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Events Calendar

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

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
PAINTING
Meeting Room 115
 
9:30am
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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 302
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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 302
 
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

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
 
Community Coffee at Interim Pinney
 
11:00am
Hawthorne Staff
Community Room
 
12:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

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 the Author: Jerry Apps

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
2-5 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design
5-8 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
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
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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)
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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
 
Board Games in the children's area

Board Games in the children's area

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

 
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 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
 
5:30pm
(RESCHEDULED to 5/7) Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

(RESCHEDULED to 5/7) Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

Bubbler
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

(RESCHEDULED to 5/7)

Drop in the Bubbler Room & work with our team of printers on an independent project or try out some of
our pre-made designs. No experience needed and all ages are welcome!
Limited card stock, ink, & screens are available.
Feel free to bring in specialty paper, fabric, or additional screens.
No registration necessary, but supplies are limited.

Bubbler
 
6:00pm
Cookbook Book Club - Japanese Food

Cookbook Book Club - Japanese Food

Community Room
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Community Room