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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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9am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Thursday, Oct 17, 9:00am to 9:00pm

Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials, featuring a selection of books for every age and interest. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Sale runs October 17-20 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale hours: Thursday, October 17, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, October 18, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, October 19, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, October 20, 10:30 am - 3 pm (bag sale 1-3pm, $5/bag).

 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Oct 17, 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

Thursday, Oct 17, 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.

 
1pm
VA Outreach
Study Room 211
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Oct 17, 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
 
5pm
Wisconsin Book Festival - Day 1

Wisconsin Book Festival - Day 1

Thursday, Oct 17, 5:00pm to 9:00pm

The first day of Wisconsin's premier literary event. The Festival offers opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed at locations around Madison.

You can learn more and see the full schedule at https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org.

 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Oct 17, 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:
Lexie - Expertise in film editing
Isabella: expert in stop-motion animation, photo editing & video 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
CANCELED Writing & Editing Assistance

CANCELED Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Thursday, Oct 17, 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