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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10am
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 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
 
12pm
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, 05/21/2019 - 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
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 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 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
 
3pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 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, 05/21/2019 - 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
 
4pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 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
 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school aged kids who know the basic moves of chess. Come on in to play against other opponents your age.

No Chess on 1/1, 2/19 & 4/2

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
6pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Thinking of starting a business?
Interested in a business model that uplifts your community?

Worker cooperatives create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. Worker co-ops are designed to improve low-wage jobs and build wealth in communities. Worker co-ops help build skills, earning potential, household income, and assets.

Interpretation into Spanish will be provided.

Childcare can be arranged by contacting Martin Alvarado a week before the event at 608-266-6350 or malvarado@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Additional sessions Tuesday June 18th at noon and Tuesday July 16th at noon at Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St.

Learn more about opportunities at www.mcdcmadison.org!

Sponsored by MCDC, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

(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!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Declining with Dementia: a presentation for caregivers by Agrace

Declining with Dementia: a presentation for caregivers by Agrace

Meeting Room
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Providing care for a person with dementia is challenging and stressful, especially as they enter the last stage of the illness. How do you provide quality of life for your patient when they can no longer effectively communicate? How can you help a family make peace with their loved one not knowing them anymore? This training covers what to expect in the last stage of dementia, strategies to address common behaviors, ways to enhance quality of life, and how to support families of patients with dementia at end of life. The training will not discuss disease progression or medication management of dementia.

Meeting Room
 
No Place Like Home: Film Screening and Community Discussion

No Place Like Home: Film Screening and Community Discussion

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Youth Action Board is partnering with local filmmaker Mitch Deitz and the Madison Central Library for a screening of the short documentary No Place Like Home.

No Place Like Home examines youth homelessness in Madison. The film primarily follows Deitz's friend Jivonte Davis, who was homeless while they were classmates together at Madison East High School.

Immediately following the screening will be an round table conversation moderated by Robin Sereno (Chair, Committee to End Youth Homelessness).

Panelists include: Mitch Deitz, Jivonte Davis, Amy Noble (MMSD social worker), Fabiola Hamden (Dane County Human Services) and members of the Youth Action Board - a group of young people with lived experience who have joined forces to enact youth driven solutions to eliminate youth homelessness in our community.

Meeting Room 302