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Events Calendar

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

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
We Read... on the Spot!

We Read... on the Spot!

*In Sequoya Library
Thursday, Nov 18, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm
Front Porch Stories and Play

Front Porch Stories and Play

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 18, 10:30am to 12:00pm

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
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
DANEnet Free Tech Repair

DANEnet Free Tech Repair

Study Room 1
Thursday, Nov 18, 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
 
2:00pm to 6:00pm
FYCE Open Family Hours

FYCE Open Family Hours

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 18, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

MMSD's Family, Youth and Community Engagement (FYCE) coordinator will be onsite to meet with parents, caregivers and youth to inform and answer any questions about MMSD. Please email us at fyce@madison.k12.wi.us or text/ call at (608) 620-4036‬ to set up a time on Thurs from 2-6pm, stop by and connect. See you at the library! 

 

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

Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center

8 Straubel Ct
Thursday, Nov 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:30pm
We Read … and Create!

We Read … and Create!

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Nov 18, 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 - Table Side
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary School

Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary School

4114 Donald Dr
Thursday, Nov 18, 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 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. 

Family Study Room
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 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.

Family Study Room
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Not a Sound" by Heather Gudenkauf

Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Not a Sound" by Heather Gudenkauf

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 18, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us as we discuss "Not a Sound" by Heather Gudenkauf.  Books are available at the library. Please check with library staff for Zoom link.  New members always welcome!

 

Synopsis: 

"When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she ends up losing everything that matters—her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush near her cabin, she is plunged into a mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice? New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf has been described as "masterful" and "intelligent" and compared to Lisa Scottoline and Jodi Picoult. In this taut and emotional thriller, she proves yet again that she's at the top of her class."  -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 18, 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 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. 

Family Study Room
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Nov 18, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize snack and enjoy classic board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions (LOV Inc) in partnership with the Sequoya Library.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Adult Graphic Novel Bookclub

Adult Graphic Novel Bookclub

Reading Room
Thursday, Nov 18, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us the third Thursday of every month to discuss an adult graphic novel!

Located in the Reading Room, 7-8pm. Copies of the books will be available at Pinney Library.

November we will be discussing Bubble by Jordan Morris (Author), Sarah Morgan (Author), Tony Cliff (Illustrator), Natalie Riess (Contributor)

"Based on the smash-hit audio serial, Bubble is a hilarious high-energy graphic novel with a satirical take on the 'gig economy.'

Built and maintained by corporate benevolence, the city of Fairhaven is a literal bubble of safety and order (and amazing coffee) in the midst of the Brush, a harsh alien wilderness ruled by monstrous Imps and rogue bands of humans. Humans like Morgan, who’s Brush-born and Bubble-raised and fully capable of fending off an Imp attack during her morning jog. She’s got a great routine going―she has a chill day job, she recreationally kills the occasional Imp, then she takes that Imp home for her roommate and BFF, Annie, to transform into drugs as a side hustle. But cracks appear in her tidy life when one of those Imps nearly murders a delivery guy in her apartment, accidentally transforming him into a Brush-powered mutant in the process. And when Morgan’s company launches Huntr, a gig economy app for Imp extermination, she finds herself press-ganged into kicking her stabby side job up to the next level as she battles a parade of monsters and monstrously Brush-turned citizens, from a living hipster beard to a book club hive mind." - Publisher description

Reading Room