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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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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thursday, Oct 10, 9:30am to 11:30am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring child-led play and great books! For kids of all ages, with their caregivers. Coffee and tea will be provided.

 
10:00am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Oct 10, 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
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Oct 10, 10:05am to 12:05pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
10:30am
Meadowood Health Partnership: Mental Health Awareness Event

Meadowood Health Partnership: Mental Health Awareness Event

Thursday, Oct 10, 10:30am to 12:00pm

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Sheray Wallace with the Meadowood Health Partnership is conducting this educational event. All are welcome, no registration is necessary. Please contact the Meadowridge Library with any questions. Funded in part by a gift from the David I. (Larry) Sperling family.

 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 10:30am to 11:15am

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.

Community Room
 
11:00am
¡Música para niños!

¡Música para niños!

Thursday, Oct 10, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Programa gratuito en español de música, baile, y libros para niños de 0-5 años.
Jueves a las 11:00 am, Octubre 10 a Noviembre 14
El programa ocurre en Vera Court Neighborhood Center (614 Vera Court Madison, WI 53704)

 
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Children's Program Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 11:00am to 11:30am

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
 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 11:30am 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.

Meeting Room
 
12:00pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Go Big Read Book Discussion of The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Oct 10, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2019 Go Big Read selection, “The Poison Squad” by Debroah Blum, the dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. Detailing the complex interchanges of industry, media, and government regulation with a bracing clarity, “The Poison Squad” offers a prescient perspective on the enormous social and political challenges we face today.

Copies of the book will be available to check out at the library approximately one month before the discussion.

Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read for information on upcoming Go Big Read events and more.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Oct 10, 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
RESCHEDULED to 10/24--Spanish Conversation Group

RESCHEDULED to 10/24--Spanish Conversation Group

Meeting Room A
Thursday, Oct 10, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Due to reduced facilitator availability, the Spanish Conversation Group's October meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 24, from 1-3 pm. Although there will not be a facilitated discussion on October 10, members of the community are still welcome to gather in the Sequoya Library's meeting room for informal conversation.

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes (10 oct 2019 - 13 ag 2020). Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month (Oct. 10, 2019 - August 13, 2020). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

Meeting Room A
 
3:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Thursday, Oct 10, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 7 must have an adult present. Note: No meeting on 9/12 and 11/28.

 
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Ct)
 
CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 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
 
3:30pm
Voices of the South Side
Meeting Room 115
 
4:00pm
Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview

Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview

Teen Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us on Thursdays at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!

Teen Room
 
BUBBLER CLOSED 4PM-8PM
Bubbler
 
Arts in the Alley - Cross Stitch with Yarn

Arts in the Alley - Cross Stitch with Yarn

Thursday, Oct 10, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us behind the Hawthorne Library in Mural Alley for outdoor art, building, and making adventures for kids! Our fall series features local artist Amy Mietzel. Workshops will be held in the library's Children's Area in the event of rain or severe weather.

This week, learn some simple cross stitching techniques, then make your own image using colorful yarn.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 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 246-4548 to make a 60-minute 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.

Study Room
 
5:00pm
CANCELED: Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley

CANCELED: Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley

Thursday, Oct 10, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

**This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2019**
Visit the Bubbler Room and immerse yourself in All The Things! Emily will host weekly open studios exploring various mediums throughout her residency. Drop in, view, and contribute to an ongoing projects such as gratitude wall hangings, a community mural, and a number of different drawing prompts.

More info: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence-emily-bluestar

 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Oct 10, 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
 
5:30pm
CANCELED: Read to a Dog

CANCELED: Read to a Dog

Study Room 1
Thursday, Oct 10, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Call the week of to register for a 15-minute slot, or simply drop in!

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thursday, Oct 10, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Python. Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids.

Community Room
 
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thursday, Oct 10, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

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

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

Community Room A
Thursday, Oct 10, 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 (Thursdays, Sept. 19-Dec. 19), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room A
 
6:30pm
WI Film Fest: Thursday Night Movie Club presents Played Out

WI Film Fest: Thursday Night Movie Club presents Played Out

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Oct 10, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

The Wisconsin Film Festival and the Madison Public Library are proud to present WFF Thursday Night Movie Club - a series of Wisconsin’s Own features from the 2019 Festival.

PLAYED OUT is 2019 Golden Badger winner James Runde's first feature. A day in the life of three quintessentially Madisonian musicians. "If John Cassavetes and Richard Linklater had joined forces and tried to capture the young and restless souls inhabiting Madison's music scene, they would have been lucky to evince performances as lived-in, and atmospheres as quietly melancholic as Runde does here" (WI Film Fest).

Filmmaker in attendance.

James Runde is an independent filmmaker and photographer from Madison, WI. His films span both genre and format, from slacker comedies on 16mm to family dramas in ultra-high definition.

This event was funded through a grant from Madison Public Library Foundation.

Meeting Room 302
 
Learn about low-cost internet with DANEnet

Learn about low-cost internet with DANEnet

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Oct 10, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Informational session and enrollment help for adults
seeking low cost home internet options. We will briefly review the
available programs and qualifications for low cost access and then
assist families with enrollment. English and Spanish. Bring
documentation of income to qualify for low-cost programs.A

Meeting Room 115