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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 18, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

A mix of stories, songs, activities, and play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome.

This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all. For more information, please contact the Pinney Library.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
10:30am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Meeting Room
 
Art Inspiration with Amy Mietzel (Arts in the Alley series)

Art Inspiration with Amy Mietzel (Arts in the Alley series)

Community Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us to take a look at Mural Alley behind Hawthorne Library then create your own art inspiration paint tube sculpture.

This is part of the "Arts in the Alley" series located behind the Hawthorne Library in Mural Alley. In the event of rain or severe weather, the workshop will be held in the Community Room.

Community Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 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
 
11:00am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families.

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Thinking of starting a business?
Interested in a business model that uplifts your community?

Worker cooperatives create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. Worker co-ops are designed to improve low-wage jobs and build wealth in communities. Worker co-ops help build skills, earning potential, household income, and assets.

Interpretation into Spanish will be provided.

Childcare can be arranged by contacting Martin Alvarado a week before the event at 608-266-6350 or malvarado@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Additional sessions Tuesday June 18th at noon and Tuesday July 16th at noon at Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St.

Learn more about opportunities at www.mcdcmadison.org!

Sponsored by MCDC, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Room 115
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
Teen Video Game Design Camp

Teen Video Game Design Camp

Media Lab
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Leave this 3-day series having created your own video game level! During the camp attendees will use the Unreal Development Kit to create a fully interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional Game Designer to create every part of their level; from the sky and the ground to the various objects found in it. At the end of the camp, attendees will be able to play their level as well as the other levels created by peers during the camp. Games will be rated "T for Teen”.​

Must attend all 3 classes, June 18-20.

Media Lab
 
2:00pm
Duck Tape Mania!!

Duck Tape Mania!!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Colored Duck Tape, creativity and loads of fun! Bring your family and friends and make wearable art - wallets, sandals, neckties, purses and more. Instructions and tape provided. All Ages. Children under 8 must have an adult helper.

This event will happen Tuesday, June 18 & Thursday, July 30th, please register and attend 1 session only. Registration begins June 4th. Register online, in person, or by phone at 266-6385

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Children's Program Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Children's Program Room
 
3:00pm
Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Pop Up Making with the Bubbler

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Pop into Meadowridge Library for a hands-on maker activity! You'll never know what you'll find - sew a sock monster, play with a mini robot, or make a recycled contraption - either way, you'll have a great time and probably learn something new. Drop in any time during the two hours and stay as long as you like. All ages welcome, children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a grown-up.

 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 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
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
(Note: LEGOs are the featured Terrific Tuesday activity on these dates.)

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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, 06/18/2019 - 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, 06/18/2019 - 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
 
Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
 
Claiming the Media Back: Film Production with Cell Phones

Claiming the Media Back: Film Production with Cell Phones

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:15pm to 7:45pm

This workshop introduces the participants to the basics of audiovisual storytelling using cell phones. Participants will learn the basics of cinematography, shot design, editing and storytelling via audiovisual media. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to produce short videos as well as critiquing visual media with new eyes.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Unique Container Gardening
Community Room - Table Side
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 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
 
6:30pm
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

One-on-one appointments are available to get help with writing and editing projects. Examples of projects include resumes, job application letters, creative writing such as fiction (short stories or novels), poetry, drama, screenplays, memoir, or other kinds of creative non-fiction.

You can get help with proofreading and editing, or you can discuss a larger vision for a writing project and how best to reach your writing goals.

Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Study Room 204