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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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Friday, May 6, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
All Ages READ & PLAY (5 and under)

All Ages READ & PLAY (5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Friday, May 6, 10:00am to 10:30am

Join us for this special storytime - book, songs, and play for children ages 5 and under. Spending time together and reading aloud with young children promotes healthy brain development, improves language and listening skills and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
11am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Movement & Meditation

Movement & Meditation

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, May 6, 11:00am to 12:00pm

A movement class where elements of mindfulness and movement intersect for one hour! All identities, skill levels, and capabilities are encouraged and welcomed. Adaptable movements will be shared for all abilities. The end of each class will include time for reflection and connection. Notebooks and writing materials will be provided. This is an invitation to get to know your community while learning more about dance, movement and mindfulness.

 Presented by KLJ Movement. KLJ Movement is a professional performance and dance company that embraces the influence of black and brown people in the world of dance.

 Register to reserve your spot! This program is intended for BIPOC seniors. 

Programs will follow all Public Health requirements in place at the time of the program.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
12pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Authors Speak: Sharing Your Life Story through Poetry with Fabu

Authors Speak: Sharing Your Life Story through Poetry with Fabu

*Online
Friday, May 6, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Share your Life Story through Poetry 

Poetry Writing Workshop         

with Fabu Phillis Carter, PhD  

5 Week Session April 8 - May 6 

Fridays 12:30 – 1:30 

Via Zoom or On-Site at Goodman Community Center via Zoom 

 

Fabu Phillis Carter, professionally known as Fabu, is an award winning poet, Madison Poet Laureate (2008 – 2012) and author of seven books. She is an active public lecturer, workshop leader, poetry columnist, and storyteller.  Fabu enjoys creating a welcoming space for individuals to discover that, yes you too, can write poetry!   The theme to this series is sharing your life story or legacy; everyone has a story to tell.  Upon completion of your poetry, you will have something to frame and share with your family & friends.   You will also have the opportunity, if you choose, to display your poetry at various sites around Madison. 

Fabu holds a double Master’s degree from UW–Madison and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Nairobi, Kenya as well as Madison Poet Laureate (2008 – 2012).  Fabu is also a Senior Outreach Specialist with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and works for the African American and Native American Communities.  Currently she is recruiting for African Americans Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease in Mid-Life

This series is sponsored by the Madison Public Library and in collaboration with Goodman Community Center, NewBridge, Monona Senior Center, & Madison Senior Center.  

Register below to receive the Zoom link; if you would like to participate from Goodman Community Center, please call Gayle at (608) 204-8032. 

*Online
 
1pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Movement & Meditation

Movement & Meditation

Meeting Room 115
Friday, May 6, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

A movement class where elements of mindfulness and movement intersect for one hour! All identities, skill levels, and capabilities are encouraged and welcomed. Adaptable movements will be shared for all abilities. The end of each class will include time for reflection and connection. Notebooks and writing materials will be provided. This is an invitation to get to know your community while learning more about dance, movement and mindfulness.

Presented by KLJ Movement. KLJ Movement is a professional performance and dance company that embraces the influence of black and brown people in the world of dance.

Register to reserve your spot! This program is intended for BIPOC seniors. 

 

Programs will follow all Public Health requirements in place at the time of the program.

 

Meeting Room 115
 
4pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Teen & Tween Video Game Night
Teen Room
 
5pm
5:15pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, May 6, 5:15pm 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. 

Study Room 104
 
5pm
5:30pm to 6:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Friday, May 6, 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Fridays!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Community Room
Friday, May 6, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation.  The club is intended for adults and older teens. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  Occasionally films or series with mature content will be screened.  Call ahead to reserve your spot!

(masks are required and no refreshments can be served due to Covid-19 restrictions)

Community Room
 
6pm
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, May 6, 6:00pm to 6:45pm

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. 

Study Room 104
 
6:00pm to 6:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Friday, May 6, 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Fridays!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
6pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Friday, May 6, 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Fridays!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1