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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:30am to 9:50am

For Toddlers 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. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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
Drop-in Preschool Art Studio
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:15am to 10:35am

For Toddlers 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. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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, 11/07/2018 - 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 Afternoon Movie Program -- SOLO: STAR WARS

WMSC Afternoon Movie Program -- SOLO: STAR WARS

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson & Emilia Clarke
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo Meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before
joining the Rebellion.
PG-13, 2h 15min, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, May 25, 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

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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)
 
Media Petting Zoo
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance-CANCELED-0

Madison Writing Assistance-CANCELED-0

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

 
5:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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
 
6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Meeting Room
 
Preservation 101: 3 Secrets Every Archivist Knows

Preservation 101: 3 Secrets Every Archivist Knows

Local History Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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.

Local History Room
 
Cabin Fever Writing Club with Oscar Mireles

Cabin Fever Writing Club with Oscar Mireles

Bubbler
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 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
 
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Community Room - Table Side
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.

6:30-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Snacks provided.

Community Room - Table Side
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Discussion of Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt

Mystery Book Discussion of Outfoxed by David Rosenfelt

Meeting Room A
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Gyasi Ross for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN INDIAN

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Gyasi Ross for HOW TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN INDIAN

Madison Room
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

How to Say I Love You in Indian, with a foreword by renowned Native activist, environmentalist, economist and author Winona LaDuke, follows Gyasi Ross’s universally well-received first book, Don't Know Much About Indians (but I wrote this book about us anyways). The stories and poems of How to Say I Love You in Indian are filled with humor, heartbreak and wisdom and convey Native love in many forms -- romantic, parental, love between friends, love of one's culture and community.

Madison Room
 
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