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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, September 18, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Sep 18, 9:30am to 9:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills. For toddlers ages 16 - 35 months with an adult. 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
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 10:00am to 10:20am

(for children ages 0-30 months)
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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Sep 18, 10:15am to 10:35am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills. For toddlers ages 16 - 35 months with an adult. 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
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
Wednesday, Sep 18, 10:45am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and games for children ages 3-5+. No registration needed.

Children's Program Room
 
11:00am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Sep 18, 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

 
1:30pm
NewBridge Movie Program--WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (PG-13)
Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Sep 18, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help -- Cancelled

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help -- Cancelled

Wednesday, Sep 18, 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.

 
Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Try new and cool technology, including stop-motion animation stations, green screens, GoPro cameras, and more!

Teen Room
 
4:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
One-on-one Math Tutoring

One-on-one Math Tutoring

Wednesday, Sep 18, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Free one-on-one math tutoring provided by a UW-Madison mathematics graduate student. Get help with any kind of math coursework, from K-12 through college-level. Help is also available for test preparation and math review for standardized exams. call Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.
(September 18 and November 13 sessions will be held at a table in the library, all other meetings in the small study room)

 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Sep 18, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come and play some anime inspired video games with us. Also discuss about your favorites anime and manga.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
 
Girls Code Madison

Girls Code Madison

Community Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A free night of coding just for girls. We will teach a short lesson and co-create a project using code. New, novice and experienced coders are welcome and encouraged. Recommended for girls in 4th - 10th grade.

Community Room
 
Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Study Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2019 Go Big Read selection, “The Poison Squad” by Debroah Blum, the dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. Detailing the complex interchanges of industry, media, and government regulation with a bracing clarity, “The Poison Squad” offers a prescient perspective on the enormous social and political challenges we face today.

Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library approximately one month before the discussion.

Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read for information on upcoming Go Big Read events and more.

Study Room
 
Macarons with Chef Krista Hefty
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 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
 
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Sep 18, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

Meeting Room A
 
Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library book discussion

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

We'll discuss All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung. In this memoir Chung explores her complicated feelings about her transracial adoption (which she "loved and hated in equal measure") and the importance of knowing where one comes from. Copies of the book are at the library while supplies last. New members are always welcome.

Meeting Room
 
7:00pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 18, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2019 Go Big Read selection, “The Poison Squad” by Debroah Blum, the dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. Detailing the complex interchanges of industry, media, and government regulation with a bracing clarity, “The Poison Squad” offers a prescient perspective on the enormous social and political challenges we face today.

Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library approximately one month before the discussion.

Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read for information on upcoming Go Big Read events and more.

Children's Program Room