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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, February 12, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 10:00am to 10:45am

Preschool Storytime plus sculpting! We'll start with some books, songs, and an app of the week, then explore different methods of creating sculptures each week. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy! For children ages 3-5, siblings welcome.

Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 10:00am to 10:20am

Stories, songs and more to encourage early literacy skill development and social interaction between babies, toddlers, and their caregivers--and it's fun too!

Children's Program Room
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Music + Movement

Music + Movement

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Feb 12, 10:00am to 10:45am

Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.

Wednesdays, February 5-26.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:30am
Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Music + Movement @ the YMCA

Lussier Family East YMCA (711 Cottage Grove Rd)
Wednesday, Feb 12, 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)
 
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Children's Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 10:45am to 11:15am

A happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and games for children ages 3-5+. No registration needed.

Children's Program Room
 
11:00am
Badgercare Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
12:00pm
Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Wednesday, Feb 12, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Free assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes.

The VITA program is an IRS and Wisconsin DOR initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved. In conjunction with the AARP, the VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Some situations are outside the scope of the service -- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2019 to use this service.

**Tax assistance at Sequoya is by appointment only. Come in or call 266-6385 to register. We will begin taking appointments on January 21.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 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: ENTER THE DRAGON (R)

MidWeek Matinee: ENTER THE DRAGON (R)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon & Jim Kelly.
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament as cover.
[R, 1hr 42min, Action|Crime|Drama, 1973

All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:00pm
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

April 1, 2020 is Census Day and less than 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 $17-23/hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney Book Group will host a discussion of Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

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, Feb 12, 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, Feb 12, 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
University of Wisconsin - Madison Financial Aid Advising
 
Teen Tech Time

Teen Tech Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Try out cool technology, like stop motion animation, green screens, DSLR cameras, and more! Drop-in, no registration required.

This week: GarageBand on Macs

Teen Room
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Wednesday, Feb 12, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.

Call 224-7100 to set up your one-hour appointment.

Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

 
4:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
 
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!

Wednesday, Feb 12, 4:30pm 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 $17-$23 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A (Blue)
 
6:00pm
Board Games Nights at Hawthorne Library

Board Games Nights at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by the Friends of Hawthorne Library?
You are welcome to bring in a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Unwind at the library as a family with evening storytime. Bring your dinner or snack and join us for stories, puppets, and songs to appeal to all ages.

Include built in time for you to read together as a family. Pick out a great book from our special stack to take home and read before bed that night. No registration necessary.

Wednesdays, January 22-March25

Meeting Room B
 
UW Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
Board Games Nights at Hawthorne Library

Board Games Nights at Hawthorne Library

Community Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

drop in to play board games at Hawthorne -- sponsored by the Friends of Hawthorne Library?
You are welcome to bring in a favorite game or drop in to join in -- assorted popular board games will be available and refreshments will be served!

Community Room
 
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Feb 12, 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
 
MMSD FYCE
Community Rooms A and B
 
Codecinella Tech Talk: Azure for Developers - Overview

Codecinella Tech Talk: Azure for Developers - Overview

Bubbler
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

About the talk: Azure is Microsoft's Cloud platform which has a plethora of services. As a developer, are you interested in learning about these services or intimidated about where to start? Join me as we go over some of the services that give you an idea about some direction and some guidance that you need to navigate the Azure landscape.

About the speaker: Naveen VK is a Technical Director at NVISIA with over 20 years of professional development experience. She has designed and built applications in both .NET and Java tech stacks. She enjoys sharing her expertise through technical talks and presentations at various meetups and conferences.

Codecinella.org is a coalition of local women software developers, students and professionals, looking to strengthen our community, and to encourage more women to become involved in the technology field.

Bubbler
 
6:30pm
Family Writing Memoir Workshop

Family Writing Memoir Workshop

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

In this 90 minute workshop, Jen Rubin will discuss her process of writing a family memoir that centered around the small business her family owned for 80 years. Jen will talk about how to balance 3 generations, deal with thorny family issues, and how to include enough history and sociology to inform the story but not so much that the central story is overwhelmed. Jen is a skilled storyteller and brought an oral storytelling approach to her writing. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of presentation, storytelling, Q & A, and small group work.

Jen Rubin is a former New Yorker who leads storytelling workshops around Madison, co-produces the Moth StorySlam in Madison, teaches the occasional social policy class at the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work, and works at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. She has recently published her first book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood. Jen is an obsessive maker of mixed tapes and quite possibly the best challah baker in town.

Meeting Room
 
DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Feb 12, 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