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

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Children's Program Room
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:00am to 10:35am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 - 18 months.

Children's Program Room
 
10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young
Community Room A
 
Spanish Family Storytime / Cuentos para la familia
Meeting Room 115
 
Animal Superpowers

Animal Superpowers

Community Room
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Did you know that animals have superpowers? Join a specialist from the Dane County Humane Society and learn about incredible adaptations that give animals their superhero powers.

Community Room
 
Cooking with Chef Lily (Mixed ages 5-12)
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
12:00pm
English for Parents
Meeting Room 115
 
Family Cooking with Chef Lily (Family)
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
1:00pm
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 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.

 
1:30pm
Spring Break Crafternoon
 
Drop In Crafternoon

Drop In Crafternoon

Children's Program Room
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Children's Program Room
 
3:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 103
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Study Room 103
 
3:30pm
Collaborative Gaming
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:30pm
5th Friday Poetry featuring Ron Czerwien and open mic

5th Friday Poetry featuring Ron Czerwien and open mic

Meeting Room
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts a poetry night every time there's a 5th Friday. Join Ron Czerwien for a reading from his new chapbook, "a little rain, a little more", followed by open mic poetry.

Ron Czerwien graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a BA in English. In 1993 he purchased Avol’s Bookstore in Madison.

For many years Ron hosted poetry readings and open mics at Avol’s and, after it closed in 2012, at different venues in Madison. Ron’s poems have appeared online and in a number of print journals. His manuscript, "The Office of Uncomfortable Admissions," received an honorable mention in the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest. He is the author of the chapbook, “A Ragged Tear Down The Middle Of Our Flag,” published in 2017 by locofo chaps, an imprint of Moria Books. His new chapbook, “a little rain, a little more,” was published in 2018 by Bent Paddle Press.

These days Ron continues to sell used and out-of-print books on the internet under the name Avol’s Books, LLC and he serves on the board of The Council for Wisconsin Writers. In his free time Ron creates collages that combine old advertising images and appropriated text to amuse his friends. Some of these can be seen on his Instagram account @czerwienron.

Meeting Room
 
7:00pm
Jingai-sai no Yome (anime)

Jingai-sai no Yome (anime)

Community Room
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Hinowa Tomari, a completely ordinary high school boy, is summoned by his homeroom teacher one day and informed that he's been selected to become the wife of a mysterious creature called Kanenogi. Despite their uncertainty, the new couple registers their marriage... and starts a surprisingly happy new life together?! And thus the sugary-sweet married life of the soft, fluffy Jingai-san and the ordinary high school boy begins!

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Community Room
 
CANCELED: JVN Project Word Power! Semi-Finals

CANCELED: JVN Project Word Power! Semi-Finals

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

This event, and others in the Word Power! series, has been cancelled for Spring 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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JVN Project Word Power! Semi-Finals.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

If you are 13-19 years old and would like to compete for a spot on the 2019 Madison Slam Team, email JVNP.ONELIFE@GMAIL.COM with the subject line "WP Participant 2019."

https://www.thejvnproject.org/wordpower

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302