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Thursday, November 10, 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 10, 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
Block Party

Block Party

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 10, 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 10, 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
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

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

READ and PLAY together with children ages 5 and under! 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 Room Combined
 
11:00am
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 10, 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 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo

Daytime Book Discussion of "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Nov 10, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "The Night Tiger" by Yangsze Choo. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin plunges into a dark adventure: a mirror world of secrets and superstitions.
Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master's dying wish: that Ren find the man's finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master's soul will wander the earth forever.
As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren's increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.
Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible."  -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Meeting Room 301
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

Studio
Thursday, Nov 10, 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
 
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Winter's Bone (feature film)

Winter's Bone (feature film)

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Nov 10, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Winter's Bone.  Directed by Deborah Granik.  Performances by Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt.  Rated R.  Lions Gate Films. 2010.  Drama, Mystery.

Ozarks teen Ree searches for her criminal father after he skips bail. If she doesn't find him fast, her family will be homeless. But tracking him down will require Ree to break her community's unofficial code of silence, which some of her family members see as unforgivable.

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
 
2:30pm
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 10, 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 5:00pm
CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 10, 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, Nov 10, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!

Community Room B
 
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sculpey Clay Workshop with Hannah Best

Sculpey Clay Workshop with Hannah Best

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Nov 10, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join artist and professional production potter Hannah Best for a scupley workshop. Create a design out of clay and "fire" it in a toaster oven. All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave. 

This workshop is intended for youth in grades 4th-12th 

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 10, 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
CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 10, 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 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 10, 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 8:00pm
Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Bubbler
Thursday, Nov 10, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Artist-In-Residence 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
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

CANCELED Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 10, 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 A
Thursday, Nov 10, 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 A
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 10, 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