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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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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Jun 6, 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday. Work is done on-site, first come first served.

Study Room 211
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Meeting Room
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jun 6, 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
 
12pm
Goodwill
Community Room
 
1pm
Spanish Literature Group

Spanish Literature Group

Meeting Room A
Thursday, Jun 6, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos, los libros y las discusiones están completamente en español. Por favor, obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con “Ask Here” (Pregunte Aqui)

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk

Meeting Room A
 
The VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
2pm
Alicia Ashman Library Thursday Book Club: The Warmth of Other Suns
Meeting Room
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 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
 
Knitting at the Library
 
3pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Thursday, Jun 6, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

YS Study Room 1
Thursday, Jun 6, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis. No Read to a Dog on July 4th.

YS Study Room 1
 
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Ct)
 
Teen Time w/ Rob Dz
Green Room 103
 
4pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment.

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

Study Room
 
4pm
Madison Public Library Board
Conference Room 104
 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Jun 6, 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:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
Lexie - Expertise in film editing

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
 
5pm
Stop Motion Animation - Film Fest with MMSD Elementary Students

Stop Motion Animation - Film Fest with MMSD Elementary Students

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thursday, Jun 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

A selection of short films by Madison Schools - MMSD elementary students, and hands-on learning opportunities with artists, filmmakers and animators from Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Public Television, MMSD Arts Education Dept., and the Wisconsin Film Festival.

Tentative Schedule:
5:30-6:30 Workshops
6:30-7:15 Animated shorts from Lincoln Elementary
Orchard Ridge Elementary,
Midvale Elementary, Chavez Elementary, Falk Elementary,
Crestwood Elementary,
+ more TBA
7:15 "The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd" - Crestwood 4th & 5th Graders
7:25 Filmmaker Q&A

For School Age Kids and Teens. No registration necessary.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
6pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thursday, Jun 6, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
Literacy Network SCALE Program

Literacy Network SCALE Program

Community Room A
Thursday, Jun 6, 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, (May 30, 2019 through August 15, 2019), at 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room A
 
6pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Jun 6, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents The Virgin Suicides.

"With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s popular first novel, The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui...Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone" (Criterion).

Meeting Room 302
 
Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"

Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo"

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 6, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us around the fireplace for a discussion of "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Peace and Justice Book Circle - AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

Peace and Justice Book Circle - AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

Thursday, Jun 6, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

THIS MONTH'S BOOK CIRCLE WILL BE HELD AT CENTRAL LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)

Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Terry Brooks

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Terry Brooks

Madison Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presented in partnership with A Room of One's Own Bookstore, Terry Brooks will discuss the latest installment in the Fall of Shannara saga, The Stiehl Assassin. After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making. The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march—and woe betide any who stand in its way. But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite the foregone conclusion everyone assumes. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker’s student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha’s brother, Tavo, and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if...as Tavo now carries the Stiehl—one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands—and is hellbent on taking his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

https://wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/stiehl-assassin

Madison Room
 
8pm
English Conversation Class
Green Room 103