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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, November 1, 2022

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

Free Coffee at Pinney

*In Pinney Library
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
 
10am
10:00am to 10:45am
Art for Little Ones - Music and Movement

Art for Little Ones - Music and Movement

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Nov 1, 10:00am to 10:45am

Join artist Amy for a read-aloud of I Got the Rhythm! by Connie Schofield-Morrison - and then a related hands-on art activity! Other books about music & movement will be available for caregivers and children to read together. This program is geared for ages 3-5. Younger siblings and school groups welcome. 

Youth Program Room
 
10:15am to 10:45am
Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Nov 1, 10:15am to 10:45am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! This storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up - but all are welcome

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
 
10am
10:30am to 12:00pm
Tiny True Play Studio

Tiny True Play Studio

Community Room
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
 
11am
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Nov 1, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

Meeting Room
 
11:00am to 7:00pm
City of Madison In-Person Absentee Voting

City of Madison In-Person Absentee Voting

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Nov 1, 11:00am to 7:00pm

City of Madison residents can cast their absentee ballot for the November general election at the library!

 

Meadowridge Library will be an In-Person Absentee Voting location from Tuesday, October 25 through Saturday, November 5. Voting hours are 11am-7pm on weekdays and 10-4pm on Saturdays.

 

Voter registration will be available through November 4. Voters who need to register due to a recent move or name change will also need to show an acceptable proof of address document. Registration will not be available on November 5 because registration is not allowed the three days before an election.

 

Please keep in mind that, due to the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, a completed absentee ballot may ONLY be returned to Clerk staff at an in-person absentee voting location by the voter who cast it.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane CORE Rental Assistance

Dane CORE Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
DaneNet Free Tech Repair

DaneNet Free Tech Repair

Family Study Room B
Tuesday, Nov 1, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Having trouble with your digital device? DANEnet technicians are available at Meadowridge Library the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from Oct to December from 1-3 PM to assist you with your technology repair needs for free.

Technicians can look at laptops, desktop computers, phones and tablets, and can help with:​

  • Viruses
  • Data recovery
  • Slow computers
  • App issues
  • Password reset
  • And more!

No appointment needed. Walk-ins only: first come, first served.

Digital Equity Project events are made possible through the partnership of Madison Public Library and DANEnet, thanks to funding by the MG&E Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.

Family Study Room B
 
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Memory Book Workshop (Part 1) - Goodman South

Memory Book Workshop (Part 1) - Goodman South

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Nov 1, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Make your own memory book with artist Angela Johnson!  A memory book is a collection of stories and/or photos that tell a personal story.

In Part 1 of this workshop you will create an accordion book to use as the base of your memory book. Part 1 is Nov 1, 1-2:30pm

In Part 2 of this workshop you will add photos, mementos, and stories to your memory book. Part 2 is Nov 8, 1-2:30pm. Sign up for Part 2 here.

All supplies provided, bring your photos & mementos to both workshops!

Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Mini Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorial

Mini Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorial

*In Pinney Library
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The Mini Archiving Lab at Pinney Library is a collection of portable equipment that can be used to digitize analog materials, such as home VHS movies, audio cassettes, photographs, negatives and more. Stop by Pinney Library during select dates from 2:30-4pm (Study Room 110) for a tutorial on how to use the library's Mini Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. (Note:The instructor may not be able to accommodate those who arrive after 3:40pm.)

Tutorial Dates:
October - Thursdays 10/20 & 10/27
November - Tuesdays 11/1, 11/15/ & 11/29

Following the tutorial, you will be able to make an appointment during library hours to use the equipment (up to 2 hours per day) for your personal archiving project. Patrons must bring some form of external storage—a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive—on which digital files can be stored.

The Mini Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

Call 608-241-7100 for more information.

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/resources/services/personal-archivi...

*In Pinney Library
 
3pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
 
4pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Family Science Starters

Family Science Starters

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
 
4pm
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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
Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Nov 1, 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 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tuesday, Nov 1, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join The Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy, for a cooking class for kids and families. Participants will learn about different foods, where they come from, how to follow recipes, and how to use a variety of tools. Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Nosotros hacemos calaveras de azúcar = We Make Sugar Skulls

Nosotros hacemos calaveras de azúcar = We Make Sugar Skulls

Community Room
Tuesday, Nov 1, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and make a Calavera. All materials are provided and take your Sugar Skull with you when you leave.

This is a special workshop in celebration of Dia de Muertos. Workshop attendees are also invited to add photographs* of loved ones who passed to the Hawthorne Community Ofrenda.

*Free photocopies will be provided

 

Ven a la biblioteca entre 4:30 a 5:30pm para hacer una calavera de azúcar. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados y podrás llevarte tu calavera de azúcar.

Este es un taller especial para celebrar el Día de Muertos. Se invita a los participantes a contribuir fotos* de sus seres queridos difuntos para la ofrenda comunitaria de Hawthorne.

*Habrá fotocopiado gratis

 

Youth 5 and under will require extra assistance from a caregiver = Se requiere que los participantes de 5 años o menores estén acompañados por una persona mayor que les ayude

 

Community Room
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carving our Words workshop (Part 1)

Carving our Words workshop (Part 1)

Bubbler
Tuesday, Nov 1, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library Artist-in-Residence, Audifax invites folks to explore intentionality with their words in this two-part workshop series. Words hold a great importance whether we realize it or not. Creating a positive reinforcement, gentle message to guide us back on track, or just something fun that we love, we’re going to carve our words (ooo that sound so permanent!) into linoleum blocks.

This is a two-part workshop meaning those that register for part 1 (11/1) will need to return for part 2 (11/15) to complete the project fully.

In part 2, we’ll finish carving and printing our words on paper to take home, frame, or place somewhere we’ll be reminded of our intention. This is meant as a fun, free flow class, if you haven’t linoleum cut or printed before that's alright! It'll be designed as a relaxing way for us to connect with one another other, learn, and create together.

Join Audifax Tuesdays - November 1st and November 15th at Central Library Bubbler Room for Carving our Words.
Registration is for 18 & up. Only 12 spaces - grab your spot and let’s print!

Bubbler