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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9am
CONFINED: Honoring our Children Living with a Parent in Prison

CONFINED: Honoring our Children Living with a Parent in Prison

Madison Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 (All day)

CONFINED is a Madison Arts Commission Blink-funded collaboration between Cultural Connections, a Madison based program that links kids living with an incarcerated parent to long-term cultural arts opportunities, and artists from ArtWorking, a regional resource for artists and entrepreneurs with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Here artists Romano Johnson and Brianna Richardson painted their interpretation of family on a mock prison cell* to symbolized how unjust sentencing and incarceration confines the entire family. The back panel features reproductions of drawings by Madison children who have experienced life with an incarcerated parent. The cell also features audiotaped interviews with people on both sides of this important issue—children and once incarcerated parents.

Step inside to sign your name in solidarity with the 2000 plus kids in Dane County and 5M kids across America who silently serve their parent’s sentence. Go away with facts to inform your perspective on how incarceration rates affect families and how children, in particular, suffer.

On display from October 2-6. Stop in during library hours to view the installation on the third floor. Confined will also be available for viewing on Gallery Night: Friday, October 5.

*The mock cell was designed and built by Philip Ashby, Wisconsin Public Television award-winning animator and set designer.
Pat Dillon, Cultural Connections director, can be contacted at 608-206-6584. www.culturalconnectionsmadison.com.

 
9am
Bubbler Closed - UW Informal Learning course visits the Bubbler
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
9am
Baby Signs Storytime

Baby Signs Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
10am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
10am
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
11am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
11am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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!

 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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

 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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 listing for today:
2-5 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
3:30-6:30 Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording

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
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
Meet Dr. Terrance Newell, Meadowridge Library Manager

Meet Dr. Terrance Newell, Meadowridge Library Manager

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us as we officially introduce Dr. Newell, New Manager for Meadowridge Library, to the Madison community.

Stop by for refreshments, meet Dr. Newell, and learn about his current and future plans for Madison Public Library’s Meadowridge Library.

 
3pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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.

 
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Youth Program Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18.

 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
 
5pm
Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Drop in the Bubbler Room & work with our team of printers on an independent project or try out some of
our pre-made designs. No experience needed and all ages are welcome!
Limited card stock, ink, & screens are available.
Feel free to bring in specialty paper, fabric, or additional screens.
No registration necessary, but supplies are limited.

 
6pm
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.
Library: Central Library

 
Author Talk: "Buy the Little Ones a Dolly” by Rose Bingham

Author Talk: "Buy the Little Ones a Dolly” by Rose Bingham

Community Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Bingham, a well-known former resident of the Northside, will discuss her book "Buy the Little Ones a Dolly." In a small, close-knit Wisconsin community, a mother goes into town and never returns. It’s 1952 and Rose, at 15, is the oldest of seven children, the youngest of whom is only 3. As hard as Rose and her father tried to keep things together on the home front, with the help of kind relatives and sympathetic neighbors, in 1954, the children were ultimately placed in an orphanage, and later split up into five different foster families.
Social time begins at 6 pm, Bingham will speak at 6:30 pm.

 
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
 
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 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

 
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