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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Meeting Room
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Meeting Room
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Drop-in Preschool Art Studio
 
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

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

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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!

Children's Program Room
 
Film Marry Shelley and Discussion

Film Marry Shelley and Discussion

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Join Carmelo Dávila, Working Lives Project Director, from the Wisconsin Humanities Council in a brief discussion about women in literature, the Era of Romanticism and the impact of Frankenstein in today's pop-culture and the showing of the Film Mary Shelley. Please Reserve by calling the Meadowridge Library at (608)288-6160

 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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

Meeting Room
 
SCALE
Meeting Room 115
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Children's Program Room
 
11:00am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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
*CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS*: The Care and Keeping of Prescription Drugs

*CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS*: The Care and Keeping of Prescription Drugs

Meeting Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

*Stay tuned for reschedule date. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

The West Madison Senior Center and Alicia Ashman Library offer this free, open-to-the public seminar. Would you like to learn more about prescription medications? Then this is an event you won't want to miss! Cathy Kalina from Family Service Madison will share relevant information regarding pain medications and other important issues about medication safety. Do you take your medication as prescribed? Do you ever miss a dose? Do you lock your medications up? Join us to learn more! Free LockMed boxes for your prescriptions will be available to those who attend. Please register before 10/17 by calling 608-238-7368 x8, or register online.

Meeting Room
 
2:00pm
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio

Bubbler
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Bubbler
 
3:00pm
Downtown Halloween

Downtown Halloween

Children's Program Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

At the Madison Public Library visit the Children's Room for a spooky (or silly!) story and craft activity, along with a trick or treat station.

Children's Program Room
 
3:30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

 
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Club
 
5:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Madison Travel Circle presents Exploring the Former Ottoman Empire by Bike

Madison Travel Circle presents Exploring the Former Ottoman Empire by Bike

Community Room
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

During the summer of 2012, Kent Wenger rode his bicycle through the remnants of the mighty Ottoman Empire, from Izmir, Turkey, to Split, Croatia. There he met the friendliest people, witnessed spectacular scenery, and experienced the ghosts still lingering from the Balkan Conflict of the 90's. Join him as he visits the old nations of Bulgaria and Romania, as well as Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, newly born from international conflict leading to real war.

Community Room
 
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come watch and discuss some clips of the most vile mad scientist from your anime favorites. The discussion is part of a special showing from Meadowridge Frankenfest celebration. Join us as we celebrate 200 years of influence from the horror classic Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:30pm
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, 10/24/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

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.

Meeting Room
 
Preservation 101: 3 Secrets Every Archivist Knows

Preservation 101: 3 Secrets Every Archivist Knows

Meeting Room B
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

3 Secrets Every Archivist Knows That Will Help You Organize, Preserve & Share Your Family Photos and other Treasures

Not sure what kind of boxes you need to keep treasures safe long term, or if discount store sleeves are safe? Do you know which area is the safest part of your house for long term storage? Not sure what the difference is between ppi and dpi for photo scanning?

Join Archivist Sally Jacobs for a talk designed to help you take care of family history treasures like photographs, letters, family bibles and wedding gowns. She will share 3 secrets every archivist knows that will help you organize, preserve and share your family treasures. After the overview, she will be happy to answer your specific questions about the family treasures currently in your care.
About the instructor: Sally Jacobs has a Master’s in Library Science with a Specialization in Archives Management from UW-Madison. She has twenty years of experience doing archival work at the Library of Congress Prints and Photos Division, the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, and American Girl. Her goal is to turn family historians into the family archivist.

Meeting Room B
 
CANCELLED: Cabin Fever Writing Club with Derrick Austin

CANCELLED: Cabin Fever Writing Club with Derrick Austin

Bubbler
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 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.

Bubbler
 
7:00pm
Unshakeable Confidence: An Evening with Mare Chapman

Unshakeable Confidence: An Evening with Mare Chapman

Meeting Room 302
Wed, 10/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Local author and mindfulness expert Mare Chapman will discuss the common cultural conditioning that adversely affects nearly all women - in body, mind and spirit - which leads to losing self in relationships, chronic self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. Based on years of study and validating science, she will describe how mindfulness is applied to transform these patterns to build a healthy, empowering relationship with authentic self. This vital information is so needed for women, especially at this time.

Mare's book, Unshakeable Confidence, will be available for sale and signing. A brief, guided 'Drop In' practice will be included. This is a free event. No age limit, no audience size limit - the more the better! Men are totally welcome!​

www.MareChapmanAuthor.com

Meeting Room 302
 
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