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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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
Friends of Hawthorne Library
Community Room
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Spring Break Gaming and Coding Day

Spring Break Gaming and Coding Day

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Students can participate in a free full day of gaming and coding activities with some of the areas best gaming and coding experts. Students should apply through The Urban League at this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2Xqjj_w_L3viXefUwb0EL6Su6UVsS...

Hosted by the Madison My Brother's Keeper and the Urban League of Greater.

All participants should be 11 years old or older.
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
This event will take place in multiple rooms throughout Central Madison Public Library.

 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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, 03/27/2019 - 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
Drop In Crafternoon

Drop In Crafternoon

Children's Program Room
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Children's Program Room
 
Spring Break Crafternoon
 
NewBridge Movie Program: SERVED LIKE A GIRL

NewBridge Movie Program: SERVED LIKE A GIRL

Meeting Room
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

[NA=not rated; 1hr. 43min.; Documentary, 2017]
Starring Nichole Alred, Jas Boothe & Rachel Engler
Director Lysa Heslov's Documentary provides a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Pamper Yourself
Community Room B
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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)
 
Media Petting Zoo
Teen Room
 
4:00pm
Wonderful Wednesdays: Cooking with Chef Lily
Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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
What's a Zine? Generating and Self-Publishing Your Personal Artist Book
Bubbler
 
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 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
 
Madison Travel Circle presents Rome's Neighborhoods

Madison Travel Circle presents Rome's Neighborhoods

Community Room
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Dan Eggerding as he explores the Eternal City of Roman Caesars, Dictators and Popes with palaces, statutes and fountains created by giants like Bernini and Michelangelo. Then, there are those magnificent Roman Neighborhoods (Trastevere, Tesaccio, and Capitoline.) They contain windy alleyways, flower draped balconies, and the coziest of cafes with dinners created by a thousand years culinary genius and other forms of forced labor. In ancient times, failure to cook well could make you the next meal at the Coliseum… I will also get to the Hill Towns of Umbria and San Remo.
(Note: Quebec City program postponed until November 25)

Community Room
 
Pâte à Choux with Chef Paul Tseng

Pâte à Choux with Chef Paul Tseng

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 6:15pm to 7:45pm

The choux pastry bakes up into airy, tender puffs, and can be used for anything from sweet cream puffs to cheesy gougères. Join Paul to explore this easy and tasty choux pastry that will delight your whole family. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Room A
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

Meeting Room A
 
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion
Meeting Room