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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Regional Worker Cooperative Meeting
Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Mar 12, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Mar 12, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
12pm
NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

NewBridge Senior Center Lunches

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Thursday, Mar 12, 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
 
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Long Flight Home" by Alan Hlad

Daytime Book Discussion of "The Long Flight Home" by Alan Hlad

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Mar 12, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book join the discussion of "The Long Flight Home" by Alan Hlad. New members always welcome! Synopsis: It is September 1940�a year into the war�and as German bombs fall on Britain fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather Bertie. After losing her parents to influenza as a child Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons with Bertie. All her birds are extraordinary to Susan�loyal intelligent beautiful�but none more so than Duchess. Hatched from an egg that Susan incubated in a bowl under her grandfather�s desk lamp Duchess shares a special bond with Susan and an unusual curiosity about the human world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton Maine a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force. His quest brings him to Epping and to the National Pigeon Service where Susan is involved in a new covert assignment. Codenamed Source Columba the mission aims to air-drop hundreds of homing pigeons in German-occupied France. Many will not survive. Those that do make the journey home to England can convey crucial information on German troop movements�and help reclaim the skies from the Luftwaffe. The friendship between Ollie and Susan deepens as the mission date draws near. When Ollie�s plane is downed behind enemy lines both know how remote the chances of reunion must be. Yet Duchess�s devotion and her singular sense of duty will become an unexpected lifeline relaying messages between Susan and Ollie as war rages on�and proving at last that hope is never truly lost. -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12pm
[FULL] Tax Assistance

[FULL] Tax Assistance

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Mar 12, 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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
 
1pm
MadTech Series: Where You Need to Be: Channels and Mediums

MadTech Series: Where You Need to Be: Channels and Mediums

Conference Room 104
Thursday, Mar 12, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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
 
Spanish Conversation Group

Spanish Conversation Group

Meeting Room A
Thursday, Mar 12, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

�Acomp��enos! Los miembros del Grupo de Conversaci�n en Espa�ol de University League ofrecen este programa de conversaci�n gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado del segundo jueves del mes (10 oct 2019 - 13 ag 2020). Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma ser�n bien recibidos. Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month (Oct. 10 2019 - August 13 2020). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

Meeting Room A
 
3pm
Knitting at the Library
*In Meadowridge Library
 
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial

Local History Room
Thursday, Mar 12, 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
 
4pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Study Room
Thursday, Mar 12, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind including resumes and cover letters school assignments personal letters applications forms newsletters articles memoirs poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help such as setting up email accounts searching for jobs online or filling out online job applications is also available. Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment. Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation the UW Anonymous Fund Altrusa International of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.

Study Room
 
Cooking & Creating @ Lakeview
Teen Room
 
Talented Teen Thursday
Meeting Room 115
 
One-on-One Computer Assistance
Study Room 1
 
6pm
SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

SCALE Class (Literacy Network)

Community Room A
Thursday, Mar 12, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

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
 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Brandon Taylor for Real Life

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Brandon Taylor for Real Life

*In Central Library
Thursday, Mar 12, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event hosted at A Room of One's Own (315 W. Gorham St.) A novel of startling intimacy violence and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town from an electric new voice. A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late-summer weekend--and a lifetime of buried pain. Almost everything about Wallace an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. For reasons of self-preservation Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends--some dating each other some dating women some feigning straightness. But a series of confrontations with colleagues and an unexpected encounter with a young straight man conspire to fracture his defenses while revealing hidden currents of resentment and desire that threaten the equilibrium of their community. Real Life is a gut punch of a novel a story that asks if it's ever really possible to overcome our private wounds and buried histories--and at what cost. Brandon Taylor is the senior editor of Electric Literature's Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers� Workshop. A Wisconsin Book Festival event. https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/real-life

*In Central Library