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Events Calendar

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
11am
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, Sep 1, 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
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

*Online
Thursday, Sep 1, 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 libro, El museo de los espejos por Luis Monero Manglano, en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Biblioteca Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd.).

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 Sequoya Library "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
 
1pm
1:30pm to 3:45pm
Thursday Book Group MPL-Interior China Town by Charles Yu

Thursday Book Group MPL-Interior China Town by Charles Yu

Community Room
Thursday, Sep 1, 1:30pm to 3:45pm

Interior ChinaTown by Charles Yu, Joel de la Fuente, et al.
Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely
Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face
or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his
tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black
and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. He’s a bit player here, too,
but he dreams of being Kung Fu Guy - the most respected role that anyone who looks
like him can attain. Except by one person, his mother. Who says to him: Be more.Playful
but heartfelt, a send-up of Hollywood tropes and Asian stereotypes, Interior Chinatown is
Charles Yu’s most moving, daring, and masterly novel yet.

Community Room
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
The Card Counter (feature film)

The Card Counter (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Sep 1, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

The Card Counter. Directed by Paul Schrader.  Performances by Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe. Focus Features, 2021. Rated R. 111 minutes.  Drama / thriller.

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader's The Card Counter. Told with Schrader's trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past.

 

Enjoy movies on our big screen!  Interesting films shown every Thursday afternoon. A  mix of award-winning movies, indie films, film festival favorites, and new releases will be shown. 

Film suggestions welcome, film discussion encouraged..Films shown will be for adult audiences and may include R-rated films (or equivalent)

All films will be shown in original language with English captions

Refreshments will be served.

Community Room
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Sep 1, 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
 
6pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of the Works of James Baldwin

Lakeview Book Discussion of the Works of James Baldwin

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Sep 1, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book discussion of the works of James Baldwin.  Pick any title; copies are available at the library. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

"In 1953, a young James Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain, winning acclaim as a literary star and one of the leading voices of the African-American experience. Although Baldwin would spend the bulk of his adult life in France, his writing always addressed the complexities at the heart of America, viewed through the lens of the consummate outsider."  -- fantasticfiction.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side