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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, songs (and even apps!) that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 9:30am to 10:10am

(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.

 
10:00am
Drop-in Preschool Art Studio
 
Scrabble at the Library
 
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler (age 16-35 months) develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally grow social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag before the program begins.

 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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!

 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

 
SCALE
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:45am to 11:30am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler (age 16-35 months) develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally grow social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.
Note: No Toddler Time on Jul 4. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pick up a nametag before the program begins.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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.

 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:30am to 12:15pm

Learn new tips and techniques to help your 0-15 month-old develop early literacy and early math skills through rhymes, bounces, books and songs. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation while naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting.

 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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

 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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

 
1:30pm
WMSC Movie Program : WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

WMSC Movie Program : WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

An eploration of the life, lessions, and legay of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
PG-13, 1h 34min, 2018
All shows are free and open to the public. Join the West Madison Senior Center at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on Wednesday afternoons to watch current releases. Refreshments will be served

 
2:30pm
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

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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.

 
3:30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
 
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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.

 
Media Petting Zoo
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 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.

 
4:30pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society, the 2018 James Madison Lecture welcomes Andrew O'Shaughnessy to speak about Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary ideas about higher education, which continue to have relevance to public education in our country today. Dr. O’Shaughnessy is the Vice President of Monticello, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, and a prize-winning author.

This event will take place at the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium.

 
5:00pm
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group
 
5:30pm
The Odyssey Project
 
Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words. A light dinner will be served before a short film screening and a brief panel discussion highlighting local resources. Young people ages 8 and up especially welcome! Registration for this event is appreciated but not required.

 
6:00pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come watch and discuss Aldnoah Zero by Katsuhiko Takayama and Olympus Knights. Humanity has clearly split into two and currently there is no way these groups will once again unite. Humanity celebrates this transient time of peace as they slowly dismiss from their minds the scars their ancestors bore in the past. No one realized that with one little push their world can fall to its destruction.

 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

 
Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by the Friends of Hawthorne Library!

You are welcome to bring in a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served.

Adults of all ages welcome!

 
6:30pm
Film Movement Screening-CANCELLED
 
Cabin Fever Writing Club with Derrick Austin

Cabin Fever Writing Club with Derrick Austin

Bubbler
Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Looking to be a part of a friendly writing community? Free and open to adult writers of all levels, this winter the Bubbler will be hosting three consecutive all-genre workshops. These classes will be led by some of Madison’s brightest minds and will keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months!
Registration is recommended: http://madisonbubbler.org/creativewriting/

All classes are Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00p in the Bubbler room at Central Library.

Session 1: Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24 (2018) with Derrick Austin
Session 2: Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14 (2018) with Oscar Mireles
Session 3: Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23 (2019) with Katrin Talbot

Please note that by registering, you are signed up for all sessions of Cabin Fever. You are free to attend any and all classes as you wish. If you have any questions, please contact volunteer coordinator Aaron Fai at aaronfai@gmail.com.

 
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