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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, May 23, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Youth Program Room
Monday, May 23, 9:30am to 10:30am

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.

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.

Youth Program Room
 
9:30am to 1:30pm
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Monday, May 23, 9:30am to 1:30pm

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
Time: 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Stick to it! Come to give for an exclusive 20 oz. Red Cross aluminum water bottle and sticker set, while supplies last. You can customize your bottle to show your donor pride and stay hydrated for your next donation!

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!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Women Veterans Community Writers

Women Veterans Community Writers

Meeting Room A
Monday, May 23, 10:00am to 12:00pm

This drop-in Women's Writing Group is open to all female Veterans in the community and is hosted by Ann Boehlefeld (CPSS), Women's Health Peer Specialist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital, in partnership with the Sequoya Library. No registration is necessary to attend.

2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 10am-noon.

For more information, please contact Ann at 608-256-1901 ext. 17084

 

Meeting Room A
 
10:15am to 10:45am
Monday Move and Play!

Monday Move and Play!

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Monday, May 23, 10:15am to 10:45am

Join us for 30 minutes of music, movement, and play for kids 5 and under and their caregivers. Come ready to dance, sing, and get the wiggles out!

No registration required. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome. Library programs are always free.

 

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, May 23, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively, and peacefully.

Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being.

Typically, each session will begin with a brief check-in, followed by a guided sitting meditation. Then Gloria will share reflections on some aspect of mindfulness. The group will discuss the topic and ask any questions about the practice. We will end with another sitting meditation.

Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary.

This program is being offered both in-person and online through Zoom. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Teen and Tween Minecraft Club

Teen and Tween Minecraft Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, May 23, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

This program is open to all teens and tweens. Stop in to play Minecraft with other teens and tweens! There is a limited number of computers, so participants will be taking turns as needed. 

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:15pm to 4:45pm
Meadowridge Book Club - KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

Meadowridge Book Club - KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

*In Meadowridge Library
Monday, May 23, 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Join us for the May Meadowridge Book Club where we will be discussing KIMJIYOUNG, BORN 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo!  

We will have a limited number of books available for check out at the branch.  

 

Via The Guardian:

 

This Korean bestseller chronicles the everyday struggle of women against endemic sexism. Its provocative power springs from the same source as its total, crushing banality: in telling the story of Kim Jiyoung – whose name is the Korean equivalent of “Jane Doe” – Cho Nam-joo’s third novel has been hailed as giving voice to the unheard everywoman.​

*In Meadowridge Library
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, May 23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Community Room - Table Side
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE--Feminists of the Future Book Discussion: Black Water Sister

ONLINE--Feminists of the Future Book Discussion: Black Water Sister

*Offsite
Monday, May 23, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an online discussion of Black Water Sister by Zen Cho, 2022 WisCon Guest of Honor! Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Synopsis: Jessamyn Teoh is closeted, broke and moving back to Malaysia, a country she left when she was a toddler. So when Jess starts hearing voices, she chalks it up to stress. But there's only one voice in her head, and it claims to be the ghost of her estranged grandmother, Ah Ma. In life Ah Ma was a spirit medium, the avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a gang boss who has offended the god--and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it. Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good.

Feminists of the Future is four-part series leading up to this year’s WisCon Guest of Honor readings on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

*Offsite
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Kwame Onwauchi for MY AMERICA

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Kwame Onwauchi for MY AMERICA

Madison Room
Monday, May 23, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What is American food? In his first cookbook, Kwame Onwuachi (“the most important chef in America” —San Francisco Chronicle), the acclaimed author of Notes from a Young Black Chef, shares the dishes of his America; dishes that show the true diversity of American food. Featuring more than 125 recipes, My America is a celebration of the food of the African Diaspora, as handed down through Onwuachi’s own family history, spanning Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx, and beyond. From Nigerian Jollof, Puerto Rican Red Bean Sofrito, and Trinidadian Channa (Chickpea) Curry to Jambalaya, Baby Back Ribs, and Red Velvet Cake, these are global home recipes that represent the best of the patchwork that is American cuisine. Interwoven throughout the book are stories of Onwuachi’s travels, illuminating the connections between food and place, and food and culture. The result is a deeply personal tribute to the food of “a land that belongs to you and yours and to me and mine.”

 

Copies of My America will be distributed for free to all attendees. The event is free and open to the public.

Madison Room