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Events Calendar

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

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
Stories & Songs in the Alley

Stories & Songs in the Alley

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Oct 7, 10:00am to 11:00am

Come to this storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (birth-5) in Mural Alley behind the Hawthorne Library! A happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and a small craft. We look forward to seeing you! These events will take place outdoors - please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled. Masks are strongly encouraged at all outdoor library events for those age 2 and up.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
We Read...on the Spot!

We Read...on the Spot!

*In Sequoya Library
Thursday, Oct 7, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Pop in with your kids of all ages to connect with your local librarian in the children's area! Grab a recommended read, learn a new song or rhyme to do at home or an easy activity that promotes early literacy skills. Also - take the opportunity to share with others YOUR favorite recommended reads and activities you do as a family! 

Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces for those age 2 and up.

*In Sequoya Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:15pm
Front Porch Stories and Play

Front Porch Stories and Play

Community Room
Thursday, Oct 7, 10:30am to 12:15pm

Storytime has returned! Join us in front of the library for stories, songs, fingerplays and more. Stay after the stories for some fun, child-directed play! All ages welcome.  Note: There is a parking lot right next to this sidewalk area. We will do our best to set the space up in a way that will encourage participants to stay on the sidewalk, but if you have a toddler that likes to escape, this location might not be the best fit for your family. You know your child best!

These events will take place outdoors - please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be held in the library's meeting room with the doors open. In the event of really horrible weather (snowstorm, bitter cold, driving rain, etc.) that would make opening the doors impractical, the event will be cancelled. Please check the library's calendar the morning of the event if you're unsure of the weather. Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces and strongly encouraged at all outdoor library events for those age 2 and up.
 

Community Room
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 6:00pm
FYCE Open Family Hours

FYCE Open Family Hours

Green Room 103
Thursday, Oct 7, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

MMSD's Family, Youth and Community Engagement (FYCE) coordinator will be onsite to meet with parents, caregivers and youth to inform and answer any questions about MMSD. Please email us at fyce@madison.k12.wi.us or text/ call at (608) 620-4036‬ to set up a time on Thurs from 2-6pm, stop by and connect. See you at the library! 

Green Room 103
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Oct 7, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This installment will include various activities to enhance to ability for neighborhood youth to be: celebrated, heard, and supported. Through being able to socialize, safe communication, and program input, this safe space will include Arts & crafts, video games, and just safe gathering.

Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

8 Straubel Ct
Thursday, Oct 7, 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.

8 Straubel Ct
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Oct 7, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

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

Family Study Room
 
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

4114 Donald Dr
Thursday, Oct 7, 4:15pm to 5:30pm

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.

4114 Donald Dr
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Oct 7, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

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

Family Study Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
CANCELED - Chapters Teen Writing Club

CANCELED - Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Gathers most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share their stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club is led by local author Carole Madrzak.

Studio
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

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

Family Study Room
 
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Central Cinema Cinethesia presents...DUNE (1984)

Central Cinema Cinethesia presents...DUNE (1984)

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents the 1984 adaptation of DUNE, directed by David Lynch.

The long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction epic, DUNE, explodes on the screen with dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances. The saga of intergalactic warrior Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) and his messianic rise to leadership features an all-star cast, including Jose Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Oscar® winner Linda Hunt and rock legend, Sting. This monumental Dino DeLaurentiis presentation is directed by David Lynch (THE ELEPHANT MAN, ERASERHEAD), with photography by Academy Award® winner Freddie Francis, music by Grammy® winner Toto, and incredible monster creation by E.T.'s Carlo Rambaldi. Visit an unbelievable world beyond time and space, and experience the ultimate adventure that goes beyond the imagination.

Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces for those age 2 and up.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson

*Offsite
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book discussion of "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for Zoom link.

Synopsis: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, GILEAD is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part.

In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle.

Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son.

This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
6:30pm to 7:00pm
We Read Bilingual Storytime / Nosotros leemos hora de cuentos bilingüe

We Read Bilingual Storytime / Nosotros leemos hora de cuentos bilingüe

Patio
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:30pm to 7:00pm

A short mix of books, songs, and activities in English and Spanish, followed by time for open-ended play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

This event will take place outdoors on the Pinney Patio - please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces for those age 2 and up.

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Una breve mezcla de libros, canciones, y actividades en inglés y español, con tiempo para el juego abierto, diseñado para compartir habilidades de alfabetización y el amor por la lectura. Para niños de hasta 5 años, con sus cuidadores. Hermanos son bienvenidos.

Este evento tomará lugar en el patio - favor de vestirse para el clima. En caso de lluvia o nieve, el programa será cancelado. Según la Orden Pública del Public Health Madison & Dane County, se requiere que todas las personas de dos años o más usen una mascarilla cuando se encuentren en espacios cerrados.

 

Patio
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Bobby Love & Cheryle Love for The Redemption of Bobby Love

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Bobby Love & Cheryle Love for The Redemption of Bobby Love

*Offsite
Thursday, Oct 7, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The inspiring, dramatic, and heartwarming true account of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five plus years who never knew his secret, which captured the imaginations of millions on Humans of New York. Bobby and Cheryl Love were living in Brooklyn, happily married for decades, when the FBI and NYPD appeared at their door and demanded to know from Bobby, in front of his shocked wife and children: “What is your name? No, what’s your real name?” Bobby & Cheryl Love will appear on Crowdcast to discuss The Redemption of Bobby Love.

Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-redemption-loveBefore the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image.

 

About The Redemption of Bobby Love: Bobby’s thirty-eight-year secret was out. As a Black child in the Jim Crow South, Bobby found himself in legal trouble before his 14th birthday. Sparked by the desperation he felt in the face of limited options and the pull of the streets, Bobby became a master thief. He soon found himself facing a thirty-year prison sentence. But Bobby was smarter than his jailers. He escaped, fled to New York, changed his name, and started a new life as “Bobby Love.” During that time, he worked multiple jobs to support his wife and their growing family, coached Little League, attended church, took his kids to Disneyland, and led an otherwise normal life. Then it all came crashing down.

With the drama of a jailbreak story and the incredible tension of a life lived in hiding, The Redemption of Bobby Love is an unbelievable but true account of building a life from scratch, the pain of festering secrets in marriage, and the unbreakable bonds of faith and love that keep a family together.

*Offsite