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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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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: Men in Black: International

NewBridge Movie Program: Men in Black: International

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Rated PG-13. All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Oct 16, 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 16, 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)
 
4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Oct 16, 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.

 
Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Try new and cool technology, including stop-motion animation stations, green screens, GoPro cameras, and more!

Teen Room
 
4:30pm
The Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
One-on-one Math Tutoring

One-on-one Math Tutoring

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 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
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Anime Club: Trivia Night
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Oct 16, 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
 
Book discussion of Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Book discussion of Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Community Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

A coming-of-age story set in Bogota during Pablo Escobar's reign that focuses on the relationship between a little girl and her mostly-silent maid, Petrona. Rojas Contreras' lovely, spare prose alternates between both girls, and in the process tells a complex story about class, violence, and living in turbulent times.

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Oct 16, 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
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Oct 16, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize, snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV-Dane) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

Meeting Room A
 
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group

Study Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 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
Book Discussion of The Power by Naomi Alderman

Book Discussion of The Power by Naomi Alderman

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Oct 16, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What if teenage girls acquired the power to maim and even kill through an electrical current that ran through their hands? And what if they could teach older women to harness that power as well? In this novel that happens, and all around the world there are immediate and profound power dynamic shifts. In the tradition of Margaret Atwood. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Children's Program Room