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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jan 8, 9:30am to 9:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16 - 35 months. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
10:00am
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program with singing, dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers.

Note: this program is held at the Lussier Family East YMCA [711 Cottage Grove Road], and is free and open to all. For more information, please contact the Pinney Library.

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 26, 10:30-11:30am

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
 
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Jan 8, 10:30am to 10:50am

Enjoy rhymes, books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills, and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16 - 35 months. Registration is first-come, first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
11:00am
Badgercare Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 8, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Thinking of starting a business?
Interested in a business model that uplifts your community?

Worker cooperatives create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. Worker co-ops are designed to improve low-wage jobs and build wealth in communities. Worker co-ops help build skills, earning potential, household income, and assets.

Interpretation into Spanish will be provided.

Light refreshments will be provided.
Learn more about opportunities at www.mcdcmadison.org!

Sponsored by MCDC, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Jan 8, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Wednesday, Jan 8, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 1-5 pm

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program

 
1:30pm
MidWeek Matinee: VIVA LAS VEGAS

MidWeek Matinee: VIVA LAS VEGAS

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Jan 8, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

(In honor of Elvis Presley's Birthday)
Starring Elvis Presley; Ann-Margret & Cesare Danova.
Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin. [Approved, 1hr 25min; Comedy, Musical; 1964]
All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney Book Group will host a discussion of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid -- but his classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Mendota Elementary School (4002 School Rd)
 
3:30pm
Chess Club

Chess Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Wednesday, Jan 8, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to play chess and play against others with varied levels of experience. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Study Room A (Blue)
 
4:00pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Jan 8, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come hang out and play video games and board games, work on craft projects you can take home with you, or use a computer. You choose what you want to do!

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
6:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 8, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:30pm
DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Jan 8, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alica Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters and other fiber-crafters to meet, share your own work, learn about different techniques and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.

Study Room
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Group discusses IQ by Joe Ide

Mystery Book Group discusses IQ by Joe Ide

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Jan 8, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, but to get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A