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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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
 
Stamp Printing with Handmade Stamps 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Meeting Room 115
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, July 16-18.

Media Lab
 
Media Academy @ Lussier Center
 
2:00pm
USS Bubbler Regatta

USS Bubbler Regatta

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Whoopensocker at the Library!

Whoopensocker at the Library!

Meeting Room
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Whoopensocker is a dynamic improv and theater program for kids. Join Whoopensocker teaching artists for three afternoons of theater games, brainstorming, and interactive character development to create your own silly stories. Every idea in Whoopensocker is a good idea! Join for all three, or just one of this series - it’s new every time, and there is always something to learn. Open to children ages 7 and up.

Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
CANCELLED - Pop Up Making with the Bubbler
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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
 
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, 07/16/2019 - 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, 07/16/2019 - 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
 
Food Cleanse

Food Cleanse

Community Room - Table Side
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

This program is an introduction to the food-based cleansing process. Join Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC, to learn ways to assist the body's major elimination and toxin-removing organs (liver, kidneys, and digestive tract) with food and herbs that allow for internal cleansing. Registration begins July 2.

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, 07/16/2019 - 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
Medicare 101

Medicare 101

Study Room
Tue, 07/16/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Informed Choice for a Medicare Educational Presentation. This is a perfect option for those of you who are new to Medicare or still covered by your employer's insurance and considering retirement.

Confused by your Medicare options? Are you Medicare eligible and are currently covered by your or your spouse's employer insurance? Do you want to consider the cost of coming off of the employer insurance or stay on the employer insurance?

Now is the time to learn more and get your questions answered!

Neither Informed Choice nor its agents are connected to the Federal Medicare Program. This event is for educational purposes only, no plan specific benefits or details will be shared.

Study Room
 
Codecinella Tech Talk: Machine Learning as a Service
Conference Room 104
 
7:00pm
Book Discussion of A Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.
Meeting Room 302