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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9am
Pinney Library Closed
Meeting Room
 
9am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am

The library will provide play and art materials especially chosen to encourage highly engaged, self-determined play. When kids are done, they'll create a Play Story depicting their play that day. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S. Gammon*

 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Summer to Fall, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

All are welcome
First come, first served
Work done on site

No mending on September 13 and November 22

Study Room 211
 
10am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Community Room
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 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
 
1pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos, los libros y las discusiones están completamente en español. Por favor, obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con “Ask Here” (Pregunte Aqui)

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk

Meeting Room A
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab Staff For Today:
2-5 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
5-8 Lexie - Expertise in film editing

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

Media Lab
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.

Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.

Local History Room
 
Knitting at the Library
 
3pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
4pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 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 246-4548 to make a 60-minute 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.

Study Room
 
4pm
Madison Public Library Board
Conference Room (first floor)
 
5pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6pm
SCALE class (Literacy Network)

SCALE class (Literacy Network)

Community Rooms A and B
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

This is a course in computer and employment literacy for adult students who want to improve their reading, writing and general communication skills. Each student will have an individual lesson plan created for them and will work through the semester on completing that plan. Skills learned will help with job searching and applications, completing the GED and improving skills on the computer. Please register for the entire series, September 20-December 13. Contact Ezi at the Literacy Network, (608)244-3911, ext. 10, for more information or to register.

Find more literacy classes at http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Rooms A and B
 
6pm
Winter Cardmaking

Winter Cardmaking

Meeting Room A
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

It is easy to forget during this busy time of year to relax enjoy family and friends. Come join me as I help you make two holiday cards for a friend or loved one and a free standing calendar for 2019. Stampin’ UP! demonstrator, Jamie Statz-Paynter will provide all materials and instruction you need to complete these projects. Space is limited so sign up early.

Meeting Room A
 
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Being There (1979)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Being There (1979)

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Directed by Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude, The Last Detail), this satire of American society features Peter Sellers as gardener Chance, who has been employed by the wealthy owner of a Washington D.C. townhouse his entire life, and educated only by what he has seen on television. When his employer dies, Chance wanders the streets and encounters a powerful businessman who mistakes him for a high-society gentleman, whose knowledge of gardening is mistaken for clever political acumen.

Meeting Room 302
 
Book Discussion of "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Book Discussion of "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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