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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 25, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Coffee & Conversation

Coffee & Conversation

Bubbler
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
9:30am
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 25, 9:30am to 1:00pm

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.

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
 
10:00am
Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 25, 10:00am to 10:45am

NewBridge and Alicia Ashman are pleased to be able to offer this Mindful Movement series for 2020!
Join fitness and mindfulness coach Venus Washington to explore the mind/body connection. Especially designed for seniors, but open to any adult interested, Venus will help you start wherever you are on your fitness journey (even if you haven't begun it yet!). Perfect for beginners and anyone interested in getting moving and learning that how you think affects the way you move; and how you move affects the way you think. Be prepared for movement, but at a level that's right and safe for you. Please register for each class separately. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot: 824-1780. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session.

Meeting Room
 
Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds

Meeting Room 301
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
10:30am
Storytime

Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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 25, 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
 
11:30am
Book Baby

Book Baby

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
12:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
Sequoya Knitting Group

Sequoya Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 & 105 Combined
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
3:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Leopold Elementary School (2602 Post Rd)
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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 25, 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
 
3:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
4:30pm
Drop-in Math Help
Study Room 1
 
5:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
Open Studio with Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Alanna Stapleton
Bubbler
 
6:00pm
SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) - Literacy Network

SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) - Literacy Network

Community Room
Tuesday, Feb 25, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

In the SCALE tutoring session, you will work with a tutor every week on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment. Call for more information or to register for the class session (Tuesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 17), 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network, http://www.litnetwork.org

Community Room
 
Intro to Computer Updates with Cris Carpenter

Intro to Computer Updates with Cris Carpenter

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Feb 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

What do you do when you get a request for an update on your computer? Is it safe to download? What if you ignore it? Join Cris Carpenter as he discusses strategies for the safest ways to keep your computer up to date and running smoothly. Call 246-4547 or register online beginning Feb. 11.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:30pm
Writing & Editing Assistance

Writing & Editing Assistance

Study Room 204
Tuesday, Feb 25, 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
 
7:00pm
Pinney Evening Book Group discusses We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Pinney Evening Book Group discusses We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)
Tuesday, Feb 25, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Pinney Book Group hosts a discussion of We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.).
Synopsis: In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas and grasp at memories of Before. Before their homes were destroyed by paramilitary policemen, before the school closed, before the fathers left for dangerous jobs abroad. But Darling has a chance to escape: she has an aunt in America. She travels to this new land in search of America's famous abundance only to find that her options as an immigrant are perilously few. (from the publisher)

Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr)