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Thursday, September 6, 2018

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10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Summer to Fall, 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

No mending on September 13 and November 22

 
Simple Strength

Simple Strength

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Get Ready! Get Moving! Go4Life! Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Madison School & Community Recreation and Sequoya Library will be hosting a free exercise class called Simple Strength as part of the "Lets Move in Libraries" campaign.

At Simple Strength, you'll learn gentle exercises using body weight, bands, and small weights. Also take home some free literature on home exercises.

 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 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

 
1pm
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos, los libros y las discusiones están completamente en español. Por favor, obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con “Ask Here” (Pregunte Aqui)

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk

 
VA Outreach
 
1pm
HPB- Thursday Book Group
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 2:00pm 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:
2-5 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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.

 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 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
 
3pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
4pm
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
 
Madison Public Library Board
 
6pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 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.

 
English Conversation Class
 
6pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

"All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

In director Billy Wilder's classic film a screenwriter (William Holden) is hired to rework a script by faded silent film star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson, in an iconic performance), only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

“Sunset Boulevard remains the best drama ever made about the movies because it sees through the illusions, even if Norma doesn't.” (RogerEbert)

 
Humanitarian Knitting

Humanitarian Knitting

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Knitting for charity. Assistance is available for those wishing to learn to knit or to improve skills. Yarn is provided.

 
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Euphoria" by Lily King

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Euphoria" by Lily King

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us to discuss "Euphoria" by Lily King. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: Just after a failed suicide attempt, Andrew Bankson, English anthropologist studying the Kiona tribe in the territory of New Guinea, meets a pair of fellow anthropologists fleeing from a cannibalistic tribe down river. Nell Stone is controversial and well respected. Her rough Australian husband, Fen, is envious of her fame and determined to outshine her. Bankson helps them find a new tribe to study, the artistic, female-­dominated Tam. Nell’s quiet assurance and love of the work, and Fen’s easy familiarity, pull Bankson back from the brink. But it is the growing fire between him and Nell that they cannot do anything about. Layered on top of that is Nell’s grasp of the nuances of the Tam, which makes it clear that she will once again surpass Fen. Set between the First and Second World Wars, the story is loosely based on events in the life of Margaret Mead. There are fascinating looks into other cultures and how they are studied, and the sacrifices and dangers that go along with it. This is a powerful story, at once gritty, sensuous, and captivating. -- Booklist

 
Peace and Justice Book Circle - Radical Hope, edited by Carolina De Robertis

Peace and Justice Book Circle - Radical Hope, edited by Carolina De Robertis

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

"Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of the love and courage needed to navigate this time of upheaval, uncertainty, and fear."
Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

 
The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Presents: The Basics of Canning

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Presents: The Basics of Canning

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

You might know Joey and Holly Baird from their popular radio show, podcast, and website, "The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener". Take this rare opportunity to see them in person in Madison as they walk us through the basics of canning and how to safely preserve at home. Then they'll stay to answer your questions. Make the most of your harvest by learning this age-old preservation technique to enjoy the taste of summer throughout the year.

 
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