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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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All day
 
9:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:15am to 10:00am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.

Meeting Room
 
9:30am
Baby Signs Storytime

Baby Signs Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Learn some simple signs to communicate with your baby as their motion and language develops through songs, books, and play! Each week will include core communication signs and themed signs each week. Themes will include animals, play, food, and more! Registration for this series beginning August 28 online or by calling 824-1780.

Meeting Room
 
10:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:15am to 11:00am

(for children ages 16-35 months)

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.

Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Art of the Picture Book: Ten Black Dots
Community Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Navy Room 126
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

(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 and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Meeting Room
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation.

Meeting Room
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

(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!

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 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

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 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 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-5 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
6-8 Brett - Expertise in graphic design

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.

Media Lab
 
3:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 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.

Local History Room
 
4:00pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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, January 23 - May 3. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

These classes are funded through the Literacy Network with computer support from Madison Public Library Foundation. Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
*Cancelled*Apple Creations with Artesan Fruit
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop

Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop

Bubbler
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join artist Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply for a monthly demo using both new and classic mediums and materials found at your local art supply store. Learn more about the medium, ask questions - and try it out for yourself!
All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.
Each month there is a new project or medium that will be announced prior to the workshop.

Bubbler
 
Dr. Dyslexia Dude author event

Dr. Dyslexia Dude author event

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson will read his new graphic novel, "Dr. Dyslexia Dude" and speak about his experience as a "twice exceptional" learner, a gifted black male who also has dyslexia. Young people ages 6 and up especially welcome! A light dinner will be served. Registration for this event is appreciated but not required.

Meeting Room 115
 
7:00pm
Book Discussion of Love, InshAllah, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu

Book Discussion of Love, InshAllah, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu

Meeting Room
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Muslim voices are often unheard, and Muslim love stories are even more distant; but doesn't everyone love?

The stories from the captivating book Love, InshAllah, edited by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, gives you the glimpse of the diversity of Muslim women's love lives in America, while showcasing the nuances of being Muslim, and the human emotions around the complexity of love. Each story is written by a Muslim American woman, and intersects with different aspects of their identity and journey in life.

Join us for a discussion on Love, InshaAllah; The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Copies of the book are available in the library on a first-come, first-served basis.

While we encourage you to read all the stories, our discussion will be around the following chapters:

- The Opening
- Love in the Time of Biohazards
- The Hybrid Dance
- Rerouting
- Last Night on the Island
- Shalom to Salam
- Three
- Brain Meets Heart

Discussions facilitated by members of the Library Takeover planning team, including Maria Ahmad, Syed Umar Warsi, Mouna Algahaithi, and Asmahan Sandokji.

Library Takeover is made possible with support from the Madison Public Library Foundation, Marvin J. Levy, and the Kline Foundation.

Meeting Room
 
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