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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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10:00am
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
 
10:30am
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
 
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

 
3:30pm
Bubbler Room Closed 3:30-6pm
Bubbler
 
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
 
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