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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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All day
 
9am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:15am to 10:00am

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. Please note: class size may be limited. To register, pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins

 
10am
Preschool Creative Movement Dance with MCV

Preschool Creative Movement Dance with MCV

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Madison Contemporary Visions Dance for Preschool a Creative Movement Dance that fosters physical and cognitive development through dance, music, drama, props, rhymes, and stories. MCVD directors are Sara Rohs and Michael Knight. Learn more at www.mcvdance.com. No registration required.

 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:15am to 11:00am

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. Please note: class size may be limited. To register, pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins

 
10am
Family Fitness

Family Fitness

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join fitness expert Venus Washington and get the whole family moving with exercises, yoga, dancing and other fun activities.

 
Robot Cardboard Collages

Robot Cardboard Collages

Community Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Everybody loves a good Robot! Come make your own Robot Cardboard Collage with Amy Mietzel from Bare Knuckle Arts. No experience necessary - but imagination required!

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.

 
11am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation.

 
12pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
 
1pm
Teen Photoshop Camp

Teen Photoshop Camp

Media Lab
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Photoshop - everyone knows what it is, but not everyone knows how to use it. In this 3-day series, teens will work with a media industry professional to learn many of the amazing things Photoshop is capable of doing. From painting lifelike portraits, to putting Lady GaGa in your vacation photos, attendees will gain a deep understanding of digital creation as well as photo manipulation and digital editing.

Registration and attendance is required for all three days of this camp (July 24, 25 & 26). Snacks will be served during break time but please bring diet-friendly snacks if needed!

 
Interpreting the scores, Making Dances: Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Interpreting the scores, Making Dances: Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Bubbler
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Artist-in-Residence, Liz Sexe will be dancing the scores/instructions you have left behind. Stop by and join in dance/interpretation with her!

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.

 
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

 
2pm
Tuesdays @ 2 Reptiles! with Madison Herpetological Society

Tuesdays @ 2 Reptiles! with Madison Herpetological Society

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 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.

 
4pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Youth Program Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on June 19, July 17, and August 21.

 
Pokemon Club (TCG)

Pokemon Club (TCG)

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Do you love Pokemon? Learn to play the trading card game, during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! Bring your own deck or borrow one of ours!

 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 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 Rob - Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Lexie - Expertise in film editing
6-8 Brett - Graphic Design

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.

 
6pm
Compost: Making and Using Compost in Your Back Yard

Compost: Making and Using Compost in Your Back Yard

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

What is compost and how can I use it in my yard? Why compost? What are the benefits of composting? Can I make my own compost?

A certified Master Gardener Volunteer will answer these questions and many more during this talk. You will learn the role that oxygen, food and water play in the composting process. You will also learn what materials should never go in a compost pile.

Speakers are graduates of the Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program which trains community volunteers in a broad range of horticultural subjects so they can bring this knowledge to the public.

 
Southeast Asian Dessert with Madame Chu

Southeast Asian Dessert with Madame Chu

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn to make a Nyonya dessert called onde onde, a rice flour pastry filled with palm sugar and coated with shaved coconut. Registration begins 7/10. Register online or call 288-6160. Part of the series, Cooking with the Chefs of the Madison Public Market. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 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, January 23 - May 3. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

 
7pm
Pinney Book Group discusses A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Pinney Book Group discusses A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New attendees always welcome. Synopsis: A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others (excerpted from publisher).

 
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