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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
8am
Public Health
Community Room
 
9am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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, 02/28/2019 - 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
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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, 02/28/2019 - 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, 02/28/2019 - 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
Thursday Book Group discusses Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Thursday Book Group discusses Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Meeting Room B
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Sequoya's Thursday Book Group hosts a discussion of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. In 1945, just after World War II, fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn't know and understand in that time.

New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room B
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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.

 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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
 
MADTech Series - Email Mastery I: Taming Your Email (with a Gmail Focus).

MADTech Series - Email Mastery I: Taming Your Email (with a Gmail Focus).

Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

While this workshop will use Gmail, it will focus on tips and techniques that can be used in a variety of email applications such as filters, labels, search, templates/stationary, etc. Tool: Gmail.

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, 02/28/2019 - 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, 02/28/2019 - 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, 02/28/2019 - 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
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Room
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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
Madison Public Library Board
Conference Room (first floor)
 
6pm
I Am Jazz Reading
Community Room B
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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.

 
Friends of the Library Meeting: Muriel Simms

Friends of the Library Meeting: Muriel Simms

Community Room
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The event will begin at 6:00 with refreshments provided by the Friends of Lakeview. A very brief meeting will take place at 6:30, followed by local author Muriel Simms who will discuss her book "Settlin': Stories of Madison's Early African American Families."

Community Room
 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Children's Program Room
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place all Madison libraries (except Monroe Street Branch and Goodman South Madison Branch) on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

A Bilingual reading will happen at the Pinney Library, read by Principle Joshua Forehand!

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham will open the program at the Central Library.

Children's Program Room
 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings
 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place at libraries around Madison on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place at libraries around Madison on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 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
 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Community Readings

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place at libraries around Madison on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends"

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends"

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place at libraries around Madison on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

 
Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Commnuity Readings

Be who you are! 4th Annual "Jazz & Friends" Commnuity Readings

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for community readings of 'I am Jazz', a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

Readings will take place at libraries around Madison on February 28th, 2019. There will be two reading times at each library: 6:15pm & 6:45pm.

 
Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Meeting
Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
The Salad Days Book Club - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Salad Days Book Club - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. This month, we're meeting at Barriques - Atwood (2166 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.

~All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven~

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself--a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.

 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Emily Wilson

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Emily Wilson

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival and the UW-Center for the Humanities, present this fresh, authoritative version of The Odyssey. In the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman, this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music.

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
 
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