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11:00am to 1:00pm
Tech Help @ Goodman South
Need help with a device or using a particular website? Free technology assistance is available at Goodman South Madison Library every Wednesday & Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. No reservations necessary; drop-ins welcome!
Blue Room 128
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending at Hawthorne Library
Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending?
Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending on the second and fourth Wednesdays from noon - 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library (April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 13) . These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle any other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).
Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 pm. You will find the sewers at a table near the circulation desk.
Repairs offered on a first come, first served basis. You will need to bring your items in and wait while they are repaired. Hand sewing instruction available too!
Interested in volunteering for this service? Contact the Sewing Machine Project(link is external) to learn how you can help.
About the Sewing Machine Project: The Sewing Machine Project, Inc. (SMP), a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed in 2005 for the purpose of bringing sewing into peoples’ lives by offering sewing machines, tools, and education. We work with groups committed to using the machines to provide opportunities to create, learn new skills, build self confidence, and contribute to their own livelihoods and the well being of their families and communities. Since 2005 we have distributed over 3000 sewing machines, helping people become self-sustaining through sewing. We work locally, nationally and internationally. LEARN MORE(link is external)
*In Hawthorne Library
12:30pm to 3:30pm
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the Goodman South Library, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!
Clinics will be held on Wednesdays, beginning January 12 from 12:30-3:30 PM.
1st, 2nd, or booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available while supplies last.
Everyone 5 and older is welcome. 5-17 year olds need a parent or guardian present.
No appointments or registration necessary. But If you would like to plan ahead, appointments can be made at the Public Health of Madison and Dane County website below. No ID or insurance required.
Meeting Room 115
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance
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 City of Madison's Community Development Division will be located at the Lakeview Library on Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 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.
Study Room 1
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ashman Film Fest presents Diana Ross in LADY SINGS THE BLUES
LADY SINGS THE BLUES (1972) stars Diana Ross's poignant reminder of the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday, aka Lady Day’s life from a teenager till her tragic way too early death.
Rated R. 143 min.
(Diana Ernestine Earle Ross, born March 26, 1944, is an American singer and actress who rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes.)
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle
Drop-in knitting. All experience levels welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.
*In Meadowridge Library
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Chess for All Ages
Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.
Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces for those age 2 and up.
Study Room A
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Teen Book Club
Join us for our teen book club! This month we will be reading #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. Stop by Lakeview Library to check out a copy! After we are done discussing the book all book club members will get a free dinner! Please email teen services librarian Rachel (email@example.com) to join the book club! All teens are welcome!
*In Lakeview Library
5:30pm to 7:00pm
DANEnet Computer Skills Class
DANEnet's Digital Equity Project is offering free Basic Computer Skills classes to adults, and will cover the following topics:
• Computer Basics (May 4)
No registration necessary. Space is limited.
This program is a partnership between DANEnet, the Madison Public Library, and the City of Madison.
Meeting Room 302
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Most Glorious Heavenly Tournament of Baskets (NBA 2k22 Tournament)
You're invited to compete in the Meadowridge Library Anime Club's NBA 2k22 tournament! Dinner will be provided. Prizes for first and second place winners.
Sign-ups required-- sign up at the Meadowridge Library.
Community Room B
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Adult Retro Game Night!
Join us the 4th Wednesday of every month to play nostalgic board games, 7pm-8:30 in Community Room B.
Informal, drop in game night for older teens and adults.
Games provided are:
Connect 4, Operation, Lite-Brite, Battleship, Yahtzee, Hungry Hippos, Uno, Racko, Trouble, Clue, Sorry, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and more!
Community Room B