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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays, songs (and even apps!) that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups welcome. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

Meeting Room
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:30am to 9:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. For Toddlers ages 16 - 35 months. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is first-come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
10:00am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Children's Program Room
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Sup Group
Community Room
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:15am to 10:35am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. For Toddlers ages 16 - 35 months. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is first-come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program.

Meeting Room B
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:15am to 11:00am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716]

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers. 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)
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

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 (Wednesdays, January 23-May 1), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Meeting Room 115
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:45am to 11:15am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Children's Program Room
 
11:00am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 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
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Please call 266-6385 to schedule an appointment. We will start taking reservations Tuesday Jan 22.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Community Room - Table Side
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 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.

Community Room - Table Side
 
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Bubbler
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come draw, paint and listen to music, bask in good vibes and see live chip-carving and whittling while Taylor creates some new tramp art constructions. Even deck out your own Carnival Chalk-ware Figurine: link, available in the Bubbler throughout Taylor’s residency.

Bubbler
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm 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

 
1:30pm
NewBridge Movie Program: SEARCHING
Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour 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.

 
5:00pm
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!

 
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Itinerant Whittling & Trick Carving Workshop w/ Artist-in-Residence

Itinerant Whittling & Trick Carving Workshop w/ Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For whittlers and carvers, the ball-in-cage is known as the ultimate challenge. In this workshop, learn the techniques of tramp/hobo art and get a historical overview. Follow the trademark of whittlers throughout history with Taylor Rushing’s guidance, along with patience and a steady hand. Participants will learn the rich history of whittling, as well as best practices in materials, safety, and technique.
No previous is experience needed, ages 15+, registration is required.

Bubbler
 
Meadowridge Library Anime Club /Anime Game Night
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.
No Storytime March 27

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Financial Education
Community Room A
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Amber Tamblyn for ERA OF IGNITION

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Amber Tamblyn for ERA OF IGNITION

Madison Room
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn. In her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she’d forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition–namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own. She writes: “No longer stuck in a past we can’t outrun and a future we must outgrow, we are a nation that is actively confronting our values and agitating for change. We are in an age when activism becomes direct action, when disagreement becomes dissention, when dissatisfaction becomes protest, when accusations become accountability, and when revolts become revolutions.” Through her fierce op-eds and tireless work as one of the founders of the Time’s Up organization, Amber has emerged as a bold, outspoken, and respected advocate for women’s rights. In Era of Ignition, she addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault–all told through the very personal lens of her own experiences, as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for everyone attempting to understand the world we live in and help change it for the better.

Madison Room
 
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