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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 9:30am to 9:50am

For Toddlers 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. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Children's Program Room
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:05am to 10:35am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:15am to 10:35am

For Toddlers 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. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
10:30am
SCALE
Meeting Room 115
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:45am 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.

Children's Program Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 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
 
1:00pm
CANCELED: Drop-In Basic Computer Help

CANCELED: Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays: 12-4 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Saturdays: 12-4 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
2:00pm
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Jacki and why she is wild about the wild things in this world! Draw with her or take on your own interpretation of creatures real and unreal with various making materials.

Bubbler
 
3:00pm
Anita Simansky
Navy Room 126
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour 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.

 
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club
Youth Program Room
 
5:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Livestream of National Conversation on Civility

Livestream of National Conversation on Civility

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

As we approach the 2018 midterm elections, our political system and national rhetoric are more polarizing than ever. Join moderator, Scott Simon, award-winning NPR host, and panelists including authors Jonathan Haidt and Sally Kohn, for a conversation on the importance of civility, why it has broken down — and why it's necessary for solving the major challenges confronting our nation. Check out a preview at https://youtu.be/09YQxlX4uDk.
We will livestream this conversation in the magazine and newspaper area of Pinney Library.

 
Madison Travel Circle presents Magical Arrial D'ajuga, Brazil

Madison Travel Circle presents Magical Arrial D'ajuga, Brazil

Community Room
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Arraial's beaches are sheltered by offshore reefs, making the clear water particularly appealing. It's located just south of Porto Seguro, Brazil, in the laid back state of Bahia. Join Rick Hauser as he discovers the dining, live music and secret joys of this undiscovered paradise.

Community Room
 
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come watch and discuss Hamatora by Yukino Kitajima. The story revolves around 17-year-old Nice, who runs a private investigation agency with his friends Hajime and Murasaki. Together Nice and Murasaki fond themselves investigating crimes related to "Minimum Holders" who possess supernatural abilities.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:30pm
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion

Monroe Street Library Book Discussion

Meeting Room
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We'll discuss Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, the 2006 graphic memoir that chronicles the author’s childhood and youth, focusing on her complex relationship with her father. The narrative is marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and a love of great books. It is a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in new directions, and the basis of the Tony-award winning play. Fun Home “is one of the very best graphic novels ever.” Booklist

Meeting Room
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Tommy Orange

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Tommy Orange

Madison Room
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Tommy Orange reads from his new novel, THERE THERE. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss.

Madison Room
 
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