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Events Calendar

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 12:30pm
Front Porch Stories and Play

Front Porch Stories and Play

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 11, 10:00am to 12:30pm

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
 
11am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Veteran's Day Drum and Honor Song Event at Ho-Chunk Gaming - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

Veteran's Day Drum and Honor Song Event at Ho-Chunk Gaming - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 11, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Every year Ho-Chunk Gaming celebrates Veterans Day with a drumming ceremony. This year, the drum group will be performing Ho-Chunk flag and honor songs to honor veterans.

The public is welcome to attend in-person at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison or, in collaboration with our Native American Storyteller-in-Residence program, can view a live stream of the event on Andi Cloud's Instagram. Tune in to @Andijcloud on Instagram at 11 a.m. to view the event remotely.

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.

 

For in-person attendance, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison is located at:
4002 Evan Acres Road
Madison, WI 53718

 

Masks are strongly encouraged at all outdoor library events for those age 2 and up.

*Offsite
 
12pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Daytime Book Discussion of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Nov 11, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true?
 
Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.
 
Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times."  -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
DANEnet Free Tech Repair

DANEnet Free Tech Repair

Study Room 1
Thursday, Nov 11, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Having trouble with your digital device? DANEnet technicians are available at Lakeview Library every Thursday from 2-4 PM to assist you with your technology repair needs for free.

Technicians can look at laptops, desktop computers, phones and tablets, and can help with:​

  • Viruses
  • Data recovery
  • Slow computers
  • App issues
  • Password reset
  • And more!

No appointment needed. Walk-ins only: first come, first served.

Digital Equity Project events are made possible through the partnership of Madison Public Library and DANEnet, thanks to funding by the MG&E Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.

Study Room 1
 
3pm
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

8 Straubel Ct
Thursday, Nov 11, 3:00pm to 3:45pm

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

It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 11, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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

It Takes a Village Afterschool Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 11, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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
 
3pm
3:30pm to 5:30pm
We Read … and Create!

We Read … and Create!

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Nov 11, 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. 

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 Combined
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary School

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary School

4114 Donald Dr
Thursday, Nov 11, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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.

4114 Donald Dr
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 11, 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
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 11, 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
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 11, 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, Nov 11, 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
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE - Veterans Day: Corporal Mitchell Redcloud, Jr. Story - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

ONLINE - Veterans Day: Corporal Mitchell Redcloud, Jr. Story - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

*Online
Thursday, Nov 11, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In honor of Veterans Day: Ho-Chunk Nation's Eric Logan will recite the story of Medal of Honor recipient and Ho-Chunk member, Corporal Mitchell Redcloud, Jr., as written by US Army writer, Franklin Fisher. Eric will also talk about the stature and rights of the Ho-Chunk warrior, who is seen as the protector and cornerstone of the Nation.

 

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
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Jessie Daniels for Nice White Ladies

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Jessie Daniels for Nice White Ladies

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 11, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An acclaimed expert illuminates the distinctive role that white women play in perpetuating racism, and how they can work to fight it. Jessie Daniels will appear live via Crowdcast to discuss her newest book, Nice White Ladies.

About Nice White Ladies: In a nation deeply divided by race, the “Karens” of the world are easy to villainize. But in Nice White Ladies, Jessie Daniels addresses the unintended complicity of even well-meaning white women. She reveals how their everyday choices harm communities of color. White mothers, still expected to be the primary parents, too often uncritically choose to send their kids to the “best” schools, collectively leading to a return to segregation. She addresses a feminism that pushes women of color aside, and a wellness industry that insulates white women in a bubble of their own privilege. Daniels then charts a better path forward. She looks to the white women who fight neo-Nazis online and in the streets, and who challenge all-white spaces from workplaces to schools to neighborhoods. In the end, she shows how her fellow white women can work toward true equality for all.

*Offsite