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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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, 08/15/2018 - 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, 08/15/2018 - 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
Preschool Storytime Chefs

Preschool Storytime Chefs

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Start off with a short storytime and Kids Chef,Chef Lily, will teach everyone how to make related snacks. Children will need adult assistance. Registration begins 8/8. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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, 08/15/2018 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

 
12:00pm
*Cancelled*Cooking with Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy (ages 5-12)-0

*Cancelled*Cooking with Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy (ages 5-12)-0

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

*Cancelled* Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-12. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Theme:TBD. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration begins two weeks before class starts. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
12:30pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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 : THE LEISURE SEEKER

WMSC Movie Program : THE LEISURE SEEKER

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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

 
2:00pm
Treasure Maps with Bare Knuckle Arts
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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
 
Sweet Breads and Muffins with Abaaso Foods
 
Interpreting the scores, Making Dances: Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

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

Bubbler
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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.

 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 
Book Discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Book Discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Community Room
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.

 
6:30pm
Film Movement Screening: HOTEL SALVATION
 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Meeting Room
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 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.

 
Open Doors for Refugees public meeting

Open Doors for Refugees public meeting

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Informational meeting for those interested in volunteering to help refugees make a home in Madison.
Open Doors for Refugees is a non-faith-based volunteer organization founded to help settle refugees arriving in the Madison area. We work both independently and in conjunction with Lutheran Social Services and Jewish Social Services, the two refugee resettlement agencies in Madison. A few of our activities include collecting furniture and household donations, setting up apartments, providing transportation, and cultural orientation. The meeting is open to the public and is a forum so people can learn more about what we do and how to get involved with Open Doors.

 
7:00pm
Book Discussion of Janesville: an American Story by Amy Goldstein

Book Discussion of Janesville: an American Story by Amy Goldstein

Meeting Room 302
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Until 2 days before Christmas in 2008, the Janesville GM plant was the longest operating GM plant in the world. Then it was shuttered. Goldstein immersed herself in the aftermath for years following the laid-off workers and their families as they transitioned and the city of Janesville as a whole as the loss of the plant led to other losses and culture shifts. Join us for discussion and dessert!

 
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