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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Pre-K Open Play

Pre-K Open Play

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Sep 29, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Visit Goodman South Library on Thursday mornings for open ended building play, a cozy reading nook, and snacks. This program is intended for children under the age of five and their caregivers, but siblings are always welcome.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
11am
11:00am to 3:00pm
Dane Core Rental Assistance / African Center for Community Dev. (ACCD)

Dane Core Rental Assistance / African Center for Community Dev. (ACCD)

Study Room 109
Thursday, Sep 29, 11:00am to 3:00pm

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 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
 
12pm
12:00pm to 1:30pm
MadTech Series: A CRM in Gmail? Streak CRM

MadTech Series: A CRM in Gmail? Streak CRM

Meeting Room 302
Thursday, Sep 29, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join us for luncthime learning with Collaboration For Good. In-person at the Central Library. FREE, registration required

Streak helps you organize your emails and manage business-related processes with pipelines and records (pipelines and boxes). In this session, we will do a brief intro to Streak CRM and how to customize it for your nonprofit or small business. Then dive into the features and functions that might make you cry in relief. Data tracking, mail merges, notes, calls, tasks, and the ability to track communications across projects or specific to a project depending on set-up. An affordable, customizable entry into the CRM (customer/client relationship management) tool market, with nonprofit pricing for a team or pro-level usage. See how much more you can be doing, with less effort.

WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS SESSION?

  • What's a CRM and Why You Should Have One
  • Why Streak CRM? For Nonprofits & Small Businesses
  • Pipelines, Stages, and Fields — Setting up Campaigns, Projects, more…
  • Mail Merges, Communication Tracking, +
  • Q& A— What Do You Want to Know?
Meeting Room 302
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Nomadland (feature film)

Nomadland (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Sep 29, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Nomadland. Directed by Chloe Zhao.  Performances by Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher,  David Strathaim, Linda May.  Twentieth Century Fox, 2021.  Rated R.  108 minutes. Drama.

    Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao,  Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

    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.

    Community Room
     
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

    Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

    Studio
    Thursday, Sep 29, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    PROCESSING: ART AS HEALING

    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

    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

    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.  

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

    Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

    4002 School Rd
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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
     
    4pm
    4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Family Study Room
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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.

    Family Study Room
     
    4:00pm to 5:30pm
    Minecraft Club

    Minecraft Club

    Community Room B
    Thursday, Sep 29, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!

    Community Room B
     
    4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Think Tank Thursday

    Think Tank Thursday

    *In Meadowridge Library
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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 making time for school and organizing our time. Homework help will also be provided. 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
     
    4pm
    4:30pm to 7:00pm
    It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

    It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

    Meeting Room 115
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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
     
    5pm
    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Family Study Room
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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.

    Family Study Room
     
    5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Tech Help @ Goodman South Madison
    *In Goodman South Madison Library
     
    5pm
    5:30pm to 6:30pm
    Wisconsin Book Festival Volunteer Training
    Meeting Room 302
     
    6pm
    6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Chapters Teen Writing Club

    Chapters Teen Writing Club

    Studio
    Thursday, Sep 29, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    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.

    Studio
     
    6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

    Family Study Room
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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.

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

    [ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

    *Offsite
    Thursday, Sep 29, 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
    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