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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
12pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
It Takes A Village Community Resource Fair

It Takes A Village Community Resource Fair

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 29, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The “It Takes A Village'' event focuses on bringing the community together in a fun environment to learn about community services available on the South side of Madison. Stop by Penn Park between 12-5 on Tuesday, June 29 to meet new librarians from Goodman South Madison, enjoy a cookout, get free books from the Madison Reading Project and engage with other public servants.

THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE A MOBILE COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC for ages 12+ with all three vaccine options available. Ages 12-17 must have parental approval to participate (this can be given over the phone). 

The goal is to provide information for local families about community services available in their neighborhood, as well as connecting youth and the wider community with public servants in a low-stress, pressure-less environment. Kids can interact with Madison Police officers who will be bringing squad cars, horses and a drone, as well as a fire truck from local Fire Station #6 that will be on-site from 2-3 p.m. Bubbler artists will be at the event to offer creative activities for youth and adults throughout. As the It Takes A Village Community Resource Fair wraps up, Madison Parks will be hosting a Movie in the Park at Penn Park starting at 5 p.m. Come reconnect with your community!

*Offsite
 
2pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Dream Bus at Southdale Park

Dream Bus at Southdale Park

200 Deer Valley Rd
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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.

200 Deer Valley Rd
 
2pm
2:30pm to 5:30pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

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
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Jun 29, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

2602 Post Rd
 
6pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE - Recognition and Resilience: Grief and the Loss of Traditions During the Pandemic

ONLINE - Recognition and Resilience: Grief and the Loss of Traditions During the Pandemic

*Online
Tuesday, Jun 29, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

It is important to recognize the absence or interruption of traditional customs and rituals, both celebratory and grief-oriented, during the pandemic. If you have experienced loss over the past year, including:

  • Cancelled in-person holiday gatherings with friends & families
  • Remote schooling & not being able to walk at graduation
  • Closure of your business
  • Separation from your spouse
  • Selling your dairy herd and/or farm
  • Loss of a loved one during the pandemic -- whether due to Covid-19 or not

please join Outreach Workers from Project Recovery for a presentation on grief recognition & resilience, with discussion to follow. This discussion is intended to acknowledge what was lost, to embrace closure, and to reclaim and re-imagine the rites and ritual that help us make sense of our lives.

This event will be hosted virtually through Zoom. The link to this program 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.

Registration is limited to 30 participants.

About Project Recovery: Project Recovery (PR) is a crisis counseling program that is only implemented during and following times of disaster in the state. The service made possible through partnerships between FEMA, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, WISCAP, and local Community Action Agencies. More info about Project Recovery: https://projectrecoverywi.org/

*Online