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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, February 18, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
Before 10am
Election Day

Election Day

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 18 (All day)

If Sequoya is your assigned polling place, you can vote here from 7 AM to 8 PM.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10am
VOTING DAY - SPRING PRIMARY
Community Room
 
La Leche League (West AM group)

La Leche League (West AM group)

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tuesday, Feb 18, 10:00am to 11:00am

The goal of La Leche League is to help parents to breastfeed/chestfeed through parent-to-parent support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding/chestfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and parent.
Meets monthly from 10-11am on Third Tuesdays at the Sequoya Library.

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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
 
Spanish Family Storytime - Arte, Baile y Cuentos
Meeting Room 115
 
10am
Storytime

Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Tuesday, Feb 18, 10:30am to 1:30pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing.

Appointments for writing assistance may be made the week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)

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

Aqua Room 128
 
11am
Meadowridge Crafting by the Fireplace
 
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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
 
1pm
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tuesday, Feb 18, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
 
3pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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)
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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
 
3pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Teen Room
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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.

Teen Room
 
4pm
Teen Tuesday

Teen Tuesday

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Feb 18, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop in activities every Tuesday by AmeriCorps PASS member, Binta.
Bring your friends or make new ones! Activities change each week. Exclusively for grades 6-12.

Meeting Room 115
 
4pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, Feb 18, 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
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Feb 18, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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.

Childcare can be arranged by contacting Martin Alvarado a week before the event at 608-266-6350 or malvarado@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Additional sessions Tuesday June 18th at noon and Tuesday July 16th at noon at Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St.

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.

Meeting Room 115