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 ***
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Book Group at NewBridge Senior Center
Delivered books to monthly NewBridge Senior Book Group at Warner Park Community Center. Brought new books from LAK collection for book group to check out. Discussed upcoming programs for adults at Lakeview Library. Shared the Lakeview Library calendar of events for adults with book club members.
*In Lakeview Library
Play & Learn at Lakeview Library
MMSD Play & Learn Group at Lakeview Library.
Community Room Combined
Meeting of Minds
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
�Acomp��enos para escuchar cuentos y cantar en espa�ol con la Maestra Barbara! Para ni�os de todas las edades y sus familias. Join us for stories and songs in Spanish with Maestra Barbara! For kids of all ages and families.
Meeting Room 115
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
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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
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
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Need help with computer assistance or Internet skills? We offer free one-on-one sessions! Call 246-4548 to make an appointment.
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches
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 Combined
2020 Census Applicant Days - Work for the Census!
April 1, 2020 is Census Day and only 1 month 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)
*In Sequoya Library
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
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
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
Open Media Lab
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.
SCALE (Skills in Computer and Literacy Education) - Literacy Network
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
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Quan Barry for We Rode Upon Sticks
From the author of the widely acclaimed She Weeps Each Time You�re Born a comic tour de female force about a 1980s field hockey team. In the coastal town of Danvers MA home of the original 1692 witch trials the 1989 Danvers Falcons will do anything to make it to the state finals � even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers. In chapters dense with �80s iconography�from Heathers to �big hair��Quan Barry expertly weaves together the individual and collective journeys of this enchanted team as they storm their way to the championship. Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza whose bleached blond �Claw� sees and knows all the DHS Falcons prove to be wily original and bold flaunting society�s stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and more importantly friendship. Born in Saigon and raised on Boston's north shore Quan Barry is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of four poetry books; her third book Water Puppets won the AWP Donald Hall Poetry Prize and was a PEN/Open Book finalist. She has received two NEA Fellowships in both fiction and poetry and her work has appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review The Kenyon Review Ms. and The New Yorker. Barry lives in Wisconsin. A Wisconsin Book Festival event. https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/we-ride-upon-sticks
Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined