Statewide meeting of worker cooperative business owners and developers.
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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
Study Room 211
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
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
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Long Flight Home" by Alan Hlad
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
[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
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
Spanish Conversation Group
�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
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
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
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.
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
Talented Teen Thursday
TEENS!!! Come hang out with Goodman South Madison library's new PASS AmeriCorps member Binta who creates SMART programs and activities for all to enjoy!
Meeting Room 115
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
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
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Brandon Taylor for Real Life
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