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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, October 2, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Oct 2, 10:00am to 10:45am

Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We'll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! For children ages 3-5, siblings welcome. No registration required. Note: no program on Oct. 30 for Friends of the Library Booksale.

Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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: The Dog’s Journey (PG)
Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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, Oct 2, 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)
 
Bubbler Room Closed 3:30-6pm
Bubbler
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Oct 2, 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.

 
4:30pm
*Cancelled* Read to a Dog
 
One-on-one Math Tutoring

One-on-one Math Tutoring

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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. Tutoring is available in one hour time blocks at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30. Call Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.

Study Room
 
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Oct 2, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for the showing of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War by Aka Akasaka. The story follows student council president Miyuki and vice-president Kaguya in their schemings to make the other one confess their love interest.

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

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Oct 2, 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

No storytime on October 9th, please join us that evening for programming on dyslexia awareness month.
Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Meeting Room B
 
6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 2, 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
 
7:00pm
WI Book Festival: Aaron Bobrow-Strain for The Life and Death of Aida Hernandez

WI Book Festival: Aaron Bobrow-Strain for The Life and Death of Aida Hernandez

Madison Room
Wednesday, Oct 2, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Aaron Bobrow-Strain for The Life and Death of Aida Hernandez

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival—but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.

Books will be for sale at the event, with an author signing to follow. For more information, visit https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/death-and-life-aida-hernandez

Madison Room
 
Mystery Book Group discusses The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Mystery Book Group discusses The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Oct 2, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer… Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others…

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A
 
League of Women Voters Make Democracy Work Forum: Census 2020

League of Women Voters Make Democracy Work Forum: Census 2020

Wednesday, Oct 2, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A complete count of all residents in the 2020 Census is an essential prerequisite to fair maps by which to allocate equitable distribution of political power and public resources. Join the League of Women Voters for their first public issues forum in their Making Democracy Work series! Speakers will explore how the census has evolved over time, and how Census groups plan to succeed in the coming year. For more information, visit https://www.lwvdanecounty.org/forums/2019/10/2/census-2020