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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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
 
10:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

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

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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
 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716]

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers. This program is offered in partnership with the Lussier Family East ​YMCA, and is free and open to all.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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, 02/06/2019 - 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, 02/06/2019 - 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, 02/06/2019 - 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
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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

 
Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Please call 266-6385 to schedule an appointment. We will start taking reservations Tuesday Jan 22.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
1:30pm
NewBridge Movie Program: FIRST MAN

NewBridge Movie Program: FIRST MAN

Meeting Room
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy & Jason Clark. A look at the life of the astronout, neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to be the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. [PG-13, 2hrs. 21min., Biography|Drama|History, 2018]

All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour 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.

 
4:30pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
Film making Class

Film making Class

Community Room
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 5:15pm to 8:00pm

Six week course for adults to learn film making techniques with their smart phones.

Community Room
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Watch and discuss Megalo Box by Yō Moriyama and Katsuhiko Manabe. Follow the journey of “Junk Dog” a young but very talented boxer who aspires to challenge Yuri, the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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, 02/06/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group

Community Room - Table Side
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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.

Community Room - Table Side
 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 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
Mystery Book Group discusses The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Mystery Book Group discusses The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch

Meeting Room A
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Sequoya's Mystery Book Group hosts a discussion of The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch. Magdalena, the daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, is destined to be married off to another hangman's son--except that the town physician's son is hopelessly in love with her. It is 1659, the Thirty Years' War has finally ended, and there hasn't been a witchcraft mania in decades. But now, a drowning and gruesomely injured boy, tattooed with the mark of a witch, is pulled from a river and the villagers suspect the local midwife. Jakob Kuisl is charged with extracting a confession from her and torturing her until he gets one. Convinced she is innocent, he, Magdalena, and her would-be suitor race against the clock to find the true killer.

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
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Chigozie Obioma for AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Chigozie Obioma for AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES

Meeting Room 301
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks. Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements.. Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home. Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer's Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

Meeting Room 301
 
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