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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
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.
Tuesday @ 2 Community Drum Circle with Elmore Lawson
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Kick off a summer of Reading Rocks with this incredible community drumming event. There will be enough drums, shakers, and rhythm makers for the whole family. No registration necessary.
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.
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!
Open 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:
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
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 lets get started!
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network
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 http://www.litnetwork.org
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
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
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 Workmens 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).