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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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9:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
9:30am
Baby Signs Storytime

Baby Signs Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
10:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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!

 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-5 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
6-8 Brett - Expertise in graphic design

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.

 
3:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
3:30pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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!

 
4:00pm
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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.

 
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
 
5:30pm
DANEnet Computer Fix IT Clinic

DANEnet Computer Fix IT Clinic

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will help assess, fix and clean the devices. DANEnet will provide free recycling for items beyond their useful life.

 
6:00pm
Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Skills in Computers and Literacy for Employment with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 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

 
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
 
Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop

Artist & Craftsman Monthly Workshop

Bubbler
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join artist Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply for a monthly demo using both new and classic mediums and materials found at your local art supply store. Learn more about the medium, ask questions - and try it out for yourself! All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.

Today's session features a free demonstration of Fluid Acrylic Painting also called acrylic pouring or pour painting. Artist and expert, Bob Elland will go over what materials are needed for this type of painting and how to Art Resin a finished piece.

 
6:30pm
Goals, Intentions and Dreams Workshop

Goals, Intentions and Dreams Workshop

Meeting Room
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Many of us get stuck in the day-to-day grind, the mundane, the “shoulds” in our lives, losing sight of the possibilities before us and forgetting to pursue the dreams we long to become our realities. In this workshop, you’ll create a vision for your future while imagining the possibilities and opportunities that align with your values. You’ll then create a map of tangible plans and goals to work towards while simultaneously creating and setting intentions for how to show up in the world, and continue to pursue passions and dreams.

 
Volunteer Toolbox: Dane County Legal Guide

Volunteer Toolbox: Dane County Legal Guide

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This training, “Dane County Legal Guide: Connecting Clients to Courtroom Resources,” will provide you with a background knowledge on Dane County legal resources that exist and what your role in the delivery of legal services can (and can’t) look like, as well as break down legal referrals by sector.

The presentation will prepare attendees to confidently connect clients and community members to the legal assistance that they need. The training will be led by Community Justice, Inc’s Managing Attorney and Development Director Jennifer Binkley with input from other CJI staff members. Register online or call 608-266-6300.

 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Leif Enger

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Leif Enger

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Leif Enger, the author of the extraordinary and magical New York Times bestseller, Peace Like a River, returns with an enchanting and timeless story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive it’s flagging heart. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals—from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man, to Tom, a journalist and Virgil’s oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town. With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Carried aloft by quotidian pleasures including movies, fishing, necking in parked cars, playing baseball and falling in love, Virgil Wander is a swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest by a master storyteller.

 
Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes

Go Big Read: The Death and Life in the Great Lakes

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presented in partnership with Go Big Read, Dan Egan visits the Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his book The Death and Life in the Great Lakes.

This event will take place on the UW Campus in Memorial Union's Shannon Hall.
 
The Death and Life in the Great Lakes is an ode to the majesty and history of this national, natural treasure. Egan, a master reporter and storyteller, begins with European explorers arriving at these shores for the first time in the 1600s. Egan takes the reader deep beneath the lakes’ shimmering surface to illuminate the ongoing and unparalleled ecological unraveling of the continent’s most precious natural resource, all while retaining a sense of awe and respect for their immensity and danger: “A Great Lake can swallow freighters almost three times the length of a football field; the lakes’ bottoms are littered with an estimated 6,000 shipwrecks, many of which have never been found. This would never happen on a normal lake, because a normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some.

 
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