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.
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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
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!
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
Spanish Literature Group
Presentado por University League en asociación con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos, los libros y las discusiones están completamente en español. Por favor, obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con Ask Here (Pregunte Aqui)
Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk
Meeting Room A
MADTech Series: Google Forms / Spreadsheets - Step One to Useful Automation
In the last session, we introduced you to Streak CRM and some similar tools. This session will follow-up with how you can make these tools more useful by using Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets. Google Forms can be a powerful data collection tool and a massive time savior. Google Forms can move you from manually collecting random bits of information from small to large groups of people, to allowing individuals to provide you data in an easy to use, easy to verify
In this session, you'll learn the foundations of data automation, as they related to tool selection. Tool selection is undervalued, many of us use whatever tool someone sticks in front of us, but not all tools are built equally. You'll learn a bit about automation, sharing data between tools, and a tiny, tiny bit about APIs.
Tools: Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets, Streak CRM, Zapier
Conference Room 104
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
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
A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 20-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Registration required; please sign up at the Sequoya reference desk or call 608-266-6385. For moe information about the screens, please call ADRC of Dane County at 608-240-7400.
Study Room 104
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:
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
Kids Code Madison
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.
Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop
Explore what it takes to teach English abroad and how you can travel with an income. Understand what international employers are looking for and how to find the job that fits your goals. Learn about obtaining a TEFL Certificate to make living abroad a reality! Presented by Jennifer Phillips & Hannah LeDuc, Wisconsin ESL Institute.
Meeting Room 301
Chapters Teen Writing Club
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.
Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Meeting
Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Board Meeting
Meeting Room 115
SCALE Class (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, (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
Lakeview Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Dark Vineyard" by Martin Walker
Lakeview's Mystery Book Group: Join us around the fireplace! New members always welcome.
Synopsis: Benoît (Bruno) Courrègesdevoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the towns only municipal policemanrushes to the scene when a research station for genetically modified crops is burned down outside Saint-Denis. Bruno immediately suspects a group of fervent environmentalists who live nearby, but the fire is only the first in a string of mysteries centering on the regions fertile soil.
Then a bevy of winemakers descends on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers. Romances blossom. Hearts are broken. Some of the sensual pleasures of the towna dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushingprovide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The towns rivalsMax, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine; Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortuneact increasingly erratically. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past. -- Amazon.com
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents The Long Goodbye (1973)
Robert Altmans version of Raymond Chandlers 1953
(The film) should not be anybodys first film noir, nor their
Meeting Room 302
The Ranch House and Mid-Century Madison
Join Della Hansmann, residential Architect, to discover the revolutionary background of one of our most common housing types: the RANCH.
Madison's ranch neighborhoods are filled with right-sized 60+ year old houses. Today, they need a few updates to serve the next several generations as well as the previous ones. We'll discuss how ranches solved our LAST housing crunch, modernizations most ranches need, how to maximize mid-century style, and easy steps any homeowner can take to improve their mid-century home. Come learn how to turn your ranch into your dream home.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined