Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in and near the Friends' Book Store. Visit http://www.friendsmpl.com for more information or to become a member.
This is a multi-day sale. Sale hours: Thursday, July 19, 9am-9pm, Friday, July 20, 9am-6pm, Saturday, July 21, 9am-3pm (bag sale from 12pm-3pm $5/bag).
Drop-in Preschool Storytime
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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.
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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!
Meet-up and webinar: Cooperatives and Business Succession Strategies
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
An estimated 70 percent of privately held businesses will change hands over the next two decades as boomers retire. Who will take over these business? and will they remain in their communities? Converting businesses to employee or consumer ownership is gaining traction as an effective method for retaining businesses, jobs, and wealth in local communities. Business situations that are particularly suitable for worker cooperative conversion are ones with a more open, participatory culture, are profitable with a sustainable business model, and with employees that desire to continue and grow with the company.
Part of the Cooperative Solutions for Community Needs webinar series that is offered by the UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives. Presenters who have worked with local community members to develop cooperative solutions will give brief case studies, followed by a Q&A session.
Thursday, July 19, 12-1:30pm
Teen Time: Bucky Badger Project
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Work on a community project with your fellow teens by taking pictures and creating art. Find your voice without words.
MADTech Series: Telling Your Story on Multiple Channels
Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
The last workshop of the MADtech Series in 2018 focuses on how to shape and prepare your story for multiple channels Facebook vs Twitter, Twitter vs Instagram, YouTube vs Facebook Live, Email, Web, Print, etc. The purpose is to explore the ways you can take one cohesive story and rapidly adapt it to different communication channels.
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.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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.
Knitting at the Library
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present.
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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.
Thursdays @ 4 Reptiles! With Madison Herpetological Society
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join members of the Madison Herpetological Society and their animal friends to learn about amazing reptiles! What do snakes eat? Where do tortoises live? How do you handle and care for a reptile friend? All this and more at the library! The programs at Sequoya library will be identical, please choose only 1 to attend. Animal programs are very popular, plan to arrive early for best seating.
No Registration necessary.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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.
East Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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 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.
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Come play whatever games strike your fancy on our MacBooks! Every Thursday evening.
SCALE class (Literacy Network)
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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, June 7-August 16. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.
Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org
Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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.
EveryWoman's Journal: Self-Care Through Self-Expression
Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Take some time out for yourself and see how journaling can be a self-care activity. At this 2-hour workshop, you'll be guided through expressive writing techniques that help to increase awareness of your mental, physical, and emotional health.
Attendees will receive a free journal, guidebook, and pen, as well as useful health information. Participants will also have the option to sign up to receive monthly emailed journaling exercises to help them continue their self-care. Presented by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.
Meadowridge Book Group
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
This month's selection is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson.
Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Jade Dragon Mountain" by Elsa Hart
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us to discuss "Jade Dragon Mountain" by Elsa Hart. New members always welcome.
Synopsis: On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires' rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell.
Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now, he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself.
When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing. Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the powerful consort, the bitter servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, and the traveling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight.
Beyond the sloping roofs and festival banners, Li Du can see the mountain pass that will take him out of China forever. He must choose whether to leave and embrace his exile, or to stay and investigate a murder that the town of Dayan seems all too willing to forget. -- Amazon.com