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Central
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Lakeview
Meadowridge
Monroe Street
Pinney
Sequoya

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

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9:30am
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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, 03/21/2019 - 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, 03/21/2019 - 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, 03/21/2019 - 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
 
Public Health
Community Room
 
1:00pm
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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
 
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Study Room 104
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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.

 
MADTech Series: Google Forms / Spreadsheets - Step One to Useful Automation

MADTech Series: Google Forms / Spreadsheets - Step One to Useful Automation

Conference Room (first floor)
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-forms-spreadsheets-step-one-to-usefu...

Conference Room (first floor)
 
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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 Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
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, 03/21/2019 - 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
 
Knitting at the Library
 
4:00pm
Winter Reading Fun
Study Room A (Blue)
 
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Community Room
 
6:00pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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
 
Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop

Live Abroad and Teach English Workshop

Meeting Room 301
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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
 
Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Meeting
Meeting Room 115
 
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 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.

 
6:30pm
Lakeview Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Dark Vineyard" by Martin Walker

Lakeview Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Dark Vineyard" by Martin Walker

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Lakeview's Mystery Book Group: Join us around the fireplace! New members always welcome.

Synopsis: Benoît (Bruno) Courrèges—devoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the town’s only municipal policeman—rushes 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 region’s 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 town—a dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushing—provide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The town’s rivals—Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine; Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune—act 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)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents The Long Goodbye (1973)

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Robert Altman’s version of Raymond Chandler’s 1953
novel is an often hilarious deconstruction of the private
eye/film noir tradition.

“(The film) should not be anybody’s first film noir, nor their
first Altman movie. Most of its effect comes from the way it
pushes against the genre, and the way Altman undermines the
premise of all private eye movies, which is that the hero can
walk down mean streets, see clearly, and tell right from wrong”
(Roger Ebert).

Meeting Room 302
 
7:00pm
The Ranch House and Mid-Century Madison

The Ranch House and Mid-Century Madison

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

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
 
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