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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10am
Super Awesome Yo-Yo Day!

Super Awesome Yo-Yo Day!

Meeting Room
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Feeling a little cabin fever? Shake off those end-of-winter-break blahs and enjoy the amazing yo-yo skills of professional yo-yo artist, Mark Hayward. No registration required.

Meeting Room
 
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need 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. Work is done on-site, first come first served.

Study Room 211
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 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
 
Minecraft Marathon

Minecraft Marathon

Children's Program Room
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Play MinecraftEdu with Phoenix and other friends all afternoon! Take a break and do some fun 8-bit crafts, too!

Children's Program Room
 
1pm
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 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
 
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 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 Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
2pm
Soar
Community Room
 
Alicia Ashman Library Thursday Book Club
Meeting Room
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 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

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
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 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, 01/03/2019 - 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 Public Library Board
Conference Room (first floor)
 
6pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Boogie Nights (1997)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Boogie Nights (1997)

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:45pm

With his second film, director Paul Thomas Anderson emerged as a bold and unique voice in American cinema.

Set in San Fernando Valley in the late-70s, a young dishwasher becomes Dirk Diggler, a popular star of pornographic films. Boogie Nights chronicles his rise in the Golden Age of Porn through to his fall during the excesses of the 1980s, as a toxic combination of ambition, drugs, and egotism damages the lives of Dirk and his circle of friends.

The brilliant ensemble cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luiz Guzman, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, and Philip Baker Hall.

Meeting Room 302
 
6pm
Peace and Justice Book Circle - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Peace and Justice Book Circle - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Green Room 103
Thu, 01/03/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

"#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle."

Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

Green Room 103
 
Lakeview Book Discussion
Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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