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Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program kids play while adults observe. At the end of play kids can create play stories to share their play with others. This educational approach rooted in children choosing their own play was created in Anji County in China and Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library Anji Play model. Messy clothes recommended. Open to all ages. No registration required. Spring series #1 ends March 12. *Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center 55 S. Gammon Rd
*In Alicia Ashman Library
We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Fall to Winter including clothing coats and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday. First come first served work done on site All are welcome Free!
Study Room 211
(for babies ages 0-15 months) Enjoy rhymes bounces books and songs while learning new tips and techniques 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.
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
[FULL] Tax Assistance
By appointment only. Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Wisconsin and Federal personal income taxes. Call 246-4547 to reserve a half-hour appointment.
Community Room - Table Side
Spanish Literature Group
Presentado por University League en asociaci�n con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos los libros y las discusiones est�n completamente en espa�ol. Por favor obtenga un plan de lectura en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Pregunte Aqui) Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please pick up a reading schedule at the "Ask Here" desk
Meeting Room A
MadTech Series: Where You Need to Be: Channels and Mediums
What's a medium? What's a channel? We are going to discuss both. You've probably heard the phrase "The medium is the message " in this session we will explore the why the "where why when and how" of your communications are important. This can help you reduce channel creep (trying to be everywhere) and focus on the types of messages you're faster at creating and better at communicating. This session will discuss major platforms in the U.S. including Mailchimp Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube and then the growing number of upstarts and global contenders. The final 2020 session. Thursday May 21 2020 from 1 pm until 3:30 pm at Madison Public Library. Classes are free and co-sponsored by the Madison Public Library Register at http://madtech.eventbrite.com
Conference Room 104
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 an hour in Dane County. (ages 18 and up)
*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday Book Club- "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard"
Come and join us on the First Thursday of every month to discuss a featured book title "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard" by Sarah Marsh.
Knitting at the Library
Learn to knit or bring your current project. Supplies provided. Children under 8 must have an adult present.
*In Meadowridge 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
Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview
Join us on Thursdays at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects! There will be arts and crafts cooking games and more! Thursdays Jan 9 - May 28 4:00-5:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Thursdays! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Study Room 1
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.
Thursdays Feb 6 - Apr 23 (no class Mar 19 or Apr 2) Join us for a 10-week workshop based around the Book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk facilitated by Gera Raymond and Ruth Meyer. This series is designed for white people to forward anti-racism work. We will connect the book with dialog and experiential activities by exploring the white experience. Goals of the series are to build a community with a shared understanding of privilege whiteness and racism; increase your ability to begin support and progress racial justice work; and develop leadership capacity around issues of diversity inclusion and race. To really understand and ultimately address how whiteness affects racism a strong commitment to attendance is required. Sessions 1 and 10 are mandatory. We ask that any absences are pre-planned; maximum number of absences is 2. At Session 1 we will ask you to let us know the dates you plan to miss if any. The series is limited to 25 participants. Please call Sequoya Library (608-266-6385) or register online at madisonpubliclibrary.org/events. If you need accommoadtions to attend this program please call 266-6385 or TDD# 266-6314 two weeks in advance. A limited number of books will be available at Sequoya Library. Please read chapter 1 ("Naming the Problem") ahead of the first session.
Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School
Thinking about returning to school for a first second or advanced degree? This free session provides information and options at UW-Madison as you plan to continue your education. Learn about: -Undergraduate graduate professional and certificate programs -Becoming a University Special student -Student support services -Financial assistance If you are an adult who has been out of school for a while and are considering returning to pursue undergraduate or graduate study or to update skills this workshop is for you regardless of the school you plan to attend. After attending this workshop you will have a better understanding of how to get started on the process of selecting and applying to schools and how to research financial assistance. ABOUT THE FACILITATORS Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School is facilitated by an experienced education advisor from Adult Career and Special Student Services within the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison. We look forward to helping you as you think about or plan a return to school.
Community Room - Table Side
Kids Code Madison
Middle school students and upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) are invited to Kids Code Madison a weekly drop-in coding club. A volunteer-led program youth can program their own interactive stories games and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Python. Special note: Programming activities are not appropriate for younger elementary school kids. Series runs Jan 23 � March 26.
SCALE Class (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 Ezi for more information or to register for the class session (January 24 2019 through May 2 2019) at 608-244-3911 ext. 10 More classes at Literacy Network http://www.litnetwork.org
Community Room A
Peace and Justice Book Circle - Walking Prey by Holly Austin Smith
Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library 2222 S Park St. Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.
Meeting Room 115
Cabin Fever Writing Workshop - backup date
TO REGISTER VISIT OUR GOOGLE FORM: https://forms.gle/tmopD4NkWziBadSC8 Looking to be a part of a friendly writing community? Free and open to adult writers of all levels this winter the Bubbler will be hosting a four-week all-genre workshop. Keep your creative flame alive throughout our darkest months! This class will be instructed by the writer and advocate T. S. Banks. T. S. Banks is disability justice and mental wellness advocate poet and playwright from Madison WI. A First Wave Scholar and graduate of UW Madison. He received his BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. T. recently launched his own Black Queer and Trans led arts company called Loud �N UnChained Theater Co. Which is also home to LNU Publishing House LNU Black Theater Festival and a hub of Black Creatives. Banks has published two chapbooks "Call Me Ill" and "Left". Each workshop is free with advance registration. We encourage you to register and attend all consecutive sessions in February but it is not mandatory. Registration is open and will remain open for the span of the workshop. If you have any questions about signing up please contact workshops coordinator Aaron Fai at firstname.lastname@example.org. TO REGISTER VISIT OUR GOOGLE FORM: https://forms.gle/tmopD4NkWziBadSC8
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See
Join us around the fireplace for a book discussion of "Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See. New members always welcome! Synopsis: The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s followed by World War II the Korean War and its aftermath through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down one where the women are in charge engaging in dangerous physical work and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them--The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Adult Beginning Knitting
Would you like to learn to knit? Sign up to learn from our experts in this four-week course! Please bring a pair of #7 or #8 needles and one skein of worsted yarn.
Study Room 104