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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)
Meeting of Minds
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.
Contact Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist, at 608-661-0463 for more information and to register.
Meeting Room 302
NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.
West Madison Senior Center Lunches
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
Meet the Author: Jerry Apps
Meet Jerry and talk about the Wisconsin countryside and agriculture! Jerry is an award winning author who has written more than 50 books. He is professor emeritus at UW- Madison and currently works as a rural historian. This Meet the Author event is presented in partnership with the Madison Senior Center.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Open Media Lab
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:
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.
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
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)
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
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
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.
Board Games in the children's area
Bring some friends or join other kids for Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Connect Four, Sushi Go and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Drop-in and stay as long as you like.
(RESCHEDULED to 5/7) Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing
(RESCHEDULED to 5/7)
Drop in the Bubbler Room & work with our team of printers on an independent project or try out some of
Cookbook Book Club - Japanese Food
Pick out a recipe from a Japanese cookbook (or use your own recipe) and make a dish to share at this community gathering. The Lakeview Library will have Japanese cookbooks on display beginning May 1. Tableware and refreshments will be provided by the Lakeview Library and Willy Street Co-op.