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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, July 17, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Study Room 104
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 20-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Registration required; please sign up at the Sequoya reference desk or call 608-827-7403. For moe information about the screens, please call ADRC of Dane County at 608-240-7400.

Study Room 104
 
10am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:00am to 10:20am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:00am to 10:25am

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

Children's Program Room
 
Drop In Morning Craft
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:15am to 11:00am

(for children ages 16-35 months)
Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. Please note: class size may be limited.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Note: 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)
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:45am to 11:15am

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

Children's Program Room
 
11am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

(for babies ages 0-15 months)
Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
1pm
Teen Video Game Design Camp

Teen Video Game Design Camp

Media Lab
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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: CALENDAR GIRLS (PG-13)

NewBridge Movie Program: CALENDAR GIRLS (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Helen Mirren, Julie Walters & Penelope Wilton.
A Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
[PG-13, 1hr 48mins, Comedy|Drama, 2004]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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.

 
4pm
A Mini Rumpus! An Anji Play Experience at Haen Family Park (ages 5 and under)

A Mini Rumpus! An Anji Play Experience at Haen Family Park (ages 5 and under)

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This PILOT PROGRAM is held at Haen Family Park (7702 Tree Lane)

A "Mini" Rumpus for ages 5 and under. This will be a soft start to the regular Wild Rumpus program at 5:00 specifically geared towards younger children. Lots of sand and water play opportunities! You are welcome to stay for the Wild Rumpus afterwards as well (see description below).

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ This event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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
West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

West Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play experience

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

This program takes place at HAEN FAMILY PARK (7702 Tree Ln).

Enjoy child-led play in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. Kids can create a Play Story based on their activities of the day and grownups will have opportunities to help their kids reflect on their play.

Wear messy clothes and bring a water bottle (optional). If you like, bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!

This award-winning event is created in partnership with the Madison Parks Division and AnjiPlay, and funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
5pm
ONE PIECE SPECIAL EVENT: Manga Discussion and Anime Feature
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages. Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
Remember to Write
Meeting Room 115
 
Book discussion of Blindness by José Saramago

Book discussion of Blindness by José Saramago

Community Room
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that's bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength.

Community Room
 
6pm
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
Electric Vehicles 101--"Kick the Tires"

Electric Vehicles 101--"Kick the Tires"

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join MG&E staff and electric vehicle owners to

-Learn electric vehicle (EV) basics
-Hear about resources that make buying, owning and charging easier
-See EVs on display
-Talk to EV owners about their experiences

Come with questions, leave understanding what it means to own an EV!