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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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All day
 
10am
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 302
Tuesday, May 28, 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
Tuesday, May 28, 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
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, May 28, 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
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, May 28, 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 Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop
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)
Tuesday, May 28, 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
Tuesday, May 28, 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
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tuesday, May 28, 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
 
CANCELED - Teen Tuesday
Meeting Room 115
 
4pm
Pokemon Club (TCG)

Pokemon Club (TCG)

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tuesday, May 28, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Do you love Pokemon? Learn to play the trading card game, during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids! Bring your own deck or borrow one of ours!

No Pokemon in March.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Drop-in Math Help - CANCELED
Study Room 1
 
6pm
Healthy Masculinity: Creating A New Norm for Raising Boys into Men

Healthy Masculinity: Creating A New Norm for Raising Boys into Men

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Join the DAIS Power of One Leadership Team on Tuesday, May 28, to explore ways of being more intentional about raising our boys into men who value not just women and girls but also their own authentic selves. This free event will build upon messages shared by Tony Porter, A CALL TO MEN CEO, at the recent Celebrate Independence community luncheon. Attendees will hear more about Mr. Porter through his TED talk, which was named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See,” and take time to explore what we can do as individuals and as a community to make it okay for boys and men to express emotions, ask for help, and respect girls and women. This event is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required. Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information or to RSVP-please contact Brian Benford at brianb@abuseintervention.org or 608-251-1237 ext.316

Meeting Room 115
 
CANCELED SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

CANCELED SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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 (Tuesdays, May 28-August 13), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
7pm
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses An American Marriage by Tayari Jones @LELC

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses An American Marriage by Tayari Jones @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control (from the publisher).

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Maraniss for A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY

Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Maraniss for A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY

Madison Room
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and bestselling author, has been chronicling American life as told through sports figures (Vince Lombardi in When Pride Still Mattered and Clemente), future presidents (Bill Clinton in First in His Class and Barack Obama: The Story), and everyday heroes (They Marched into Sunlight, Rome 1960, and Once in a Great City). With A Good American Family, he turns the lens on his own family to examine the politics of the 1950s McCarthy era. A Good American Family captures a time of fear, paranoia, and injustice—and at the heart is the story of Maraniss’s father. Elliott Maraniss, a World War II veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House of Un-American Activities Committee, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Ultimately, though, this is an optimistic book. Maraniss’s father never lost faith in America, and he was eventually vindicated.

A Good American Family takes a larger look at what it means to be American. Maraniss weaves his father’s story through the lives of his inquisitors and defenders as they struggle with the vital twentieth-century issues of race, fascism, communism, and first amendment freedoms. This cast of characters caught up in the Red Scare includes Chairman John Stephens Wood (a southern Democrat who in his youth had briefly belonged to the KKK), Charles Potter (a Republican who lost both legs during World War II and returned an outspoken anticommunist, only to later regret the excesses of McCarthyism), Frank Tavenner, Jr. (a lawyer from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia who was the primary interrogator at the hearings, as well as acting Chief US Counsel at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal), George Crockett (Elliott Maraniss’s defense lawyer—an African-American civil liberties advocate who also represented defendants in the Foley Square trial and was eventually jailed for contempt of court), Arthur Miller (the playwright who was a classmate of Elliott Maraniss’s), and Bob Cummins (David Maraniss’s uncle who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War).

A Good American Family powerfully evokes the political dysfunctions of the 1950s while underscoring what it really means to be an American. Maraniss explains, “I emerged with a clearer appreciation of the contractions and imperfections of the American story—and with a better understanding of my father, of our family and its secrets, and of myself.” David Maraniss will appear in conversation with Doug Moe.

Doors will open for this event at 6:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Seating will be by general admission. Wisconsin Book Festival members will have the opportunity to reserve a seat at this event. Support the Festival with your membership gift today!

Madison Room