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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Oct 9, 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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 9, 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 9, 10:05am to 10:35am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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 9, 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
 
Family Music Time

Family Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 9, 10:45am to 11:15am

Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience for children ages 5 & under and their families. No registration required.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
11:00am
Badgercare+ Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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 9, 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: Rocketman (R)
Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Little Fires Everywhere by Ng @LELC

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Little Fires Everywhere by Ng @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney book group will host a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona). Dr. Synopsis: In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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)
 
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Oct 9, 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
One-on-one Math Tutoring

One-on-one Math Tutoring

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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
Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Dyslexia Awareness Month Celebration

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Oct 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words.
A light dinner will be served before a dyslexia simulation activity (especially for parents and educators) which will run concurrently with a mini-film fest starring kids experiencing dyslexia(all ages). Young people ages 7 and up are especially welcome!
Registration for this event is appreciated but not required.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Meadowridge Anime Club

Meadowridge Anime Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Oct 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for the showing of Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu. This slice of life story follows Chihaya Ayase in her journey to leave a mark as a competitive karuta player.

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

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 9, 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
 
Board Game Night

Board Game Night

Community Room
Wednesday, Oct 9, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library!
You are welcome to bring a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Chinese Steam Buns with Chef Paul Tseng

Chinese Steam Buns with Chef Paul Tseng

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Oct 9, 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Join Chef Paul to explore this cultural experience, from making the dough, adding fillings, to steaming the buns. Get hands-on experience making steam buns and learn how a bamboo steamer acts like a moisture oven that brings out the different flavor of yeast dough. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

Community Room B and Kitchen