11/16/2017
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
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/16/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 30, no class Nov. 23) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
4:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Hawthorne Library
11/16/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
11/16/2017
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 246-4548 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
 
5:00 pm
On the Trail of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

On the Trail of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

Central Library
11/16/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Walking through a cemetery in Copenhagen in 2013 Dr. Ethelene Whitmire noticed a name that seemed out of place. Come hear about her surprising discovery and the basis for her latest line of research on the African American diaspora in Denmark during the Jazz Age, including what led them there and some of their experiences and achievements abroad. Sponsored by the International Division, along with cosponsors Scan|Design and Wisconsin Fulbright Association

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:00 pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Meadowridge Library
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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
11/16/2017
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)
 
6:00 pm
Public Art in your Community: Utility Box Collaboration

Public Art in your Community: Utility Box Collaboration

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/16/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop-in and leave your mark on a piece of public art designed for your neighborhood! Artist Kim Charles Kay will be working with individuals of all ages to create a collaborative design that will translate and be installed on an metal utility box in your area.

No registration required. All are welcome!

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
 
6:30 pm
Bad Cinema presents Eliminators (1986)

Bad Cinema presents Eliminators (1986)

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/16/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Tagline: "Mandroid. Mercenary. Scientist. Ninja. Each one a specialist. Together they are...Eliminators!"

Enough said!

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Instruments of Darkness"

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Instruments of Darkness"

Lakeview Library
11/16/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss mysteries! "Instruments of Darkness" by Imogen Robertson. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
6:30 pm
Cabin Fever Writing Club

Cabin Fever Writing Club

Bubbler, Central Library
11/16/2017
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
 
7:00 pm
De-Stress with Yoga

De-Stress with Yoga

Pinney Library
11/16/2017
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Just in time for the busy holiday season, join instructor Katie of Lotus Roots Kundalini Yoga in a 75 minute introductory level Kundalini Yoga class for adults. Learn de-stress techniques to use throughout the upcoming busy season. Each participant should bring a yoga mat or towel. Wearing socks and comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement is recommended. Teens 13 and older are also welcome to register. No experience necessary. Please register for only one class (either November 16 or December 7).

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
17
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/17/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Tellurian Reach Out

Tellurian Reach Out

Central Library, Study Room 201
11/17/2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
11/17/2017
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
11/17/2017
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
11/17/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
11/17/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
11/17/2017
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
 
11:00 am
Poetry at Lakeview Library

Poetry at Lakeview Library

Lakeview Library
11/17/2017
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 - Other
 
1:30 pm
REACH Dane

REACH Dane

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/17/2017
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
11/17/2017
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
11/17/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
 
4:00 pm
Italian at First Sight!

Italian at First Sight!

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
11/17/2017
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
Movie Night at Lakeview - The Big Sick

Movie Night at Lakeview - The Big Sick

Lakeview Library
11/17/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kumali is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumali finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

This film is rated R.

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
 
6:00 pm
Family Fun Night: Giving Thanks

Family Fun Night: Giving Thanks

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/17/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come to the library and make art with Bubbler artist Angela Johnson! We will be creating Thanksgiving-inspired art.
Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund.

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Game Night

Game Night

Alicia Ashman Library
11/17/2017
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
 
7:00 pm
Flying Wtich: Anime at Hawthorne

Flying Wtich: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
11/17/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Traditionally, when a witch turns 15, she's supposed to go out into the world alone to study magic. Makoto's parents, however, believe that their directionally-challenged daughter should get a high school degree. Instead of being sent out on her own, Makoto and her cat Chito find themselves traveling from the bustling city of Yokohama to Aomori Prefecture, where they'll stay with relatives until Makoto finishes school. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it only gets more complicated since "normal" people aren't supposed to know that witches exist… something that she tends to forget. In the meantime, Makoto, her cousins, and her new friends will have to work just a little harder to adapt to a whole new way of life when the new girl in town is a FLYING WITCH!

