Have you ever REALLY looked at a book and thought about why the artist or designer made the book that way? There are so many different ways to think about books beyond just the story that the words tell. What story does the art tell? What do you know about a book simply from the design of the book? Join us for an experimental storytime series in which we explore, together with children, what it is that books can tell us, beyond the words. Let's look at the whole book.
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Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Scrabble at the Library
Attention word lovers: exercise your brain by playing Scrabble with other adults!
Community Room - Table Side
Storytime for the Very Young
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
Music + Movement
This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716]
Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers. This program is offered in partnership with the Lussier Family East YMCA, and is free and open to all.
Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with 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 (Wednesdays, January 23-May 1), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org
Meeting Room 115
(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
Children's Program Room
Meadowood Health Partnership Community Health Fair
A Meadowood Health Partnership Community Health Fair event will be held at Meadowridge Library on April 3, 2019 from 11:00-2:00. The Community Health Fair will provide helpful information related to community health issues and preventative blood pressure screenings. The event is presented by Sheray Wallace, founder of the Meadowood Health Partnership. Funding for the event is supported, in part, by David I. (Larry) Sperling.
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
(FULL) Tax Assistance
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
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing
Come draw, paint and listen to music, bask in good vibes and see live chip-carving and whittling while Taylor creates some new tramp art constructions. Even deck out your own Carnival Chalk-ware Figurine: link, available in the Bubbler throughout Taylors residency.
NewBridge Movie Program: HIDDEN FIGURES
[PG, 2hr 7min, Biography|Drama|History, 2017]
Come to the library and enjoy a variety of activities! We'll be having arts, crafts, games, food, and more.
Meeting Room 115
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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.
Evening Family Storytime
Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.
Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.
Meeting Room B
Knitting at the Library
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Meadowridge Cookbook Club - Theme: Vegan
Take part in Meadowridge's first cookbook club! This month's theme is vegan recipes by the author, Kristy Turner. Choose a recipe to make and share at the meeting. We will have some books available at the library and one copy at the checkout desk so you can make a copy of a recipe to make. Recipes can also be found online at http://keepinitkind.com/recipes/ Register online or call 288-6160.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group
Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group
This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.
6:30-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Snacks provided.
Mystery Book Group discusses The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Sequoya's Mystery Book Group hosts a discussion of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. Since his debut in 1955, Tom Ripley has evolved into the ultimate bad boy sociopath, influencing countless novels and filmmakers. In this first novel, we are introduced to suave, handsome Tom Ripley: a young striver, newly arrived in the heady world of Manhattan in the 1950s. A product of a broken home, branded a "sissy" by his dismissive Aunt Dottie, Ripley becomes enamored of the moneyed world of his new friend, Dickie Greenleaf. This fondness turns obsessive when Ripley is sent to Italy to bring back his libertine pal but grows enraged by Dickie's ambivalent feelings for Marge, a charming American dilettante.
Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.
Meeting Room A