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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:30am
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Youth Program Room
Monday, Nov 7, 10:00am to 10:30am

A short mix of books, songs, and activities in English and Spanish, followed by time for open-ended play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 6:00pm
Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Nov 7, 10:00am to 6:00pm

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 Hawthorne Library on Mondays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance can drop in at Hawthorne Library or call The African Center at (608) 345-5002 or (608) 294-0066 to make an appointment.

Family Study Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Play & Learn at Lakeview Library
Community Room Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Tech Help by Jude

Tech Help by Jude

*In Hawthorne Library
Monday, Nov 7, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you need help with basic computer skills or internet searching? Would you like someone to teach you how to use your smartphone or tablet?  Sign up for an hour of free assistance!

One-on-one tech help is available at Hawthorne Library on Monday mornings at 10:00 am or 11:00 am and on Fridays between 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.. To register, stop in or call Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Nov 7, 10:30am to 11:30am

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.

 

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

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

CANCELED: Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Study Room 209
Monday, Nov 7, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tutorials for Monday, November 7 have been canceled.

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials like home movies video tapes audio cassettes photographs and more. Stop by the Central Library on Mondays, 2-4pm (Room 209) for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. The instructor may not be able to accommodate those who arrive after 3:40pm.

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.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes DVDs (not BluRay) audio cassettes MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes photographs (including negatives and slides) and other paper-based documents. Patrons who use the lab must bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive — on which digital files can be stored.

Call 608-266-6350 for more information.

Study Room 209
 
2:15pm to 3:30pm
Photoshop for Kids

Photoshop for Kids

Community Room B
Monday, Nov 7, 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Learn the art of Photoshop with the Bubbler's Digital Media Lab Instructor, Nate Clark! Bring a picture of yourself or of whatever you want and come make something silly out of it. For ages 8-12.

Community Room B
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center
2237 Allied Dr
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Promotion Event: We Read to a Dog

Promotion Event: We Read to a Dog

*In Lakeview Library
Monday, Nov 7, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Come and meet some of the teams that will be participating in We Read to a Dog this fall!  The first official event is on Monday, November 14, 3:00-4:00pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
3:15pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Wisconsin Youth Company
1201 McKenna Blvd
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Nov 7, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!  There is a limited number of computers, so participants will take turns as needed.

Mondays September 12 - December 19, with no meeting on November 28.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

1409 Theresa Terrace
Monday, Nov 7, 4:00pm to 4:30pm

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

1409 Theresa Terrace
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Community Room
Monday, Nov 7, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Lessons start promptly at 4 p.m. and last 30 minutes. Open game time runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Chess club is open to all ages and skill levels.

Masks are required indoors for persons age 2 and older.

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview - FULL

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview - FULL

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 7, 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.

Study Room 1
 
4:30pm
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Lussier Community Center
55 S Gammon Rd
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview - FULL

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview - FULL

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 7, 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.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview [FULL]

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview [FULL]

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 7, 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.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
DANEnet Computer Basics

DANEnet Computer Basics

Study Room A
Monday, Nov 7, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

DANEnet's Digital Equity Project is offering free Basic Computer Skills classes to adults, and will cover the following topics:

  • Computer Basics, 6:00-7:30pm (November 7)
  • Internet Basics & Safety, 6:00-7:30pm (November 14)
  • Tools for Writing: Google Docs & MS Word, 6:00-7:30pm (November 21)
  • Troubleshooting Your Computer, 6:00-7:30pm (November 28)

Registration encouraged but not required. Space is limited.

This program is a partnership between DANEnet, the Madison Public Library, and the City of Madison.

Study Room A
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
First Monday, First Person: A Memoir Writers Salon

First Monday, First Person: A Memoir Writers Salon

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Nov 7, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Join memoir writing coach Sarah White for this FREE read-and-share event. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback. Come and share and comment on writing in the first person with like-minded people. Listeners welcome as well as readers.

November special theme: “Celebration of Lives”
Since COVID, too many of us have been left with little or no opportunity to commemorate a friend or family member’s passing. If you are inspired to do so, please bring a photo or memento and share a story about a loved one who has passed.

December special theme: Book Launch for Homeward, a Guided Autobiography anthology
Two of my former GAB students, Josh Feyen and Cam French, have essays accepted for the second anthology published by the Birren Institute for Guided Autobiography, Homeward: Personal Stories on the Search for Belonging. We’ll celebrate their success as they read their published essays. (Other stories are welcome, following the special readings.)

 

When: Every First Monday, beginning April 4, 2022 thru December 5, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Where: Join us in person at the Goodman South Madison Library Community Room, 2222 S. Park Street.

Free. No advance registration required. Food and beverages are welcome!

 

Contact Sarah White if you have questions: sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com or 608-347-7329.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Art on Emotion

Art on Emotion

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Nov 7, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Our Vibrant Community will hold a free creation series during November to express our emotions to benefit our wellness. This free series gives the community the opportunity to display your personal art. Art supplies will be provided. 

You may attend all or some dates to create with a group. You may also create art at home and drop it off for the show. Workshop dates include:

  • Monday, November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 16th
  • Tuesday, November 22nd

Art from the series will be displayed in the month-long exhibition at Lakeview Library in December to promote positive emotional health through awareness, education, and encouragement.

"Finding outlets to express emotion is crucial in maintaining positive mental health. However, it is often difficult to put our feelings into words" says Rhiannon Gurley, founder of Our Vibrant Community. "This exhibit showcases how art can help in expressing and processing feelings to build strength and resiliency. Each piece of art is accompanied by a narrative that tells this story."

Registration is recommended; please use the link below or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

 

About the Presenter:

Rhiannon Gurley, M.S. is a national award-winning artist having worn creative hats as a marketer, art educator, event producer and art administrator. She is the Founder of Our Vibrant Community, a female, disability-owned business dedicated to infusing creative engagement in communities near you. OVC was planted in 2015 in Illinois and now grows in Madison with a mission to include expressive arts therapy and disability awareness. High achievements: marked as a St. Louis Regional Arts Commission- Community Art Training 2013 graduate; served on the City of Springfield, IL Community Relations Commission; honored as 40 Under 40 Future Business Leader by Springfield, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Rhiannon is organizing the Northside Arts Collective, a volunteer movement to increase the arts awareness and artist development for its residents and businesses based on the Northside of Madison. Follow Rhiannon on Facebook at www.fb.com/ourvibrantcommunity

Community Room - Table Side