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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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, 11/14/2018 - 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 -- THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

WMSC Afternoon Movie Program -- THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Connie Neilsen, Guy Pearce & Paul Rudd
A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working
for the Office of Strategic Services.
R, 1h 38min, Biography, Drama, War, June 22, 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
 
2:30pm
Afternoon Pinney Book Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Afternoon Pinney Book Discussion: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Meeting Room
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Alice Netork. New members always welcome. Synopsis: It's 1947 and American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents, right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads.

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

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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.

 
5:00pm
Panels and Pizza: A Graphic Novel Discussion Group
 
5:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come watch and discuss Charlotte by Jun Maeda.
Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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
 
Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Board Games with Friends of Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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!

Community Room
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Margaret George

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Margaret George

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Margaret George visits the Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss her book The Splendor Before the Dark.

This event will take place at A Room of One's Own Bookstore.

About The Splendor Before the Dark:
"Ascending to the throne was only the beginning... With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero's complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace--and the politicians... For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome's--and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible. Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world had ever known."

 
Traditional Corn Husk Tamales with Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Film Movement Screening-CANCELLED
 
Cabin Fever Writing Club with Oscar Mireles

Cabin Fever Writing Club with Oscar Mireles

Bubbler
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 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
 
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