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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Look: A whole book approach storytime

Book Look: A whole book approach storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

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.

Meeting Room
 
10:00am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Sup group
Community Room
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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
 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

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

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Meeting Room 115
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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, 04/10/2019 - 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
CANCELED Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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, 04/10/2019 - 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
 
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Bubbler
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 Taylor’s residency.

Bubbler
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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
NewBridge Movie Program: GREEN BOOK

NewBridge Movie Program: GREEN BOOK

Meeting Room
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

[PG-13, 2hr 10min, Biography|Comedy|Drama, 2018]
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venuesthrough the 1960s American South.
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali & Linda Cardellini.
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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)
 
4:00pm
Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!

 
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Pokemon GO Tournament
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.
No Storytime March 27

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

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 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
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Poetry on the Streets: Monroe Street Sidewalk Poetry Dedication
 
6:30pm
Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter

UW Space Place (2300 S. Park)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

At UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park Street.

Kids love dinosaurs! This highly visual and very entertaining presentation will captivate kids of all ages as Janet Riehecky, award-winning children's book author, shows her extensive collection of fossils and museum-quality replicas of real dinosaur bones - including a 5' 7" Apatosaurus femur and an entire foot of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Follow the clues to learn the latest theories about dinosaurs: how big they grew, what they ate, how they lived together, and why they fought. Examine a tyrannosaur's tooth, an iguanodon's thumb, or a velociraptor's claw. Find out why some dinosaurs ate rocks and which dinosaurs made good mothers.

This program is done in partnership with the UW Odyssey Project.

FREE! No admission or registration required.

UW Space Place (2300 S. Park)
 
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