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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, June 4, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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
 
American Red Cross Blood Drive (CANCELLED)
Community Room
 
10:30am
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Aqua Room 128
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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, 06/04/2019 - 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
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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
 
Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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 June 18, July 16, and August 27.

Teen Room
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 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
 
5:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 5:00pm 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:
Rob- Expertise in audio recording

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
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Bubbler
 
Merits of a Ketogenic (Fat-based) Diet

Merits of a Ketogenic (Fat-based) Diet

Community Room
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Until recently, the benefits of a fat-based diet were poorly understood by most. Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC will present how a fat-based diet may be key to resolving issues such as weight-loss resistance, cognitive decline, insomnia, and blood sugar swings. Learn what to expect, how to balance a meal, and how to track your progress. Gluten-free and grain-free. Registration begins May 21.

Community Room
 
6:30pm
Carrie Catt, Belle La Follette, and How the Battle for Women's Suffrage was Won

Carrie Catt, Belle La Follette, and How the Battle for Women's Suffrage was Won

Meeting Room 302
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

From 1915-1920, Ripon-born Carrie Catt led two million women in the National American Woman Suffrage Association to successfully lobby for passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. An organizational genius and brilliant political tactician, her leadership was one of the most important factors in the victorious campaign for woman suffrage. She later was a founder of the League of Women Voters.

Summit, WI native Belle La Follette was a leading suffragette who wrote a pioneering column in La Follette’s Weekly (later renamed The Progressive Magazine) advocating for women’s rights and suffrage, testified before the US Senate Committee on Woman’s Suffrage, and spoke throughout the country for women’s suffrage, including giving speeches for sixty four consecutive days to advance the cause. Through her efforts, Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the woman suffrage amendment six days after the Senate passed the Susan B. Anthony constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote in 1919. Belle also was a co-founder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

2019 is the 100th anniversary of many states including Wisconsin ratifying the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote. In 2008, author and Professor Dr. Bob Kann, wrote the biography Bob and Belle La Follette: Partners in Politics, which was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Hear tales of La Follette, Catt, and other amazing stories of the courage, perseverance, and political savvy which enabled three generations of women, over a seventy-two year period, to successfully agitate to win the vote. Experience the drama of the crucial vote for ratification by a young Tennessee legislator who explained, “… I knew that a mother’s advice is always safest for a boy to follow, and my mother wanted me to vote for ratification.”

Meeting Room 302