This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716].
A mix of stories, songs, activities, and play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome. This program is offered in partnership with the Lussier Family East YMCA, and is free and open to all.
Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.
(FULL) Tax Assistance
Please call 266-6385 to schedule an appointment. We will start taking reservations Tuesday Jan 22.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Meeting of Minds
Madison Public Library and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are partnering on Meeting of the Minds.
Meeting of the Minds is a memory enhancement program for those with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementia to help maximize cognitive function and sustain quality of life.
Activities includes: memory enhancement activities and intellectual exercises; Tai Chi-based exercise for balance, gentle strengthening, breathing, and stress reduction; creative expression, and mindfulness techniques
Space is limited.
Pre-registration and an informational interview are REQUIRED prior to attending.
Contact Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist, at 608-661-0463 for more information and to register.
Meeting Room 301
One-On-One Computer Assistance
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
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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
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, groups and siblings welcome. No registration required.
Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young
(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 11:30am
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
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
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.
Sequoya Knitting Group
Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!
Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Open Media Lab
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 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
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.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
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
Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21.
Board Games in the children's area
Bring some friends or join other kids for Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Connect Four, Sushi Go and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive Health
A healthy microbiome promotes overall health of the digestive and immune systems. Join Herbalist Linda Conroy to learn about the beneficial herbs and fermented foods that are easy to make and to incorporate into everyday life. Recipes and samples will be provided. Vegetarian. Limit 20 people. For ages 8 and older; adult supervision required. Registration begins February 26.
Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School
Thinking about returning to school for a first, second, or advanced degree? This free session provides information and options at UW-Madison as you plan to continue your education. Learn about:
Undergraduate, graduate, professional and certificate programs
Becoming a University Special student
Student support services
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you are an adult who has been out of school for a while and are considering returning to pursue undergraduate or graduate study, or to update skills, this workshop is for you regardless of the school you plan to attend.
After attending this workshop you will have a better understanding of how to get started on the process of selecting and applying to schools and how to research financial assistance.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School is facilitated by an experienced education advisor from Adult Career and Special Student Services. We look forward to helping you as you think about or plan a return to school.
Meeting Room 115
Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing
Drop in the Bubbler Room & work with our team of printers on an independent project or try out some of
our pre-made designs. No experience needed and all ages are welcome!
Limited card stock, ink, & screens are available.
Feel free to bring in specialty paper, fabric, or additional screens.
No registration necessary, but supplies are limited.
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network
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 (Tuesdays, January 22-April 23), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org
Canceled - Tiana Clark presents I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THE TREES WITHOUT THE BLOOD
THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED MARCH 11 DUE TO ILLNESS. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN OCTOBER.
For prize-winning poet Tiana Clark, trees will never be just trees. They will also and always be a row of gallows from which Black bodies once swung. This is an image that she cannot escape, but one that she has learned to lean into as she delves into personal and public histories, explicating memories and muses around race, elegy, family, and faith by making and breaking forms as well as probing mythology, literary history, her own ancestry, and, yes, even Rihanna. I Cant Talk About the Trees without the Blood, because the speaker in this triptych book cannot engage with the physical and psychic landscape of the South without seeing the braided trauma of the broken pastshe will always see blood on the leaves.
Meeting Room 302