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Thursday, October 14, 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 14, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:15pm
Front Porch Stories and Play

Front Porch Stories and Play

Community Room
Thursday, Oct 14, 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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "Vintage" by Susan Gloss

Daytime Book Discussion of "Vintage" by Susan Gloss

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Oct 14, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "Vintage" by Susan Gloss. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women who are drawn there.  Violet Turner has always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. When she is faced with the possibility of losing it, she realizes that, as much as she wants to, she cannot save it alone.

Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect 1950s wedding dress, she discovers unexpected possibilities and friends who won't let her give up on her dreams.

Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her old clothes, remnants of her past life. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears she has nothing more ahead for her.

An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of women's friendship and love, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it."  -- Amazon.com

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

FYCE Open Family Hours

Community Room
Thursday, Oct 14, 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! 

 

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

Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

8 Straubel Ct
Thursday, Oct 14, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:30pm
It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Oct 14, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

This installment will include various activities to enhance the 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
 
3:30pm to 5:30pm
We Read … and Create!

We Read … and Create!

*In Lakeview Library
Thursday, Oct 14, 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in on Thursdays at Lakeview Library for all sorts of creative projects and activities. For families, groups, and all ages. These events will take place outdoors, on the sidewalk in front of the library.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. 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.

*In Lakeview Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Oct 14, 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
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Thurber Park Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

Thurber Park Artist-in-Residence Open Studio

*Offsite
Thursday, Oct 14, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Thurber Park located in Madison, Wisconsin at 3325 Thurber Ave. 

Drop by Thurber Park to experience, play, and make together in community with artist Eric Adjetey Anang! 
As the inaugural resident artist at the Thurber Park Studio Eric has continued to be flexible and creative over the past year and a half. Before the Fall chill fully fills the air we invite the neighborhood to stop by and celebrate this extraordinary space, person, and generational craft with us! 
Families and all ages are welcome! The event will be outdoors for the most part with an opportunity to peek into the studio. Masks will be encouraged. 

For more information about the residency visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/thurberparkartistresidency

*Offsite
 
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary

4114 Donald Dr
Thursday, Oct 14, 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 14, 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
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Oct 14, 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 14, 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 7:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Bob Woodward & Robert Costa for Peril

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Bob Woodward & Robert Costa for Peril

*Offsite
Thursday, Oct 14, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join #1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa as they discuss Peril, the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another. Mindy Marqués, Vice President and Executive Editor, Simon & Schuster, will moderate.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Register for the event at: https://forms.gle/MktPSBmxA9PDikBq7. You will receive a link via email on the day of the event. 

 

About Peril: The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as # 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.

Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink. This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened. It is also the first inside look at Biden’s presidency as he faces the challenges of a lifetime: the continuing deadly pandemic and millions of Americans facing soul-crushing economic pain, all the while navigating a bitter and disabling partisan divide, a world rife with threats, and the hovering, dark shadow of the former president.

“We have much to do in this winter of peril,” Biden declared at his inauguration, an event marked by a nerve-wracking security alert and the threat of domestic terrorism. Peril is the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and represents the culmination of Bob Woodward’s news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fear and Rage. And it is the beginning of a collaboration with fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa that will remind readers of Woodward’s coverage, with Carl Bernstein, of President Richard M. Nixon’s final days.

*By registering, you also agree to receive email updates from Simon & Schuster and agree to the privacy policy (https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/privacy-policy) and terms of use (https://www.simonandschuster.com/c/terms-of-use).

*Offsite
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm
She Fights for the Motherland

She Fights for the Motherland

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Oct 14, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Fermat's Last Theater Company presents "She Fights for the Motherland: Rewriting the History of Soviet Women in World War II" a dramatic reading of excerpts from Svetlana Alexievich’s book The Unwomanly Face of War. This memoir contains the testimony of over 200 women who became soldiers at the brink of the most terrible war of the 20th Century.

For this performance Samra Teferra will be the voice of the author, Maggie Schenk and Mya Kahler as the voices of the soldiers, and Sam Olson will be playing string bass.

This program is a partnership between Fermat's Last Theater Co. and the Madison Public Library and funded by Wisconsin Humanities, Madison Arts Commission, and Beyond the Page, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Madison Community Foundation.

Meeting Room 302
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE - What is Ho-Chunk? An Introduction - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

ONLINE - What is Ho-Chunk? An Introduction - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

*Online
Thursday, Oct 14, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Note, October 14: If you have trouble registering, please call 608-266-6350 or email reference@madisonpubliclibrary.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

The Ho-Chunk peoples' historical territory include Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. They originated outside of Green Bay in a place called Red Banks (Mogasuc). But, who are they? What does it mean to be Ho-Chunk?  Learn about the Ho-Chunk Nation’s past and present with journalist and former Public Relations Officer for the Nation, Anne Thundercloud. Bring your questions! 

Part of the Ho-Chunk Through Story: The Origin, The Wayz, and The Life residency with Ho-Chunk Nation storyteller and tribal member Andi Cloud. Visit madpl.org/storyteller for more info.

 

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. 

Este evento se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. El enlace a este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. También puede llamar por teléfono para participar.

*Online