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Monday, October 18, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 11:30am
Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Patio
Monday, Oct 18, 9:00am to 11:30am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring open-ended play materials and lots of books! 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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Vengan a reunirse con otras familias del barrio para jugar en el patio de la biblioteca, con juguetes abiertos y muchos libros. Para niños de hasta 5 años, con sus cuidadores. Hermanos/as 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
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
Drive-in Baby Bounces on the Sequoya Porch

Drive-in Baby Bounces on the Sequoya Porch

*In Sequoya Library
Monday, Oct 18, 10:00am to 10:30am

We're keeping it safe, sunny and simple this fall.​  "Drive in" with baby in a stroller on the Tokay-side Porch (or wear baby!) to share a book, learn some songs and rhymes, and even checkout some Board Books if you don't want to go inside the Library at this time.  Registration is required and limited to 8 babies with their adults. In the event of inclement weather, we'll cancel and reschedule.

*In Sequoya Library
 
10am
10:30am to 11:30am
We Read Family Storytime

We Read Family Storytime

*Offsite
Monday, Oct 18, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a storytime on the lawn between Goodwill and ADRC, just down the mall from Lakeview Library.  We’ll enjoy stories, songs and rhymes, crafts and play.  For kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

These events will take place outdoors - 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.

*Offsite
 
11am
11:00am to 6:00pm
Dane Core Assistance form the African Center

Dane Core Assistance form the African Center

Community Room
Monday, Oct 18, 11:00am to 6:00pm

Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly? You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.The African Center for Community Development will be located at the Hawthorne library on Mondays from 11:00-6:00pm to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance should stop by. Available by drop-in and appointment. For appointments, call (608)957-5623 or (608)514-9321.

 

 

Community Room
 
11:00am to 11:30am
Drive-in Baby Bounces on the Sequoya Porch

Drive-in Baby Bounces on the Sequoya Porch

*In Sequoya Library
Monday, Oct 18, 11:00am to 11:30am

We're keeping it safe, sunny and simple this fall.​  "Drive in" with baby in a stroller on the Tokay-side Porch (or wear baby!) to share a book, learn some songs and rhymes, and even checkout some Board Books if you don't want to go inside the Library at this time.  Registration is required and limited to 8 babies with their adults. In the event of inclement weather, we'll cancel and reschedule.

*In Sequoya Library
 
12pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Oct 18, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Need help updating a resume or cover letter, applying for jobs online, or brushing up on basic computer skills? Sign up for a one-hour one-on-one appointment by stopping into the Central Library or calling the reference desk at 608-266-6350.

Study Room 204
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mini Maker Mondays

Mini Maker Mondays

*In Hawthorne Library
Monday, Oct 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in for special mini making! Each week will feature a different project or artist/builder/maker-led activity for families, groups, and all-ages. 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
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Magnificent Monday

Magnificent Monday

Patio
Monday, Oct 18, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Come to the library for a different activity every week! Engage in button making, arts and crafts, maker activities, and more. For kids ages 6 and up.

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.

Vengan a la biblioteca para nueva actividad cada semana. Experimenten con la fabricación de botones, artes y manualidades, actividades de creación y más. Para niños de 6 años en adelante.

Este evento tomará lugar en el patio - favor de vestirse para el clima. En caso de lluvia, 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
 
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

2237 Allied Dr
Monday, Oct 18, 2:30pm to 3:15pm

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
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Oct 18, 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. 

Study Room 1
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Community Room
Monday, Oct 18, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and learn chess basics in the library with a 30 minute introduction of the game, and then play a friendly game of chess with an opponent.

Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.  All ages and levels welcome!

Masks are required indoors for persons age 2 and older.

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments

Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments

415 S Bird St
Monday, Oct 18, 4:00pm to 4:30pm

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.

415 S Bird St
 
4pm
4:45pm to 5:15pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

102 Park Circle
Monday, Oct 18, 4:45pm to 5:15pm

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.

102 Park Circle
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Oct 18, 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. 

Study Room 1
 
5pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
¿Qué WWBIC puede hacer por usted? Charla para nuevos empresarios y soñadores

¿Qué WWBIC puede hacer por usted? Charla para nuevos empresarios y soñadores

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Oct 18, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Aprenda sobre los servicios que WWBIC y su programa Comienzos puede ofrecerle, incluyendo información sobre los cursos en educación para pequeños negocios y sobre los recursos financieros disponibles para todo tipo de negocio existente o en planes de ejecución. 

This program will focus on Spanish speaking individuals, but everyone is welcome!

 

    Meeting Room 115
     
    5:30pm to 6:00pm
    Dream Bus at Vandenburg Park

    Dream Bus at Vandenburg Park

    1020 Vandenburg St
    Monday, Oct 18, 5:30pm 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.

    1020 Vandenburg St
     
    6pm
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

    Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

    Study Room 1
    Monday, Oct 18, 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. 

    Study Room 1
     
    6pm
    6:30pm to 7:30pm
    Evening Storytime

    Evening Storytime

    *In Meadowridge Library
    Monday, Oct 18, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Can’t make it to storytime in the morning, or just need something to do with your kids after dinner? Join us every Monday evening in the Meadowridge Neighborhood Library children’s area for a low-key evening storytime. We’ll hear stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes. Kids are welcome to come in their pajamas! To keep our storytime safe, masks are required for anyone over the age of 2, distancing is encouraged, and toys and props will be cleaned, sanitized, and quarantined between uses.

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

     

    *In Meadowridge Library