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.

February 2018

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6:30 pm
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Alicia Ashman Library
02/02/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. Experience poetry, prose, and drama that will shed light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin today, yesterday, and tomorrow through a multimedia presentation about the work and lives of these literary artists and their interpretations of race in Wisconsin.

This event is funded by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Educational
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9:00 am
WWBIC presenta: ¿Está preparado para establecer un negocio?

WWBIC presenta: ¿Está preparado para establecer un negocio?

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
02/03/2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

¿Está pensando en empezar un negocio? Decida si el mundo empresarial es para usted. Participantes podrán evaluar sus habilidades y preparación para ser dueños de un negocio como también discutir las ventajas y desventajas en ser un dueño de un negocio. ¡GRATIS!

​Clase en asociación y colaboración con la cámara Latina de Comercio del Condado de Dane. Para registrarse llame al 608-257-5450 o visita wwbic.com

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WWBIC Presents: Are you ready to start a business?

Thinking of starting a business? Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. Participant will be able to assess their skills and preparedness to be a business owner as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of being a business owner. FREE!

THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED ENTIRELY IN SPANISH, please contact WWBIC at 608-257-4540 or wwbic.com if you are interested in attending an English language version of this event.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
2:00 pm
Every Day We Live is the Future: -- author visit with Douglas Haynes

Every Day We Live is the Future: -- author visit with Douglas Haynes

Hawthorne Library
02/03/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Author Douglas Haynes will discuss his book "Every Day We Live is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters"

This vivid, cautionary tale of urban inequality and the human suffering caused by climate change recounts the true stories of two Nicaraguan families' quests to survive in one of the world's most disaster-prone cities.

Douglas Haynes is an essayist, journalist, and poet whose work has appeared in Orion, Longreads, Virginia Quarterly Review, Huffington Post, Boston Review, and many other publications. He teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Alicia Ashman Library
02/03/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*Please note the updated schedule for this class*
Have you always wanted to learn Italian? This is a short, introductory class (once a week for 4 weeks) to pique your interest and get you started. Each class is designed as a stand-alone unit with different topics each week, so you are welcome to attend any or all of the classes that you like.

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 - Seniors
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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
02/05/2018
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.

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
02/05/2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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! Please bring a laptop if possible.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Bubbler - Adult
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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
02/06/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. 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 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

Alicia Ashman Library
02/06/2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8-week course, sponsored by the NCRA (National Court Reporters' Association) and the WCRA (Wisconsin Court Reporters' Association) serves as an introduction to court reporting. Instructions and materials for participants will be provided free of charge. Participants must register with WCRA for the full 8-week series (January 16-March 6); email wicourtreporters@gmail.com to register. For more information, visit http://www.wicourtreporters.org

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Starting Your Memoir

Starting Your Memoir

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/06/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance.

In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this class will help you get started. We’ll spend six sessions remembering and writing together. You'll learn to structure your stories, convey the essence of places and events, and deal ethically with writing about living people.

For each class meeting, students write a few pages on their life experiences. I suggest topics but encourage participants to write on whatever motivates them. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment. To enhance small-group interaction, enrollment is limited to 15. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises. Participants should commit to attending all sessions if possible.

"I truly enjoyed this class and I think you are a phenomenal teacher. You created a welcoming and opening environment and it was a joy to participate. You have given me tools I will use for the rest of my life as a writer." - Hayley S.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
02/07/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/07/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
02/07/2018
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 - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/07/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Begin your journey to college for free.
A course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education. http://odyssey.wisc.edu/applying-for-the-program

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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3:00 pm
How to Pay for College Info Session with UNCF

How to Pay for College Info Session with UNCF

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
02/08/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about some of the scholarships and financial aid options you have for paying for college. Presented by representatives of UNCF and other area educational institutions.

This event is immediately followed by apanel discussion and film screening focused on the historical black college and university experience, at the Central Library from 5-8:45pm.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
02/08/2018
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
The HBCU Experience: Discussion and Q&A

The HBCU Experience: Discussion and Q&A

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
02/08/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Before tonight's Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of "Tell Us We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities," come hear about the experiences of some graduates of historically black colleges and universities that are now living in Madison. There will also be time for questions.

Light refreshments will be provided between the discussion and the film screening.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
7:00 pm
Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting

Alicia Ashman Library
02/08/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Find out what's fine about fine chocolate and taste the difference.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Teen (grades 6-12)
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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
02/09/2018
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
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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
02/10/2018
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
 
3:00 pm
Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Alicia Ashman Library
02/10/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*Please note the updated schedule for this class*
Have you always wanted to learn Italian? This is a short, introductory class (once a week for 4 weeks) to pique your interest and get you started. Each class is designed as a stand-alone unit with different topics each week, so you are welcome to attend any or all of the classes that you like.

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 - Seniors
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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
02/12/2018
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.

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
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Hawthorne Library
02/12/2018
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Family Caregiver Education

Learn about topics of interest to families and friends of those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Free; no registration required unless noted.

