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Friday, October 26, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:30am to 10:00am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young
Community Room B
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3 - 5, siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
1:00pm
The Legacy of Robert Gard: Discussion, Musical Performance, Community Art
Meeting Room 302
 
2:00pm
FrankenToys

FrankenToys

Study Room A (Blue)
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come make your very own FrankenToy! Use the parts of different toys to create a monster of your own.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
3:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Please come in or call 266-6385 to reserve a 45-minute appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the WU-Madison Writing Center and is make possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Study Room 103
 
5:30pm
Fall Book Sale!

Fall Book Sale!

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Lots of Books for Everyone!
Join the Friends of the Meadowridge Branch Library for a Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 26th from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday, October 27st from 9:00-1:00. Bag Sale beginning at noon, buy a bag'o'books for five bucks!
The sale will be at the Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road, Madison, WI 53711. All proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Library.

 
6:00pm
Family Fun Night: Haunted House
Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
Fourth Fridays--Feature Films : QUIET PLACE

Fourth Fridays--Feature Films : QUIET PLACE

Meeting Room
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski & Millicent Simmonds.
(PG-13, 1hr 30min, 2018)

New and old favorites from the big and small screen.

Meeting Room
 
Pinney Halloween Flick - A QUIET PLACE

Pinney Halloween Flick - A QUIET PLACE

Meeting Room
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

John Krasinski's surprise smash hit is Pinney's Halloween movie this year. Please join us!

"In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing."
IMDb entry: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/

"“A Quiet Place” is a no-nonsense, lean movie—the best kind when it comes to thrillers. It feels like every shot has been considered incredibly carefully as the film ticks like a clock on a bomb, perfectly balancing scares with scenes that set up the emotional stakes and the world of these characters. The film has a beautiful sense of geography, almost all of it taking place on a farm that Krasinski and his technical team lay out in a way that allows us to feel like we know it. This is not one of those films that mistakes shaky camerawork for horror storytelling. It’s got a refined visual language that plays beautifully with perspective and the terrifying nature of a world in which we can’t yell to warn/find people or, in the case of the deaf daughter, hear what’s coming."
Brian Tellerico - rogerebert.com

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library.

Meeting Room
 
7:00pm
Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

Community Room
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta's organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement? It's the beginning of the dangerous and lively story of a nice-guy outlaw and psychokinetic girl!

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Community Room
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jabari Asim for WE CAN'T BREATHE

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jabari Asim for WE CAN'T BREATHE

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In We Can't Breathe, Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the "Master Narrative" and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community. In eight wide-ranging and penetrating essays, he explores such topics as the twisted legacy of jokes and falsehoods in black life; the importance of black fathers and community; the significance of black writers and stories; and the beauty and pain of the black body. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that resisted, survived and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thought-provoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn't depend on a narrative steeped in oppression bur rather reveals black voices telling their own stories.

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
 
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