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

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 11:00am
Mineral Point Middle School Bookclubs to visit
Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
We Read and Play Together

We Read and Play Together

Community Room
Thursday, May 5, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a special time of stories, songs, and play for toddlers and preschoolers.

Engaging with books, songs and reading together helps children develop communication and listening skills, improves language skills, promotes patience, empathy and literacy.  And it is fun!

Families and groups are welcome.

Library programs are always free.

Masks are required in all indoor spaces for those ages 2 and up.

Community Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 3:00pm
Dane Core Rental Assistance / African Center for Community Dev. (ACCD)

Dane Core Rental Assistance / African Center for Community Dev. (ACCD)

Study Room 109
Thursday, May 5, 11:00am to 3:00pm

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 at the Pinney Library on Thursdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 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. Working with City of Madison to provide rental assistance. For questions about the program, please call African Center at (608) 957-5623 or (608) 294-0066. More info at https://africancentermadison.org/housing-support/ (link is external)

Study Room 109
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE-Spanish Literature Group

ONLINE-Spanish Literature Group

*Online
Thursday, May 5, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación​ con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos--no hay necesidad de ser miembro de la University League. Los libros y las discusiones son  completamente en español. Se puede prestar un libroTemporada de huracanes por Fernanda Melchor, en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here".

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, one does not have to be a member of University League. Books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please ask about obtaining a book at the "Ask Here" desk.

 

Este evento se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. Más información sobre este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. Zoom es una plataforma de video gratuita, y puede mirar en un navegador, a través de la aplicación móvil gratuita para ios o android, o llamar para participar solo por voz.

This event will be hosted virtually through Zoom; more information will be emailed to you upon registration. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, through the free mobile app for ios or android, or call in to participate by voice only.

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

DANEnet Free Tech Repair

Study Room 1
Thursday, May 5, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:30pm
We Read … and Create!

We Read … and Create!

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, May 5, 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. 

Masks recommended but not required.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Teen and Tween Maker Time
Teen Room
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, May 5, 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 7:00pm
Video Poetry Workshop

Video Poetry Workshop

Media Lab
Thursday, May 5, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Class Experience

Do you write poetry? Do you like to make short videos or want to learn how? This class is for you! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of making video poetry. You'll start by watching some video poems, read and write poetry, develop ideas for your videos, and then learn how to use software and dive into the video and recording process to create a video using our own original poems or a favorite published poem of your choice. You might even get to see your work on the big screen! Completed videos can be submitted to the Midwest Video Poetry Festival for screening in October.

This free workshop is a Collaboration between Arts + Literature Laboratory and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library. 

Age: 12 - 17 yrs

Registration

This hands-on workshop is a 7-part series on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 4/26 and ending 5/17. You should plan to attend as many sessions as possible because each class builds on the previous. Register now.

Meet your Instructor

Rob Franklin is the Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library. He is a Kennedy Center certified teaching artist and has taught in schools, at the County Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Shelter Home, and Madison Jazz Consortium. As a musician, he has performed with Nas, Eminem, Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and others. He has been inducted to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Media Lab
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, May 5, 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
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Community Room B
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, May 5, 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
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, May 5, 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 7:30pm
Art Inspiring Art: A Poetry Workshop for Adults (Poet-in-Residence)

Art Inspiring Art: A Poetry Workshop for Adults (Poet-in-Residence)

Community Room Combined
Thursday, May 5, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Deepen your experience of art - and explore the dynamics between art and poetry - in this Ekphrastic poetry workshop! Join Madison’s Poet Laureate, Angela Trudell Vasquez - in collaboration with Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli, a local visual artist. Participants will discuss, read and view examples of Ekphrastic poetry, (that is, poetry written in response to art), and be guided through creating their own poems and art. 

 

Community Room Combined
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "When You Trap a Tiger" by Tae Keller

Lakeview Book Discussion of "When You Trap a Tiger" by Tae Keller

*Offsite
Thursday, May 5, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book discussion of "When You Trap a Tiger" by Tae Keller. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

Synopsis: "Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.

Some stories refuse to stay bottled up...

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite