Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
Preschool Art with Jovita
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Join local artist Jovita Hogan to create art with projects exploring different media and techniques! Each week will feature a different project.
Please register for each session. Registration begins May 29th. Register online, in person, or by phone at 608-266-6385
Children's Program Room
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.
Eating Smart - Being Active
Meeting Room 115
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Eating Smart-Being Active offers research-based information about nutrition, food safety and spending your food dollars wisely. It is a FREE program provided by the University of Wisconsin Extension Food WIse. Lessons focus on simple messages related to food and nutrition and give participants a chance to apply new information through interactive activities. Participation in this class requires households to have children/grandchildren 18 years of age and under.
Food will be made for sample tasting at each class!
WMSC Movie Program : BACKSTABBING FOR BEGINNERS
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Starring Theo James, Ben Kingsley and Jacqueline Bissett. A young program coordinator at the United Nations stumbles upon a conspiracy involving Iraq's oil reserves. (R, 1hr 48min, 2018)
All shows are free and open to the public. Join the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on Wednesday afternoons to watch current releases. Refreshments will be served
Pinney Afternoon Book Discussion: Beartown by Fredrick Backman
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of Beartown by Fredrik Backman. New attendees always welcome. Synopsis: A poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.
CANCELED-0-Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 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.
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.
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!
For questions, contact Beth McIntyre: 608-266-6345 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local History Room
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Silent sustained writing! Use this time for free play or make progress on your current project. We also encourage writers to use this opportunity to form and meet with smaller workshop groups. Every second Thursday from 6:00-9:00pm.
Papermaking Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Hannah Bennett
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Drop in and make paper to be used in one of the collaborative projects well be making during May and June, The Longest Book of the Shortest Stories. Youll get wet and messy and learn how to turn fabric scraps and raw plant materials into sheets of paper to draw and write on. On these nights youll also have a chance to work on a collage, draw one of the objects in the studio, and create a custom pin for the other collaborative project, Dehiscence.
Meet Your Refugee Neighbor
Meeting Room 115
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Since 2008, Madison has welcomed over 600 refugees who fled years of oppression, trauma, and war. Please join us as we come together for conversation and Q&A to get acquainted with Madisons newest neighbors. Presented in partnership with Jewish Social Services.
Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by the Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring in a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served.
Adults of all ages welcome!
Film Movement Screening: In Between
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
A monthly film screening of first-run, award winning independent and foreign films.
Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly more subdued, is a DJ and bartender. Nur is a younger, religious Muslim girl who moves into the apartment in order to study at the university. Nur is both intrigued and intimidated by her two sophisticated roommates. When her conservative fiance visits, he is horrified by her secular friends, entreating her to hasten their marriage, leave Tel Aviv, and assume her rightful role as a wife. She refuses, and his violent rebuttal leaves all of the women shaken. Salma and Lalia also face turmoil: Lalia has found love with a modern Muslim man whose acceptance proves less than unconditional, and Salma discovers that her Christian family in a northern Galilean village is not as liberal as they claim. These three very different women find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.
In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Book Discussion of The Underground Railroad
Meeting Room 302
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
by Colson Whitehead. An accurate depiction of life in slavery and a terror-filled journey to escape north anchors this novel, while Whitehead also applies a magical realism element by making his Underground Railroad an actual railroad with train tracks and conductor. This novel won the National Book Award for Fiction for 2016. Join us for discussion and dessert!