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:
anime, Adult - Film
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alexander McCall Smith

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alexander McCall Smith

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/17/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The acclaimed author reads from his latest book, THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

Tags:
Adult - Books
18
 
(All day)
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Hawthorne Library
11/18/2017 (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
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/18/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:00 am
Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Basic one-on-one Computer Assistance

Central Library
11/18/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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
 
 
9:00 am
Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women in Tech

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women in Tech

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/18/2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Using a variety of resources, we'll discover fun facts and fascinating stories about women tech pioneers, and we'll contribute what we learn to Wikipedia so that everyone else can learn, too!

If you've never added anything to Wikipedia before, no problem! We'll have tutorials available, as well as experienced Wikipedia editors on-hand to help you get started and answer any questions.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
 
9:05 am
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/18/2017
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
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/18/2017
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
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/18/2017
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
Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/18/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop by and join artist-in-residence, Kim Charles Kay, in this creative and reflective art-making process. Each participant will walk away with a personalized reminder of who they are, what and whom they love, and what that love means. All are welcome!!

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
10:30 am
Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español

Pinney Library
11/18/2017
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
 
10:30 am
The Retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier

The Retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/18/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our November 18 presenter is David Mickelson, Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management at UW-Madison and his topic will be "Glacial Wisconsin."

We are the Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin. Most of our lectures are on Wisconsin's Indian Mounds and related topics (our goal is to precisely map and promote the preservation of mounds and other ancient cultural features across Wisconsin).

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
12:00 pm
CANCELED: Drop-in Basic Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/18/2017
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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
1:00 pm
Fun with Musical Education: a Musical Petting Zoo

Fun with Musical Education: a Musical Petting Zoo

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/18/2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drop in and get up close and personal with members of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra AND their instruments! Learn how to properly hold and play several instruments from 1-4 pm during this hands-on musical petting zoo. Then sit back for a special mini concert performed by the professional musicians of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at 4pm. Registration for this drop-in program is appreciated but not required.

Click here to register

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
1:00 pm
MakerPalooza: ​Drop-in screenprinting (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

MakerPalooza: ​Drop-in screenprinting (A Bubbler Jr. Program)

Pinney Library
11/18/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive Libraries are for Everyone image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person. All ages welcome, kids under 7 will need help from a grownup.

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)
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/18/2017
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
1-4 Yan - General Lab Help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
1:30 pm
Lego Club

Lego Club

Sequoya Library
11/18/2017
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
Goodman South Book Club

Goodman South Book Club

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/18/2017
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
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
11/18/2017
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
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1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/19/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya The Dalton Gang Girls

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya The Dalton Gang Girls

Sequoya Library
11/19/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Dalton Gang Girls is a four piece combo playing music from the great American Songbook, some jazz standards and much more. We are usually piano/vocals, bass, drums, Saxophone/clarinet. We play for private parties, weddings, senior centers-whoever asks! Love to make good music come alive! 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
 
 
1:30 pm
Bubbler Room Closed to Public

Bubbler Room Closed to Public

Bubbler, Central Library
11/19/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bubbler Room Closed to Public

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

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/19/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! We'll supply the LEGOs.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
20
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/20/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/20/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/20/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/20/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
11/20/2017
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
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
11/20/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
11/20/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

Tags:
Toddler
 
10:45 am
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/20/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 6-Nov. 27) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/20/2017
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
11/20/2017
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
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
11/20/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/20/2017
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, Computer Training
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/20/2017
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)
 
2:30 pm
Making Remixed-CANCELLED

Making Remixed-CANCELLED

Lakeview Library
11/20/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Michael Dando for a series of maker events with a hip-hop twist.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
3:00 pm
Tabletop Game Club

Tabletop Game Club

Pinney Library
11/20/2017
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
11/20/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

Tags:
 
5:30 pm
CANCELLED - City of Madison Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

CANCELLED - City of Madison Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

Goodman South Madison Library
11/20/2017
5:30 pm

Join this meeting to address equity in the Madison music and entertainment scene. This is your chance to have your ideas heard! Members of the community encouraged to attend.

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

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

Alicia Ashman Library
11/20/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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

Open to all ages and skill levels (children under 8 years old need to be accompanied by an adult).

