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Study Room 211
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8
Thursday Book Group discusses Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Meeting Room B
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
For over 20 years, the Osage were repeatedly stripped of their land to make way for white settlers. Looking for a new home, the Osage bought an area of what would become Oklahoma that no one else wanted; no one but the Osage knew there was oil under that rocky soil, but they leased the land to prospectors and made millions. Again, the federal government contrived a premise to make a claim on the fortune. Then, over the course of four years, Osage tribal members and question-asking whites were murdered. To solve the murders, the fledgling F.B.I., headed by a young J. Edgar Hoover, stepped in with a sophisticated strategy and team to solve the crime. When Grann reveals the mastermind behind the murders, you will not see it coming; he illuminates a sickening conspiracy that will sear your soul.
New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
Local History Room
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 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.
Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 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.
Open Media Lab
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 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:
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.
East Firehouse Storytime at Reindahl Park (1818 Portage Rd)
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the fire trucks!
Chapters Teen Writing Club
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 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.
Potluck Community Salad Supper
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join us for a community salad supper. Bring produce you have grown with seeds from the Lakeview Seed Library to add to a community salad.
SCALE class (Literacy Network)
Community Room B
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
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
The Salad Days Book Club - Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at The Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.
~Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore~
The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.
And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.