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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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

 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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
Thursday Book Group discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Thursday Book Group discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Meeting Room B
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.

 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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
Knitting at the Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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.

 
3pm
Craft-- Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Teen Time

Teen Time

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Bring some skills & imagination to show off your talents in a wide array of art and technology workshops. Some projects will last one session, and some projects will be ongoing until they are finished.

Stop by to find out what we are working on this week!

 
4pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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.

 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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
 
5pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Caroline Fraser

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Caroline Fraser

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2017 Schewe Lecture features Pulitzer Prize winner, Caroline Fraser, speaking about her new book, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

This event will take place at the Wisconsin Historical Sociecty Auditorium.
 
Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser—the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series—masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder’s biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.

 
6pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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
 
SCALE class (Literacy Network)

SCALE class (Literacy Network)

Community Rooms A and B
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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 http://www.litnetwork.org

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 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.

 
6pm
All of Us - Info Session and Sign Up Opportunity

All of Us - Info Session and Sign Up Opportunity

Meeting Room
Thu, 09/27/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Today, health care is often “one size fits all” and is not able to fully consider differences in individuals’ lifestyles, environments, or biological makeup, because we have limited data from past research studies about how those elements interact. All of Us is a new research program from the National Institute of Health that launched nationally May 6. The program’s mission to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. Join staff from UW-Madison to learn about All of Us and how you can participate. Want to learn more before the meeting? Check out www.joinallofus.org.

 
The Salad Days Book Club - Euphoria by Lily King

The Salad Days Book Club - Euphoria by Lily King

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at The Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.

~Euphoria by Lily King~

Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world.

In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the jungle of New Guinea. They are Nell Stone, fascinating, magnetic and famous for her controversial work studying South Pacific tribes, her intelligent and aggressive husband Fen, and Andrew Bankson, who stumbles into the lives of this strange couple and becomes totally enthralled. Within months the trio are producing their best ever work, but soon a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy begins to burn out of control, threatening their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives...

 
7pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Death And Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Death And Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2018 Go Big Read Book, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes,” by Dan Egan.

Egan, a reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and a senior water policy fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences, tells the story of the Great Lakes and the ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of these bodies of water with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Find out more at madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read.

 
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