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

April 2018

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(All day)
Library Closed for Easter

Library Closed for Easter

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
04/01/2018 (All day)
(All day)

All Madison Public Library locations EXCEPT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY will be closed Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, April 2.

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Library Closed
 
1:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/01/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
2
 
 
12:00 pm
CANCELLED General Job Assistance

CANCELLED General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
04/02/2018
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
04/02/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
4:30 pm
Madison Teacher Studio

Madison Teacher Studio

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/02/2018
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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2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/03/2018
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 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/03/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
 
6:00 pm
Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop

Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/03/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore what it takes to teach English abroad and how you can travel with an income. Understand what international employers are looking for and how to find the job that fits your goals. Learn about obtaining a TEFL Certificate to make living abroad a reality! Presented by Jennifer Phillips & Hannah LeDuc, Wisconsin ESL Institute.

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

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/04/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/04/2018
10:30 am - 11:15 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
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/04/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Preschool
 
12:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/04/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
6:00 pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/04/2018
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

An imposing monolith connects the past and future in this enigmatic film based on a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke, and directed by cinema legend Stanly Kubrick.

“Like any powerful metaphor, 2001 works on many levels simultaneously, and it has influenced not only films but also our collective imaginations through special effects, sound and music, a technorganic character named HAL, and the creation of some of the most evocative images of our times” (Howard Suber, Criterion).

Tags:
Adult - Film
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9:30 am
Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
04/05/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/05/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

First come, first served. Work done on site as you wait.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
1:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/05/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/05/2018
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, graphic design, and digital art.
2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/05/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Read to a Dog

Central Library
04/05/2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
4:30 pm
Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler, Central Library
04/05/2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Justice workshop

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents the 2017-18 Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Wisconsin Book Festival presents the 2017-18 Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/05/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The UW Creative Writing Fellows read from their newest works

Tags:
Adult - Books
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7:30 pm
InDigenous Jazz Concert Series: Andrew Baldwin Quintet

InDigenous Jazz Concert Series: Andrew Baldwin Quintet

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/06/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Madison Music Collective & The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium continue their Spring concert series with the Andrew Baldwin Quintet.

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

Art After Overture

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/07/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stop by the Central Library for art activities inspired by performances at Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda series.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/07/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/07/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
 
3:00 pm
National Poetry Month Celebration

National Poetry Month Celebration

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/07/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come celebrate poetry with the current City of Madison Poet Laureate, Oscar Mireles, the Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, Karla Huston, and previous City of Madison Poet Laureates Fabu, Andrea Musher, and Wendy Vardaman. Join them for a reception at 3 pm and hear them read from their work at 3:30 pm.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
04/09/2018
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
04/09/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
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9:00 am
BUBBLER CLOSED 9am-12pm

BUBBLER CLOSED 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
04/10/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group workshop.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
12:00 pm
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center

Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center

Central Library
04/10/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Senior Center, located one block from the library at 330 W Mifflin St. The following local authors will discuss their books:

March 13 - Ann Garvin, "I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around"

April 10 - Sagashus Levingston, "Infamous Mothers"

May 8 - Chris Hill, "Into the Mystic: the Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960's Rock and Roll"

June 5 - Sergio Gonzalez, "Mexicans in Wisconsin"

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/10/2018
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:
2-3 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.
2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/10/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/11/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/11/2018
10:30 am - 11:15 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
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/11/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
12:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/11/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
2:00 pm
Author Talk - Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France

Author Talk - Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
04/11/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come meet Craig Carlson, New York Times bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France. Craig will share how his hankering for pancakes prompted him to open Breakfast in America, the first American-style diner in Paris. After more than a decade in business, it continues to serve authentic breakfasts and burgers to customers from all over the world.

This event is presented in collaboration with: Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies at UW-Madison and the French House. For more information about the author and his work, visit uwfrenchhouse.org

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
4:00 pm
Captial Times talk: the Tech Sector and More Diversity

Captial Times talk: the Tech Sector and More Diversity

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/11/2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CT talk IT and African-Americans

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7:00 pm
Capital Times talk-The tech sector and more diversity

Capital Times talk-The tech sector and more diversity

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/11/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Capital Times talk-The tech sector and more diversity

Tags:
Adult - Educational
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9:30 am
Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
04/12/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/12/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

First come, first served. Work done on site as you wait.

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/12/2018
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.

