We’re here to mend anything you need for the colder months, including clothing, coats, and any other fabric-related repairs, except for zippers. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday of the month.
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10:00am to 2:00pm
USPS Job Fair
The United States Postal Service (USPS) wants you! USPS staff will provide information on the various positions being offered within the Madison area, as well as open USPS positions within the United States. Come to Goodman South Madison Library and receive assistance from USPS staff with the hiring process on the following dates, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:
And, Mondays starting September 26 - October 31.
Positions start between $17.32 - $19.62 per hour. No reservations necessary. All are welcome!
For more information, visit The USPS website at:
Meeting Room 115
10:30am to 11:30am
Art for Little Ones: Things That Go!
Join artist Amy Mietzel for a read-aloud of The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke - and then a related hands-on art activity! Other books about things-that-go will be available for caregivers and children to read together. This program is geared for ages 3-5. Younger siblings and school groups welcome.
Community Room Combined
11:00am to 3:00pm
Dane Core Rental Assistance / African Center for Community Dev. (ACCD)
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
12:00pm to 1:30pm
MadTech Series: Work Your Email- Explore Features & Functions in Gmail
Join us for luncthime learning with Collaboration For Good. In-person at the Central Library. FREE, registration required
Email can drive you crazy. But you can learn to make your work for and with you. Sure, email is just a part of standard business interactions. Despite a plethora of tools to reduce email dependency, it is almost impossible to work without an email account. Gmail is a web-based email service by Google. Gmail has a plethora of features and functionality that so many people never use. In this session, we will introduce you to the best new features over the last 2 years, as well as ideas for organizing, rapid processing, and managing your email faster and better. Destress your email management and communicate better. Take control, and be amazing with Gmail.
WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS SESSION?
Meeting Room 301
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE-Spanish Book Group
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.
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson
PROCESSING: ART AS HEALING
How does art heal you?
ANGELA’S RESIDENCY TERM: September 2022 - December 2022
ANGELA’S IN-STUDIO CREATIVE TIME: Thursdays from 12-2pm at Pinney Library
ANGELA’S OPEN STUDIO DROP-IN & MAKE: Thursdays from 2-4pm at Pinney Library
Pinney Studio RESIDENCY OVERVIEW:
As an artist who works in bookmaking, box making, alternative photo processes, art journaling, and installation art (with a focus on storytelling through family stories!) Angela Johnson invites Madison adults and seniors to come explore new art mediums with her.
Angela sees the tools of creating as a way to process ideas, she plans to host weekly open studio sessions and workshops for the community throughout her time in residence. These opportunities will be focused on different media/processes each month with an emphasis on storytelling through thinking outside the box.
September: textures on paper
November: box making
December: small structures & ornaments
Angela Johnson (she/her) is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 22+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.
Angela’s work includes themes of nature, balance, and telling stories through individual and collective memories. She often incorporates scientific elements and concepts into her work. Collaborations with other artists and scientists energizes her creativity.
Her motto: Visualize, Create, Inspire.
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Dog (feature film)
Dog. Directed by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum. Performances by Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. 2022. Rated PG. Comedy/drama.
In this road-trip comedy, two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will — Briggs (Channing Tatum) and a Belgian Malinois named Lulu — race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.
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.
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tween + Teen Anime Club
Join us for anime, snacks, crafts and other activities. During our September meeting, we will watch InuYasha. There is no need to sign up! Snacks will be provided.
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Think Tank Thursday
This teen & tween program focuses on building life skills. Programs will include goal setting, homework help, interview preparedness, resume building, and more!
This week, we will be creating our own dream boards. All teens & tweens are welcome to join us in the teen area from 4pm-6pm!
*In Meadowridge Library
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!
Community Room B
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card.
199 Kennedy Heights
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment sessions are created in an effort to promote community, and a safe place for youth patron between 12 and 18 years old. We will supply various activities from crafts, board games and electronic games also.
*In Goodman South Madison Library
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Word Is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz
Join us as we discuss "The Word Is Murder" by Anthony Horowitz. Books are available at the library. Please check with library staff for Zoom link. New members always welcome!
"One bright spring morning in London, Diana Cowper – the wealthy mother of a famous actor - enters a funeral parlor. She is there to plan her own service.
Six hours later she is found dead, strangled with a curtain cord in her own home.
Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who’s as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. Hawthorne needs a ghost writer to document his life; a Watson to his Holmes. He chooses Anthony Horowitz.
Drawn in against his will, Horowitz soon finds himself a the center of a story he cannot control. Hawthorne is brusque, temperamental and annoying but even so his latest case with its many twists and turns proves irresistible. The writer and the detective form an unusual partnership. At the same time, it soon becomes clear that Hawthorne is hiding some dark secrets of his own." -- Amazon.com
Community Room - Fireplace Side
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business (online)
Join us over Zoom to learn about a values-driven business model that puts worker and community benefit at the core of its purpose.
Worker cooperatives in Madison include wellness businesses, engineering and manufacturing, a taxi company, a bakery, a CBD processor, and home care for the elderly, among many others.
Connect to expert advice, technical assistance, and start-up grants through the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition.
This series is a partnership between the Madison Cooperative Development Coalition, The UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives and Madison Public Library
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club
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.
6:00pm to 7:30pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class
This free group English class will be offered mostly online using Zoom.
You will practice speaking, listening, reading, writing and new vocabulary
Esta clase de inglés grupal gratuita se ofrecerá principalmente en línea
Practicará hablar, escuchar, leer, escribir, y nuevas palabras en inglés.
6:30pm to 8:45pm
Pinney Adult Game Night
Join us every third Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm to play board games!
There will be a mix of longer-play games (Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc) and some shorter games (Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Yahtzee, and more!)
Snacks will be provided, no registration needed!
Community Rooms A and B Combined