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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 30, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Thursday, Jan 30, 9:00am to 9:00pm

There is no better way to spend time on a cold winter day than cozying up with a good book. Featuring a huge selection of books for every age and interest. Most items $2 or less - some specially marked. Sale runs Thursday, January 30, 9am-9pm; Friday, January 31, 9am-6pm; and Saturday, February 1, 9am-3pm. Bag sale 1-3pm, $5 per bag.

 
9:30am
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

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

Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program, kids play while adults observe. At the end of play, kids can create play stories to share their play with others. This educational approach, rooted in children choosing their own play, was created in Anji County in China and Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library Anji Play model. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. No registration required. Spring series #1 ends March 12.

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd

 
Pinney Playdate

Pinney Playdate

Thursday, Jan 30, 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 30, 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
 
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Thursday, Jan 30, 10:00am to 12:00pm

April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 3 months from now! The Census Bureau needs to hire a lot of Madison residents to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives here - especially people who will not initially participate by phone, mail, or website. Recruiters from the U.S. Census will be spreading awareness and helping people apply on the spot with Applicant Days. Following up with every missed individual requires the work of many Census Takers. It's a great part-time job that will pay $22/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
12:00pm
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 30, 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
 
12:30pm
[FULL] Tax Assistance

[FULL] Tax Assistance

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Jan 30, 12:30pm to 4:30pm

By appointment only. Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 246-4547 to reserve a half-hour appointment.

Community Room - Table Side
 
2:00pm
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Thursday, Jan 30, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 2 months from now! The Census Bureau needs to hire a lot of Madison residents to ensure a complete count of everyone who lives here - especially people who will not initially participate by phone, mail, or website. Recruiters from the U.S. Census will be spreading awareness and helping people apply on the spot with Applicant Days. Following up with every missed individual requires the work of many Census Takers. It's a great part-time job that will pay $22/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
3:00pm
Knitting at the Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Jan 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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
 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Sandburg Elementary School (4114 Donald Dr)
Thursday, Jan 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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.

 
Kids Code Madison

Kids Code Madison

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 30, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Middle school students and upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Python. Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids. Series runs Jan 23 – March 26.

Community Room
 
Madison African American Artists Who Created UMOJA Covers

Madison African American Artists Who Created UMOJA Covers

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Jan 30, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This event will feature remarks from five UMOJA artists: Jerry Butler, Jerry Jordan, Linda Mathis Rose, Henry Hawkins and Freida High Tesfagiorgis. They will talk about their art, the connections to African American history and culture, and their partnership with UMOJA. The event will feature Lift Every Voice by Pam Soward, and a short movie about the history of UMOJA and its founder, Ms. Milele Chikasa Anana. A dinner reception will feature African American food from a local African American caterer, Ruthie’s Chili Spot. In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit of UMOJA’s beautifully decorated cover art is on display at the Goodman South Library.

Meeting Room 115