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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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.

 
10:30am
Goodman South Red Cross Blood Drive
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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.

 
11:00am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

 
Badgercare+ Enrollment
 
12:30pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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.

 
1:30pm
WMSC Movie Program : BEIRUT

WMSC Movie Program : BEIRUT

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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

 
2:30pm
Afternoon Pinney Book Discussion: The Dry by Jane Harper

Afternoon Pinney Book Discussion: The Dry by Jane Harper

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Dry by Jane Harper. New attendees always welcome. Synopsis: A small town hides big secrets in this debut mystery. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn't tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. As Falk investigates, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets. (excerpted from publisher)

 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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.

 
5:00pm
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group
 
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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
Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by the Friends of Hawthorne Library!

You are welcome to bring in a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served.

Adults of all ages welcome!

 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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

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

Bubbler
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

 
6:30pm
Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

WORT 89.9 FM, Isthmus, The Progressive magazine, and the Madison Public Library are sponsoring a candidate forum for all Democratic candidates for the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary. All 8 campaigns have confirmed attendance.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Candidate Meet & Greet. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Live Broadcast. Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., 3rd Floor Community Room

The forum will be emceed by Dylan Brogan of Isthmus, with questions posed by Isthmus Editor Judith Davidoff, The Progressive Managing Editor Bill Lueders, and WORT FM News Director Molly Stentz.

The forum will also be broadcast live on WORT 89.9 FM to more than a dozen counties in southern Wisconsin. WORT will provide a live audio feed available to any station wishing to simulcast.

Voters can also watch the event online at https://www.facebook.com/IsthmusMadison/

The event is free and open to the public. The primary election is Tuesday, August 14.

For more information, contact Molly Stentz at 608-321-9586.

 
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