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

Evening Family Storytimes

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/20/2017
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
11/20/2017
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
21
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/21/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
11/21/2017
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
 
10:00 am
Meadowridge Annual Pie Sale

Meadowridge Annual Pie Sale

Meadowridge Library
11/21/2017
10:00 am

Stock up for Thanksgiving at the Friends of the Meadowridge Library's annual - and very popular - pie sale. The sale begins at 10 am and lasts until all pies have been purchased. There will be many different varieties and all pies will be $10.00. Proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Branch Library.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Pinney Library
11/21/2017
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
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
11/21/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
11/21/2017
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
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
11/21/2017
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
11/21/2017
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
11/21/2017
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
11/21/2017
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
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/21/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

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

Sequoya Knitting Group

Meeting Room A, Sequoya Library
11/21/2017
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
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/21/2017
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 Carlee- General lab help
2-5 Dusty- Expertise in coding and stop-motion animation
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, and digital art
6-8 Christine - General lab help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/21/2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

afterschool

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

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library, Study Room 201
11/21/2017
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
 
3:00 pm
Youth Tuesday - Think Green with Artist in Residence Victor Castro

Youth Tuesday - Think Green with Artist in Residence Victor Castro

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/21/2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Turn recyclables into art with artist in residence Victor Castro.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
4:00 pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Library
11/21/2017
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
11/21/2017
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:
lego, 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
11/21/2017
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)
 
6:00 pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya Library
11/21/2017
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
Tabletop Game Night

Tabletop Game Night

Meadowridge Library
11/21/2017
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
Artist & Craftsman Demo: Kindness Rocks

Artist & Craftsman Demo: Kindness Rocks

Bubbler, Central Library
11/21/2017
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.

This week A&C will be partnering with Michelle Weber from Kindness Rocks Madison to decorate pre-painted rocks with Posca paint markers.

Tags:
Bubbler - 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
11/21/2017
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
 
6:30 pm
Madison-area Urban Ministry

Madison-area Urban Ministry

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/21/2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Mentoring Connections is a program that supports youth and families who are experiencing parental incarceration.

We match youth who have a parent in prison with caring adult mentors from the community. Our Special Events Team plans fun group activities for the youth, families and volunteers in the program.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
22
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/22/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/22/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/22/2017
9:30 am - 9:50 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
 
10:00 am
Crafty Creations to Beat Boredom

Crafty Creations to Beat Boredom

Central Library
11/22/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join creative Librarians for boredom-busting craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paint and more. Ages 5 and up. Children under age 7 must have an adult helper.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/22/2017
10:15 am - 10:35 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
11:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Lakeview Library
11/22/2017
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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/22/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/22/2017
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, Computer Training
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day -- WIZARD OF LIES

WMSC Movie Day -- WIZARD OF LIES

Alicia Ashman Library
11/22/2017
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
11/22/2017
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
CANCELLED THIS WEEK - Madison Writing Assistance

CANCELLED THIS WEEK - Madison Writing Assistance

Pinney Library
11/22/2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

No writing assistance this week.

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

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/22/2017
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
Tools for ____________ Workshop

Tools for ____________ Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/22/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many things about our world and our daily lives feel unspeakable or unresolvable. Please join artist Kim Charles Kay for an exercise in making and shaping objects that respond to the unspeakable. Using simple sculpture material, participants will be guided through a process to create individual sculptures that have a purpose only for the maker. Due to the nature of this workshop’s content and art-making materials, participants will need to register ahead of time.
Individuals are encouraged to register for multiple Wednesday sessions, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
23
 
 
 
(All day)
Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
11/23/2017 (All day)
(All day)

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 25.

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

CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
11/23/2017
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 246-4548 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
24
 
 
 
(All day)
Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
11/24/2017 (All day)
(All day)

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 25.

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Library Closed
 
7:00 pm
No film -- the library is closed for the holiday.

No film -- the library is closed for the holiday.

Hawthorne Library
11/24/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for showings of award winning documentary films on a variety of topics!

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
25
 
(All day)
Health care enrollment

Health care enrollment

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/25/2017 (All day)
(All day)

Free health care enrollment help

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/25/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
10:00 am
CANCELLED: Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

CANCELLED: Someone to Somebody Somewhere Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/25/2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

{Workshop cancelled}

Drop by and join artist-in-residence, Kim Charles Kay, in this creative and reflective art-making process. Each participant will walk away with a personalized reminder of who they are, what and whom they love, and what that love means. All are welcome!!