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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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
02/13/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. 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 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

Alicia Ashman Library
02/13/2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8-week course, sponsored by the NCRA (National Court Reporters' Association) and the WCRA (Wisconsin Court Reporters' Association) serves as an introduction to court reporting. Instructions and materials for participants will be provided free of charge. Participants must register with WCRA for the full 8-week series (January 16-March 6); email wicourtreporters@gmail.com to register. For more information, visit http://www.wicourtreporters.org

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Starting Your Memoir

Starting Your Memoir

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/13/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance.

In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this class will help you get started. We’ll spend six sessions remembering and writing together. You'll learn to structure your stories, convey the essence of places and events, and deal ethically with writing about living people.

For each class meeting, students write a few pages on their life experiences. I suggest topics but encourage participants to write on whatever motivates them. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment. To enhance small-group interaction, enrollment is limited to 15. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises. Participants should commit to attending all sessions if possible.

"I truly enjoyed this class and I think you are a phenomenal teacher. You created a welcoming and opening environment and it was a joy to participate. You have given me tools I will use for the rest of my life as a writer." - Hayley S.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
02/14/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/14/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
02/14/2018
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 - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/14/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Begin your journey to college for free.
A course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education. http://odyssey.wisc.edu/applying-for-the-program

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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1:00 pm
MADTech Series: Constant Contact vs MailChimp.

MADTech Series: Constant Contact vs MailChimp.

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
02/15/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Choosing a communications/marketing platform that works for you, where you're at. Let's talk pros and cons, features, prices, support, deliverability, and who's better at what? So you can better understand your needs and make a more informed decision.
Class is free and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. Please rsvp with MadTech at madtech.eventbrite.com or call 608-266-6350 for more information.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
02/15/2018
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
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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
02/16/2018
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
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10:30 am
Revealing Fragments of Wisconsin's Ancient Past: The Hesler Petroglyph Site

Revealing Fragments of Wisconsin's Ancient Past: The Hesler Petroglyph Site

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/17/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Nestled inside an active stone quarry just outside of Waterloo, WI, sits the oldest petroglyph (rock art) gallery and sacred site in the Midwest (12,500 years old). For the past 11 years a team of volunteers, led by Anthropologist/Archaeologist Jack Steinbring of Ripon College and UW-Oshkosh, has been digging for insights into the earliest visitors to what is now known as the Hensler Petroglyph Site. The team has also been cataloging artifacts, photographing and conserving the glyphs found at the site.

Join Dale G. Van Holten, board members of the Waterloo Area Historical Society, assistant to Dr. Steinbring and curator of the Hensler and Yelk artifact collections at Ripon College as he leads you through the investigation, revealing through pictures and words the geology, the petroglyphs, the excavations and the fascinating artifacts recovered so far. This program is part of the Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin. For more information and other upcoming events, visit http:// http://www.ancientearthworks.org/events/

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
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
02/17/2018
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
 
3:00 pm
Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Alicia Ashman Library
02/17/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*Please note the updated schedule for this class*
Have you always wanted to learn Italian? This is a short, introductory class (once a week for 4 weeks) to pique your interest and get you started. Each class is designed as a stand-alone unit with different topics each week, so you are welcome to attend any or all of the classes that you like.

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 - Seniors
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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
02/19/2018
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.

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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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
02/20/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. 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 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

Alicia Ashman Library
02/20/2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8-week course, sponsored by the NCRA (National Court Reporters' Association) and the WCRA (Wisconsin Court Reporters' Association) serves as an introduction to court reporting. Instructions and materials for participants will be provided free of charge. Participants must register with WCRA for the full 8-week series (January 16-March 6); email wicourtreporters@gmail.com to register. For more information, visit http://www.wicourtreporters.org

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Starting Your Memoir

Starting Your Memoir

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/20/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance.

In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this class will help you get started. We’ll spend six sessions remembering and writing together. You'll learn to structure your stories, convey the essence of places and events, and deal ethically with writing about living people.

For each class meeting, students write a few pages on their life experiences. I suggest topics but encourage participants to write on whatever motivates them. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment. To enhance small-group interaction, enrollment is limited to 15. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises. Participants should commit to attending all sessions if possible.

"I truly enjoyed this class and I think you are a phenomenal teacher. You created a welcoming and opening environment and it was a joy to participate. You have given me tools I will use for the rest of my life as a writer." - Hayley S.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
6:30 pm
Volunteer Toolbox: Suicide Prevention Training

Volunteer Toolbox: Suicide Prevention Training

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
02/20/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the warning signs for suicide, how to offer hope, and how to get help and save a life using the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method.

Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Each year, thousands of people like you are saying “YES” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling or neighbor. Ask a question, save a life.

