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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
Before 9am
The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts

The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts

Madison Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 (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
 
9am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Come experience Anji Play! In this award-winning program, kids play, adults watch and learn and then everyone talks together about the play. This educational approach, rooted in children choosing their own play, was created in Anji County in China and Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing an out-of-school Anji Play model. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. No registration required.

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd

 
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Drop-in to join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring play, hands on activities, and great books! For kids of all ages, with their caregivers. Coffee and tea will be provided.

 
10am
DC Executive Joe Parisi -- Future of renewable energy development in Dane Co.

DC Executive Joe Parisi -- Future of renewable energy development in Dane Co.

Meeting Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

County Executive Parisi is holding a community discussion and update on the work Dane County is doing to clean up our lakes, finance renewable energy development, and the benefits this brings to county taxpayers.

Dane County continues to add to our solar portfolio and complete our
analysis on what we and other public and private partners can do locally to further reduce carbon emissions. In addition, work has begun on our current endeavor, a $23.5 million landfill gas project that will convert garbage and cow manure into vehicle fuel. Gas from our county landfill can be compressed, cleaned and marketed nationally to earn carbon and renewable energy credits. That means millions of dollars each year for taxpayers!

Joe would like the opportunity to visit for one hour regarding the
county’s future with renewable energy, presenting for about 30 minutes
then allowing for questions.
This event is sponsored by NewBridge. NewBridge empowers older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their health, safety, independence and community connection.

Meeting Room
 
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
 
10am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Community Room
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
 
1pm
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

By appointment only. Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 246-4547 to reserve a half-hour appointment.

 
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
MADTech Series - A Starting Point: Mapping and Reclaiming Your Digital Ecosystem

MADTech Series - A Starting Point: Mapping and Reclaiming Your Digital Ecosystem

Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

#01- A Starting Point: Mapping and Reclaiming Your Digital Ecosystem. Technology moves so quickly, it's impossible to keep up. The key is knowing what's important for you and your organization's needs, your digital ecosystem. This session will help you identify and prioritize your digital tools and needs.

Join us for a series of workshops (Feb-May 2019) featuring a different productivity tool each month for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. MadTech provides technology training for nonprofits and the general public. Class is free and open to the public. Please rsvp with MadTech at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/madtech-609511925 or call 266-6350 for more information.

Conference Room (first floor)
 
1pm
FoodWIse

FoodWIse

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes. We seek to empower Wisconsin residents with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities.

Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
Knitting at the Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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
 
4pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 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 246-4548 to make a 60-minute 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.

Study Room
 
4pm
Alder Keith Furman - District 19 Office Hours
Study Room
 
6pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
African Americans in Wisconsin

African Americans in Wisconsin

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

African Americans have lived and worked in Wisconsin since the 1700's. Come out and hear about the early pioneers, farmers, business people and settlers whose wonderful stories
are important to know, share and enjoy.

Meeting Room 115
 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Python. Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Community Room
 
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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, (January 24, 2019 through May 2, 2019), at 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room A
 
6pm
Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Stop Motion Animation Workshop

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Crestwood Elementary students and art educator Luke Bassuener for a hands-on tutorial on how to make stop motion animation films using markers, paper, scissors and an iPad. The workshop will include a screening of some of the Crestwood students' recent projects. No Registration is necessary.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Lakeview Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Bluebird, Bluebird" by Attica Locke

Lakeview Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Bluebird, Bluebird" by Attica Locke

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Lakeview's Mystery Book Group: Join us around the fireplace! New members always welcome.

Synopsis: When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.

When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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