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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 29, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Bubbler
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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
Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Family Storytime @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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 29, 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
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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
 
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 29, 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
 
11am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
3pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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.

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
 
Teen Tuesday Featuring Pumpkin Fun!
Meeting Room 115
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Oct 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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
 
6pm
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 29, 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
 
6pm
The Spice Box

The Spice Box

Children's Program Room
Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Back by popular demand! Huma Siddiqui of White Jasmine will be here to demonstrate how to use spices in everyday cooking for easy, healthy meals. This class will include a demonstration and sampling of the following dishes:

Menu - Mediterranean Delight:
Mediterranean Chicken with spices and fresh spinach
Couscous with garbanazo beans and green onions

Registration is required! Space is limited. Please call 266-6300 or register online at madisonpubliclibrary.org

See www.whitejasmine.com for more information

Children's Program Room
 
Moms Demand Action

Moms Demand Action

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Moms Demand Action will gather to discuss strategies for ending gun violence in our community and how we can support common sense gun laws.

Meeting Room 115
 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cyrus Dunham for A YEAR WITHOUT A NAME

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cyrus Dunham for A YEAR WITHOUT A NAME

Madison Room
Tuesday, Oct 29, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. As a child named Grace, they mastered the art of behaving like a lovable little girl in public. In private, they posed in front of the mirror and lifted their chin up "like men in magazines," calling themselves "Jimmy." Their life was a series of imitations -- daughter, sister, teenage girl, young gay woman -- until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. This is the story of their search for a new name. Writing with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, our narrator begins as Grace and ends as Cyrus, chronicling a childhood in a family of artists with larger-than-life personalities, bouts of gender dysphoria, obsessive-compulsive disorder, debilitating anxiety, soaring romantic adventures, and the frightening and exhilarating process of gender transition, all the while exploring the complex relationships that lay our foundations, constrain us, and inform our capacity to love. Rather than looking back on their transition from a settled distance, Cyrus invites us into the process as it unfolds, honoring the messiness, confusion, self-doubt, terror and thrill of self-discovery. Signaling the arrival of a boldly original writer with a knock-out page presence, A Year Without a Name is a searching, lyrical memoir of transformation as well as a delicately observed portrait of youth.

Madison Room