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Monday, June 14, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
11am
11:00am to 2:00pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Offsite
Monday, Jun 14, 11:00am to 2:00pm

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.

https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/mwa-appointment/home?authuser=2

*Offsite
 
1pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

2237 Allied Dr
Monday, Jun 14, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or for your other library activities like outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and holds pickup, or to register for a library card.

2237 Allied Dr
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Bridge Lake Point Waunona Community Center

Dream Bus at Bridge Lake Point Waunona Community Center

1917 Lake Point Dr
Monday, Jun 14, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or for your other library activities like outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and holds pickup, or to register for a library card.

1917 Lake Point Dr
 
4pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Dream Bus at C.H. Bird Elementary School

Dream Bus at C.H. Bird Elementary School

Monday, Jun 14, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to pick up a We Read bag with age appropriate library books and hands-on activities, or for your other library activities like outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and holds pickup, or to register for a library card.

 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE--BIPOC Genealogy 101

ONLINE--BIPOC Genealogy 101

*Online
Monday, Jun 14, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Back by popular demand!

Love watching "Finding Your Roots" but not sure where to start on your own ancestry research? Presenter Marcus Simmons will give you the foundation you need to start looking, from practical tips for exploring resources like FamilySearch.org and Ancestry Library, to the ethical and emotional questions you'll want to consider about what you find. Centering the experience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, this virtual session will concentrate on searching U.S records, but best practices covered will also be applicable to international and adoptee-related records. 

This event is sponsored by New Chapters in Community Health, a partnership between Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Book Festival, and the All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With an intentional focus on African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and Rural audiences, we will explore topics crucial to the health and wellbeing of many in Wisconsin who have felt like they don't have a voice. 

About the presenter: Marcus Simmons has worked as an intercultural communications educator and researcher for 10+ years and is currently based in Atlanta. With a background in performance, conflict transformation and higher education, he views his work as amplifying stories that reconcile estrangement and build community. His current research looks at popular media and society, and he is in love with music and double stuff oreos.

This discussion will be hosted virtually through Zoom. The link to this discussion will be sent to you by email when you sign up. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, or through the free mobile app for ios or android. You can also call in with a phone to attend with audio only. 

 

*Online