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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
9:30am
AnjiPlayDate: ENDS EARLY TODAY!

AnjiPlayDate: ENDS EARLY TODAY!

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program, kids play while adults observe. At the end of play, kids can create play stories to share their play with others. This educational approach, rooted in children choosing their own play, was created in Anji County in China and Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library Anji Play model. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. No registration required.

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd

 
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Drop-in to join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring play, hands on activities, and great books! For kids of all ages, with their caregivers. Coffee and tea will be provided.

 
10:00am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday. Work is done on-site, first come first served.

Study Room 211
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and younger siblings welcome!

Community Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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
 
Daytime Book Discussion of "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline

Daytime Book Discussion of "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book, join the discussion of "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.

As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
1:00pm
MADTech Series: Managing Your Time with Calendar Blocking

MADTech Series: Managing Your Time with Calendar Blocking

Conference Room 104
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Let's explore calendar blocking as an idea and technique that can help you better control your work time. There are a ton of time management solutions in the world, but calendar blocking is free, fairly easy to use, and can provide a variety of immediate benefits, including— task prioritization, time to think, time to write, communication on when you are open to interruptions and when you are not, and more.

In this session, you'll learn the idea and some techniques for using it, as well as some useful tools. While calendar blocking isn't for everyone, it an easy adaption for many people in terms of how they think about and manage their time.

Tools: Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Calendly

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-your-time-with-calendar-blocking-t...

Conference Room 104
 
Spanish Conversation Group

Spanish Conversation Group

Meeting Room A
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya. Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month at the Sequoya Library. Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

1-3 pm, segundo jueves,
11 oct 2018- 8 ag 2019

Meeting Room A
 
Tax Assistance-FULL

Tax Assistance-FULL

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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.

 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
5-8 Lexie - Expertise in film editing

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
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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
 
Knitting at the Library
 
4:00pm
Spring Reading Fun
Study Room A (Blue)
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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 246-4548 to make a 60-minute 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.

Study Room
 
5:00pm
Garden's Network*
Community Room
 
5:30pm
Itinerant Whittling & Trick Carving Workshop

Itinerant Whittling & Trick Carving Workshop

Bubbler
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For whittlers and carvers, the ball-in-cage is known as the ultimate challenge. In this workshop, learn the techniques of tramp/hobo art and get a historical overview. Follow the trademark of whittlers throughout history with Taylor Rushing’s guidance, along with patience and a steady hand. Participants will learn the rich history of whittling, as well as best practices in materials, safety, and technique.
No previous is experience needed, ages 15+, registration is required.

Bubbler
 
6:00pm
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 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, (January 24, 2019 through May 2, 2019), at 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room A
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
English Conversation Class
Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
Urban Wildlife Management - Making Madison Wildlife-friendly

Urban Wildlife Management - Making Madison Wildlife-friendly

Meeting Room
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Nearly 85% of Americans live in an urban environment. Increasingly, many wildlife species are also living in urban areas. Providing wildlife habitat in your yard and neighborhood can increase your property values, improve your mental and physical health, and is good for wildlife and pollinator species, among other benefits. This presentation will cover types of wildlife typically found in Madison, and easy, fun, and relatively cheap things you can do to attract wildlife to your yard and area. Free resources about urban wildlife management will be available.

David Drake is a Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and extension programs primarily focus on wildlife and wildlife damage management in human-dominated landscapes. David also teaches an undergraduate course on wildlife damage management. David received his Ph.D in Forestry from North Carolina State University, a M.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, and a B.A degree in Biology from Macalester College.

Meeting Room
 
Indie Lens Pop-Up presents Charm City

Indie Lens Pop-Up presents Charm City

Meeting Room 302
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.

Please stay after the film for a discussion with local experts and community leaders.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

This screening is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and the Madison Public Library.

Meeting Room 302
 
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