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

October 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

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

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:00 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

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

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
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9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

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

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

Tags:
Preschool
 
2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Commonwealth"

Book Discussion of "Commonwealth"

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Books
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6:30 pm
First Friday: Coloring For Grownups

First Friday: Coloring For Grownups

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

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

The instructions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Occasionally a special craft project may be added.

Tags:
Adult - Other
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1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

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

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

Click here to register

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

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

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

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

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

PLATO Film History Series

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

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Books
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

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

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

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

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

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

Sean Gaskell and the West African Kora

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

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

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

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

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

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

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
6:30 pm
The Spice Box

The Spice Box

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

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

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Seniors
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6:30 pm
THE ARDENNES : International Film Movement Series

THE ARDENNES : International Film Movement Series

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Film
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1:00 pm
Computer Coach

Computer Coach

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

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

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Craft Lab for Teens: Black Light Chalk!

Craft Lab for Teens: Black Light Chalk!

Alicia Ashman Library
10/14/2017
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Library will provide the materials and equipment; you bring your enthusiasm for trying something new.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
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6:00 pm
Chess Club - Lessons at 6:00 p.m.

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

Alicia Ashman Library
10/16/2017
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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

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

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

Alicia Ashman Library
10/16/2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this four-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this four-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/17/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

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

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/18/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
 
6:30 pm
Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Crochet Club

Alicia Ashman Library
10/18/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join the community of crocheters at Alicia Ashman Library each first and third Wednesday of the month. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of sharing an evening with other crocheters. See what others are working on, get advice from other crocheters, learn new techniques, and share your own work.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Bubbler - Adult, Teen (grades 6-12)
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9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

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

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

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
10/19/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Game Night

Alicia Ashman Library
10/20/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of board games and puzzles. We'll supply some, but you can also bring your favorites to share with new friends.

Tags:
Adult - Seniors, Families or All Ages
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9:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this three-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
10:30 am
Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Movement in Your World: Family Dance

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Call 824-1780 or register online for this three-week class beginning 10/3.

Click here to register

Tags:
Preschool
 
1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
10/24/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
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10:30 am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Alicia Ashman Library
10/25/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages
 
1:30 pm
WMSC Movie Day

WMSC Movie Day

Alicia Ashman Library
10/25/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Seniors
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9:30 am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Alicia Ashman Library
10/26/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 am

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

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

Preschool English and Hmong Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
10/26/2017
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool
 
4:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Alicia Ashman Library
10/26/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

Tags:
School Age (grades K-5)
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3:00 pm
Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing

Alicia Ashman Library
10/27/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever heard of a gee haw whimmy diddle, a whirligig, or a wooden thingamabob? Well, in this workshop you can come create your own! Work with Bubbler artist Taylor Rushing to build and decorate your personalized old-fashioned wooden toy. Registration begins 10/13, Ages 6 - 11.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
6:30 pm
After Dinner Mints: DOCTOR STRANGE

After Dinner Mints: DOCTOR STRANGE

Alicia Ashman Library
10/27/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Come to the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the fourth Friday to enjoy films with a message, TV Series Marathons, International Films, or Motion Picture Favorites.

Tags:
Adult - Film
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