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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
Before 10am
12:00am to 11:45pm
ONLINE - Rock Your Mocs - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

ONLINE - Rock Your Mocs - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

*Online
Wednesday, Nov 17, 12:00am to 11:45pm

Join a worldwide social media event started in 2011 by Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye to inspire cultural pride and celebrate tribal individuality for Indigenous people worldwide. Non-Native people can participate by picking up a Rock Your Mocs printout [DOWNLOAD] from a Madison Public Library and getting creative on paper! Decorate with your own personal designs, share your mocs on social media using #RockYourMocsMadison and #RockYourMocs2021, and tag @MadisonPublicLibrary on Instagram and Facebook or @MadisonLibrary on Twitter. Visit rockyourmocs.org for more information.

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.

*Online
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10am
10:30am to 11:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Nov 17, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us every Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2. To keep our storytime safe, masks are required for ages 2 and up, 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.

Storytime will take place in the children's area this week due to maintenance in the Community Room.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
12pm
12:30pm to 2:30pm
BadgerCare Plus

BadgerCare Plus

Study Room 211
Wednesday, Nov 17, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

BadgerCare Plus is Medicaid health care coverage for Wisconsin residents with low income.

Stop by Room 211 to consult an Americorp volunteer BadgerCare Outreach Specialist with questions about signing up or for information on an existing BadgerCare account.

Study Room 211
 
2pm
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2:45pm 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.

4002 School Rd
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center

Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center

199 Kennedy Heights
Wednesday, Nov 17, 4:00pm 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.

199 Kennedy Heights
 
6pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Go Big Read Book Discussion of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Nov 17, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

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
 
6:15pm to 7:00pm
Hawthorne Book Discussion: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Hawthorne Book Discussion: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Community Room
Wednesday, Nov 17, 6:15pm to 7:00pm

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect?

Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.

Community Room
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Central Library IN PERSON Book Group Discussing The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
Meeting Room 302