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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 9:30am to 9:50am

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. For Toddlers ages 16 - 35 months. 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
 
10:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:05am to 10:35am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:15am to 10:35am

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. For Toddlers ages 16 - 35 months. 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
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

In the SCALE tutoring session, you will work with a tutor every week on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment. Call Ezi for more information or to register for the class session (Wednesdays, January 23-May 1), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Meeting Room 115
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:45am to 11:15am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
11:00am
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, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
1:00pm
Food Trends

Food Trends

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Have you wondered about the differences between keto, paleo, and low carb diets? And what is all the fuss about anti-inflammation diets? Annette Pufall, who holds a Master's in Human Nutrition from Columbia University will help us sort out these timely nutrition puzzles. Program presented in partnership with MSCR.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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 Movie Program: WONDER
Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
Teen Room
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.
No Storytime March 27

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
Madison Travel Circle presents Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo

Madison Travel Circle presents Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo

Community Room
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy the Dells Boat Tour in summer. Spend the day at Circus World Museum at Baraboo, and take a tour of the Al Ringling Mansion. Next ride a wagon around the square at night during the Holiday season. You don't have to go far for a day of fun in the Dells or Baraboo!

Community Room
 
6:30pm
Cabin Fever Writing Club with Katrin Talbot

Cabin Fever Writing Club with Katrin Talbot

Bubbler
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 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
 
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Room A
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

Meeting Room A
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Leslie Jamison for THE RECOVERING

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Leslie Jamison for THE RECOVERING

Meeting Room 302
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill. At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, "broken spigots of need." It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience-the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are. For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

Meeting Room 302
 
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