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

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/25/2017
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, Computer Training
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/25/2017
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
1-4 Yan - General Lab Help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
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
11/25/2017
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
 
2:30 pm
Saturday Matinee - Captain Underpants

Saturday Matinee - Captain Underpants

Lakeview Library
11/25/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

IMDB entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt2091256/

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
26
 
 
1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/26/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
1:30 pm
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - All That Jazz Quintet

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya - All That Jazz Quintet

Sequoya Library
11/26/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

All That Jazz Quintet is Steve Morgan – Keyboard/Guitar, Larry Livingston – Drums, David Melnick – Bass, Dave Rice – Soprano/Alto/Tenor Sax , and Rick Lemon – Trumpet/Flugelhorn. They perform Jazz Standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.
http://modenstudios.com/atj/index.php?blog=2
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
27
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/27/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/27/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/27/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Goodman South Madison Library
11/27/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am

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

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Lakeview Library
11/27/2017
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.

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
11/27/2017
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.

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Preschool
 
10:30 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Hawthorne Library
11/27/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes especially for toddlers! One parent per child is recommended.

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Toddler
 
10:45 am
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/27/2017
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 6-Nov. 27) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

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Preschool
 
11:00 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Goodman South Madison Library
11/27/2017
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
11/27/2017
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
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
11/27/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/27/2017
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, Computer Training
 
2:30 pm
Minecraft Monday

Minecraft Monday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/27/2017
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)
 
2:30 pm
Making Remixed

Making Remixed

Lakeview Library
11/27/2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Michael Dando for a series of maker events with a hip-hop twist.

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

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/27/2017
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
11/27/2017
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
 
5:45 pm
NEEDS ROOM APP: MAFPG (Madison Area Food Pantry Garden)

NEEDS ROOM APP: MAFPG (Madison Area Food Pantry Garden)

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/27/2017
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Board meeting, nonprofit

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6:00 pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/27/2017
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
 
6:00 pm
Madison Travel Circle presents Portugal

Madison Travel Circle presents Portugal

Hawthorne Library
11/27/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Porto, Portugal's second-largest city, has rich history dating back to 300 BC, and was named "Best European Destination" in 2014 and 2017. Join Kent Wenger as he explores Porto, before embarking on a cycling tour of the Douro Mountains. He visits the world famous wineries of the Douro Valley, before riding to Torre, the highest point in Portugal. He finishes up in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and a major player in world history. (Note: Due to Thanksgiving this show is on Monday, not Wednesday as usual.)

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:30 pm
Evening Family Storytimes

Evening Family Storytimes

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/27/2017
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
28
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/28/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
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
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Monroe Street Library
11/28/2017
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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hawthorne Library
11/28/2017
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
 
11:15 am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Pinney Library
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
11:45 am
First Course Information Session: Training Program for Professional Kitchen Jobs

First Course Information Session: Training Program for Professional Kitchen Jobs

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/28/2017
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

FoodWorks Madison's "First Course" is a three-week intensive job-training program for professional kitchen jobs that trains, finds jobs for, and supports under-employed people. We will be holding another class in January, and are hosting Q&A sessions. Join the founders of the project to learn about the details, how to apply, and whether this course might be right for you. This event is open to the public, but is especially for people who have a strong interest in doing work in the culinary field.
More information at www.foodworksmadison.org, info@foodworksmadison.org or leave a voicemail at (608) 957-7330

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
12:00 pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Hawthorne Library
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
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
 
2:00 pm
Youth Tuesday

Youth Tuesday

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/28/2017
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)
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/28/2017
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 and 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
6-8 Christine - General lab help

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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/28/2017
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
11/28/2017
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
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Lakeview Library
11/28/2017
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)
 
4:30 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
11/28/2017
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
Drop-in Math Help

Drop-in Math Help

Lakeview Library
11/28/2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

All subjects through calculus.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
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
11/28/2017
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
 
6:30 pm
FROM PAGE TO STAGE WITH FORWARD THEATER MONOLOGUES

FROM PAGE TO STAGE WITH FORWARD THEATER MONOLOGUES

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/28/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound. Jobs. Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

Written for and performed as part of Forward Theater Company's SOMEONE'S GOTTA DO IT Monologue Festival in September 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The programming consists of a 60-minute evening of five monologues, followed by a question and answer period with the actors, moderated by a representative of Forward Theater.

SYNOPSES
The Line, by Sandra Dietrick (Brooklyn, NY): A factory employee explains life in a meat processing plant to a new co-worker. Performed by Liz Angle.

Bitter Blind, by Karen Moeller (Madison, WI): The mostly true story of a taste tester. Performed by Karen Moeller.

Enough Trouble in the World, by Coleman (Mineral Point, WI): A state employee struggles with enforcing policy. Performed by Zhalarina Sanders.

Spotless, by Eric Appleton (Madison, WI): The challenges of being a crime scene cleaner. Performed by Alistair Sewell.

Cave Men, by Jess Schuknecht (Madison, WI): Orientation day for new recruits at a most unusual job. Performed by William Bolz.

For more information about Forward Theater visit: http://www.forwardtheater.com/onstage.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dane Arts.

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

Pinney Library
11/28/2017
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
29
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/29/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Families or All Ages
 
 
9:15 am
1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/29/2017
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
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/29/2017
9:30 am - 9:50 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/29/2017
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
11/29/2017
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
11/29/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:15 am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B, Sequoya Library
11/29/2017
10:15 am - 10:35 am

Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per child is recommended. For toddlers aged 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please pick up a nametag 10 minutes before the program to register.

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Toddler
 
 
10:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
11/29/2017
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
11/29/2017
10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 210
11/29/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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
11/29/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Drop-in Basic Computer Help

Central Library
11/29/2017
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, Computer Training
 
1:00 pm
WMSC Movie Program -- STEP

WMSC Movie Program -- STEP

Alicia Ashman Library
11/29/2017
1:00 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
11/29/2017
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
 
3:30 pm
MNC Afterschool

MNC Afterschool

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
11/29/2017
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm

afterschool

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4:00 pm
Nifty Thrifty Gifty

Nifty Thrifty Gifty

Alicia Ashman Library
11/29/2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Craft your own one-of-a-kind gifts. Children under 7 need an adult helper. Register by phone at 824-1780 or online beginning November 15.

Click here to register

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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

Pinney Library
11/29/2017
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
 
4:00 pm
Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis (A Bubbler Program)

Season of Shadows with Alaura Borealis (A Bubbler Program)

Meadowridge Library
11/29/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Make messes and play with light at Meadowridge Library! Join Alaura Borealis in building metaphors and cultivating feelings with light boxes, shadow puppets, projectors, movie making, and more. Experiment with shadow art during this youth-focused residency.

Bio:Alaura Borealis is a social artist, community-based teacher, and co-founder of the ArtWrite Collective. Borealis is currently investigating gender in their ongoing project, Season of Shadows, and has translated that creative research into workshops for Meadowridge Library and other groups around Madison. How do you explain what you're feeling? What can you make from a shadow? Borealis wants to help figure that out.

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Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5), Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
6:00 pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Lakeview Library
11/29/2017
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
Chocolate Truffles with Punky Egan

Chocolate Truffles with Punky Egan

Lakeview Library
11/29/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Chocolate Truffles
Punky will demonstrate how quick and easy truffles are to make for the upcoming holidays. The key is using a good quality, dark chocolate for the richest taste. Sample espresso, hazelnut, and mint truffles. Limited to 14. Registration begins Wednesday, November 15.

Click here to register

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Adult - Educational
 
6:00 pm
MSCR AACE

MSCR AACE

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/29/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

crock pot cooking class

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6:00 pm
Tools for ____________ Workshop

Tools for ____________ Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
11/29/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many things about our world and our daily lives feel unspeakable or unresolvable. Please join artist Kim Charles Kay for an exercise in making and shaping objects that respond to the unspeakable. Using simple sculpture material, participants will be guided through a process to create individual sculptures that have a purpose only for the maker. Due to the nature of this workshop’s content and art-making materials, participants will need to register ahead of time.
Individuals are encouraged to register for multiple Wednesday sessions, all ages and abilities are welcome!