2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Richard - Expertise in beat making, audio recording, and audio production

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/12/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
 
6:00 pm
Bubbler Write-In

Bubbler Write-In

Bubbler, Central Library
04/12/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Silent sustained writing! Use this time for free play or make progress on your current project. We also encourage writers to use this opportunity to form and meet with smaller workshop groups. Every second Thursday from 6:00-9:00pm.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
 
6:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky"

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky"

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/12/2018
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

"Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky," a film by Laura Dunn, is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

Please stay after the film for a discussion with local experts and community leaders, including Nadia Alber, Outreach Specialist and Associate Director of the WI School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers and staff for the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems; and Peter Boger, programming director for the Center for Culture, History, and Environment’s Tales from Planet Earth film festival.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

This screening is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, Slow Food Madison, and the Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Adult - Film
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12:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Sheff

Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Sheff

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/13/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

David Sheff, the journalist who wrote the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction and the follow up book, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy, discusses his work with WISC-TV investigative journalist, Adam Schrager. This event is presented free and open to the public in partnership with the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and Safe Communities Parent Addiction Network. No pre-registration is required. Book sales and a signing will follow the presentation.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
12:00 pm
Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Bubbler, Central Library
04/13/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
7:00 pm
JVN Youth Poetry Slam

JVN Youth Poetry Slam

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/13/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Poetry slam event for JVN youth poets. Free and open to the public.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
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10:00 am
Red, White and Read!

Red, White and Read!

Central Library
04/14/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Read with UW student athletes, check out books and more at this Children's Room event sponsored by the UW Student United Way and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others. You may even get to meet Bucky!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
11:00 am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
04/14/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Tags:
Families or All Ages, School Age (grades K-5)
 
12:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/14/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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
Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Bubbler, Central Library
04/14/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/14/2018
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 Dusty- Expertise in coding, graphic design, and stop-motion animation
1-4 Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
15
 
 
2:00 pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/15/2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Tags:
lego, Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
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12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
04/16/2018
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
 
12:30 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/16/2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
7:00 pm
Screening of AJ Carr Documentary

Screening of AJ Carr Documentary

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/16/2018
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

AJ Carr (2017) Runtime 61 min. A documentary film about AJ Carr, a 14-year-old high school student, professional actor and public speaker who founded Building Bosses, non-profit organization, and set his mind to serve the community and build future leaders.

AJ is a Madison-area resident and he will be present for a talkback after the showing, along with filmmaker Ting-Li Lin. More information about the film at https://tinglilin.com/filmmaking/aj-carr/

Tags:
Adult - Film, Teen (grades 6-12)
17
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/17/2018
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 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/17/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
 
6:00 pm
Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop: Recycle for Earth & Art!

Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop: Recycle for Earth & Art!

Bubbler, Central Library
04/17/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join artist Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply for a monthly demo using both new and classic mediums and materials found at your local art supply store. Learn more about the medium, ask questions - and try it out for yourself!

This month come celebrate Earth Day and make your own handmade recycled paper. Items to bring: 2-3 junk mail envelopes, any size, and/or colorful greeting card envelopes. Sign up required, limit 10 participants.

Sponsored by Artist & Craftsman.
All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.
Each month there is a new project or medium that will be announced prior to the workshop.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
18
 
 
9:30 am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/18/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/18/2018
10:30 am - 11:15 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
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/18/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
12:30 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/18/2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
5:30 pm
Madison Power BI User Group

Madison Power BI User Group

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
04/18/2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

meetup with Excel and Power BI

Tags:
 
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of Prague Winter:

Book Discussion of Prague Winter:

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/18/2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

a Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright. Albright uses her own recollections, her parents’ written reflections, interviews with contemporaries and other source material to create a narrative that flows in a very readable style, with historical insights from her perspective as a past Secretary of State. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Tamara Draut

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Tamara Draut

Central Library, Madison Room
04/18/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tamara Draut discusses her new work of nonfiction, Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America

Tags:
Adult - Books
19
 
 
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
04/19/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/19/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

First come, first served. Work done on site as you wait.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
1:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/19/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Adult - Educational
 
 
1:00 pm
Cancelled MADTech Series: How to Use Data

Cancelled MADTech Series: How to Use Data

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
04/19/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

You know you should be using data, but do you understand why or how? Data is both the new buzz term and an old reliable, almost everything you do produces data of some sort, this workshop will cover potential uses of your current everyday data— from decision making, measuring impact, and or general metrics, as well as broach how to determine and collect the data you need.
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
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/19/2018
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.

2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Michael - Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
CANCELLED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELLED: Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/19/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
 
4:30 pm
Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler, Central Library
04/19/2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Justice workshop

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
6:30 pm
EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression

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

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
04/19/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Take some time out for yourself and see how journaling can be a self-care activity. At this 2-hour workshop, you'll be guided through expressive writing techniques that help to increase awareness of your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Attendees will receive a free journal, guidebook, and pen, as well as useful health information. Participants will also have the option to sign up to receive monthly emailed journaling exercises to help them continue their self-care. Presented by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Educational
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents UW Fiction MFA Reading

Wisconsin Book Festival presents UW Fiction MFA Reading

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/19/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A culminating reading by the UW Program in Creative Writing MFA candidates, featuring Madeline Court, Jack Ortiz, Carrie Schuettpelz, & Emily Shetler.

Tags:
Adult - Books
20
 
 
10:00 am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm

Bubbler, Central Library
04/20/2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Private workshop.

