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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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Community Coffee

Community Coffee

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Who are the people in your neighborhood? Come meet them and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. Daycares, groups, and siblings always welcome.

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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.

Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Stories, songs, and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies and toddlers (aged 0-30 months) and their caregivers -- and it's fun too!

One-on-One Computer Assistance
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Tween Tuesday
Tuesday @ 2 Community Drum Circle with Elmore Lawson
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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.

Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Youth Program Room
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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, 06/12/2018 - 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.

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Community Room - Table Side
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Ready to get the most of your digital SLR camera? In this two hour seminar Keith will show you how to take your photos to the next level. This session is designed to teach skills to get those amazing, landscape, sports, portrait, and kid photos you want. You will learn about ISO, how to control motion, when to use different Autofocus modes, how to capture the images the way you want, and much more. These two hours will teach you how to unlock the features of your camera and get you started taking photos in a whole new way. Bring your camera, your questions, and let’s get started!
This seminar is designed for users of a digital SLR camera. These are the cameras that allow you to change lenses. It is recommended that you have a fully charged battery in the camera.

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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, January 23 - May 3. 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

U.S.-Korea Labor Solidarity Field Report & Discussion

U.S.-Korea Labor Solidarity Field Report & Discussion

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Hear a presentation and join a discussion about labor issues in the U.S.and Korea and opportunities for international solidarity to build democracy and peace. The public is welcome to attend. Come hear from a labor leader who participated in the U.S. Labor against the War-sponsored delegation to South Korea in May 2018. A University of Wisconsin scholar who studies Asian labor issues will also be on hand to join the discussion.

Sponsored by: local unions affiliated with U.S. Labor against the War

Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 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.

An Evening with Giovanna Miceli-Jeffries

An Evening with Giovanna Miceli-Jeffries

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an evening with local author Giovanna Miceli-Jeffries as she discusses her new book, Bitter Trades.

In the 13 life stories of this memoir, the narrator tracks with fierce passion, honesty and inevitable humor her growth as a child and teenager in the inter-reliant poverty and scars of post-war Sicily. Amid the ageless beauty of the Mediterranean landscape, she brings into relief the patriarchal culture of submission, fear and abuse, as well as loyalty and devotion, as she explores her maturation as a woman through immigration, displacement, and education across cultural borders. Woven into the personal stories is the experience of the second wave of Italian immigration that peaked in the middle of the last century. For those who, like the narrator, were uprooted and had no choice or agency in their migratory displacement, it is ultimately a quest to trade longing and loss for tangible and intangible forms that weave unforeseen and intriguing patterns of a modest American Dream, in the midst of following an Italian Dream.

Giovanna Miceli Jeffries was born in Ribera (AG), Sicily, where she grew up and finished high school. She is an Emerita from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Master and Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literature. For the past 25 years, she has been the director of the Italian program at the Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison. She is the author of several books, of numerous articles and book-chapters on contemporary Italian literature, culture and pedagogy. She is also co-translator of Keeping House. A Novel in Recipes (SUNY Press, 2005).

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