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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 1 pm.

 
Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Meeting Room 301
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 266-6350 to make an appointment (required). Some situations are outside the scope of the service-- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2018 to use this service. **We will begin taking appointments on Wednesday January 23rd for the 2/9 and 2/23 tax help dates. We will take appointments for the rest of the dates (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6) on February 20th. **

Meeting Room 301
 
10:30am
Madison Arts Commission one-on-one grant writing assistance clinic
Meeting Room 115
 
Stories & Sweets

Stories & Sweets

Community Room
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special Saturday morning storytime! Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.

Community Room
 
The Pursuit of Racial Equity in Education

The Pursuit of Racial Equity in Education

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

In this workshop participants will learn about racial inequality in public schooling (how did we get to this place of inequity?) and explore how to respond in a productive way as parents and community members (where do we go from here?). Educator and researcher Linn Posey-Maddox will provide historical context and facilitate small group interactive discussion about the ways in which parent's/caregiver's engagement can shape children's concepts of race and inequity and contribute to (or counter) racial inequities in education.

Adult registration for this workshop is appreciated but not required. Child supervision may be available please contact Abby, Jane or Christina at the Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 to reserve a childcare slot.(required)

About the presenter:
Linn Posey-Maddox is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Afro-American Studies. In her research she seeks to understand: 1) how social inequities linked to race, class, and place shape the school and community experiences of parents, students, and teachers and 2) how individuals and groups contribute to the production, reproduction, or challenging of educational inequities in their choices and everyday actions.
She is the author of When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press).

This program is a part of a new series at Sequoya called "Let's Talk About It" which will encourage conversations about race, equity and fairness for parents, caregivers and educators of children 0-5th grade.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
11:00am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
12:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 12:00pm 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

 
1:00pm
Kids' Knitting

Kids' Knitting

Meeting Room A
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

For kids ages 7 and up who already like to knit or who want to learn! Needles and yarn provided, but please bring a pair of #8 straight needles if you have one.

Meeting Room A
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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:
Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop

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
 
1:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

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.

Aqua Room 128
 
2:00pm
Library LEGO Club
Meeting Room 115
 
Touched by an Angell (Documentary Film with a Wisconsin Flavor)

Touched by an Angell (Documentary Film with a Wisconsin Flavor)

Community Room
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sun Prairie's Angell Park has a rich local history dating back over 100 years. For the second half of its life it became world renown for midget auto racing. But, nobody has put together a substantive piece of work to encompass more of the park’s history until now, thanks to filmmaker, Bob Leff of Cottage Grove. “Touched by an Angell, The Story of Angell Park a Giant Among Midget Race Tracks,” is a 144-minute documentary produced by Leff’s Video Art Productions.
Bob will provide an introduction to the film and a discussion will follow the screening. Copies of Touched by an Angell and Bob's other films will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about other films that Bob has created, see the Video Art Creations website: www.vapfilms.com

Community Room
 
Slide Slide Dancing
Community Room A
 
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