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West Madison Senior Center Lunches
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
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
NewBridge Movie Program MARY POPPINS RETURNS (PG)
Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Whishaw.
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn @LELC
The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: It isn't paranoia if it's really happening. Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem.
Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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 224-7100 to set up your one-hour 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.
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club
Kids ages 10-13 are welcome to join their peers for a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing occasional activities around them. Pizza will be served!
One-On-One Computer Assistance
Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Study Room 1
Knitting at the Library
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Board Game Night
Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
Art & Writing Workshop: Writing the Waves
Led by Artist-in-Residence: Lydia & Riley
This workshop will use the practice of ekphrasis in which a piece of writing responds to another work of art to explore oceanic concepts and themes. We will consider exemplary work in this genre written both in prose (Michelle Cliffs essay Oblique Brilliance, a reflection upon and dialogue with the visual art of Ellen Gallagher) and poetry (Howard Moss Painting A Wave) before undertaking our own experiments.
Remember to Write! Workshop
Turning memories into memoir essays presents a spectacular opportunity to explore the writing craft while you discover new perspectives on your life. Each week in this 6-week workshop we'll discuss different aspects of writing short memoir essays, then read and share our stories. You'll produce up to five short essays (3-5 pages) that reflect your adventures, observations, and unique writing talents.
About the Instructor:
Meeting Room 115