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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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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Bubbler
Tuesday, Oct 22, 9:00am to 10:00am

Grab a FREE cup of coffee, juice and a pastry! Chat with library staff, hangout or just stop by to check it out.

Tuesday mornings from 9-10 am in the Bubbler Room on ground floor by the Mifflin entrance.

No registration required.

Everyone is welcome!

Bubbler
 
10am
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Oct 22, 10:00am to 10:45am

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2019!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington on second and fourth Tuesdays to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tuesday, Oct 22, 10:00am to 11:00am

Note: new start time!

A mix of stories, songs, activities, and play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome. This program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all.

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tuesday, Oct 22, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Madison Public Library and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are partnering on Meeting of the Minds.

Meeting of the Minds is a memory enhancement program for those with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer's, or other dementia to help maximize cognitive function and sustain quality of life.

Activities includes: memory enhancement activities and intellectual exercises; Tai Chi-based exercise for balance, gentle strengthening, breathing, and stress reduction; creative expression, and mindfulness techniques

Space is limited.
Pre-registration and an informational interview are REQUIRED prior to attending.

Contact Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist, at 608-661-0463 for more information and to register.

Meeting Room 301
 
10am
Spanish Family Storytime - Arte, Baile y Cuentos
Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tuesday, Oct 22, 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Aqua Room 128
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Oct 22, 10:30am to 11:00am

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.

(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)

Meeting Room
 
11am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Oct 22, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

(for children ages 0-30 months)

Meeting Room
 
12pm
West Madison Senior Center Lunches

West Madison Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Oct 22, 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
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
3pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Oct 22, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop in activities for youth each Tuesday afternoon. Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week.

Meeting Room 115
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Oct 22, 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
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Oct 22, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5pm
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley
Bubbler
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, Oct 22, 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:
Rob- Expertise in audio recording
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
 
5pm
Embroidered Pet Portraits

Embroidered Pet Portraits

Tuesday, Oct 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Bring a printed photo or phone pic of your favorite furry friend and translate it into a hand-stitched pet portrait on fabric that is framed in an 8" wooden hoop. Learn basic embroidery stitches to start out, then work independently with the materials provided. Add the name of your animal in cursive script or hand cut felt lettering, or embellish your work with sequins, ribbons, and vintage fabrics.

 
6pm
What is Food, and Who Decides?: Insects as Food Panel Discussion

What is Food, and Who Decides?: Insects as Food Panel Discussion

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Though insects have long been a dietary mainstay in many parts of the world, interest in insects as a food source is only now beginning to catch on in the US. How will insects be handled by our food regulatory systems? Which stakeholders will get a say in how food policies incorporate the addition of insects to our food systems? Can members of the public participate in the policy-making process?

This panel brings together experts on food regulation and entomophagy to discuss the present and future of insects as food. There will be plenty of time for audience questions and discussion, and insect-based snacks will be available for sampling.

Panelists include:

Andy Jack and Toby Lunt, L'Etoile alums and insect cuisine innovators.

Valerie Stull, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Health Institute; focusing on sustainable food systems, food security and sovereignty and the implications of farmed edible insects as protein sources.

Monic Theis, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Food Science; registered nutritionist specializing in Food, Food Service Operations and Food Systems Management.

Moderated by Sainath Suryanarayanan, Assistant Scientist, Population Health Institute, expert in social insect biology and molecular pharmacology and the politics of multispecies entanglements in sociogenomics, beekeeping and agriculture. ​

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
MadR - Madison R User Group monthly meet-up
Meeting Room 302
 
SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) Class with Literacy Network

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

Community Room
Tuesday, Oct 22, 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 (Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 17), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
South Side Art and Placemaking Walk

South Side Art and Placemaking Walk

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Karin Wolf, Madison Arts Coordinator, will explore ideas of how art can inspire to story with meaning. You’ll visit three locations and share your ideas. This interactive session on Tuesday, September 24, and a follow-up session on October 22, will lead to a new, resident-inspired artform. Connected with the update to the South Madison Plan, this is a way to express what your neighborhood means to you. Tuesday, Sept 24 and Oct 22, 6:00 – 7:45pm

Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
Monroe Street Library League
Meeting Room
 
7pm
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles @LELC

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles @LELC

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tuesday, Oct 22, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: Sentenced to house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal for writing a "revolutionist" poem, Count Alexander Rostov must adjust to life as a "former person". For the next 30 years, from his shabby attic room, he strives to maintain a daily routine, explores the nooks and crannies of the hotel, bonds with the staff, and forms a relationship with a spirited young girl named Nina, which deepens and strengthens throughout his sentence. His conduct, his resolve, and his commitment to his home and to the hotel guests and staff form a triumph of the human spirit. As Moscow undergoes vast political and countless social upheavals, Rostov remains, implacably and unceasingly, a gentleman. -- adapted from reviews.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
Drop-in Draw with Emily Balsley

Drop-in Draw with Emily Balsley

Bubbler
Tuesday, Oct 22, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Due to the burst of energy & excitement around the Bubbler Room these days, Emily, our artist-in-residence, has decided to offer this bonus session. “Drop-in Draw” will be an extension of her open studio, but with an emphasis on simply coming to hang out and draw together! She’ll be issuing a special prompt that day for anyone who comes by!

This will be geared towards adults and no registration is needed. No experience or supplies are necessary - but feel free to bring along your favorite drawing materials.

Bubbler