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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, March 7, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9:30am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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, 03/07/2019 - 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.

 
10:00am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
FoodWIse
Meeting Room 115
 
MADTech Series Drop-in Session: Get Help, Check-In, Q&A

MADTech Series Drop-in Session: Get Help, Check-In, Q&A

Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

The Drop-In Sessions are open to anyone who has participated in the previous 2019 MadTech Ed Series workshops. They are a time where you can ask questions specific to your individual or organizational needs, receive one-to-one assistance, and get guidance in your effort to use the knowledge gained in prior workshops. The time period is an open drop-in and can be used by multiple people, the instructor will attempt to work with each person individually, when possible.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drop-in-session-get-help-check-in-qa-ticket...

Conference Room (first floor)
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
Goodwill
Community Room
 
2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library Thursday Book Club
Meeting Room
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
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
 
3:00pm
Knitting at the Library
 
CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
3:30pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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.

 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
Winter Reading Fun
Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:30pm
MPL Youth Services
Community Room
 
6:00pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Bamboozled (2000) & Panel Discussion

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Bamboozled (2000) & Panel Discussion

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

United States | 2000 | 135 minutes
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport

In a searing parody of American television, BAMBOOZLED takes a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a network executive's stunning rise and tragic downfall.

Black Arts Matter Festival Panel Discussion following the film from 8-9pm.
Part of the Black Arts Matter Festival (https://bamfestival.wixsite.com/madison) and funded in part by Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Room 302
 
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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.

 
LGBT & Dementia Community Forum

LGBT & Dementia Community Forum

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia, memory loss and how it affects the LGBT community. Registration is preferred--please register through the library website below or by calling the Sequoya Library at (608)266-6385. (If you have already registered for the event through the Alzheimer's Association-South Central Wisconsin Chapter, there is no need to re-register)

Presented in partnership by the Alzheimer's Association-South Central Wisconsin Chapter, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, OutReach and Madison Public Library.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Peace and Justice Book Circle - Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat

Peace and Justice Book Circle - Tasting the Sky by Ibtisam Barakat

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

""When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!"
But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember."

In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life in the Middle East as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home."

Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

Meeting Room 115
 
Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Body Is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor

Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Body Is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us around the fireplace for a discussion of "The Body Is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor. New members always welcome.

Synopsis: Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies.

The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world--for us all. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Dryer Ball Mania

Dryer Ball Mania

Meeting Room
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

These environmentally friendly balls are used in your dryer and will help reduce static, absorb moisture, and are chemical free. Using repurposed wool these dryer balls will be handmade, one of a kind, and ready to use when you bring them home! Each participant will make 2 dryer balls. Taught by Faye Antolec, owner, Wyld and Wooly.
This class is free but registration is required. Space is limited, so only one registration per person, and no drop-ins permitted.

Meeting Room
 
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