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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:00am
Serendipity Saturdays

Serendipity Saturdays

Community Room Combined
Saturday, Nov 12, 10:00am to 11:00am

Will you make a cardboard instrument? Explore pastels or watercolors? Or build something out of wood? That’s the joy of serendipity - you never know until you get there! Drop in anytime to enjoy fun hands-on art and maker activities for kids of all ages.

Community Room Combined
 
10:00am to 10:45am
CANCELED Family Tunes - Perfect Harmony Chorus

CANCELED Family Tunes - Perfect Harmony Chorus

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Nov 12, 10:00am to 10:45am

Join us in the children's area for songs by a different local musician or group each month! 

This month features local chorus, Perfect Harmony. Enjoy songs from this local group rooted in the LGBTQ community that "sings to make a better world!"

Youth Program Room
 
12pm
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Writing Workshop Feat. chalchiuhkoatl

Writing Workshop Feat. chalchiuhkoatl

Community Room A
Saturday, Nov 12, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Loud 'n' Unchained Theater company presents a series of writing workshops and open mic events centering Black, Indigenous and POC, Queer, Trans and disabled writers and authors.

November Series Theme: Queer TGNC space, Inner Child, Self-Love

Community Room A
 
1pm
1:00pm to 1:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance [FULL]

One-on-One Computer Assistance [FULL]

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:00pm to 1:15pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays during the school year.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 1:00pm and 1:15pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Monona's Street Art Scene with Kristie Goforth

Monona's Street Art Scene with Kristie Goforth

*Offsite
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kristie Goforth is a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians and is an arts supporter that lives in Monona. She currently serves as a Dane County Parks Commissioner and is the Executive Director of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison. She has served as an elected official on Monona City Council and was formerly on the Dane Arts Cultural Affairs Grant Review Panel.

In 2019, Kristie co-founded the Momentum Urban Arts Fest that brought in 80 artists from around the country for a live paint street art festival in Monona and on the east side of Madison. Kristie will host us at the site of one of graffiti walls on Monona Drive and will present on how art can boost tourism, increase diversity in communities, and bring people together. 

This event will take place outside of Handel Automotive at 5705 Monona Dr. All are welcome.

*If the parking lot is full, additional parking may be available at Woodland Park (across the street at the end of the block) or the former Village Lanes Bowling Alley.

 

Part of the Teejop and Beyond: Celebrating Native Nations of the Great Lakes series in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. Visit madpl.org/teejopandbeyond for more info.

*Offsite
 
1pm
1:30pm to 2:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance [FULL]

One-on-One Computer Assistance [FULL]

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
[FULL] Sowing Native Seeds over Winter

[FULL] Sowing Native Seeds over Winter

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Many native seeds must break their dormancy via a process called cold, moist stratification. If you want to improve the chances of having transplantable seedlings in the spring, join WI Master Naturalist Alex Singer to watch a brief demonstration of making a mini-greenhouse using a transparent plastic jug or other deep plastic container with lid, followed by a hands-on demonstration of the same with Q&A.

Please bring your own container if you’d like to try your hand and take it home planted with native seeds that will be available through Goodman South Madison Library's native seed library. Tools and soil will be provided, as will some additional native seeds from the presenter's own native yard.

Space is limited; registration is required for this event. Please use the sign up link below to register.

 

About the Presenter

Alex Singer has worked with Madison library staff to build upon the vegetable seed library project, most active in the spring, to include native plant seeds, which are most often best sowed/started in the fall. Having transformed his suburban yard into a Homegrown National Park over the past decade or so by replacing the majority of turf grass with native forbs and grasses, he works to spread the news and the plant diversity via such projects as well as giving away his yard's bounty, inviting groups to tour his yard, and giving talks on native plant propagation and their importance, as well as working toward the loosening of Madison's Natural Landscape ordinance.

 

Thank you for your interest in Sowing Native Seeds Over Winter. This program is currently full but if you are interested in adding your name to a waitlist please contact Farrah at fmcdaniel@madisonpubliclibrary.org.

Meeting Room 115
 
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Saturday, Nov 12, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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
 
2pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Go Big Read Book Discussion: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

Go Big Read Book Discussion: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

*In Monroe Street Library
Saturday, Nov 12, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a book discussion of How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith.

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.

Books will be available for checkout at the library 4 weeks prior to the discussions.

Visit madpl.org/gobigread  for more information.

*In Monroe Street Library
 
2:00pm to 2:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
CANCELED - Lyricist Lounge
Community Room
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance - [FULL]

One-on-One Computer Assistance - [FULL]

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 2:30pm to 3:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
3pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance [Full]

One-on-One Computer Assistance [Full]

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
2022 South Asia Book Award - Author Talk and Book Signing

2022 South Asia Book Award - Author Talk and Book Signing

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Nov 12, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us in the Children's Department to celebrate the winners of the 2022 South Asia Book Awards! Winners will be on hand to discuss the creation of their stories, read excerpts, and sign copies of their award-winning children's books! This event is open to the public; educators, parents, and children are especially encouraged to join!  Reservations are encouraged but not required!

Copies of award books will be available for on-site purchase courtesy of A Room of One's Own.

This event is organized by the Center for South Asia and the Institute for Regional and International Studies National Resource Center (IRIS-NRC) at UW-Madison. Sponsored by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC).

 

Youth Program Room
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
[ONLINE] Mini Book Writing Bootcamp

[ONLINE] Mini Book Writing Bootcamp

*Online
Saturday, Nov 12, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Start that book you've been meaning to write during NaNoWriMo! Local author Rachel Werner will lead a session on how to get started writing your book with helpful tips and advice on choosing a genre, goal mapping, creating authentic characters and more. In this Mini Book Writing Bootcamp, Werner will answer questions about the publishing process and provide helpful resources and book recommendations to help you along the way. Register for this 1 1/2 hour virtual session to kick-start your writing! 

 

Registration is required; all are welcome. This event is intended for ages 18+.

*Online
 
3pm
3:30pm to 4:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance [Full]

One-on-One Computer Assistance [Full]

Study Room 1
Saturday, Nov 12, 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on the second Saturday of each month!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1