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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 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
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Madison Public Library and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are partnering on Meeting of the Minds.

Meeting of the Minds is a memory enhancement program for those with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementia to help maximize cognitive function and sustain quality of life.

Activities includes: memory enhancement activities and intellectual exercises; Tai Chi-based exercise for balance, gentle strengthening, breathing, and stress reduction; creative expression, and mindfulness techniques

Space is limited.
Pre-registration and an informational interview are REQUIRED prior to attending.

Contact Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist, at 608-661-0463 for more information and to register.

Meeting Room 301
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 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, 04/30/2019 - 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, 04/30/2019 - 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, 04/30/2019 - 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
CANCELED - Open Media Lab

CANCELED - Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

Open Lab is Canceled for today so we can move around some of the furniture and equipment to have a better setup for lab visitors. We look forward to seeing you at the next open lab time

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.

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
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 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
 
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
 
4:00pm
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us every Tuesday at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21.

Teen Room
 
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5:00pm
Art Party Tuesdays

Art Party Tuesdays

Bubbler
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Art Party Tuesdays are free happy hour gatherings for creative people. Join us to spark conversation, collaboration, and connection. We’ll have complimentary food and drinks. Help us create the best mix of creatives by forwarding this invite to artists and friends in the art world. This party is free and open, but only to the first 200 respondents.

Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg93893t7f...

Bubbler
 
6:00pm
Brisca Game Night
 
What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living

What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:15pm to 8:45pm

Join Dr. Ira Byock for a presentation on “What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living” and a discussion his books, which include Dying Well, The Best Care Possible, and The Four Things That Matter Most. Dr. Byock, Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. Dr. Byock is Active Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Community & Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Presented in partnership with the Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cherríe Moraga for NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cherríe Moraga for NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART

Meeting Room 301
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presented in partnership with the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program. From the celebrated editor of This Bridge Called My Back, Cherríe Moraga charts her own coming-of-age alongside her mother’s decline, and also tells the larger story of the Mexican American diaspora. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as a child, along with her siblings, by their own father to pick cotton in California’s Imperial Valley. The daughter, Cherríe Moraga, is a brilliant, pioneering, queer Latina feminist. The story of these two women, and of their people, is woven together in an intimate memoir of critical reflection and deep personal revelation.

As a young woman, Elvira left California to work as a cigarette girl in glamorous late-1920s Tijuana, where an ambiguous relationship with a wealthy white man taught her life lessons about power, sex, and opportunity. As Moraga charts her mother’s journey—from impressionable young girl to battle-tested matriarch to, later on, an old woman suffering under the yoke of Alzheimer’s—she traces her own self-discovery of her gender-queer body and Lesbian identity, as well as her passion for activism and the history of her pueblo. As her mother’s memory fails, Moraga is driven to unearth forgotten remnants of a U.S. Mexican diaspora, its indigenous origins, and an American story of cultural loss. Poetically wrought and filled with insight into intergenerational trauma, Native Country of the Heart is a reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter to the mother she will never lose.

Doors will open for this event at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission.

Meeting Room 301