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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Music + Movement: Summer Series with Ms. Gabi
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print ans phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

 
10:00am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather from spring to summer, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

All are welcome
First come, first served
Work done on site

 
Pop Up Making!

Pop Up Making!

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us in the teen area of Hawthorne library for a morning of making & tinkering. Make a sock monster, tinker with circuits, or build amazing towers. Drop in any time from 10-12 and see what activity we have brought with us this week!

Maker Corps is generously supported by a grant from the Evjue Foundation.

 
Music + Movement: Summer Series with Ms. Gabi
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

 
1:00pm
Thursday Book Group discusses Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Thursday Book Group discusses Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Meeting Room B
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sequoya's Thursday Book Group hosts a book discussion of Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Geobiologist, Hope Jahren, has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. In Lab Girl, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in her father’s college laboratory. She writes how she found a sanctuary in science and earned to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces Bill, her eccentric lab manager, and she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment.

 
MADTech Series: Zendesk as a Communications Tool

MADTech Series: Zendesk as a Communications Tool

Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Many people know Zendesk as the technical support platform or as a local, socially responsible corporation, but have you looked at Zendesk as a way to improve your organization's communications? This workshop is an intro to Zendesk and how nonprofits across the country are using it.

Class is free and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. Please rsvp with MadTech at madtech.eventbrite.com or call 608-266-6350 for more information.

 
Teen Video Game Design Camp

Teen Video Game Design Camp

Media Lab
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Leave this 3-day series having created your own video game level! During the camp attendees will use the Unreal Development Kit to create a fully interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional Game Designer to create every part of their level; from the sky and the ground to the various objects found in it. At the end of the camp, attendees will be able to play their level as well as the other levels created by peers during the camp. Games will be rated "T for Teen”.

 
Teen Time: Bucky Badger Project
 
2:00pm
Pop Up Making!

Pop Up Making!

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us in the teen area of Lakeview library for an afternoon of making & tinkering. Make a sock monster, tinker with circuits, or build amazing towers. Drop in any time from 2-4 and see what activity we have brought with us this week!

Maker Corps is generously supported by a grant from the Evjue Foundation.

 
Whoopensocker at the Library!

Whoopensocker at the Library!

Meeting Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Do you love to act? write? And be creative? Then Whoopensocker is your thing! Join teaching artists from UW for an afternoon of improv games, collaborative storytelling, and creative writing. Create stories, poems, and songs (in English or Spanish) about all your favorite things! Ages 10 and up.

Registration begins June 14th. Register online, in person, or by phone at 224-7100.

 
3:00pm
Community Drum Circle with Elmore Lawson
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 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.

 
Knitting at the Library
 
3:30pm
Goodbye Gregg!

Goodbye Gregg!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Come join us for an open house to say goodbye Gregg! After 19 years as Sequoya's librarian, he's taking on a new role downtown.

 
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library's private server. No account needed, we'll use library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

 
4:00pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 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.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

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
East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at Reindahl Park (1818 Portage Rd)

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

 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 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 Dusty- Expertise in coding, graphic design, and stop-motion animation
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.

 
6:00pm
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Improve reading, writing and computer skills! Call Ezi at 244-3991 Ext 10 to register, space is limited.

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Trinket. The summer session will be focusing on physical computing, linux, and raspberry pies. New and experienced kid programmers welcome! Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
6:30pm
The Salad Days Book Club - We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

The Salad Days Book Club - We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at The Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.

~We Are Okay by Nina LaCour~

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

 
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