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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Mar 4, 9:30am to 9:45am

Enjoy rhymes books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16 - 35 months. Registration is first-come first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
10:00am
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime
Meeting Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young
Youth Program Room
 
Storytime for the Very Young
Youth Program Room
 
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Toddler Music Time

Toddler Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Mar 4, 10:15am to 11:00am

Join Eliza Tyksinski trained Music Together teacher for this interactive music experience for children ages 16 months - 5 years and their caregivers. No registration required. Wednesdays Mar 4-25 10:15-10:45am

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Mar 4, 10:30am to 10:45am

Enjoy rhymes books and songs while learning new tips and techniques to help your toddler develop early literacy and early math skills and naturally growing his/her social skills in a group setting. One adult per child is recommended. For children ages 16 - 35 months. Registration is first-come first-served. Please pick up a nametag 15 minutes before the program begins.

Meeting Room B
 
Preschool Storytime
Youth Program Room
 
11:00am
Badgercare Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
Baby Music Time

Baby Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Mar 4, 11:00am to 11:45am

Join Eliza Tyksinski trained Music Together teacher for this interactive music experience for babies ages 0 - 15 months and their caregivers. Stay for play and conversation at the end of the music class. No registration required. Wednesdays Mar 4-25 11:00-11:45am

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Wednesday, Mar 4, 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 Combined
 
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Mar 4, 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 and B Combined
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
*In Central Library
 
1:30pm
MidWeek Matinee: JUDY (PG-13)

MidWeek Matinee: JUDY (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 4, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Finn Wittrock Renee Zellweger Rufus Sewell & Jessie Buckley. Set in late 1968 and early 1969 Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after successfully securing an engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes her tumultuous life continues on battling with her manager and her ex-husband. [PG-13 1hr 58min Biography|Drama|Romance 2019] 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!

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)

*In Meadowridge Library
 
3:30pm
Chess Club
Study Room A
 
4:00pm
Teen Time

Teen Time

Teen Room
Wednesday, Mar 4, 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: Virtual Reality with Playstation 4

Teen Room
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A
 
Just For You! An Evening of Reflection Renewal and Self-care

Just For You! An Evening of Reflection Renewal and Self-care

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Mar 4, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join Satellite Family Child Care for a free monthly professional development series open to the public for any current and potential child care providers current child care parents and parents seeking child care. Food provided please register in advance. Spanish language interpretation will be provided and Registry credit is available. Contact Kate MacCrimmon with questions: 608 400-1243 or kmaccrimmon@reachdane.org Meet and Greet for providers and parents at 5:30 Monthly professional development workshop 6-8pm This month�s workshop: Just For You! An Evening of Reflection Renewal and Self-care for Child Care Providers and Families with Mary Peters (Snow date � March 11) This two-hour retreat experience will focus on YOU! It's a time for you to reflect about your life and to consider how you are taking care of yourself to better care for others. The goal of this process is for your own self-renewal: better balance in your life better focus on what's most important better strategies to choose what you want in life. Your facilitator Mary Louise Peters has worked with the Center for Courage & Renewal http://www.couragerenewal.org/ which was founded by Parker J. Palmer. Mary has been a facilitator since 2010 and uses the principles and practices of the Circle of Trust(r) http://www.couragerenewal.org/approach/ to create a safe space and provide activities for reflection and active engagement. Our experiences individually in small groups and together in a large group will provide time or you to be fully present and tend to what's most important to you.

Youth Program Room
 
6:00pm
UW Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Mar 4, 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
 
Knitting at the Library
Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:30pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Repo Man (1984)

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Repo Man (1984)

Meeting Room 302
Wednesday, Mar 4, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

"A quintessential cult film of the 1980s Alex Cox�s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in repossessing a mysterious�and otherworldly�Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it" (Criterion).

Meeting Room 302
 
DARN YARN GROUP: Club for Yarn/Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: Club for Yarn/Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Mar 4, 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
 
7:00pm
Mystery Book Group discusses Conviction by Denise Mina

Mystery Book Group discusses Conviction by Denise Mina

Meeting Room A
Wednesday, Mar 4, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The day Anna McDonald's quiet respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before: packing up the kids for school making breakfast listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement and Anna is suddenly shockingly alone. Desperate for distraction Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own--but this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life a life she's taken great pains to leave behind and she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Meeting Room A
 
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Donna Leon for TRACE ELEMENTS

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Donna Leon for TRACE ELEMENTS

Madison Room
Wednesday, Mar 4, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

When Dottoressa Donato calls the Questura to report that a dying patient at the hospice Fatebenefratelli wants to speak to the police Commissario Guido Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni waste no time in responding. "They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no " Benedetta Toso gasps the words about her recently-deceased husband Vittorio Fadalto. Even though he is not sure she can hear him Brunetti softly promises he and Griffoni will look into what initially appears to be a private family tragedy. They discover that Fadalto worked in the field collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice's water supply and that he had died in a mysterious motorcycle accident. Distracted briefly by Vice Questore Patta's obsession with youth crime in Venice Brunetti is bolstered once more by the remarkable research skills of Patta's secretary Signora Elettra Zorzi. Piecing together the tangled threads in time Brunetti comes to realize the perilous meaning in the woman's accusation and the threat it reveals to the health of the entire region. But justice in this case proves to be ambiguous as Brunetti is reminded it can be when seeking solace he reads Aeschylus's classic play The Eumenides. As she has done so often through her memorable characters and storytelling skill Donna Leon once again engages our sensibilities as to the differences between guilt and responsibility. Copies of Trace Elements will be distributed for free to attendees (subject to availability). Doors will open at 6:00 PM. Seating is limited and will be by general admission. The event is free and open to the public.

Madison Room