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Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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

Hispanic Heritage Month --Meadowridge Book Club

Hispanic Heritage Month --Meadowridge Book Club

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

When I Was Puerto Rican
by Esmeralda Santiago
When I Was Puerto Rican is a 1993
autobiography written
by Puerto Rican native
Esmeralda Santiago. It is
the first of three
installments, followed
by Almost a Woman and
The Turkish Lover. She
narrates her childhood
and migration to New
York with witty details
and fondness. Come discuss this bestseller
during National Hispanic Heritage Month
with Yesianne Ramirez a native Puerto Rican.

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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

Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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
Simple Strength

Simple Strength

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn easy strength exercises you can do at home with simple equipment.

This free program is made possible by MSCR as part of Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. It's designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. MSCR and Madison Public Library are hosting free exercise classes at Pinney and Sequoya as part of the "Lets Move in Libraries" campaign.

Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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.

Knitting at the Library
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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.

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

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

Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Hispanic Heritage Month Taste Test
Racial Justice Film Series presents The 13th

Racial Justice Film Series presents The 13th

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm

In this award-winning documentary, Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. A brief discussion will follow the screening.

This film is being presented in partnership with Women’s March Wisconsin, Community Shares of Wisconsin, and the Madison chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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.

SCALE class (Literacy Network)

SCALE class (Literacy Network)

Community Rooms A and B
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 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, September 20-December 13. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

Find more literacy classes at

English Conversation Class
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Python. Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us to discuss "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.

Masterful, clever, and relentlessly suspenseful, Magpie Murders is a deviously dark take on vintage English crime fiction in which the reader becomes the detective. --

Wyld and Wooly: Felted Soap Making

Wyld and Wooly: Felted Soap Making

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Master fiber-crafter and proprietor of Wyld and Wooly fiber arts, Faye Antolec leads this creative and fun craft where you'll learn the basics of wet felting, and leave the class with 3 of your own home-made felted soaps! Space is limited, so register to reserve your spot, beginning September 1.

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