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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, August 20, 2019

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

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
 
11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Aug 20, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older. The suggested minimum contribution is $4.00 per meal but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. If you are under age 60 and do not meet the nutrition program eligibility guidelines, you are required to pay the total cost of your meal which is $10.23. Transportation is available by a $1.00 donation round trip. The meal is served at noon and participants must arrive on time. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the preceding business day by calling 238-7368 ext. 8

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1:00pm
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Aug 20, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Thursday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
Media Academy @ Lussier Center
 
3:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
Create Your Comic Story, starring you! @ Lakeview

Create Your Comic Story, starring you! @ Lakeview

Tuesday, Aug 20, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Complete your summer reading bingo card and earn your Golden Ticket to attend this special end of summer celebration at any library you choose! (Formerly called Choose Your Own Adventure Story.)

Explore green screen and digital comic making technology to transport yourself to imaginary worlds or interplanetary adventures. Incorporate your own drawings or a beloved picture book to be a character in your favorite story. The possibilities are endless! Each participant will receive a printed and digital copy of your comic story to share. All ages welcome. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Sequoya Kid's Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
 
All About Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

All About Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Community Room B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Aug 20, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us for part one of a four part series presented by The Oilerie Sun Prairie:

What are Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars? Where do our oils and vinegars come from? What can I expect when I visit an oilerie? What other products do oileries carry?

Part 1: All About Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar (August 20, 4:30-5:30)
Part 2: How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar (August 27, 4:30-5:30)
Part 3: How to Use Oils, Vinegars, and Spices for Heart Healthy Recipes (September 10, 2:00-3:00)
Part 4: Freezer Meals for Two with Healthy Oils and Vinegars (September 17, 2:00-3:00)

Participants do not need to attend all four parts of the series. Each one can be enjoyed individually.

Spots are limited for this event. Registration opens August 1st. Please call 288-6160 to register.

This program is part of a collaboration between Meadowridge Library and NewBridge.

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
5:00pm
Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Dream Bus at Aldo Leopold Park

Aldo Leopold Park (2906 Traceway Dr)
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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
 
6:00pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
6:30pm
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Tuesday, Aug 20, 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