BOOK SALE SET UP ALL DAY
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.
Study Room 211
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
We are here to mend anything you need as the weather from spring to summer, 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.
All are welcome
Thursday Book Group
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Book Discussion of Lab Girl,by Hope Jahren
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
Local History Room
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 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.
Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library's private server. No account needed, we'll use library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
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.
Open Media Lab
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 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.
Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: Crestwood Elementary Stop Motion Animation Films
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join art instructor Luke Bassuener and his students to view an evening of stop motion animated films featuring stories from mythology. The short films were created by Crestwood Elementary students, some of whom will be on hand to answer all of your questions. The students' film Daedalus and Icarus won a Golden Badger Award at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival.
This event is offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival and is funded by a generous grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.
Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.
An Evening of Rare Jazz Films
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
WORT-FMs Gary Alderman, a world-class jazz collector, will share an in-depth jazz video presentation of historically significant, innovative and entertaining jazz performances from the 1940s through mid-century and beyond. The program will include seldom-seen performances from primarily American and European sources. A Q&A will follow. This event is part of the 2018 Isthmus Jazz Fest presented by Wisconsin Union Theater & the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium.
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Meeting Room 302
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Cultures and families clash in Mira Nairs exuberant Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian familys only daughter, Aditi. Of course there are hitchesAditi has been having an affair with a married TV host; shes never met her husband to be, who lives in Houston; the wedding has worsened her fathers hidden financial troubles; even the wedding planner has become a nervous wreckas well as buried family secrets. But Nairs celebration is ultimately joyful and cathartic: a love song to her home city of Delhi and her own Punjabi family (Criterion).
Peace & Justice Book Circle Group
Meeting Room 115
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.
Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us around the fireplace to discuss "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George. New members always welcome.
Synopsis: Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the countrys rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives. -- Amazon.com