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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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, 05/01/2019 - 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
 
11:00am
Toddler Art Class

Toddler Art Class

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. For toddlers ages 18 - 36 months.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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

 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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!

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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)
 
Media Petting Zoo
Teen Room
 
Teen Advisory Meeting
Meeting Room 115
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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.

 
4:30pm
Read to a Dog -- CANCELLED
 
5:00pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Women in Love (1969)
Meeting Room 302
 
Darn Yarn Group

Darn Yarn Group

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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. (This session will be held in in-library seating as the meeting rooms are occupied).

 
Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group - CANCELED

Story Starlings -- T(w)een Writing Group - CANCELED

Teen Room
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

This is a writing group for tween/teen writers of every level! Bring your story ideas, outlines, or finished pieces and discuss them with peers! Led by local writer.

6:30-7:30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Snacks provided.

Teen Room
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Group discusses Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Mystery Book Group discusses Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Meeting Room A
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Sequoya's Mystery Book Group hosts a discussion of Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into the Boundary Waters and never returned. Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. As Maya is drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she'll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A
 
New Pinney Library Public Art Finalists (Interior Presentations)

New Pinney Library Public Art Finalists (Interior Presentations)

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

All are welcome to attend two sessions of artists’ presentations for two public art pieces that will be installed in the New Pinney Library. These six finalists below will each have 20 minutes to further present on their vision, providing visuals, concepts, and inspiration within their proposals. Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for the community to make comments on the proposed pieces.

LOCATION: YMCA AT 711 COTTAGE GROVE RD, MADISON, WI 53716
INTERIOR PIECE MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST FROM 7-8PM
7:00 Maria Amalia Wood
7:20 pARTS Collaboration: Caleb Weisnicht and Robin Good
7:40 Yeonhee Cheong

*the exterior piece presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, May 8 from 7-8pm.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)