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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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Monday, November 14, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
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 14, 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
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Youth Program Room
Monday, Nov 14, 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 14, 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
 
10:30am
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 14, 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
2:15pm to 3:30pm
Photoshop for Kids

Photoshop for Kids

Community Room B
Monday, Nov 14, 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.

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
We Read to a Dog

We Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Nov 14, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance of Therapy Dogs at Lakeview Library. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection. First come, first served. 

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
3:15pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Wisconsin Youth Company
1201 McKenna Blvd
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace

1409 Theresa Terrace
Monday, Nov 14, 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 5:30pm
Gaming

Gaming

Community Room
Monday, Nov 14, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in and play both video and board games. Compete in friendly competition or play a game cooperatively. 

Youth 7 years and younger will require extra assistance from a caregiver.

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview [FULL]

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 14, 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
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Nov 14, 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
 
4:30pm
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 14, 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 7:30pm
DANEnet Computer Basics

DANEnet Computer Basics

Study Room A
Monday, Nov 14, 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 8:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Nov 14, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Nov 14, 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
Book Writing Bootcamp

Book Writing Bootcamp

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Nov 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Have an idea for a book or poetry collection, but don't know how to get started? Maybe you are stuck on plot, pacing and/or character development? Or perhaps you have nearly finished your manuscript, but are unsure of when to have it edited or start pursuing publication (via the mainstream market or self-publishing)?

Make significant strides on finishing your book by joining a six-month intensive focused on writing exercises, reading, revising and learning the business side of publishing. You will be immersed in resources and develop relationships key to pursuing your writing aspirations while completing a first draft.

Participants will be assigned 2 to 3 diverse novels, essay collections or poetry books to read and discuss during monthly group meetings and 1-on-1 sessions with the intensive facilitator. The intensive will also include three or four published authors and publishing professionals as special guests (either in person or via Zoom).

Each session is focused on a theme:

  • Session 1 (September 19, 2022) Intros & Genres & Goal Mapping
  • Session 2 (October 17, 2022) The Art of Narrative
  • Session 3 (November 14, 2022) Character Development
  • Session 4 (December 19, 2022) Defining Audience 
  • Session 5 (January 23, 2023) Group Critique
  • Session 6 (February 20, 2023) The Business Side of Publishing & Wrap-Up

This cohort of learners has already begun. Please contact Farrah (fmcdaniel@madisonpubliclibrary.org) at Goodman South Madison Library to inquire about attending future sessions. 

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Expressive Pastels--A Meditative Exploration of Emotion through Color, Line, and Gesture

Expressive Pastels--A Meditative Exploration of Emotion through Color, Line, and Gesture

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Monday, Nov 14, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Expressive pastels are a meditative exploration of emotion through color, line, and gesture as a way to release your emotions. Led by Rhiannon Gurley, this program is a great opportunity to play, experiment and leave the mess to the instructor. Includes demonstration of basic pastel drawing methods, reflection on the process and creating mark making while enjoying music.

This program is best for ages 16 and up

 

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. Gurley earned 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 based on the Northside of Madison, a volunteer movement to increase the arts awareness and artist development for its residents and businesses.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Andrew Seidel for AMERICAN CRUSADE

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Andrew Seidel for AMERICAN CRUSADE

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Monday, Nov 14, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Is a fight against equality and for privilege a fight for religious supremacy? Presented in partnership with The Progressive Magazine, critically acclaimed author and constitutional attorney Andrew L. Seidel looks at some of the key Supreme Court cases over the last decade to show how a deliberate war has been waged to transform a hallowed legal protection, freedom of religion, into a tool to advance privilege and impose conservative Christianity on others.Seidel examines some of the key Supreme Court cases of the last thirty years--including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple), Trump v. Hawaii (the anti-Muslim travel ban case), American Legion v. American Humanist Association (related to a group maintaining a 40-foot Christian cross on government-owned land), and Tandon v. Newsom (a Santa Clara Bible group exempted from Covid health restrictions), as well as the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade--and how a hallowed legal protection, freedom of religion, has been turned into a tool to advance privilege and impose religion on others. This is a meticulously researched and deeply insightful account of our political landscape.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined