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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9:30am
Pinney Library Closed
Meeting Room
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 months to 18 months. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
 
10:30am
SCALE
Meeting Room 115
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:00am to 11:45am

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
 
Worker Cooperatives 101

Worker Cooperatives 101

Meeting Room 302
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

How to start a Co-op Business with the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition
A worker coop is a values-driven business where the workers own, manage and benefit from the business under the principle of one worker, one vote. Come and learn about opportunities and available support to launch a cooperative business.

In partnership with the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition and the UW-Madson Center for Cooperatives.
Interpretation for Spanish speakers and childcare provided upon request - contact Martin Alvarado at malvarado@madisonpubliclibrary.org or 608-266-6350.

Meeting Room 302
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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 : DESTINATION WEDDING

WMSC Afternoon Movie Program : DESTINATION WEDDING

Meeting Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

[r, 1hr 30min, Comedy|Drama|Romance, 2018] Staring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder & Dj Dallenbach. The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.
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
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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)
 
4:30pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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.

 
5:00pm
Seasonal Soups

Seasonal Soups

Community Room - Table Side
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this community cooking class where she will teach the art of creating soup from scratch. Lily will discuss the process of making homemade vegetable stock and will demonstrate preparing two soup recipes: Butternut Squash Bisque and Creamy Tomato Soup. Recipes will also include Grilled Cheese Croutons. Sample portions of recipes will be served. Vegetarian and nut-free. Limited to 20. In Partnership with Willy Street Co-op. Registration begins Wednesday, November 21.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
 
Manga Drawing Time

Manga Drawing Time

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a night of practicing drawing and sharing ideas. Library will provide drawing materials.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:30pm
To Drive the Cold Winter Away: Herbs for Winter Health, Warmth, and Good Cheer
Community Room
 
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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.

 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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.

Study Room
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Eve Ewing for GHOSTS IN THE SCHOOYARD

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Eve Ewing for GHOSTS IN THE SCHOOYARD

Madison Room
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In the spring of 2013, approximately 12,000 children in Chicago received notice that their last day of school would be not only the final day of the year, but also the final day of their school’s very existence. The nation’s third-largest school district would eventually shutter 53 schools, citing budget limitations, building underutilization, and concerns about academic performance. Of the thousands of displaced students, 94% were low-income and 88% were African-American, leading critics to accuse district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Mayor Rahm Emanuel of racism. “[The mayor] says that he wants to turn around the city of Chicago, make a new Chicago,” one activist told a reporter. “Does that new Chicago mean no black folks? Where are people going to go?” Ghosts in the Schoolyard tells the story of these school closings, from their unfolding to their aftermath, in Bronzeville, a historically significant African-American community on the South Side of Chicago. The book details the resistance efforts of the residents of Bronzeville, inspired by the legacy of a storied past and driven to fight back against the malfeasance and disregard of city political leaders. But at its core, this is a book about what schools really mean to Americans and to African-Americans in particular, beyond the brick and mortar that compose them or the test scores and graduation rates that garner the most public attention. The book tells a story of love and loss, and the ongoing struggle of black people in America toward thriving livelihoods and self-determination.

Madison Room
 
Mystery Book Discussion of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Mystery Book Discussion of Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Meeting Room A
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 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
 
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