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Thursday, November 16, 2023

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2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mini Archiving Lab Session

Mini Archiving Lab Session

Study Room
Thursday, Nov 16, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Access old memories and preserve them for the future through digitization! Digitize and preserve analog materials, including the following: VHS tapes, DVDs (not Blu-ray), audio cassettes, printed photographs, negatives & slides, paper-based docs like newspapers, etc.

Dates: Thursdays, October 19 - December 21*
(includes 10/26, 11/ 2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/ 7, 12/14) *NO lab on 11/23 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday
Time: 2-4p
Location: Alicia Ashman Study Room

Appointments include a 20 min tutorial followed by use the equipment (up to 1.5 hours) for your personal archiving project. Must bring your own external hard drive or USB flash drive to save digital files.

To schedule an appointment, click the link below. If you are unable to attend one of the available sessions, please contact Community Engagement Librarian Farrah McDaniel at or (608) 824-1780 to schedule a time.


Study Room
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Maria Schirmer Devitt

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Maria Schirmer Devitt

Thursday, Nov 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

All are welcome to join Maria and create a space for wishing within the Bubbler Room. Each week, Maria will be in the Bubbler Room on Thursday evenings, hosting sessions to create enchanting art together. We will explore the magic that exists in the natural world, our community, and in ourselves. We will focus on combining words and images using printmaking, collage, and sculpture. We’ll delve into questions such as:

What are we wishing for (something we’ve never had or something we’ve lost or…)? 
What does it take for our wishes to come true?
Who or what grants them?
What kind of collective magic can we summon?
What offerings do we leave in return as we make our wish?
What rituals do we create around making wishes? 

All ages and abilities are welcome! Drop in, no registration required. 

When we wish, we wish for something just out of our reach of what seems possible. What would it take to bring it to make them come true?
Read more about her residency here:

6:30pm to 8:45pm
Improvisational Drawing Workshop

Improvisational Drawing Workshop

Thursday, Nov 16, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Note time shift: 6:30-7 warm up on your own; 7-8:30 class guided by Bernie Witzack.

Presented by Pinney Studio Artist-in-Residence, Bernie of

Beginning at 6:30, there will be time for you to browse and select various papers and drawing tools on your own to try out and warm up with on. At 7pm, Bernie will begin leading this process-based class exploring abstraction through improvisational drawing. You will be guided through a series of creative prompts that encourage flow and process-based art and mixed media exploration. No prior experience with art or drawing skills are needed.

Supplies provided, simply bring your creativity.  Intended audience is age 16-99 (older teens and adults)

Space is limited; registration begins 2 weeks in advance (Nov 2nd)