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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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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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, 03/26/2019 - 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
 
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Green Room 103
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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.

Green Room 103
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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

Meeting Room
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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, 03/26/2019 - 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, 03/26/2019 - 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
 
1:30pm
Spring Break Crafternoon
 
Drop In Crafternoon

Drop In Crafternoon

Children's Program Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Check out our different crafts everyday of Spring Break. Younger siblings welcome with adult help.

Children's Program Room
 
2:00pm
Giant Board Games
Community Room B
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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, 03/26/2019 - 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
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21.

Teen Room
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
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, 03/26/2019 - 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
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 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
 
7:00pm
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell @LELC

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world of bobbed hair, smoking and speakeasies.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)