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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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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time Items
All day
8:00am to 11:00pm
Library closed for Staff Day

Library closed for Staff Day

Thursday, Sep 22, 8:00am to 11:00pm

​All locations closed for Staff Day.

Whenever a location is closed, you can continue to use our book drops to return items and LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. You can also check out our always-accessible online collections, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital LibraryFlipster magazines, and other online collections.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson - CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson - CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Thursday, Sep 22, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


How does art heal you?
What have you learned through art?

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


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

October: bookmaking

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.  

2:45pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vera Court Neighborhood Center
614 Vera Ct
3:45pm to 4:15pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Thursday, Sep 22, 3:45pm to 4:15pm

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

4002 School Rd
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Think Tank Thursday

Think Tank Thursday

*In Meadowridge Library
Thursday, Sep 22, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 working on setting and attaining goals. All teens & tweens are welcome to join us in the teen area from 4pm-6pm!

*In Meadowridge Library
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Alder Myadze Listening Session

Alder Myadze Listening Session

Study Room 1
Thursday, Sep 22, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Open listening session for Alder Charles Myadze (District 18). This is an opportunity to introduce yourself to Alder Myadze and discuss questions, ideas, and concerns. Community members of all ages, youth and adults alike, are encouraged to attend.

Alder Myadze is trained in restorative justice and welcomes meeting with community members to provide conflict resolution resources.

No registration necessary.

Study Room 1
6:00pm to 7:30pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

Thursday, Sep 22, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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


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

6:00pm to 8:00pm
[OFFSITE] Essential Skills Tutoring

[OFFSITE] Essential Skills Tutoring

Thursday, Sep 22, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This session will be held at The Literacy Network.


Essential Skills Tutoring Need help with reading, writing, or basic computer skills? Meet once a week with your own tutor! Every week you will work with a tutor on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor for 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment.

•You must register. There is a waitlist.

• Attendance is important, you must come every week.

• For more information call Conor at 608-999-4114