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Saturday, October 6, 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
Sat, 10/06/2018 (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
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

 
English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Parents will learn English communication skills to talk about school, reading with children, and more. Free childcare and dinner provided each week. For more information please call 244-3911.
(Los participantes aprenderán a comunicarse mejor en inglés, a hablar sobre la escuela, sobre leer con los niños, y más. ¡Cena gratuita cada semana a las 5 pm, y cuidado de niños disponible! Para más información, llame a 244-3911.)
Library: Goodman South Madison Library

 
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Stop by the Central Library for art activities inspired by the performances at the Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda series.

 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:05am to 11:05am

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

 
10am
Happy Bambino Classes

Happy Bambino Classes

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Today's class: Kids Craft Class

Try a class from Happy Bambino! Kids from ages 6 - 18 months and their caregivers are invited to try out a different class each month at the library!

 
Family Fun Sewing Sampler Two with Bird Ross

Family Fun Sewing Sampler Two with Bird Ross

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This 2-hour drop-in sewing circle is open to hands of all ages! You’ll be introduced to basic hand sewing, along with some “advanced” stitching projects for hands that have sewn before. We’ll be using age appropriate needles, thread, yarn, cardboard, Tyvek, and fabric. Come enjoy the pleasures of creating drawings enriched with your very own stitches! This workshop is recommended for hands four years old and up. Participants under the age of 7 will need to have an adult sewing buddy. All are welcome to this Sampler Two sewing circle – whether you came to the Sampler One sewing circle or not!

 
Caregiver Bootcamp Dane County

Caregiver Bootcamp Dane County

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of South Central Wisconsin and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Check in begins at 9:30 am, program from 10 am - 2 pm. A light lunch will be provided.

To register, call Alzheimer's Association at 608-203-8500.

 
10am
Stories & Sweets

Stories & Sweets

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.

 
11am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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

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

 
1pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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:
Rob- Expertise in audio recording
Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

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.

 
1pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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.

 
2pm
Library LEGO Club
 
Macrame 101

Macrame 101

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn the basics of meditative macrame weaving and take a stab at creating your first beaded rope bracelet! Instructor Amy Knipschield will be on hand to guide you, and all materials will be provided, free of charge! Space is limited. Registration required. Call 824-1780 or register here online.

 
2pm
CANCELED - Minecraft Club

CANCELED - Minecraft Club

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

 
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