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Thursday, October 24, 2019

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9am
Bubbler Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Oct 24, 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
Preschool and Toddler Costume Dance Party
Children's Program Room
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Oct 24, 3:00pm to 6:30pm

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
 
4pm
BUBBLER CLOSED 4PM-8PM
Bubbler
 
5pm
CANCELED: Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Emily Balsley

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

Thursday, Oct 24, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

**This has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 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 24, 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
 
6pm
Family Memoir Writing Workshop with Jen Rubin

Family Memoir Writing Workshop with Jen Rubin

Local History Room
Thursday, Oct 24, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In this 90 minute workshop, Jen Rubin will discuss her process of writing a family memoir that centered around the small business her family owned for 80 years. Jen will talk about how to balance 3 generations, deal with thorny family issues, and how to include enough history and sociology to inform the story but not so much that the central story is overwhelmed. Jen is a skilled storyteller and brought an oral storytelling approach to her writing. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of presentation, storytelling, Q & A, and small group work.

Jen Rubin is a former New Yorker who leads storytelling workshops around Madison, co-produces the Moth StorySlam in Madison, teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, and works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. She has recently published her first book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood. Jen is an obsessive maker of mixed tapes and quite possibly the best challah baker in town.

Local History Room