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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:30am
DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

DANEnet: Computer Skills Class

Meeting Room 302
Tuesday, Nov 2, 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
 
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, Nov 2, 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 may be moved indoors. 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 puede tomar lugar adentro. 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
 
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, Nov 2, 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  608-246-4548

Family Study Room
 
1pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

*Offsite
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with the three kinds of drawing (Observational, Self Observational and Intuitional). You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to borrow a device and join from NewBridge Madison-North, please register on this page, below. 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

*Offsite
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak Series: Drawing Workshops with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak Series: Drawing Workshops with Heather C. Williams

*Offsite
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with the three kinds of drawing (Observational, Self Observational and Intuitional). You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to join from Goodman Community Center using a borrowed device, please register on this page, below. 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

*Offsite
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with Observational drawing. You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to borrow a device and/or use the meeting room at Goodman South Madison Library, please register on this page, below.

 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

Meeting Room 115
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Community Room
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with Observational drawing. You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to borrow a device and/or use the meeting room at Alicia Ashman Library, please register on this page, below.

 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

Community Room
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

*Online
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with the three kinds of drawing (Observational, Self Observational and Intuitional). You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom.

If you wish to join from home, please register on this page, below.

You may also visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya LibraryNewBridge Madison-North, or Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device. If you would like to borrow a device and/or use library space, please follow the link to the location you would like to attend.

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

*Online
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with the three kinds of drawing (Observational, Self Observational and Intuitional). You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to borrow a device and/or use the meeting room at Pinney Library to attend, please register on this page, below.

 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

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

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Authors Speak: Drawing Workshop with Heather C. Williams

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Nov 2, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Join us for this five-week drawing class with Heather C. Williams, author of Drawing as a Sacred Activity.

Heather C. Williams earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Humanities at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh, although she began drawing early in her life as a way to learn about the world around her and within.  Now, she invites you to join her in exploring the courage that it takes to be curious about what is going on around us in the world today and learn more about your deeper SELF.

Come embark on a journey of self-discovery through art as the author helps you become more acquainted with Observational drawing. You will learn to listen to the deeper part of yourself, to temporarily suspend judgement and just BE, while you learn to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now (in the midst of change).​

All drawing workshop events will be held via Zoom. You may participate using your own device, or visit Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, ​Meadowridge Library, Sequoya Library, NewBridge Madison-North, and Goodman Community Center to participate using a borrowed device.

If you wish to borrow a device and/or use the meeting room at Goodman South Madison Library, please register on this page, below.

 

Workshop Dates:

Tuesday, November 2, 1:30 pm - Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Directions

Tuesday, November 9, 1:30 pm - Intersections, Y shapes, Anchor Points

Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 pm - Constellations

Tuesday, November 23, 1:30 pm - Shading

Tuesday, November 30, 1:30 pm - Finished Portrait

 

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

Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Nov 2, 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, Nov 2, 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
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Nov 2, 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, Nov 2, 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, Nov 2, 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 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Mirin Fader for Giannis

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Mirin Fader for Giannis

*Offsite
Tuesday, Nov 2, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The story of Giannis Antetokounmpo's extraordinary rise from poverty in Athens, Greece to super-stardom in America with the Milwaukee Bucks—becoming one of the most transcendent players in history and an NBA champion—from award-winning basketball reporter and feature writer at The Ringer Mirin Fader, touching on universal themes of family, immigration, hard work, wealth, loss, and dreaming big.

About Giannis: As the face of the NBA's new world order, Giannis Antetokounmpo has overcome unfathomable obstacles to become a symbol of hope for people all over the world, the personification of the American Dream. But his backstory remains largely untold, and Fader unearths new information about the childhood that shaped "The Greek Freak"—from sleeping side by side with his brothers to selling trinkets on the side of the street with his family to the racism he experienced in Greece. Antetokounmpo grew up in an era when Golden Dawn, Greek's far-right, anti-immigrant party, patrolled his neighborhood, and his status as an illegal immigrant largely prevented him from playing for Greek's top clubs, making his rise to the NBA all the more improbable. Fader tells a deeply-human story of how an unknown, skinny, Black-Greek teen, who played in the country's lowest pro division and was seen as a draft gamble, transformed his body and his game into MVP material.

Antetokounmpo's story has been framed as a feel-good narrative in which the globe has embraced him, watching him grow up and lead the underdog Bucks to the NBA Championship in 2021. Giannis reveals a more nuanced story: how hesitant Antetokounmpo was, and still is, to spend money; how lonely and isolated he felt, adjusting to America and the NBA early in his career; the way he changed after his father recently died of a heart attack; the complexity of grappling with his Black and Greek identities; how private he is, so hard on himself and his shortcomings, a drive that fuels him every day; and the deep-rooted responsibility he feels to be a nurturing role model for his younger brothers. Fader illustrates a more vulnerable star than people know, a person who has evolved triumphantly into all of his roles: as father, brother, son, teammate, and global icon. Giannis gives readers a front-row seat as Antetokounmpo strives for an elusive championship with the Bucks, quelling speculation about potentially leaving Milwaukee after signing a five-year supermax contract extension worth $228 million. Now, he contends with his next big hurdle: proving that committing to a small-market franchise can bring Milwaukee back to glory.

*Offsite