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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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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thursday, Jan 2, 9:30am to 11:30am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring child-led play and great books! For kids of all ages, with their caregivers. Coffee and tea will be provided.

 
10:00am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Jan 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Fall to Winter 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.

First come, first served
work done on site
All are welcome
Free!

Study Room 211
 
1:00pm
CANCELLED: Spanish Literature Group

CANCELLED: Spanish Literature Group

Thursday, Jan 2, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

No meeting 1/2/20.

Presentado por University League en asociación con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos, los libros y las discusiones están completamente en español. Por favor, obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Pregunte Aqui)

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk

 
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
2:00pm
Thursday Book Club
Meeting Room
 
3:00pm
Knitting at the Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Jan 2, 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 608-266-6350 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.

Local History Room
 
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
East Madison Community Center (8 Straubel Ct)
 
3:30pm
Read to a Dog Cancelled for 1/2/2020
YS Study Room 1
 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Sandburg Elementary School (4114 Donald Dr)
Thursday, Jan 2, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

Sandburg Elementary School (4114 Donald Dr)
 
5:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thursday, Jan 2, 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:
TBA

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
 
6:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thursday, Jan 2, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
6:30pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Fledgling" by Octavia Butler

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Fledgling" by Octavia Butler

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jan 2, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us around the fireplace for a book discussion of "Fledgling" by Octavia Butler. New members always welcome!

Synopsis:
This is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted-and still wants-to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Peace and Justice Book Circle - The Fall of Wisconsin by Dan Kaufman
Meeting Room 115
 
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Jan 2, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Darren Aronofsky followed up his acclaimed debut π with this gritty, stylish, emotionally charged story of love, loss, drugs, and dreams set amidst the abandoned beaches and faded glory of Coney Island, Brooklyn. Based upon the novel by celebrated author Hubert Selby Jr., the film intricately links the lives of a lonely widowed mother (Ellen Burstyn), her struggling, heroin-addicted son Harry (Jared Leto), his beautiful, upper-class girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly), and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans). Requiem for a Dream is a hypnotic tale of four human beings each pursuing their vision of happiness. Even as everything begins to collapse, they refuse to let go, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish, gut-wrenching free fall.

Meeting Room 302