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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time Items
All day
11:30am to 12:00pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

4114 Donald Dr
Thursday, Oct 29, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or return any library materials currently checked out. 

4114 Donald Dr
12:45pm to 1:15pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights

Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights

1054 N Pine St
Thursday, Oct 29, 12:45pm to 1:15pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or return any library materials currently checked out. 

1054 N Pine St
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Go Big Read Online Book Discussion

Go Big Read Online Book Discussion

Thursday, Oct 29, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us for a discussion of the 2020-2021 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection, Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen. 

We'll use Zoom for the online discussion. You'll be emailed a link to the Zoom event after registration. At the event, attendees will be randomly divided into small groups so everyone will have a chance to participate. Small group discussions will be facilitated by UW-Madison iSchool graduate students and/or library staff.

Need a copy of the book? Click here to place a hold on a copy.

This program is a partnership between Madison Public Library and the following libraries:

Baraboo Public Library
Belleville Public Library
Columbus Public Library
E.D. Locke Public Library (McFarland, WI)
Jane Morgan Memorial Library (Cambria, WI)
Kilbourn Public Library (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Middleton Public Library
Oregon Public Library
Stoughton Public Library
Verona Public Library

About the book: Published one year after the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders--inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement. As ​a celebration of the passion exhibited by these astonishing students​, who channeled their anger into a movement, this book explores hope after tragedy and is an inspiring call to action.


2:00pm to 2:30pm
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Ct
4:00pm to 7:00pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

Thursday, Oct 29, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members, traditionally at libraries and neighborhood centers throughout the city, and now online. 

For the health and safety of our community, all MWA writing support will be offered remotely through the fall. Options for remote writing assistance include:

  • conversation over the phone
  • face-to-face conversation via Google Meet
  • written feedback via email

To make an appointment, please visit MWA's Appointment Center or call 608-315-5151.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, and Altrusa International of Madison, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our library and neighborhood center partners.