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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:30am
Move - Nourish - Connect for Caregivers and Children 5 & under

Move - Nourish - Connect for Caregivers and Children 5 & under

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 10:00am to 10:30am

Move, Nourish, Connect: These are important concepts that tend to fall by the wayside for parents during the first years of a little one's life. 

This program is designed for both caregiver and child to learn to move naturally, nourish their bodies and connect with one another and others in attendance.

Bring yourself and your little one and move, nourish and connect with your community. This class is offered by MovNat Madison.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Pre-K Open Play

Pre-K Open Play

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 3, 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.

Meeting Room 115
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 10:30am to 12:00pm

READ and PLAY together!

Engaging with books, songs and child-led play 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Art for Little Ones: Music & Movement

Art for Little Ones: Music & Movement

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Nov 3, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join artist Amy Mietzel 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.

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

City of Madison In-Person Absentee Voting

*In Sequoya Library
Thursday, Nov 3, 11:00am to 7:00pm

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

Sequoya 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 Sequoya Library
 
11:00am to 7:00pm
City of Madison In-Person Absentee Voting

City of Madison In-Person Absentee Voting

*In Meadowridge Library
Thursday, Nov 3, 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 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, Nov 3, 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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:30pm
MadTech Series: Google Drive— Setting Up Google Drive Well

MadTech Series: Google Drive— Setting Up Google Drive Well

Conference Room 104
Thursday, Nov 3, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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

A large number of solo entrepreneurs and businesses use Google Drive to run their businesses. They share their work with teammates, collaborators, funders, and investors. But for many, that experience is chaotic and fraught with some people never having access to the right files, and others that seemingly have access to everything. People who can't find anything, and worse… those that delete everything they don't care about.

We're not going to solve the component of the issue that is just people doing what people do. But we can work on the issue of you creating a set-up that allows for a solid foundation of creating and sharing documents and folders amongst your company, your team or your collaborators with some simple and solid rules and a not too complex 'Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for using your Google Drive.

WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS SESSION?

  • Rapid Review of Prior Sessions
  • Quick Overview — Google Drive vs Google Workspace
  • Some Best Practices for Setting Your— Google Drive or Shared Folder Structure
  • Some Common Pitfalls— In Using Google Drive
  • Creating and Sharing— an SOP for Shared Drives
  • Q& A— What Do You Want to Know?
Conference Room 104
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE--Spanish Book Group

ONLINE--Spanish Book Group

*Online
Thursday, Nov 3, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación​ con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos--no hay necesidad de ser miembro de la University League. Los libros y las discusiones son  completamente en español. Se puede prestar un libro, El museo de los espejos por Luis Monero Manglano, en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Biblioteca Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd.).

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, one does not have to be a member of University League. Books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please ask about obtaining a book at the Sequoya Library "Ask Here" desk.

 

Este evento se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. Más información sobre este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. Zoom es una plataforma de video gratuita, y puede mirar en un navegador, a través de la aplicación móvil gratuita para ios o android, o llamar para participar solo por voz.

This event will be hosted virtually through Zoom; more information will be emailed to you upon registration. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, through the free mobile app for ios or android, or call in to participate by voice only.

*Online
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 3:45pm
Thursday Book Group MPL-Go Big Read: How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

Thursday Book Group MPL-Go Big Read: How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 1:30pm to 3:45pm

The Go Big Read is a University of Wisconsin Tradition in which one title is selected and where  members of the campus community and beyond can be engaged and share in an academically focused reading experience.

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.

Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Man Up (feature film)

Man Up (feature film)

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Nov 3, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Man Up

directed by Ben Palmer, James Biddle, Jenny Borgers.  Performances by Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Ken Stott, Rory Kinnear.  Rated R. Lions Gate Films, 2015. 88 min. Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Nancy is mistaken for Jack’s blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong? MAN UP is an honest, heart-warming romantic comedy about taking chances and rolling with the consequences. One night, two people, on a first date like no other..

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.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

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

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Nov 3, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!

Community Room B
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
 
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 3, 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 8:00pm
Essential Skills Tutoring

Essential Skills Tutoring

Community Room B
Thursday, Nov 3, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 3, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Little Faith" by Nickolas Butler

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Little Faith" by Nickolas Butler

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 3, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book discussion of "Little Faith" by Nickolas Butler. New members always welcome!  Please check with library staff for location or Zoom link.

"In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.

Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home. But while Lyle is thrilled to have his whole family reunited, he’s also uneasy: in Shiloh’s absence, she has become deeply involved with an extremist church, and the devout pastor courting her is convinced Isaac has the spiritual ability to heal the sick.

While reckoning with his own faith—or lack thereof—Lyle soon finds himself torn between his unease about the church and his desire to keep his daughter and grandson in his life. But when the church’s radical belief system threatens Isaac’s safety, Lyle is forced to make a decision from which the family may not recover.  

Set over the course of one year and beautifully evoking the change of seasons, Little Faith is a powerful and deeply affecting intergenerational novel about family and community, the ways in which belief is both formed and shaken, and the lengths we go to protect our own." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite