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.

Week of November 26 2017

Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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9:00 am
 
 
 
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
 
 
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.)

Tags:
Toddler
 
 
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
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

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

Tags:
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.

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
11/30/2017
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.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
 
9:00 am
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
12/01/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
12/01/2017
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
 
9:00 am
Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

Sequoya Library
12/02/2017
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
12/02/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
10:00 am
 
 
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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
Toddler
 
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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
Preschool
 
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

Tags:
Preschool
 
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
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
 
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
 
10:00 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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
10:00 am
Free Mending

Free Mending

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

Tags:
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.

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

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room B, Meadowridge Library
12/01/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

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

Tags:
Baby, Toddler
 
10:30 am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Sequoya Library
12/01/2017
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
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
12/02/2017
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
12/02/2017
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
Stories and Sweets

Stories and Sweets

Hawthorne Library
12/02/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 am

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

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

Spanish Storytime / Cuenta Cuentos y Canciones

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
12/02/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

Tags:
Preschool
11:00 am
 
 
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
 
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
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
 
11:15 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Hawthorne Library
12/02/2017
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
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
12/02/2017
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
 
 
 
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
 
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
 
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

Tags:
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

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

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen, Meadowridge Library
11/30/2017
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

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
 
12:00 pm
CANCELLED: Drop-in Basic Computer Help

CANCELLED: Drop-in Basic Computer Help

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
1:00 pm
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
 
1:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
12/02/2017
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
1-4 Richard - Expertise in audio recording

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
12/02/2017
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
 
 
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)
 
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
 
 
 
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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
2:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Goodman South Madison Library
12/02/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
lego, School Age (grades K-5)
 
2:00 pm
Code an app!

Code an app!

Pinney Library
12/02/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Drop-in and code an app using Bitsbox! Bring your own device with a keyboard, or use one of our laptops. For ages 7 and up, with a grownup to help!

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
3:00 pm
 
 
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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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.

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Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
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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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
 
 
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
12/01/2017
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

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

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
12/01/2017
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

afterschool

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4:00 pm
 
 
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.

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Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
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!

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

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.

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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.

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School Age (grades K-5), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
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)
 
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
 
 
5:00 pm
 
 
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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5:00 pm
Opening Reception for Who Matters? an intergenerational photo and story project

Opening Reception for Who Matters? an intergenerational photo and story project

Central Library
12/01/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St
5:00 - 6:30pm
Second floor

Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St
6:30 - 8:00pm
First floor

In August and September of 2017, Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library teamed up with local photographer and Bubbler Artist in Residence Jennifer Bastian and local author Pam Phillips Olson to capture pictures and stories of multigenerational relationships. Families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors participated with only one rule: at least one person in the photo had to be 55 years of age or older.
The photos and accompanying stories that came out of these sessions will be on display for the month of December at both locations. Refreshments will be provided.

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Art, Families or All Ages
 
6:00 pm
 
 
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.

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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.)

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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.

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Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
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

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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.

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Adult - Educational
 
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)
 
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
 
 
6:00 pm
December Night Light

December Night Light

Central Library, Madison Room
12/01/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All are welcome for an evening of interactive art!

Featured on the 3rd floor in the Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery, Family is a Form: Made & Remade - a collaboration between artist-in-residence, Kim Charles Kay and families from the Post Adoption Resource Center (PARC).

Using direct drawing materials, participants created family pictures for current and imagined experiences. Come participate by adding your own take on making and remaking family.

2nd floor: Curious by Lindsay Marx: Marx's paintings look at curiosity and daydreaming through a child's world. They also tap into how adults relate to their own curiosities.

1st floor: Sone una Milpa featuring artists J. Leigh Garcia and Maria Amalia: Soñe una Milpa (I dreamed of a corn field) is a collaborative art project that acknowledges and celebrates the important, though often hidden experience of Latina immigrant women.

1st Floor Installation: Who Matters?: An Intergenerational Photo and Story Project Exhibition Opening
In August and September of 2017, Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library teamed up with local photographer Jennifer Bastian and local author Pam Phillips Olson to capture pictures and stories of multigenerational relationships. Families, friends, co-workers, and neighbors participated with only one rule: at least one person in the photo had to be 55 years of age or older. The photos and accompanying stories that came out of these sessions will be on display for the month of December at Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center.

Artist-in-residence in the Bubbler, Kim Charles Kay will also be showcased throughout the evening, welcoming folks to the 3rd Floor space to make art and explore through various mediums.

**Please note: A Discourse on Happiness curated by the Madison Community Discourse will be postponed and displayed at a later date.

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Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
First Friday Flicks - KEDI

First Friday Flicks - KEDI

Pinney Library
12/01/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.(2017|79mins|Turkey)
IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4420704/

"Whatever the city’s official attitude toward its many felines, Istanbulites’ dedication and love appear unflagging. Kedi eloquently taps into the mutual attraction between the cats and their people, as well as the animals’ complexity and resilience. The simplistic conventional 'wisdom' about cats, always uttered by people who don’t know them, is that they’re aloof. Ceyda Torun’s film is a vibrant illustration of just how attuned they are to people, how interested and discerning. If her collection of feline portraits has an emotional/philosophical throughline, it’s the idea that, for we humans, interacting only with people isn’t enough, as one man sums it up."
Sheri Linden - The Hollywood Reporter

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 unrated. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
First Friday: Decorate Envelopes for Holiday Gift Cards

First Friday: Decorate Envelopes for Holiday Gift Cards

Alicia Ashman Library
12/01/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HANDMADE DECORATIVE ENVELOPES
Personalize your holiday gift cards by giving them in an envelope decorated by you!
• Learn simple hand lettering techniques
• Create dazzling decorated borders
• Make something special for someone special
Register now for this special event!
A special Craft Project limited to 12 participants.

Click here to register

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Adult - Other
 
7:00 pm
 
 
 
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
 
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
 
 
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
 
7:00 pm
Lost Village (anime)

Lost Village (anime)

Hawthorne Library
12/01/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A group of 30 young men and women go on a bus tour to Nanaki Village, a shadowy village with an urban legend of being a utopia. Many seek either to start a new life or escape the troubles of their old one. Upon arrival, they discover the village has no inhabitants, with small signs of life that are slowly deteriorating. The truth of Nanaki Village has yet to be discovered.

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.

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Tags:
Adult - Film
 
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