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(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 and siblings welcome, no registration required.
Art of the Picture Book: Perfect Square
Join us for songs, rhymes, and a featured picture book - then stay to make art inspired by the illustrations from the book! This class supports your childs early literacy skills and creative expression. For children up to age 5. Registration begins 8/1.
Storytime for the Very Young
(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
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
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
CANCELED One-on-One Computer Assistance
Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center
Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Senior Center, located one block from the library at 330 W Mifflin St. The following local authors will discuss their books:
March 13 - Ann Garvin, "I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around"
May 8 - Chris Hill, "Into the Mystic: the Visionary and Ecstatic Roots of 1960's Rock and Roll"
June 5 - Sergio Gonzalez, "Mexicans in Wisconsin"
August 14 - Mohammed Rahman, "My Footprints on the Sands of History: Looking in the Rearview Mirror of Nostalgia"
September 11 - Rex Owens, "Dead Reckoning"
October 9 - Doris Green, "Elsie's Story: Chasing a Family Mystery"
November 13 - Sagashus Levingston, "Infamous Mothers" ***
*** The November 13 event will be held at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 South Park St.
Open Media Lab
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.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
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.
Local History Room
Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Youth Program Room
Board Games in the children's area
Bring some friends or join other kids for Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Connect Four, Sushi Go and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Idli Sambar with Yakub Kazi
Learn how to make idli sambar, steamed rice cakes, with a savory vegetable curry. 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.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Codecinella Tech Talk: Secure Coding for Developers
First there were some stolen credit card numbers, then thousands and now millions of them have been stolen from security breaches. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the data theft that has happened. Did you know that Application Security starts with secure code, a language-agnostic practice to develop software that guards against security vulnerabilities? In this talk, we will be discussing Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)s top security issues that developers need to incorporate in their development practices. Some examples of security vulnerabilities in code include SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and insecure direct object references.
About the speaker:
Debbie Hafenstein has been in the IT field for 3 years. She currently works at the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds as a Java developer. She earned a bachelors degree in Sociology from UW-La Crosse and an associate degree in Web Development from Madison Area Technical College. Debbie lives in Madison with her husband, dog, and two cats.
Advance Care Planning
Courtesy of GrapeVine Health Education/ Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, and presented by registered nurse Jean Skinner, this one-hour session will teach participants about advance care planning. Advance Care Planning is a process of understanding, reflecting on, and discussing future medical decisions regardless of age and current health status. All adults should think about, discuss and create an advance care plan. Having an advance care plan is truly a gift for yourself and others.