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Friday, March 8, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:30am to 10:00am

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, siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Friends of Hawthorne Library
Community Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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, siblings welcome. Groups welcome, no registration required.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Storytime for the Very Young
Community Room B
 
CANCELLED - Spanish Family Storytime / Cuentos para la familia
Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
English for Parents
Meeting Room 115
 
1:00pm
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 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.

 
3:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Study Room 103
 
3:30pm
Collaborative Gaming
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
NEW! Fun, Family Features! "SMALLFOOT" (PG)

NEW! Fun, Family Features! "SMALLFOOT" (PG)

Meeting Room
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” do exist.
[PG, 2018, Animation|Adventure|Comedy, 1hr 36min]
Fun, Free & Entertaining. The 2nd Friday of the month will now show feature movies for families to enjoy.

Meeting Room
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Mitchell Jackson for Survival Math

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Mitchell Jackson for Survival Math

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Mitchell S. Jackson’s award-winning first book, The Residue Years, was celebrated as “a powerful debut that takes a raw, hard look at poverty” (Roxane Gay, New York Times Book Review), and the marker of “a fresh new voice in fiction” (O, The Oprah Magazine). With his new book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, Jackson turns his distinctive and compelling voice to nonfiction, telling the story of his own family and his tumultuous youth in Portland, Oregon. Part self-reflection and part social critique, Survival Math illuminates the systemic forces of race and class that have shaped the lives of countless disenfranchised Americans, through the history of one family. In four parts, Jackson crafts expansive, multifaceted responses to four questions: Who are we? What have we learned? What have we endured? and How do we proceed? The day-to-day calculations of how to survive in a struggling community loom large over his answers, but so too do poetry, familial love, and a profound rethinking of masculinity and fatherhood. What emerges is a candid, lyrical, and thrillingly alive portrait of a family, a community, and a nation that still needs to reckon with its own history.

 
Movie Night: Ocean's 8

Movie Night: Ocean's 8

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take -- a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million. Rated R. Light refreshments will be served.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Mitchell Jackson for SURVIVAL MATH

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Mitchell Jackson for SURVIVAL MATH

Madison Room
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Black Arts Matter Festival. Mitchell S. Jackson’s award-winning first book, The Residue Years, was celebrated as “a powerful debut that takes a raw, hard look at poverty” (Roxane Gay, New York Times Book Review), and the marker of “a fresh new voice in fiction” (O, The Oprah Magazine). With his new book, Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family, Jackson turns his distinctive and compelling voice to nonfiction, telling the story of his own family and his tumultuous youth in Portland, Oregon. Part self-reflection and part social critique, Survival Math illuminates the systemic forces of race and class that have shaped the lives of countless disenfranchised Americans, through the history of one family. In four parts, Jackson crafts expansive, multifaceted responses to four questions: Who are we? What have we learned? What have we endured? and How do we proceed? The day-to-day calculations of how to survive in a struggling community loom large over his answers, but so too do poetry, familial love, and a profound rethinking of masculinity and fatherhood. What emerges is a candid, lyrical, and thrillingly alive portrait of a family, a community, and a nation that still needs to reckon with its own history.

Madison Room
 
7:00pm
Big, Bad Wolves (feature film)

Big, Bad Wolves (feature film)

Community Room
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

2013 / Israel / Drama, Horror, Thriller / Hebrew & Arabic / 110 min. / Not rated

A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: the father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

Community Room
 
7:30pm
Black Arts Matter (B.A.M) Poetry Slam

Black Arts Matter (B.A.M) Poetry Slam

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

B.A.M (Black Arts Matters) Poetry Slam is a 2 day poetry event as part of the larger Black Arts Matters Interdisciplinary Arts Festival. This space has been created specifically for Black poets to shine and share out. All poets have been pre-selected to perform at the event. This event is free and open to the public!

PRELIMS
Friday, March 8
Bout 1 & 2: 7:30-9 pm
Bout 3: 9:30-11 pm

FINALS & CLOSING EVENT
Saturday, March 9: 7-10 pm

More info: Black Arts Matter Festival (https://bamfestival.wixsite.com/madison) and funded in part by Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
 
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