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Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Before 12pm
Library Closed for Staff Inservice Day

Library Closed for Staff Inservice Day

Thursday, Sep 12 (All day)

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, September 12 for a Staff Inservice Day.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Friday, September 13.

 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Sep 12, 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
 
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" by Joshua Hammer

Daytime Book Discussion of "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" by Joshua Hammer

Thursday, Sep 12, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

NOTE: Discussion will be held next door at Goodwill, 2901 N Sherman Ave.

Read the book, join the discussion. New members always welcome!

Synopsis of "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts": To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post).

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. -- Amazon.com

 
1pm
Spanish Conversation Group--Moved to Fitchburg Public Library

Spanish Conversation Group--Moved to Fitchburg Public Library

Thursday, Sep 12, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please note: due to a staff inservice, our September meeting will be held at the Fitchburg Public Library (5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711)

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya. Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month at the Sequoya Library. Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

1-3 pm, segundo jueves,
11 oct 2018- 8 ag 2019