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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, July 2, 2019

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

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, songs, and fingerplays to help preschool children develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge, and narrative skills. Come celebrate the joy of reading!
Groups and siblings are welcome.

For children ages 3-5 years old

Meeting Room
 
Family Fitness

Family Fitness

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Join fitness expert Venus Washington and get the whole family moving with exercises, yoga, dancing and other fun activities.

Meeting Room 115
 
Marble Runs with Ashley Lusietto (Arts in the Alley series)

Marble Runs with Ashley Lusietto (Arts in the Alley series)

Community Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Design and create your own marble run with plywood, nails, rubberbands, and more with guest Bubbler artist Ashley Lusietto. Practice your hammering and precision with kid sized, real tools to make your own intricate maze. Kid sized safety glasses and earplugs also provided. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

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, 07/02/2019 - 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
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm

Stories, songs, and more to encourage early literacy sill development and social interaction between babies and toddlers and their caregivers. And it's fun too!

For children 0-30 months old

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
Media Academy @ Lussier Center
 
2:00pm
Front Porch Murals

Front Porch Murals

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Channel your inner artist to create a temporary Chalk Masterpiece on the front porch of the Sequoya Library. This Temporary Art Exhibit will remain for the community to enjoy for approximately one week after the program date.

 
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Children's Program Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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, 07/02/2019 - 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, 07/02/2019 - 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

Terrific Tuesdays

Teen Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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!

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

Teen Room
 
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, 07/02/2019 - 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 Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Juliette Walker
Bubbler
 
Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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, 07/02/2019 - 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
 
5:30pm
Women Artists Forward Fund - Art Prize application workshop
Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

SCALE Skills in Computer and Literacy Education with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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
 
Inspirational Ideas for CSA Boxes with Chef Paul Tseng
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Lakeview Book Discussion (at Bierock) of "Annihilation" by Jeff VanderMeer

Lakeview Book Discussion (at Bierock) of "Annihilation" by Jeff VanderMeer

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at Bierock in the Northside Town Center for a discussion of "Annihilation" by Jeff VanderMeer. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: An expedition of four women is sent into an unknown region called Area X, beyond the borders of humanity: a psychologist, a surveyor, an anthropologist, and our narrator, a biologist. The purpose of the mission is to collect data about Area X and report back to the government, the Southern Reach, but circumstances begin to change when the group discovers a tower (or tunnel) that was previously unmarked on the map. Inside the structure, strange writing scrawls across the walls, and a spiral staircase descends downward, beckoning the members to follow. Previous expeditions ended badly, with group members disappearing or returning as shells of their former selves, but little is known about what actually occurred on those trips to Area X. A gripping fantasy thriller, Annihilation is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells’ in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy. --Booklist

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 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