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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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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Sup group
Community Room
 
11am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Jun 12, 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
 
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
1pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Jun 12, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays: 12-4 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Saturdays: 12-4 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
1pm
NewBridge Movie Program MARY POPPINS RETURNS (PG)

NewBridge Movie Program MARY POPPINS RETURNS (PG)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Whishaw.
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks Siblings and Michael's Children through a difficult time in their lives. [PG, 2hrs. 10min., Comedy|Family|Fantasy, 2018]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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)
 
3pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Jun 12, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Jun 12, 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 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.

 
5pm
Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Panels + Pizza: A graphic novel discussion club

Wednesday, Jun 12, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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!

 
5pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Wednesday, Jun 12, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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
 
6pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jun 12, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wednesday, Jun 12, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Art & Writing Workshop: Writing the Waves

Art & Writing Workshop: Writing the Waves

Bubbler
Wednesday, Jun 12, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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 Cliff’s 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.
No experience needed; ages 15+

Bubbler
 
Remember to Write! Workshop

Remember to Write! Workshop

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Jun 12, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

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:
Sarah White is a published author and personal historian. She holds a Journalism degree from Indiana University, a certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story Work from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has presented more than 100 reminiscence writing workshops since 2004 and is never happier than when in the classroom with fellow lifelong learners. She blogs at TrueStoriesWellTold.com.

Meeting Room 115