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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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

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)
 
10:00am
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

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

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:05am to 12:05pm

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
 
10:30am
Madison Writing Assistance - ON BREAK, RESUMES MARCH 26

Madison Writing Assistance - ON BREAK, RESUMES MARCH 26

Aqua Room 128
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

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
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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 (Note: No Storytime Mar 19 & 26)

Meeting Room
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

(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

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 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
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 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 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Brett - Expertise in graphic design

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
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 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
 
4:00pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

No Chess on 1/1, 2/19 & 4/2

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
5:00pm
Claiming the Media Back: Public Film Production with Cell Phones

Claiming the Media Back: Public Film Production with Cell Phones

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:15pm to 7:45pm

This workshop introduces the participants to the basics of audiovisual storytelling using cell phones. Participants will learn the basics of cinematography, shot design, editing and storytelling via audiovisual media. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce short videos as well as critiquing visual media with new eyes.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 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 (Tuesdays, January 22-April 23), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peek

Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peek

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

You're invited to a free preview of the 21st Wisconsin Film Festival (April 4-11, 2019). Watch trailers of this year's films, learn about the ins and outs from WFF Senior Programmer Mike King, and bring your questions about the festival.
Sneak Peek events are made possible through partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival and by a generous grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Room 302
 
6:30pm
Storytime for the Very Young [No Show]

Storytime for the Very Young [No Show]

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

(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!

Community Room - Fireplace Side