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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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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 1:00pm
Joining Forces for Families (JFF) drop-in assistance

Joining Forces for Families (JFF) drop-in assistance

Study Room 109
Wednesday, Sep 21, 9:00am to 1:00pm

A community social worker will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance with these primary areas of focus:

  • Individual/Family:  Working directly with families to offer support or make connections to resources
  • Community:  Collaborating with area partners to build capacity around issues important to people living in the community.
  • System/Organizational:   Helping network area agencies, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and others to better connect families to available resources and opportunities.  Whenever possible, we encourage collaboration across agencies to improve services and support available to families.
Study Room 109
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 9:30am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Reading, singing, talking and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Madison Writing Assistance at Meadowood Neighborhood Center

*Offsite
Wednesday, Sep 21, 10:00am to 12:00pm

MWA at Meadowood Neighborhood Center Wednesdays from 10am-12pm as part of Job Shop. Meadowood Neighborhood Center is located next door to Meadowridge Library.

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at locations 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. 

https://writing.wisc.edu/mwa/ 

 

Schedule an Appointment

Meadowood Neighborhood Center

Step 1: Visit the Meadowood Neighborhood Center between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Step 2: Check in with the JOB SHOP inside the Center for additional guidance and resources for job hunting.

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

 

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 21, 10:30am to 11:15am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby, ages birth to 17 months! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ - and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 11:00am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Sep 21, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 (Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept.21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 21). 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.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 3:30pm
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Sep 21, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ashman Film Fest presents Johnny Guitar (1954)

Ashman Film Fest presents Johnny Guitar (1954)

Community Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Johnny Guitar (1954)

Dir: Nicholas Ray

Joan Crawford plays Vienna, a saloon owner with a sordid past. Persecuted by the townspeople, Vienna must protect her life and her property when a lynch mob led by her sexually repressed rival, Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge), attempts to frame her for a string of robberies she did not commit. Enter Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden), a guitar-strumming ex-gunfighter who has a history with Vienna.

Misunderstood by US audiences upon release, the film was embraced by European cineastes and is now regarded as one of the greatest western pictures of all time. An intensely stylised masterpiece from director Nicholas Ray - Eureka Video

Not rated. 110 mins.

 
Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle

All-ages knitting circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

102 Park Circle
Wednesday, Sep 21, 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.

102 Park Circle
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Art Club

Art Club

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Sep 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bring the whole family out for an evening of creativity and exploration! Drop in to try out new dynamic new art forms and projects in a judgment-free, positive space. All ages are welcome and materials will be provided.  Children 5 and under will need assistance from a caregiver. Bring the whole family out for an evening of creativity and exploration! Drop in to try out new dynamic new art forms and projects in a judgment-free, positive space. All ages are welcome and materials will be provided.  Children 5 and under will need assistance from a caregiver.

Meeting Room 115
 
5:15pm to 5:45pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburn Heights Park
1054 N Pine St
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Samurai Champloo

Anime Club: Samurai Champloo

Community Room B
Wednesday, Sep 21, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Love anime, or been wanting to get into it? Join us every Wednesday evening in September for Meadowridge Library Anime Club's Samurai September! Every Wednesday evening, we'll celebrate by watching an episode of a samurai anime.

This week, we'll be watching Samurai Champloo. Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the samurai who smells like sunflowers.

This anime is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Community Room B
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Sep 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Book Writing Bootcamp

Book Writing Bootcamp

Community Room A
Wednesday, Sep 21, 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 21, 2022) Intros & Genres & Goal Mapping
  • Session 2 (October 19, 2022) The Art of Narrative
  • Session 3 (November 16, 2022) Character Development
  • Session 4 (December 21, 2022) Defining Audience 
  • Session 5 (January 18, 2023) Group Critique
  • Session 6 (February 22, 2023) The Business Side of Publishing & Wrap-Up

Registration is required for this 6-month bootcamp. When you sign up, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you are signing up for just the first session or the entire series. 

 

Thank you for your interest in Book Writing Bootcamp. The program is currently full but if you are interested in adding your name to a waitlist for Meadowridge please contact librarian Ariel R. at meadowridge@madisonpubliclibrary.org or fill out Google Form.

Community Room A
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

*Offsite
Wednesday, Sep 21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This free group English class will be offered mostly online using Zoom.
You can take your Zoom class on your smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, or
a computer. 2 classes will take place in-person at the Meadowridge
Library (5726 Raymond Rd) on 10/12, and 12/7.

You will practice speaking, listening, reading, writing and new vocabulary
in English. Topics include talking about family, health, making
appointments, phone calls, small talk, and more!
For more Information, please call (608) 268-6425 or email
becky@litnetwork.org.

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Esta clase de inglés grupal gratuita se ofrecerá principalmente en línea
utilizando Zoom. Puede tomar su clase por Zoom en un teléfono
inteligente, tableta, laptop, o computadora. Dos clases estarán en
persona en la Biblioteca de Meadowridge (5726 Raymond Rd) el 12 de
octubre y 7 de diciembre.

Practicará hablar, escuchar, leer, escribir, y nuevas palabras en inglés.
Los temas incluyen platicar acerca de su familia, salud, hacer citas,
llamadas telefónicas, conversaciones casuales, y más.
Para más información, llame al (608) 268-6425 o envie un
correo electrónico a becky@litnetwork.org

*Offsite
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

Go Big Read Book Discussion: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

Community Room
Wednesday, Sep 21, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Join us for a book discussion of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith.

A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted.

Books will be available for checkout at the library 4 weeks prior to the discussions.

Visit madpl.org/gobigread  for more information.

Community Room
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Codecinella Tech Talk: "What is a 12 Factor App?"

Codecinella Tech Talk: "What is a 12 Factor App?"

Bubbler
Wednesday, Sep 21, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for our September co-hosted in-person and hybrid Codecinella/Women In Tech event in the Bubbler Room at the library in downtown Madison or online via Zoom.

The Twelve-Factor App methodology was created as set of best practices for developing web applications. We’ll cover each of the 12 factors, and discuss how each factor contributes to a scalable and resilient web application.

RSVP required at https://www.meetup.com/codecinella-madison/events/287774431/

 

 

Bubbler
 
6:30pm to 8:45pm
Book Group -Discussion of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone

Book Group -Discussion of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone

Conference Room 104
Wednesday, Sep 21, 6:30pm to 8:45pm

and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color. Economist McGhee delves into a wide-ranging list of public policy decisions that have had long-term consequences that hurt all of us- on topics ranging from public pools to credit card debt to public schools to unions.

Conference Room 104