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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, January 14, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Bubbler
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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!

*** Please note: there will be no Coffee & Conversation on Tuesday, February 18 ***

Bubbler
 
10am
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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
Storytime

Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jan 14, 10:30am to 11:00am

A mix of stories, songs, and activities, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For toddlers and preschoolers, with their caregivers. Groups welcome.

January 14 - April 21

Meeting Room
 
11am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jan 14, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Enjoy rhymes, bounces, books and songs to help your baby develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing baby's social skills in a group setting. Enjoy a short storytime, then stay for play and conversation. For babies birth to 15 months old with an adult.

January 14 - April 21

Meeting Room
 
12pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group
Meeting Room A
 
3pm
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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 Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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)
 
3pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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 Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, Jan 14, 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
 
6pm
Internet Security with Cris Carpenter

Internet Security with Cris Carpenter

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Jan 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Internet threats can take quite a variety of forms and most of them are intended to extract sensitive information from your computer and/or money from your accounts. Learn to protect your computer, personal information and accounts by recognizing common threats, utilizing effective security software, and employing safe web browsing and emailing practices. Call 246-4547 or register online beginning Jan. 2.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6pm
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Tuesday, Jan 14, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

One-on-one appointments are available to get help with writing and editing projects. Examples of projects include resumes, job application letters, creative writing such as fiction (short stories or novels), poetry, drama, screenplays, memoir, or other kinds of creative non-fiction.

You can get help with proofreading and editing, or you can discuss a larger vision for a writing project and how best to reach your writing goals.

Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Study Room 204