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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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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Aug 29, 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday. Work is done on-site, first come first served.

Study Room 211
 
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Ct)
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Aug 29, 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
 
3pm
Knitting at the Library
 
CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Aug 29, 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
 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Aug 29, 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:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
Lexie - Expertise in film editing

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
 
6pm
Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin 101

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Thursday, Aug 29, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

There is growing interest in cryptocurrencies. However, many people are reluctant to use or adopt them as a payment solution because they don't fully understand the benefits and the inner workings of cryptocurrencies. Come with questions and learn about the Blockchain and how it works.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thursday, Aug 29, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
7pm
Book Discussion of Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

Book Discussion of Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern

Children's Program Room
Thursday, Aug 29, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Called ‘clever and touching’ by Publisher’s Weekly, this novel details the personal intersections that change three lives when a purposely solitary librarian, a teenager doing community service and a Wall Street ‘fugitive’ connect at a public library in a mill town in decline. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Children's Program Room