About the instructor: Jean Papalia (papa-LEAH) retired from the City of Madison Wisconsin Police Department in June 2012 after 26 years as a patrol officer. She was actively involved in the department's mental health liaison officer program and served as a neighborhood officer earning the Medal of Valor and TOP COP award in 2005 for her involvement in a deadly force situation of stopping a hostage takeover at a daycare center. She has been teaching the suicide prevention program, QPR, for 9 years thanks to the funding and support of Safe Communities Madison-Dane County. She is currently working on The Gun Shop Project and serves on the Safe Communities Suicide Prevention Task Force and is the QPR liaison.

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/0LebhbnSoQGEzFIi1

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
02/21/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/21/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
02/21/2018
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 - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/21/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Begin your journey to college for free.
A course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education. http://odyssey.wisc.edu/applying-for-the-program

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
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1:00 pm
MADTech Series: Focus Your Attention on Landing Pages

MADTech Series: Focus Your Attention on Landing Pages

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
02/22/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will cover some quick basics of landing pages— their purpose and why/when you should use them. Then dive into MailChimp's new Landing Page options for creating quick, affordable, landing pages.
Class is free and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. Please rsvp with MadTech at madtech.eventbrite.com or call 608-266-6350 for more information.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Computer Training
 
4:00 pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Hawthorne Library
02/22/2018
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
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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
02/23/2018
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
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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
02/24/2018
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
Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Pinney Library
02/24/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio. Experience poetry, prose, and drama that will shed light on what it means to be African American in Wisconsin today, yesterday, and tomorrow through a multimedia presentation about the work and lives of these literary artists and their interpretations of race in Wisconsin.

This event is funded by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Educational
 
3:00 pm
Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Italian for Beginners *updated schedule*

Alicia Ashman Library
02/24/2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*Please note the updated schedule for this class*
Have you always wanted to learn Italian? This is a short, introductory class (once a week for 4 weeks) to pique your interest and get you started. Each class is designed as a stand-alone unit with different topics each week, so you are welcome to attend any or all of the classes that you like.

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 - Seniors
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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
02/26/2018
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.

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
Etegami

Etegami

Lakeview Library
02/26/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Etegami is a Japanese folk art that translates "picture letter." The main premise is that not only is it alright to be clumsy, it's GOOD to be clumsy. That allows us to throw expectations out the window and play. We will use a combination of ink and watercolor, and a highly unusual way of holding the brush, to create this meditative artwork. Absolutely no artistic experience or skill is required. For ages 12 and up. Registration begins Monday, February 12.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Teen (grades 6-12)
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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
02/27/2018
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. 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 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

A to Z: Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

Alicia Ashman Library
02/27/2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This 8-week course, sponsored by the NCRA (National Court Reporters' Association) and the WCRA (Wisconsin Court Reporters' Association) serves as an introduction to court reporting. Instructions and materials for participants will be provided free of charge. Participants must register with WCRA for the full 8-week series (January 16-March 6); email wicourtreporters@gmail.com to register. For more information, visit http://www.wicourtreporters.org

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
6:00 pm
Starting Your Memoir

Starting Your Memoir

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/27/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The stories of our lives connect generations and communities. That’s a priceless gift, one anyone can create, with guidance.

In this workshop for beginning writers, we will explore different aspects of writing a memoir. Whether you want to share your own life experiences or pass on your family’s stories, this class will help you get started. We’ll spend six sessions remembering and writing together. You'll learn to structure your stories, convey the essence of places and events, and deal ethically with writing about living people.

For each class meeting, students write a few pages on their life experiences. I suggest topics but encourage participants to write on whatever motivates them. Each class meeting includes time to share writing in a supportive environment. To enhance small-group interaction, enrollment is limited to 15. Attendees should bring paper and pen/pencils for in-class exercises. Participants should commit to attending all sessions if possible.

"I truly enjoyed this class and I think you are a phenomenal teacher. You created a welcoming and opening environment and it was a joy to participate. You have given me tools I will use for the rest of my life as a writer." - Hayley S.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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10:00 am
Scrabble at the Library

Scrabble at the Library

Lakeview Library
02/28/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
10:30 am
SCALE

SCALE

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/28/2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Skills in computer and literacy for employment

Click here to register

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Pinney Library
02/28/2018
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 - Educational, Adult - Job Assistance
 
5:30 pm
The Odyssey Project

The Odyssey Project

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
02/28/2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Begin your journey to college for free.
A course in the humanities for adults facing economic barriers to higher education. http://odyssey.wisc.edu/applying-for-the-program

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
6:00 pm
Madison Travel Circle presents Central China for Newbies

Madison Travel Circle presents Central China for Newbies

Hawthorne Library
02/28/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to explore the very heart of Central China? Tai Hao Le! (Great!) Let Brent Abraham share with you his insider Gate 1 guided-tour experiences and knowledge. This will include the region’s amazing geography, history, language (Putonghua - what we call Mandarin) and its glorious food. He will focus on Shanghai, the mighty Yangtze River (recently transformed by the Three Gorges Dam), Xi’an (home of the Terracotta Army), and Beijing with its plethora of iconic sights.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Other
 
 
 
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