Click here to register

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
7:00 pm
Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library
11/29/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an informal book discussion. Copies of the book will be available in advance at the library.

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Adult - Books
 
 
7:00 pm
Free CeCe!: Free Film Screening & Discussion

Free CeCe!: Free Film Screening & Discussion

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/29/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Please join Madison Public Library, GSAFE, and Fair Wisconsin for a screening of the documentary Free Cece!, a film by Jacqueline Gares, who will join us after the film for a Q&A via Skype.

"Free Cece!" confronts the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color. It is told through the voices of actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox and Cece McDonald, a transgender prison-reform activist from Minnesota.

This event is sponsored by GSAFE, Fair Wisconsin, and Madison Public Library.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
30
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
11/30/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance, Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
9:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/30/2017
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
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
11/30/2017
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.

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
10:00 am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 210
11/30/2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Adult - Assistance
 
10:15 am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Pinney Library
11/30/2017
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
 
12:00 pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/30/2017
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
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Lakeview Library
11/30/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
11/30/2017
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 Yoon - General lab help
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 - Families or All Ages, Media Lab
 
2:45 pm
Teen Thursday

Teen Thursday

Goodman South Madison Library
11/30/2017
2:45 pm - 6:15 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
11/30/2017
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
11/30/2017
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
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined, Sequoya Library
11/30/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Register beginning 10/23 for the four-week session (Nov. 2-Nov. 30, no class Nov. 23) by phone at 266-6385 or online at http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
11/30/2017
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 246-4548 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
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Pinney Library
11/30/2017
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
11/30/2017
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)
 
6:00 pm
First Course Information Session: Training Program for Professional Kitchen Jobs

First Course Information Session: Training Program for Professional Kitchen Jobs

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/30/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FoodWorks Madison's "First Course" is a three-week intensive job-training program for professional kitchen jobs that trains, finds jobs for, and supports under-employed people. We will be holding another class in January, and are hosting Q&A sessions. Join the founders of the project to learn about the details, how to apply, and whether this course might be right for you. This event is open to the public, but is especially for people who have a strong interest in doing work in the culinary field.
More information at www.foodworksmadison.org, info@foodworksmadison.org or leave a voicemail at (608) 957-7330

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Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
 
6:30 pm
Cabin Fever Writing Club

Cabin Fever Writing Club

Bubbler, Central Library
11/30/2017
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

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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

Sequoya Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

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Adult - Educational
 
6:30 pm
The Salad Days Book Club - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

The Salad Days Book Club - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Hawthorne Library
11/30/2017
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.

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?

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Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Meadowridge Book Group

Meadowridge Book Group

Study Room A (Blue), Meadowridge Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Meadowridge Book Group meeting to discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

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Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Author Visit: An Evening with Mary Gordon

Author Visit: An Evening with Mary Gordon

Alicia Ashman Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A native of New York and the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College, Mary Gordon is an award-winning author of novels, short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, with themes of women, religion, and history. She will read from her latest novel, There Your Heart Lies, a story about an American woman's experience during the Spanish Civil War, and her legacy to her granddaughter. Gordon will discuss her process of writing fiction with historical elements, and provide time for audience Q/A. Don't miss this opportunity to share an evening with this much-beloved author, professor, and lover of literature and libraries!

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Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Rickey Laurentiis

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Rickey Laurentiis

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/30/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with FELIX & UW Creative Writing. Rickey Laurentiis will read from his collections of poetry.

Rickey Laurentiis was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to love the dark. He is the author of Boy with Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Levis Reading Prize, and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery award, as well as named one of the top ten debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers Magazine and a top 16 best poetry books by Buzzfeed, among other distinctions. His poetry has been supported by several foundations and fellowships, including the Lannan Literary Foundation, Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, Poetry International Rotterdam, the National Endowment for the Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Poetry Foundation, which awarded him a Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 2012. In 2016, he traveled to Palestine as an invited reader for the Palestine Festival of Literature. He received his MFA in Writing from Washington University in St Louis, where he was a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow, and his Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, where he read literature and queer theory.

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Adult - Books
 
 
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