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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

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

 
Drop-in Preschool Arts and Crafts
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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.

 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am to 10:20am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16 - 35 months. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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.

 
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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, 07/18/2018 - 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
 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

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.

 
12:30pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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, 07/18/2018 - 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. 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 : 15:17 TO PARIS

WMSC Movie Program : 15:17 TO PARIS

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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, 07/18/2018 - 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, 07/18/2018 - 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
Art Yard Sign Pick-Up

Art Yard Sign Pick-Up

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Art yard signs by Madison artist collective It's About The Future will be available for pick-up. Stop by to say hello and get your sign. This project is a City of Madison Arts Commission temporary public art project.

 
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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

 
6:00pm
Meadowridge Anime Club
 
Open Rehearsals: Artist-in-Residence, Liz Sexe & Sexe Dance Company Members

Open Rehearsals: Artist-in-Residence, Liz Sexe & Sexe Dance Company Members

Bubbler
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sexe Dance Company Members will be rehearsing for Night Light event on August 3rd. Please feel free to stop by & watch!

Liz Sexe is a dance educator, performer and choreographer/artistic director of Liz Sexe Dance Company, established in 2014. In her processes, tasks inspire poetic movement, game theory finds logical, yet often unexpected phrasing, and athletic dancing is paired with deep intentionality. She also performs both regionally and nationally with Li Chiao-Ping Dance Company, Marlene Skog and Dancers and works with many local choreographers curating work.

 
Everything You Wanted to Know About Helping Voters But Were Afraid to Ask
 
Book Discussion of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Book Discussion of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Community Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 
6:30pm
Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up: THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Join Maria Hamilton, Nate Hamilton, Representative Chris Taylor, and Wisconsin Film Festival Outreach & Community Engagement Manager Ben Reiser for a screening of the documentary THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP, followed by a post-screening Q&A. This film won a Golden Badger Award at the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival. View a trailer at https://vimeo.com/205828363.

Synopsis:
On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park.

Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre's death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy, this explosive documentary takes a behind the scenes look at one of America’s most pressing social issues.

Director Erik Ljung has meticulously crafted a piece of essential viewing, one that has much to contribute to our understanding of the ongoing epidemic of police violence. We get to know Dontre, and watch as his family transforms into activists. We see the complex layers of engagement when a mourning family’s desires diverge from those of fellow activists, and feel their frustration and anger with institutional responses.

This event is offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival and is funded by a generous grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 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.

 
Film Movement Screening: In Syria (Insyriated)

Film Movement Screening: In Syria (Insyriated)

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A monthly film screening of first-run, award winning independent and foreign films.

Israeli-Palestinian actor Hiam Abbass plays a mother of three who turns her home into a safe house for family and neighbours as Syria’s civil war rages outside. As bombs fall in the street, snipers turn nearby courtyards into death traps and burglars loot hard-won belongings, maintaining a routine indoors becomes a matter of life and death over the course of one day.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

 
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