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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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Monday, November 29, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 12:00pm
Bubbler Room CLOSED
Bubbler
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:00am
Bilingual Music + Movement / Música y movimiento bilingüe

Bilingual Music + Movement / Música y movimiento bilingüe

Youth Program Room
Monday, Nov 29, 9:30am to 10:00am

Join us for a preschool music and movement program in English and Spanish, with dancing, playing, and bubbles! For kids up to age 5, with their caregivers, siblings welcome.

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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Vengan a un programa de música y movimiento en inglés y español con baile, juego, y burbujas! Para niños de hasta 5 años, con sus cuidadores. Hermanos son bienvenidos.

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.

Youth Program Room
 
9:30am to 2:30pm
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Monday, Nov 29, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Central Library Madison and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: Central Library
Address: 201 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI, 53703
Room Name: Community Room 301

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Patio
Monday, Nov 29, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate, featuring open-ended play materials and lots of books! 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 case of rain or snow, 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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Vengan a reunirse con otras familias del barrio para jugar en el patio de la biblioteca, con juguetes abiertos y muchos libros. Para niños de hasta 5 años, con sus cuidadores. Hermanos/as 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
 
10:00am to 8:00pm
We Read Storytime Stations

We Read Storytime Stations

*In Lakeview Library
Monday, Nov 29, 10:00am to 8:00pm

Drop-in for storytime stations in the children’s area at Lakeview! Self-directed activities -- stories, songs and rhymes, crafts and play -- that promote early literacy skills will be available throughout the day. Especially for kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. 

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.

*In Lakeview Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Wiggles & Words

Wiggles & Words

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Nov 29, 10:30am to 11:30am

Come get your wiggles out every Monday morning at Meadowridge Neighborhood Library with this movement-centered storytime for ages 2-5. We’ll dance, sing, play, and read! To keep our storytime safe, masks are required, distancing is encouraged, and toys, instruments, 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

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
11:00am
11:00am to 6:00pm
Dane Core Assistance from the African Center

Dane Core Assistance from the African Center

Community Room
Monday, Nov 29, 11:00am to 6:00pm

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 Hawthorne library on Mondays from 11:00-6:00pm 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. Available by drop-in and appointment. For appointments, call (608)957-5623 or (608)514-9321.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 204
Monday, Nov 29, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Need help updating a resume or cover letter, applying for jobs online, or brushing up on basic computer skills? Sign up for a one-hour one-on-one appointment by stopping into the Central Library or calling the reference desk at 608-266-6350.

Study Room 204
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mini Maker Monday

Mini Maker Monday

*In Hawthorne Library
Monday, Nov 29, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Drop in for special mini making! Each week will feature a different project or artist/builder/maker-led activity for families, groups, and all-ages. This event will take place inside of Hawthorne Library. Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces for those age 2 and up.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center

2237 Allied Dr
Monday, Nov 29, 2:30pm 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.

2237 Allied Dr
 
3:00pm
3:15pm to 4:15pm
Hands-On and Digital Comic Creation

Hands-On and Digital Comic Creation

PlayLab
Monday, Nov 29, 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Join Bubbler Media instructor Nate Clark for an afternoon of comic creation. Use old school methods of drawing, collaging, and storyboarding or tinker with digital comic creation on an iPad. You can join in on the fun just once or a few times, or come back every week! For kids ages 5-12.

 

 

PlayLab
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments

Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments

415 S Bird St
Monday, Nov 29, 4:00pm 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.

415 S Bird St
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 29, 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. 

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Per UW policy, everyone is required to wear masks during UW programs, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
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Study Room 1
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at The Elements Apartments

Dream Bus at The Elements Apartments

102 Park Circle
Monday, Nov 29, 4:30pm 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.

102 Park Circle
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Park

Dream Bus at Vandenburg Park

1020 Vandenburg St
Monday, Nov 29, 5:00pm 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.

1020 Vandenburg St
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 29, 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. 

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Per UW policy, everyone is required to wear masks during UW programs, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
​***

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Black Ash Basket Making - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

Black Ash Basket Making - Native American Storyteller-in-Residence

Bubbler
Monday, Nov 29, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Learn about one of the oldest artistic forms by Ho-Chunk women. Storyteller-in-Residence Andi Cloud and Basket Maker Kimberly Crowley will walk you through how to make a black ash basket and share how important baskets were to Ho-Chunk women as a way to make money for the family. Limited registration. All supplies provided.

 

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.

 

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

Bubbler
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Meadowridge Book Club--"Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask" by Anton Treuer

Meadowridge Book Club--"Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask" by Anton Treuer

Study Room A
Monday, Nov 29, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Description

Join us for a discussion of the book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask  by Anton Treuer

We have a limited number of copies of the book at the branch available to check out beforehand.  Pick yours up today!

 

Treuer, an Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist, answers the most commonly asked questions about American Indians, both historical and modern. He gives a frank, funny, and personal tour of what's up with Indians, anyway. 
 

Study Room A
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 29, 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. 

***
Per UW policy, everyone is required to wear masks during UW programs, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
​***

Study Room 1
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Stylez Defined Workshop & Sessionz w/ Papa Kobina
Madison Room