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Thursday, July 12, 2018

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9:00am
Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the "4C's" which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is open to middle school and high school students, because of the overwhelming interest in the camp, participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city. Please apply online, applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email: http://hiphoparchitecture.com/2018-madison-camp-registration-form

 
Music + Movement: Summer Series with Ms. Gabi
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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, 07/12/2018 - 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

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

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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!

 
12:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward

Daytime Book Discussion of "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join our discussion of "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: A slamming, heartbreaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end. For her third novel, National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward, tells the story of Jojo, a young black Mississippi boy raised by his grandparents, who is forced to become a man far before he should because his mother is a drug addict, his father is in jail, and his baby sister needs a guardian. When Jojo’s dad is released from prison, Leonie packs Jojo and Kayla in the car, picks up her meth addled friend and drives north. What transpires is a nightmarish journey that weaves in and out of the present – Leonie’s meth induced highs, when she dreams of her dead brother who was killed by white hands decades ago, and the past -- when a man named Ritchie served time alongside Jojo’s grandfather. Sing, Unburied, Sing shimmers with mythic southern memories to tell a story of the drugged and the damned and the fluttering promise of youth. --Al Woodworth

 
1:00pm
Teen Filmmaking Camp

Teen Filmmaking Camp

Media Lab
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

In this 3-day Filmmaking camp, teens will work with a professional filmmaker to produce a short film using the library's Digital Media Lab. Attendees will learn what goes into the 'lights, camera and action!' of making a film - from camera work to lighting, editing and acting. Once completed all attendees will leave with a copy of the film they helped produce!

 
Teen Time: Bucky Badger Project
 
2:00pm
Whoopensocker at the Library!

Whoopensocker at the Library!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Do you love to act? write? And be creative? Then Woopensocker 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 28th. Register online, in person, or by phone at 266-6385.

 
3:00pm
Movie Matinees: Peter Rabbit

Movie Matinees: Peter Rabbit

Community Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the library for a showing of "Peter Rabbit."

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. When one of McGregor's relatives suddenly moves in, he's less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter -- a resourceful rabbit who proves to be a worthy and wily opponent.

Rated PG.

We'll provide the popcorn!

 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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.

 
Knitting at the Library
 
3:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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
The Lynching - Jackie Walker's One Woman Show

The Lynching - Jackie Walker's One Woman Show

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

The Lynching is a story of black struggle and the fight of a mother and daughter for justice. In the 1940s Dorothy Walker travels from Jamaica to the US to find a new life after winning a scholarship to study at Howard University. But after a disastrous marriage and becoming a political activist in the Civil Rights movement she is unfairly sectioned and incarcerated in Pilgrim State psychiatric hospital, Brentwood, New York. Finally released, she is soon deported for un-American activities and takes her children, via Jamaica, to start a new life in 1950s London. Yet again the family become targets of racism and soon Dorothy is at breaking point. Playing all 4 parts, Jackie tells the story of her mother's extraordinary life, explaining what has made her into a political activist and how she became ensnared in a nightmare of false allegations as the audience becomes the adjudicators in her public trial.

http://www.jackiewalker.org/PDF/The–Lynching–Leaflet.pdf

https://vimeo.com/254171752

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/nov/19/alexei-sayle-cultural-high...

 
East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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, 07/12/2018 - 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:
6-8 Nate - Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art.
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
Bubbler Write-In

Bubbler Write-In

Bubbler
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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.

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 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, 07/12/2018 - 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.

 
Literacy Network

Literacy Network

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 
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