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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

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.

One-on-One Computer Assistance
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center

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.

Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Tween Tuesday
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

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.

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

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!
Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on June 19, July 17, and August 21.

Drop-in Math Help
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

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:
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Lexie - Expertise in film editing

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.

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
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

Dane County Beekeeping Association Monthly Meeting
Researching Your Family's History

Researching Your Family's History

Meeting Room
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.

Book Baby

Book Baby

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

Internet Security with Cris Carpenter

Meeting Room
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.

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