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Thursday, September 8, 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 8, 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
 
12pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tech Help @ Goodman South Madison
*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson

Daytime Book Discussion of "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Sep 8, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "Thunderstruck" by Erik Larson. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.

Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder.

With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate."  -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
The Last of Sheila (feature film)

The Last of Sheila (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Sep 8, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

The Last of Sheila. Directed by Herbert Ross.  Performances by Richard Benjamin, James Coburn, Dyan Cannon, Raquel Welch.  Warner Brothers, 1973.  Rated PG. 120 minutes. Crime / drama / mystery.

A year after Sheila is killed by a hit-and-run driver, her wealthy husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

 

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
 
4pm
4:00pm to 8:00pm
MPL at the Madison Night Market with Naturalist-in-Residence John Newman (Top of State Street)

MPL at the Madison Night Market with Naturalist-in-Residence John Newman (Top of State Street)

*Offsite
Thursday, Sep 8, 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Stop by Madison Public Library's table (Top of State St.) at this month's Madison Night Market. The Market will be located along State Street and Gilman Street in the heart of downtown Madison, and where library staff will join vendors showcasing handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, prepackaged foods and fresh produce.

Sign up for a library card, find out about upcoming events or programs, or just say hello! 

Meet the new Madison Public Library Naturalist-in-Residence, John Newman between 5:30-8:00pm! Learn more about the library's new Naturalist Residency, Nature is for Everyone, and get creative with a nature-inspired art station. 

The event includes live music, artists, special visiting food carts and pop-up restaurant experiences.

The Madison Night Market is presented by Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID). For more info, go to MadisonNightMarket.com

*Offsite
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Sep 8, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!

Community Room B
 
4pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Teen Programming
*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Sep 8, 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