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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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, 12/13/2018 - 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
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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
 
Daytime Book Discussion of "Janesville: An American Story" by Amy Goldstein

Daytime Book Discussion of "Janesville: An American Story" by Amy Goldstein

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "Janesville: An American Story" by Amy Goldstein. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the American heartland when its main factory shuts down—but it’s not the familiar tale. Most observers record the immediate shock of vanished jobs, but few stay around long enough to notice what happens next when a community with a can-do spirit tries to pick itself up.

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Amy Goldstein spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin, where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors assembly plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, Goldstein shows the consequences of one of America’s biggest political issues. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12pm
Free Spanish Conversation Group hosted by University League

Free Spanish Conversation Group hosted by University League

Meeting Room A
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya. Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos. Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month at the Sequoya Library. Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited. 1-3 pm, segundo jueves, 11 oct 2018- 8 ag 2019

Meeting Room A
 
1pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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 Lexie - Expertise in film editing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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
Knitting at the Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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
 
6pm
SCALE class (Literacy Network)

SCALE class (Literacy Network)

Community Rooms A and B
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 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
Indie Lens Pop-Up presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Indie Lens Pop-Up presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

RUMBLE brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Joining will be Aaron Bird Bear - Mandan, Hidatsa, Dine' Nations; enrolled MHA Nation; and Assistant Dean for Student Diversity Programs in the School of Education at UW-Madison.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

This screening is a partnership between ITVS, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Madison Public Library.

Meeting Room 302
 
Author Evening!

Author Evening!

Meeting Room
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for this rare opportunity to meet not one, but two local authors! R. Chris Reeder and Steven Stack each have new books out, and they want to share them with you. They'll read from their books, you'll have a chance to meet them and ask questions, and then you can buy your very own copies and get personalized signatures.

The Changeling's Daughter by R. Chris Reeder:
Fourteen-year-old Brynn McAwber discovers a terrible truth about herself and her family and must undergo a perilous quest to another world, to save a friend and redeem her soul.

The Bottom of the Lake by Steven Stack:
When Vanessa, Lindsey, and Claire sneak away from Camp Kimi for a night of junk food and ghost stories, they meet Dani, a strange and distant girl none of them have seen before. As each tells her own scary tale, they reveal personal truths they could never share directly. But the newcomer has a story of her own, and before they know it, the three friends find themselves an unwitting part of it-and there might be no escape.

Meeting Room
 
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