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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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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 1:00pm
Free Coffee at Pinney

Free Coffee at Pinney

*In Pinney Library
Tuesday, Sep 27, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy a free cup of coffee during your visit to Pinney, Tuesdays from 9:00 - 1:00 (or while supplies last)!

Coffee provided with a gift to Madison Public Library Foundation from Miriam Simmons, and support from the Friends of Pinney Library.

*In Pinney Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm
Tiny True Play Studio

Tiny True Play Studio

Community Room
Tuesday, Sep 27, 10:30am to 12:00pm

As one parent said, "It's like art school, but with no assignments." In the Tiny True Play Studio, we encourage kids to try out their own ideas as they explore clay, stickers, scissors, paint and more.  Process is more important than a final product. Messy clothes recommended. Weather permitting, this event will be outdoors.

Community Room
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Sep 27, 10:30am to 11:15am

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. We will start with a short storytime and then have playtime.

Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Meeting Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane CORE Rental Assistance

Dane CORE Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Sep 27, 11:00am to 5:00pm

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 Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 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.

Study Room 1
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Sep 27, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Sep 27, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the Lakeview Library, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!

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.

Walk-ins encouraged. Appointments are available but not required. Please visit https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-appointments to book an appointment.

No ID or insurance required.

Community Room - Table Side
 
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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

2602 Post Rd
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Meadowridge Book Club - - - Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Meadowridge Book Club - - - Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at the Meadowridge Library for a discussion of Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicky Myron!  Books will be available for checkout prior to program.

 

A cat found in the book return at a small town Iowa library became a library resident and enchanted customers for nearly 20 years with his winsome personality.

(from madisonpubliclibrary.org)

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Family Science Starters

Family Science Starters

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Bring your whole family out for fun  STEM experiences  led by our youth librarian and by a University of Wisconsin science grad student! Drop in any time between 4:00 and 6:00 on Tuesdays for a free snack and some cool science.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Bubbler
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Audifax will host weekly open studios exploring various mediums throughout her residency. Drop in and contribute to her ongoing community projects or work on something of your own.

Bubbler
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop in to the children's area at Meadowridge Library for art, making, tinkering, and fun! This week, we will be making a scale model of the Meadowridge Library. Stop by to help us work on the model and make a tiny version of yourself to go inside!

All ages welcome. Children under 5 will need extra help from a parent or caregiver.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:30pm to 7:00pm

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.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
We Make - Wire Sculptures

We Make - Wire Sculptures

Community Room
Tuesday, Sep 27, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and try a different hands-on project. All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave.

Youth 5 and under will require assistance from a caregiver.

Community Room
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Teen Page to Screen Club - Divergent

Teen Page to Screen Club - Divergent

Study Room A
Tuesday, Sep 27, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for this unique book club where we discuss a book and then watch the film adaptation! All teens and tweens are welcome to attend! You don't need to read the entire book, but you must have read enough to contribute something to the discussion in order to watch the movie. If you read the book in Meadowridge Library or the Meadowood Neighborhood Center, your reading time will also count towards the Get Down Party that week! Snacks will be provided!

 

This month, we will be reading and watching Divergent. Stop into the library at the beginning of the month to check out a copy of the book!

Study Room A
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Express Yourself!: Art and Wellness for Teens and Tweens

Express Yourself!: Art and Wellness for Teens and Tweens

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Tuesday, Sep 27, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Express yourself through art! Join us to make art, eat snacks, and discuss what's on your mind.

All artistic abilities and experience levels welcome! Art supplies will be provided.

This program is presented in collaboration with Creative Forces Therapy.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jason Mott for HELL OF A BOOK

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jason Mott for HELL OF A BOOK

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Tuesday, Sep 27, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An astounding work of fiction from New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott, always deeply honest, at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole

In Jason Mott’s Hell of a Book, a Black author sets out on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling novel. That storyline drives Hell of a Book and is the scaffolding of something much larger and more urgent: Mott’s novel also tells the story of Soot, a young Black boy living in a rural town in the recent past, and The Kid, a possibly imaginary child who appears to the author on his tour.

As these characters’ stories build and converge, they astonish. For while this heartbreaking and magical book entertains and is at once about family, love of parents and children, art and money, it’s also about the nation’s reckoning with a tragic police shooting playing over and over again on the news. And with what it can mean to be Black in America.

Who has been killed? Who is The Kid? Will the author finish his book tour, and what kind of world will he leave behind? Unforgettably told, with characters who burn into your mind and an electrifying plot ideal for book club discussion, Hell of a Book is the novel Mott has been writing in his head for the last ten years. And in its final twists, it truly becomes its title.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined