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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
WOL- NAREA Conference Visits
Bubbler
 
9:30am
Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Drop-in Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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: DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE

NewBridge Movie Program: DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE

Meeting Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

[Rating "Approved"; 1hr 33min, Adventure|Family|Fantasy, 1960, 1960]
Starring Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro & Sean Connery
A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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
 
CANCELLED: Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

CANCELLED: Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Watch and discuss the anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime by by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. The story follows Mikami Satoru who is stabbed by a killer, and is reborn to an alternate world as a slime!

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Book discussion of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Book discussion of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Community Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold. But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 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, 03/20/2019 - 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
 
Lotus Wrapped Glutinous Rice with Madame Chu
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
SOLD OUT The Public film screening and Q&A with Emilio Estevez & Ryan Dowd

SOLD OUT The Public film screening and Q&A with Emilio Estevez & Ryan Dowd

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Madison Public Library and The Capital Times for a pre-release screening of The Public (2019), with a live Q&A session with director/writer/actor Emilio Estevez, who will be joined by Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness. Doors open at 5:15pm, followed by a film screening at 6pm, and a Q&A at 8pm. Free tickets are required due to capacity; register for your ticket(s) to ensure a seat. Resources from local homeless service advocates will also be available at the event.

In "the public" an unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

The Public features Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, and Michael K. Williams and is rated PG-13. The discussion will be moderated by Rob Thomas, in partnership with The Capital Times. View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN0iLUj64zs

 
6:30pm
Darn Yarn Group

Darn Yarn Group

Meeting Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Meeting Room
 
7:00pm
Book Discussion of Deep Down Dark: the...

Book Discussion of Deep Down Dark: the...

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Untold Stories of 33 men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free by Héctor Farrar. An electrifying and gripping narrative with fresh details, this is a wonderfully complex story with many narrative threads. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Children's Program Room
 
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