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Goodman South
Monroe Street

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time Items
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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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.

Habitat LEGO Build

Habitat LEGO Build

Community Room
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Come join us for the LEGO Build Competition where children between the ages of 5-11 build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter! Families can compete as well with no more than 2 adults per team.

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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, 06/19/2018 - 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
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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, 06/19/2018 - 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.

Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates)

Drop-in Math Help
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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
Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop: Exploring with fabric paints and sprays

Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop: Exploring with fabric paints and sprays

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This month Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply will be joined by a representative from Marabu Creative Colours. You will learn about projects using Marabu fabric paints & sprays. The evening will also include projects done with their porcelain paints. Please come and learn about these materials and try them out!
All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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

Square-Foot and Raised Bed Gardening

Square-Foot and Raised Bed Gardening

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Square-foot gardening has been around since the 1970’s. Mel Bartholomew wrote the original square-foot gardening book and now has a new version out which is just as popular as the first one. This is a simple system based on 4-foot by 4-foot raised beds divided into simple one- foot square grids that are raised from the ground.

A certified Master Gardener Volunteer from the Dane Co. UW-Extension will give you ideas for creating your own square-foot gardening beds, a recipe for square-foot garden soil, selecting and growing your plants and successfully harvesting your crops. You will also hear techniques for raised bed gardening and types of raised bed gardens, like the pizza garden, that is popular with kids.

Speakers are graduates of the Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program which trains community volunteers in a broad range of horticultural subjects so they can bring this knowledge to the public.

Intro to Computer Updates with Cris Carpenter
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs: Friends and Foes in the Garden

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs: Friends and Foes in the Garden

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In addition to providing food and flowers, gardens can serve as habitat for an abundance of insect life. Some of these insects provide critical services to the garden such as pollination and pest control, while other insects damage the very plants we try to grow. In this lecture we'll survey the commonest insect friends and foes of our gardens.

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