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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

Book Look: A whole book approach storytime

Meeting Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Taylor Rushing

Bubbler
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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: EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

NewBridge Movie Program: EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY

Meeting Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

[G, 1hr 35min, Documentary|Family, 2017]
From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world over the course of one single day.
Starring Robert Redford & Jackie Chan.
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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
CANCELLED - Wonderful Wednesdays
Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Meadowridge Library Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come watch and discuss Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. Naruto, he story follows the young ninja​ who dreams of becoming the leader of his village and the world's greatest ninja.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 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, 04/17/2019 - 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
 
Celebrate Poetry: Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry Reception
Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
 
Book discussion of Another Country by James Baldwin

Book discussion of Another Country by James Baldwin

Community Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.

Community Room
 
6:30pm
Oral History 101 Workshop

Oral History 101 Workshop

Local History Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Local historian Sarah White presents a workshop on oral history basics. Topics will include how to choose interview questions, considerations around confidentiality and sharing the interview, and an overview of Madison Public Library's new Living History Kits, including audio recorders, that will be available for checkout by MPL cardholders.

Sarah White has lots of experience with oral history and community history. She is co-author of "An East Side Album" about the history of Madison's east side.

Local History Room
 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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.

Study Room
 
7:00pm
Book Discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Book Discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Children's Program Room
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In 1920s Oklahoma enrolled members of the Osage Indian nation were some of the wealthiest people per capita in the world due the oil fields beneath their land. A ‘Reign of Terror’ by whites intent on getting some of this wealth included shooting, poisoning, bombing in order to decimate the tribe. Corrupt and incompetent law enforcement and judiciary were the norm until a young J. Edgar Hoover saw a chance to make his reputation with the FBI in pursuit of justice. This book is a true-crime thriller. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Children's Program Room
 
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