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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 9, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thursday, Jan 9, 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 9, 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
 
12:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka

Daytime Book Discussion of "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jan 9, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book, join the discussion of "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka. New members always welcome!

Synopsis:
A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times. --Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 9, 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
Assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more!

Assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more!

Thursday, Jan 9, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

"Need advice from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development/Job Service? Sign up for a 30 minute or 1-hour appointment by calling the library at 608-824-1780 (or take a chance and drop-in!). You'll get one-on-one help applying for unemployment benefits, resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills, and more."

The Alicia Ashman Library is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to offer one-on-one assistance with job searching, resume writing, interview skills and more!

 
Spanish Conversation Group

Spanish Conversation Group

Meeting Room A
Thursday, Jan 9, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes (10 oct 2019 - 13 ag 2020). Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month (Oct. 10, 2019 - August 13, 2020). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

Meeting Room A
 
3:00pm
Knitting at the Library
 
CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

CANCELED Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Jan 9, 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)
 
4:00pm
Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview

Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview

Teen Room
Thursday, Jan 9, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us on Thursdays at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts, cooking, games, and more!
Thursdays, Jan 9 - May 28, 4:00-5:00pm

Teen Room
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Jan 9, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Thursdays! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
Talented Teen Thursday

Talented Teen Thursday

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Jan 9, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

TEENS!!! Come hang out with Goodman South Madison library's new PASS AmeriCorps member, Binta, who creates SMART programs and activities for all to enjoy!

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Sandburg Elementary School (4114 Donald Dr)
Thursday, Jan 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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.