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

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 10:45am
We Read Bilingual Storytime / Nosotros leemos hora de cuentos bilingüe

We Read Bilingual Storytime / Nosotros leemos hora de cuentos bilingüe

Patio
Tuesday, Oct 19, 10:00am to 10:45am

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
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
We Read... on the Spot !

We Read... on the Spot !

*In Sequoya Library
Tuesday, Oct 19, 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
 
10:00am to 11:30am
DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

Meeting Room 302
Tuesday, Oct 19, 10:00am to 11:30am

DANEnet's Digital Equity Project is offering free Basic Computer Skills classes to adults, and will cover the following topics:

Computer Basics (Oct 19)
• Using Word (Oct 26)
• Internet Basics (Nov 2)
• Intro to Email (Nov 9)
• Laptop Troubleshooting (Nov 16)

Space is limited so apply soon (registration link below).

This program is a partnership between DANEnet, the Madison Public Library, and the City of Madison.

Meeting Room 302
 
12pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
One-on-One Computer Help, also Job Application, Resume, and Cover Letter Assistance

One-on-One Computer Help, also Job Application, Resume, and Cover Letter Assistance

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Oct 19, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Schedule an appointment with a technology counselor.

One-on-one help with using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone,

Also available for personal assistance with job applications, resumes and cover letters.

One hour time slots for people ranging from complete beginners through advanced users.

Tuesdays 12:00 -- 3:00 pm

call Hawthorne Library to sign up  608-246-4547

Family Study Room
 
2pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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 Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, 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.

Study Room 1
 
2pm
2:45pm to 3:15pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center

Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center

1409 Theresa Terrace
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2:45pm 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.

1409 Theresa Terrace
 
3pm
3:30pm to 6:00pm
It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Oct 19, 3:30pm to 6:00pm

This installment will includes 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
 
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Oct 19, 3:45pm 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.

2602 Post Rd
 
4pm
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Community Center

Dream Bus at Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Community Center

1917 Lake Point Dr
Tuesday, Oct 19, 4:45pm 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.

1917 Lake Point Dr
 
5pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

Meeting Room 302
Tuesday, Oct 19, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

DANEnet's Digital Equity Project is offering free Basic Computer Skills classes to adults, and will cover the following topics:

Computer Basics (Oct 19)
• Using Word (Oct 26)
• Internet Basics (Nov 2)
• Intro to Email (Nov 9)
• Laptop Troubleshooting (Nov 16)

Space is limited so apply soon (registration link below).

This program is a partnership between DANEnet, the Madison Public Library, and the City of Madison.

Meeting Room 302
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (online)

Go Big Read Book Discussion of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (online)

*Offsite
Tuesday, Oct 19, 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Join us for a discussion of the 2021-22 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection, Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library up to one month before the discussion. 

About the book: Gifty is a PhD candidate in neuroscience studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the church in which she was raised. It’s a moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants in a novel about faith, science, religion, love.’

For more information about Go Big Read at Madison Public Library, see madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read.

This discussion will be held via Zoom. You'll receive an email with the Zoom link after completing the registration form.

*Offsite
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE - Ho-Chunk Kinship Mapped and Explained - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

ONLINE - Ho-Chunk Kinship Mapped and Explained - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

*Online
Tuesday, Oct 19, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join our resident storyteller, Andi, in mapping your kinship. Find out what you’d call your cousins, and what your cousins would call you; because in Ho-Chunk kinship there are no cousins!! Confused? You won’t be after you map it! Before the event, we'll provide a map for you to fill out alongside Andi in this virtual event for teens and adults.

Downloads: Kinship Map | Presentation Slides

 

Part of the Ho-Chunk Through Story: The Origin, The Wayz, and The Life residency with 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