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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9:30am
Election Day

Election Day

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 02/19/2019 (All day)

2019 Wisconsin Spring Primary Election: 7 AM - 8 PM

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts

The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts

Madison Room
Tue, 02/19/2019 (All day)

The Hidden Life of Things pop-up exhibit presents a collection of Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts featured as “texts” in their own right on 19 retractable banners and stands. The exhibit includes interactive features, accessible through QR codes that can be read on any smart phone, which allow viewers to listen to Andean music, hear Quechua poetry and Andean myths, access resources online, and learn more about the cultural artifacts as they move through the exhibit.

Madison Room
 
9:30am
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

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

A mix of stories, songs, activities, and play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome. 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)
 
10:00am
VOTING DAY
Community Room
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:05am to 12:05pm

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
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. For children ages 3-5, groups and siblings welcome. No registration required.

Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 10:30am

Meeting Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Navy Room 126
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 11:30am

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 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

 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 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 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-5 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Brett - Expertise in graphic design

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
 
3:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 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
 
4:00pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
6:30pm
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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