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Thursday, October 3, 2019

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9am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Oct 3, 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Summer to Fall, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

All are welcome
First come, first served
Work done on site

No mending on September 12,November 28, and December 26

Study Room 211
 
11am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Children's Program Room
Thursday, Oct 3, 11:00am to 11:35am

Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 - 18 months.

Children's Program Room
 
1pm
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Oct 3, 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
 
3pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Thursday, Oct 3, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
4pm
Madison Public Library Board
Conference Room 104
 
5pm
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley
Bubbler
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Oct 3, 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
Lexie - Expertise in film 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
 
6pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Seconds (1966)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Seconds (1966)

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Oct 3, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

"Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds. This paranoiac symphony of canted camera angles, fragmented editing, and layered sound design is a remarkably risk-taking Hollywood film that ranks high on the list of its legendary director’s achievements" (Criterion).

Meeting Room 302
 
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Thursday, Oct 3, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

One-on-one appointments are available to get help with writing and editing projects. Examples of projects include resumes, job application letters, creative writing such as fiction (short stories or novels), poetry, drama, screenplays, memoir, or other kinds of creative non-fiction.

You can get help with proofreading and editing, or you can discuss a larger vision for a writing project and how best to reach your writing goals.

Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Study Room 204