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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, September 19, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:00am
Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Pinney Playdate / Hora de jugar

Youth Program Room
Monday, Sep 19, 10:00am to 11:00am

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
 
10:00am to 6:00pm
Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Sep 19, 10:00am to 6:00pm

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 located at the Hawthorne Library on Mondays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance can drop in at Hawthorne Library or call The African Center at (608) 345-5002 or (608) 294-0066 to make an appointment.

Family Study Room
 
2pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm
CANCELLED - Video Editing for Kids

CANCELLED - Video Editing for Kids

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Sep 19, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Want to learn how to do cool editing skills with homemade videos? Join Bubbler Digital Media Lab Instructor, Nate Clark, and learn how to edit like a pro. Maybe you'll be the next YouTube sensation!

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Acorn Folk

Acorn Folk

Community Room
Monday, Sep 19, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Inspired by David M. Bird's "Becorns", join us to create sculptures of tiny people or whatever you want to create using acorns, twigs and other bits of nature plus hot glue or glue dots.

Community Room
 
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center
2237 Allied Dr
 
3pm
3:15pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Wisconsin Youth Company
1201 McKenna Blvd
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Sep 19, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!  There is a limited number of computers, so participants will take turns as needed.

Mondays September 12 - December 19, with no meeting on November 28.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

1409 Theresa Terrace
Monday, Sep 19, 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card.

1409 Theresa Terrace
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Community Room
Monday, Sep 19, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Lessons start promptly at 4 p.m. and last 30 minutes. Open game time runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Chess club is open to all ages and skill levels.

Masks are required indoors for persons age 2 and older.

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 19, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
4pm
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Lussier Community Center
55 S Gammon Rd
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 19, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 19, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Book Writing Bootcamp

Book Writing Bootcamp

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Sep 19, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Have an idea for a book or poetry collection, but don't know how to get started? Maybe you are stuck on plot, pacing and/or character development? Or perhaps you have nearly finished your manuscript, but are unsure of when to have it edited or start pursuing publication (via the mainstream market or self-publishing)?

Make significant strides on finishing your book by joining a six-month intensive focused on writing exercises, reading, revising and learning the business side of publishing. You will be immersed in resources and develop relationships key to pursuing your writing aspirations while completing a first draft.

Participants will be assigned 2 to 3 diverse novels, essay collections or poetry books to read and discuss during monthly group meetings and 1-on-1 sessions with the intensive facilitator. The intensive will also include three or four published authors and publishing professionals as special guests (either in person or via Zoom).

Each session is focused on a theme:

  • Session 1 (September 19, 2022) Intros & Genres & Goal Mapping
  • Session 2 (October 17, 2022) The Art of Narrative
  • Session 3 (November 14, 2022) Character Development
  • Session 4 (December 19, 2022) Defining Audience 
  • Session 5 (January 16, 2023) Group Critique
  • Session 6 (February 20, 2023) The Business Side of Publishing & Wrap-Up

Registration is required for this 6-month bootcamp.

 

Thank you for your interest in Book Writing Bootcamp. This program is currently full but if you are interested in adding your name to a waitlist please contact Farrah at fmcdaniel@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cookies with a Cop

Cookies with a Cop

Community Room Combined
Monday, Sep 19, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Drop by Lakeview Library from 6:30 - 7:30 on Monday, September 19th, for a cookie with a cop!  MPD Northside officers will be here to introduce themselves and answer any questions you might have.

Community Room Combined