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
12:00 pm
Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Bubbler, Central Library
04/20/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
7:30 pm
InDigenous Jazz Concert Series: The Gadjo Players

InDigenous Jazz Concert Series: The Gadjo Players

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
04/20/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium & The Madison Music Collective continue their InDigenous Spring Jazz concert series with The Gadjo Players.

Tags:
Adult - Other
21
 
9:00 am
Bubbler Room Closed

Bubbler Room Closed

Central Library
04/21/2018
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Bubbler Room Closed

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12)
 
 
10:00 am
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/21/2018
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, Toddler
 
12:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/21/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/21/2018
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 Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
1-4 Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
22
 
23
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
04/23/2018
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
 
12:30 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/23/2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
5:00 pm
Celebrate Poetry: Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Reception and Film Screening

Celebrate Poetry: Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Reception and Film Screening

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/23/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a reception honoring the poets selected to be part of the 2018 City of Madison Poet Laureate and Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Project from 5:00-6:30 pm, followed by a screening of the film "Dead Poets Society" at 6:30 pm.

Tags:
Adult - Film, Adult - Other, Teen (grades 6-12)
24
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/24/2018
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, graphic design, and digital art.
2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/24/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
25
 
 
11:00 am
Badgercare+ Enrollment

Badgercare+ Enrollment

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/25/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
12:30 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/25/2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
26
 
 
 
9:30 am
Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Preschool Storytime at Bayview Community Center

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library
04/26/2018
9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

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

Free Mending

Central Library, Study Room 211
04/26/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

First come, first served. Work done on site as you wait.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance
 
 
12:00 pm
MADTech Series: How to Use Data

MADTech Series: How to Use Data

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
04/26/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You know you should be using data, but do you understand why or how? Data is both the new buzz term and an old reliable, almost everything you do produces data of some sort, this workshop will cover potential uses of your current everyday data— from decision making, measuring impact, and or general metrics, as well as broach how to determine and collect the data you need.
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
 
 
1:00 pm
MADTech Series: Data Collection Tools

MADTech Series: Data Collection Tools

Central Library, Conference Room (first floor)
04/26/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In this workshop, we'll focus on three quick and easy to use data collection tools— Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, PollDaddy. We'll quickly go over what each tool offers, when and how to use them, how well they integrate with analytics and other uses. This is a follow-up to 'How to Use Data' that focuses on quick access tools.
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
 
 
2:00 pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/26/2018
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.

2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.
2-5 Yoon - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, and illustrator
5-8 Richard - Expertise in beat making, audio recording, and audio production

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
 
3:00 pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Central Library
04/26/2018
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Other, Computer Training
 
 
4:30 pm
Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler Closed 4pm-8pm

Bubbler, Central Library
04/26/2018
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Justice workshop

Tags:
Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Daniel Pink

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Daniel Pink

Central Library, Madison Room
04/26/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.
Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives. Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival and Wisconsin Union Directorate's Society and Politics.

Tags:
Adult - Books
27
 
 
12:00 pm
Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Bubbler, Central Library
04/27/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alex Star

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alex Star

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
04/27/2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is the role of intellectual expertise and debate in public life? Drawing on his experience as an editor at Lingua Franca: the Review of Academic Life, the Boston Globe Ideas section, the New York Times magazine and Farrar Straus Giroux, Alexander Star will discuss the ever-changing nexus of ideas and politics since the 1990s, He will explore the legacy of the 1990s culture wars, the relevance of the humanities in an age dominated by technology and the life sciences, the challenging economics of publishing books and journals, and the circulation of ideas in a time of TED talks and Twitter. He will also examine the possibilities and pitfalls of academic writing for a general audience, and the dilemmas of argument and analysis posed by the Trump presidency.

Tags:
Adult - Books
28
 
 
10:00 am
CANCELLED - Yoga Sprouts

CANCELLED - Yoga Sprouts

Central Library, Children's Program Room
04/28/2018
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, Toddler
 
11:00 am
Print & Resist Zinefest

Print & Resist Zinefest

Central Library
04/28/2018
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Madison Print & Resist 2018 is a day-long festival of political print media, zines, experimental publications, and workshops related to the world of art, do-it-yourself culture, and political action. We're looking for subversively creative print/media artists including zine makers, printers, poster-makers, and other self-published artists and writers to share their work with the Madison area community.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 28th from 11am to 4:30 pm on the light-filled third floor of the Madison Public Library in downtown Madison, WI.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1597219320332520/

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
12:00 pm
Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Open Studio with woodworker Artist-in-Residence, Eric Adjetey Anang

Bubbler, Central Library
04/28/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ERIC ADJETEY ANANG is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lives and runs the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin.

Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Open Media Lab

Central Library, Media Lab
04/28/2018
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 Dani- Expertise in film production and editing
1-4 Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Teen (Grades 6-12), Media Lab
29
 
1:00 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/29/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
30
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
04/30/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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Adult - Job Assistance
 
12:30 pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Central Library
04/30/2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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

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Adult - Assistance, Computer Training
 
 
 
 
 
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