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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Regional Worker Cooperative Meeting
Meeting Room 302
 
Regional Worker Cooperative Meeting
Meeting Room 301
 
9:30am
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Wednesday, Mar 11, 10:00am to 1:00pm

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory memory clinics brain health and local resources that are available. Call 608-246-4547 to register beginning February 26th.

Study Room 1
 
Goodman Center Preschool/4K Yellow Room Outreach
*In Hawthorne Library
 
Storytime for the Very Young
Youth Program Room
 
Stories & Sculpting: A preschool storytime
Meeting Room
 
Toddler Music Time

Toddler Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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 11, 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
Baby Music Time

Baby Music Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
 
Badgercare Enrollment
Study Room 211
 
Storytime for the Very Young
Youth Program Room
 
12:00pm
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Community Room
Wednesday, Mar 11, 12:00pm to 1:45pm

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. Light refreshments will be provided. 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.

Community Room
 
(FULL) Tax Assistance

(FULL) Tax Assistance

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
 
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
 
1:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
*In Central Library
 
1:30pm
MidWeek Matinee: HARRIET (PG-13)

MidWeek Matinee: HARRIET (PG-13)

Meeting Room
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Starring Cynthia Erivo Leslie Odom Jr. & Joe Alwyn. The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the underground railroad. [PG-13 2hr 5min Action|Biography|Drama 2019] All shows are free and open to the public.

Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Pinney Afternoon Book Group discusses Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

*Offsite
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Afternoon Pinney Book Group will host a discussion of Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. New attendees always welcome. Note: meeting is at Lake Edge Lutheran Church (4032 Monona Dr.). Synopsis: Sloane Ardie Grace and Rosalita have worked at Truviv Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv's CEO means their boss Ames will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored swept under the rug hidden away by those in charge. But the world has changed and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague they aren't willing to let it go. This time they've decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues' decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives--as women colleagues mothers wives friends even adversaries--will change dramatically as a result.

*Offsite
 
3:30pm
Chess Club
Study Room A
 
4:00pm
Goodman Purple Room Grades K/1 Paper Puppets Outreach
*In Hawthorne Library
 
Teen Time
Teen Room
 
5:30pm
Meadowridge Library Anime Club
Study Room A
 
6:00pm
Evening Family Storytime

Evening Family Storytime

Meeting Room B
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
 
Board Games Nights at Hawthorne Library
Community Room
 
UW Odyssey Project
Meeting Room 115
 
Knitting at the Library
Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:30pm
DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

DARN YARN GROUP: a Club for Yarn & Fiber Crafters

Study Room
Wednesday, Mar 11, 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
Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Plouffe for CITIZENS GUIDE...

Wisconsin Book Festival presents David Plouffe for CITIZENS GUIDE...

Madison Room
Wednesday, Mar 11, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A voter's playbook on making a difference in the 2020 election and beyond from the most recognized and most successful political strategist in the country. If you've asked yourself the question what more can I do to make sure Donald Trump does not continue to occupy the Oval Office on January 20 2021?--then this book is for you. A playbook for the common citizen A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump addresses the many things individuals can do in 2020 every day without having to leave their jobs move to Iowa or spend every waking moment on the election. In A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump Plouffe's message is simple: the only way change happens especially on scale is one human being talking to another. It won't happen magically it won't happen because of debates and conventions it won't happen because of ads. It will happen because citizens take action. And Plouffe is here to help with specific strategies and tailored talking points to make sure your time and energy aren't wasted. He lays out why different activities the average citizen can take can make a difference to getting to 270 electoral votes how people can go about doing them and examples of where it's worked in the past. There are at least 65 million Americans who are likely committed to voting against Trump. It is entirely in our control to grow that number and make sure the support materializes in actual votes. Plouffe arms us with advice on how to defend against misinformation online how to create and spread content how to register and get out the vote early how to make a difference in the battlegrounds and how to stay involved after the big election. Filled with stories from the last sixteen years both successes and failures as well as political strategies that have evolved in the wake of the breakthrough campaign that Plouffe masterminded A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump is a pragmatic specific and very motivational guide for the path forward.

Madison Room