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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 25, 2019

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

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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)
 
10:00am
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
10:30am
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Meeting Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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
 
Marbling Paper with Shaving Cream with Amy Mietzel (Arts in the Alley series)
Community Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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, 06/25/2019 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
Teen Photoshop Camp

Teen Photoshop Camp

Media Lab
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Photoshop - everyone knows what it is, but not everyone knows how to use it. In this 3-day series, teens will work with a media industry professional to learn many of the amazing things Photoshop is capable of doing. From painting lifelike portraits, to putting celebrities in your vacation photos, attendees will gain a deep understanding of digital creation as well as photo manipulation and digital editing.

Must attend all 3 classes, June 25-27.

Media Lab
 
2:00pm
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Children's Program Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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, 06/25/2019 - 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, 06/25/2019 - 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
Terrific Tuesdays - USS Bubbler Regatta

Terrific Tuesdays - USS Bubbler Regatta

Community Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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!

USS Bubbler Regatta
Ahoy shipbuilders! Anchors away for the second annual Bubbler Regatta! Create your own mini vessels from recycled materials, test their seaworthiness, and race against your friends down our raingutter course… you may have to supply your own wind. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

Note: LEGO Club is the Terrific Tuesday activity on June 18, July 16, and August 27.

Community Room
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5:00pm
Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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)
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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:
Dusty- Expertise in coding, graphic design, and stop-motion animation

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
 
Claiming the Media Back: Film Production with Cell Phones

Claiming the Media Back: Film Production with Cell Phones

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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
Book Discussion of Holding the Net by Melanie P. Merriman
Conference Room 104
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 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, 06/25/2019 - 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
 
7:00pm
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses Calypso by David Sedaris @LELC

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses Calypso by David Sedaris @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of Calypso by David Sedaris. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: Personal essays share the author's adventures after buying a vacation house on the Carolina coast and his reflections on middle age and mortality (from publisher).

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Richard Wagner for WE'VE BEEN HERE ALL ALONG

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Richard Wagner for WE'VE BEEN HERE ALL ALONG

Madison Room
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The first of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, We've Been Here All Along provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin's gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Throughout these decades, gay Wisconsinites developed identities, created support networks, and found ways to thrive in their communities despite various forms of suppression--from the anti-vice crusades of the early twentieth century, to the post-war labeling of homosexuality as an illness, to the Lavender Scare of the 1950s. In We've Been Here All Along, R. Richard Wagner draws on historical research and materials from his own extensive archive to uncover previously hidden stories of gay Wisconsinites. This book honors their legacy and confirms that they have been fundamental to the development and evolution of the state since its earliest days.

https://wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/weve-been-here-all-along

Madison Room