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Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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, 03/14/2019 - 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, 03/14/2019 - 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, 03/14/2019 - 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, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy

Daytime Book Discussion of "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book, join the discussion of "The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem.

On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory.

When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.

Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrust into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. -- book jacket

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
1:00pm
Spanish Conversation Group

Spanish Conversation Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya. Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month at the Sequoya Library. Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

1-3 pm, segundo jueves,
11 oct 2018- 8 ag 2019

Meeting Room A
 
MADTech Series: Email Mastery II - A Primary Workspace

MADTech Series: Email Mastery II - A Primary Workspace

Conference Room 104
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In this session, you'll be introduced to add-ons that can move email from a critical work tool to a vital process manager. This tools will let you experience controlling email in ways that allow you to not just feel, but be accomplished. Again, this workshop focuses on tools for Gmail. Some of the tools can be used in other email clients or have some equivalence for those systems.

Tools: Streak CRM (primarily), Boomerang and others (casually)
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/email-mastery-ii-a-primary-workspace-ticket...

Conference Room 104
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
1:30pm
FoodWIse

FoodWIse

Meeting Room 115
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes. We seek to empower Wisconsin residents with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities.

Meeting Room 115
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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 Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation
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
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
Alexandria Walk in
Community Room
 
Knitting at the Library
 
4:00pm
Winter Reading Fun
Study Room A (Blue)
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
5:00pm
Girl Scouts recruitment
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Cancelled - Read to a Dog

Cancelled - Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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.

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up presents The Providers

Indie Lens Pop-Up presents The Providers

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.

Please stay after the film for a discussion with Sarah Johnson, Health Education Specialist at Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC).

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

This screening is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and the Madison Public Library.

Meeting Room 302
 
Children's Hairstyling 101

Children's Hairstyling 101

Meeting Room
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

*This event was rescheduled from 1/31 due to weather. All previous registrants have had their registrations transferred to this new date.*

Are you a parent new to styling hair or unsure of where to start now that you have a daughter relying on you to look stylish? Join neighborhood mom, Allison Jorgensen, as she teaches a beginners level class on where to start: grooming and initial styles. This class is geared toward those with zero to some experience, but all are welcome to join (be forewarned that the truly talented might be enlisted to help teach). While styling tools and accessories will be available for the session, you are also welcome to bring your own.

Registration for this event is useful, but not required. Please plan to bring your child (or a friend) so you have a head of hair to practice on. If your child can’t attend, a limited supply of mannequin heads will be available for use during the session (though live heads are always better for practice!). Call 824-1780 with questions or to register.

Meeting Room