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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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Monday, September 16, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 16, 9:30am to 9:45am

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. For babies birth to 15 months old with an adult. Weekly registration begins 8/26. Please register for each week you plan to attend.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room
Monday, Sep 16, 10:15am to 10:45am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16-35 months.

Community Room
 
10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Monday, Sep 16, 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading, early math, and social skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Community Room
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room B
Monday, Sep 16, 10:30am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children ages 3-5 develop pre-reading skills like print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Daycares, groups and siblings always welcome.

Community Room B
 
WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Monday, Sep 16, 10:45am to 11:30am

Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!). For children ages 3-5 years old. Registration is first come, first served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room
Monday, Sep 16, 11:15am to 11:45am

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs while learning new tips an 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. For babies ages 0-15 months.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Sep 16, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Get free job assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes and cover letters. Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Study Room 204
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Monday, Sep 16, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 1-5 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Monday, Sep 16, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint). Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint).
Peer instruction and advice is possible.
If you wish, bring a snack to share with the group. Beverages will be provided.
This group will meet every Monday from 1:00-3:00 pm.
There will be a few days when the program room is in use for other activities, on those days the group will meet at a table in the library.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Monday, Sep 16, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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:
2-5 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
io production
2-6 Joan - Expertise in animation, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and graphic design

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
 
2:30pm
Minecraft Monday
Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Sep 16, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 16, 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 246-4547 in advance to sign up for a one-hour session.

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.

Study Room 1
 
Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club

Teen Room
Monday, Sep 16, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Spies! Superheroes! Vikings! Talking sushi rolls! Join the Lakeview Tabletop Adventure Club for a night of dice-rolling, card-flipping fun! Meet new people and test both your luck and your skill as you learn a new game or share one of your favorites. From quick, light party games to brain-burning challenges, we'll have a variety of games available to try! Interested in Dungeons and Dragons? Come find out more information. Ages 11-17.

Teen Room
 
5:30pm
This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)

This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)

Community Room
Monday, Sep 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

"This is Home" (2018) is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. They attend cultural orientation classes and job training sessions where they must "learn America" -- everything from how to take public transportation to negotiating new gender roles.
The documentary is 91 minutes long, with a brief, optional discussion following the showing.

This event is part of a series which supports the book launch of Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools​. Generous financial support for this series is provided by the Friends of the Lakeview Library and the Friends of the Sequoya Library, with funding for the Green Card Youth Voices--Madison exhibit with a grant from the Beyond the Page Endowment Fund.

Community Room
 
6:00pm
Alicia Ashman Library CHESS CLUB: 6 p.m. Lessons; 6:45 p.m. Open Play
Meeting Room
 
6:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Community Room B and Kitchen
Monday, Sep 16, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

LEGO Club at Meadowridge Library is back! Attention all KFOL, TFOL, and their adults -- we've got a BIG stash of LEGO and lots of space to see what you can create. LEGO Club meets weekly -- join your fellow LEGO users and BUILD!

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
"How I Discovered How Hilarious Depression Truly Is" presented by John Moe

"How I Discovered How Hilarious Depression Truly Is" presented by John Moe

Meeting Room 302
Monday, Sep 16, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

John Moe, host and creator of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, explores society's reluctance to discuss mental illness and what needs to be done about it by tracing his own experiences with depression. That story is sometimes deeply funny, sometimes harrowing, and, more often than you'd think, both at the same time. Moe's story is open, honest, and hopeful, as it blends in the thoughts of the numerous celebrities he's interviewed to arrive at a positive and hopeful place. This talk also offers several simple things anyone can do to fight stigma and make the world a healthier place.

1.5 CEH/0.15 CEUs provided for UW School of Social Work students (Please RSVP to crshaffer@blackearthlibrary.org to register for this option at least 24 hours in advance of the presentation.)

This is a Beyond the Page grant event, made possible by Dane County Library Services, the Madison Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the UW School of Social Work.

For more information, visit the Beyond the Page website: https://www.beyondthepage.info/what-we-are-going-through-listening-menta...

Meeting Room 302