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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716].

A mix of stories, songs, activities, and play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome. 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)
 
10:00am
*RESCHEDULED* Mindful Movement

*RESCHEDULED* Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

*This session was rescheduled from 4/9/19. Regular class schedule will resume on 4/23*
NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 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. For children ages 3-5, groups and siblings welcome. No registration required.

Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 10:30am (Note: No Storytime Mar 19 & 26)

Meeting Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Aqua Room 128
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!
Tuesdays, Jan 15 - Apr 30, 11:30am (Note: No Storytime Mar 19 & 26)

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 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
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 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 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Michael - Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop
6-8 Brett - Expertise in graphic design

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
 
Volunteer Help
Community Room
 
3:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 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
 
4:00pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Poet-in-Residence

Poet-in-Residence

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Visitors to Madison’s Monroe Street Library are invited to wax or wane poetic with Madison writer Susan Podebradsky as she presents her weekly Poet-in-Residence hours during National Poetry Month -- April 2019
This pilot Poet-in-Residence spin on Spontaneous Writing Booth places a singular poet in a neighborhood library to hang out with patrons and write or share poems as she wishes. Patrons are also invited to chat with the poet about their favorite poems or try writing a poem on the spot. Poet Podebradsky should be easy enough to find, she will be the poet by the sign that reads, “The Poet is In.”

 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

No Chess on 1/1, 2/19 & 4/2

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
5:00pm
Claiming the Media Back: Public Film Production with Cell Phones

Claiming the Media Back: Public Film Production with Cell Phones

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 5:15pm to 7:45pm

This workshop introduces the participants to the basics of audiovisual storytelling using cell phones. Participants will learn the basics of cinematography, shot design, editing and storytelling via audiovisual media. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce short videos as well as critiquing visual media with new eyes.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 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 (Tuesdays, January 22-April 23), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
6:30pm
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 04/16/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

(for children ages 0-30 months)
Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Community Room - Fireplace Side