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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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9am
Madison Public Library at Cybersecurity Basics Workshop

Madison Public Library at Cybersecurity Basics Workshop

Tuesday, Sep 24, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Stop by the Madison Public Library table at the Cybersecurity Basics for Under-Resourced Organizations Workshop. Learn about resources for small businesses offered by the Madison Public Library.

Event details:
Cybersecurity Basics for Under-Resourced Organizations
UW-Madison Gordon Commons Event Center, Sonata Meeting Room
770 W. Dayton, Madison, WI 53715
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 
10am
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:00am to 10:45am

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Madison Public Library and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are partnering on Meeting of the Minds.

Meeting of the Minds is a memory enhancement program for those with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementia to help maximize cognitive function and sustain quality of life.

Activities includes: memory enhancement activities and intellectual exercises; Tai Chi-based exercise for balance, gentle strengthening, breathing, and stress reduction; creative expression, and mindfulness techniques

Space is limited.
Pre-registration and an informational interview are REQUIRED prior to attending.

Contact Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist, at 608-661-0463 for more information and to register.

Meeting Room 301
 
Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:00am to 11:00am

Note: new start time!

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.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
10am
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Aqua Room 128
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30am to 11:00am

A happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children develop print and phonologic awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. Groups and siblings welcome, no registration required.

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

Meeting Room
 
Spanish Family Storytime - Arte, Baile y Cuentos
Meeting Room 115
 
11am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

(for children ages 0-30 months)

Meeting Room
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Sep 24, 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
 
CANCELLED: One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
3pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tuesday, Sep 24, 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.

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
 
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Sep 24, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Meeting Room 115
 
CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 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
 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, Sep 24, 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
Isabella: expert in stop-motion animation, photo editing & video 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
 
5pm
Hand Lettering

Hand Lettering

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Sep 24, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn about different creative lettering styles as well as drawing and painting techniques. Bring a favorite name, word, phrase, motto, or song lyric to illustrate. Sketch out your idea and transfer it onto 9x12" bristol so you can add pen and ink, watercolor, and cut paper collage. Take the skills you learned and embellish journals, greeting cards, envelopes, place cards, desk and door signs. Ages 16 and up. Registration required.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6pm
CANCELED: Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

CANCELED: Bubbler Drop-in Screen Printing

Bubbler
Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

---This workshop is canceled---
Drop in the Bubbler Room & work with our team of printers on an independent project or try out some of
our pre-made designs. No experience needed and all ages are welcome!
Limited card stock, ink, & screens are available.
Feel free to bring in specialty paper, fabric, or additional screens.
No registration necessary, but supplies are limited.

Bubbler
 
SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) Class with Literacy Network

SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) Class with Literacy Network

Community Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In the SCALE tutoring session, you will work with a tutor every week on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment. Call for more information or to register for the class session (Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 17), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
South Side Art and Placemaking Walk

South Side Art and Placemaking Walk

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Karin Wolf, Madison Arts Coordinator, will explore ideas of how art can inspire to story with meaning. You’ll visit three locations and share your ideas. This interactive session on Tuesday, September 24, and a follow-up session on October 22, will lead to a new, resident-inspired artform. Connected with the update to the South Madison Plan, this is a way to express what your neighborhood means to you. Tuesday, Sept 24 and Oct 22, 6:00 – 7:45pm

Meeting Room 115
 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Samantha Power for THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Samantha Power for THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST

Madison Room
Tuesday, Sep 24, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

THIS EVENT WAS MOVED TO THE ORPHEUM THEATER, 216 STATE ST.
The Education of an Idealist traces Power’s distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama’s human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role. A Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power’s memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.

Madison Room
 
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson @LELC

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tuesday, Sep 24, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: The revelatory, poignant story of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life transformed her family, its women especially, and an entire nation (from the publisher).

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)