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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
 
Preschool Art with Jovita

Preschool Art with Jovita

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 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

 
Yoga Sprouts bonus session

Yoga Sprouts bonus session

Meeting Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us for this extra bonus session of yoga especially for preschoolers and their caregivers with Katie Muschlewski! Please bring a yoga mat or towel for you and your child.

 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler (age 16-35 months) develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally grow social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.
Note: No Toddler Time on Jul 4. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag before the program begins.

 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Stories songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies and toddlers (age 0-36 mths) and their caregivers.

 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 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.

 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler (age 16-35 months) develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally grow social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.
Note: No Toddler Time on Jul 4. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag before the program begins.

 
11:00am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
 
12:30pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program.

 
1:00pm
Eating Smart - Being Active

Eating Smart - Being Active

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 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!

 
1:30pm
WMSC Movie Program : FOREVER MY GIRL

WMSC Movie Program : FOREVER MY GIRL

Meeting Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

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

 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 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.

 
5:00pm
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Ln). No program on July 4.

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ This event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and AnjiPlay, and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Learn more at http://www.anjiplay.com/parents

 
Papermaking Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Hannah Bennett (new time 5-7pm)

Papermaking Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Hannah Bennett (new time 5-7pm)

Bubbler
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Note New Time for tonight only 5-7pm. Drop in and make paper to be used in one of the collaborative projects we’ll be making during May and June, The Longest Book of the Shortest Stories. You’ll 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 you’ll 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.
All ages, no experience required.

 
6:00pm
Meadowridge Anime Club
 
Book Discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Community Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

 
Fresh Hand-made Pasta with Paul Tseng

Fresh Hand-made Pasta with Paul Tseng

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Pasta making is an art and tastes wonderful. Learn how to make and feel what fresh pasta should be like. A sauce will also be made. Space is limited. Registration begins 6/9. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
6:30pm
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion

Monroe Street Library Book Discussion

Meeting Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We'll discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered $50 to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio. Copies of the book are available at the library.

 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Meeting Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Ijeoma Oluo

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Ijeoma Oluo

Madison Room
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Police brutality trials, white supremacist rallies, Black Lives Matter protests. Race is the story behind many of the stories we’re talking about these days. But to talk about race itself—to examine the way it shapes our society, visibly and invisibly—can feel scary and overwhelming. How do we talk about solutions for today’s problems without getting caught in the past? How do we address vast differences in racial perspective and experience? When we try to talk about race, these unanswered questions and hundreds like them make it likely that the discussion will end in hurt feelings, damaged relationships—maybe even violence. As a “writer, speaker, and internet yeller” on race and social justice issues, Ijeoma Oluo knows the pitfalls, and she’s seen the fallout when the conversations don’t go well. She’s also seen what’s possible when connections are made across the divide, and she’s urging us to keep trying. So You Want to Talk about Race is designed to facilitate informed, positive dialog. Each chapter focuses on a question, such as: “What is cultural appropriation anyway?” “Why do I keep being told to check my privilege?” “If I don’t support affirmative action, does that make me racist?” “What is intersectionality, and why do I need it?” and even “But what if I hate Al Sharpton?” It’s a book for people of all colors and backgrounds—for anyone who wants to talk about race, or doesn’t want to but knows we need to.

 
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