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.
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
Looking for a specific event? Try our new Events Search page.
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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"
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"
August 14 - Mohammed Rahman, "My Footprints on the Sands of History: Looking in the Rearview Mirror of Nostalgia"
September 11 - Rex Owens, "Dead Reckoning"
October 9 - Doris Green, "Elsie's Story: Chasing a Family Mystery"
November 13 - Sagashus Levingston, "Infamous Mothers" ***
*** The November 13 event will be held at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park St.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
Local History Room
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
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.
Youth Program Room
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Open Media Lab
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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:
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.
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, June 5-August 21. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.
These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org
Researching Your Family's History
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come learn how to dig into your family history and uncover stories that help you to understand where you come from and the ancestors who had an impact on your life. Lori Bessler will provide information on how to research your family using online resources and collections found at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
About the presenter: Lori Bessler has worked at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives since 1988. She is a Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator. Lori has lectured throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest on genealogical topics for over 30 years and has been researching family history for over 40 years. She specializes in breaking down brickwalls and finding hard-to-find resources.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Learn new tips and techniques to help your 0-15 month-old develop early literacy and early math skills through rhymes, bounces, books and songs. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation while naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting.
Internet Security with Cris Carpenter
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Internet threats can take quite a variety of forms and most of them are intended to extract sensitive information from your computer and/or money from your accounts. Learn to protect your computer, personal information and accounts by recognizing common threats, utilizing effective security software, and employing safe web browsing and emailing practices.