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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 9:30am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Reading, singing, talking and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 10:00am to 10:30am

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.

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Nov 16, 10:30am to 11:15am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby, ages birth to 17 months! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Stories and songs for about 20 mins and a hands-on activity to follow.

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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 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.

 

Youth Program Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Baby Storytime (ages birth to 17 mo)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 11:00am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Nov 16, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Do you have clothing or other fabric items that need mending? 

Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending on the second and fourth Wednesdays from noon - 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library (Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept.21, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 21). These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle any other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Drop in anytime between 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Memory Book Workshop (Part 2) - Lakeview Library

Memory Book Workshop (Part 2) - Lakeview Library

Community Room Combined
Wednesday, Nov 16, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Make your own memory book with artist Angela Johnson!  A memory book is a collection of stories and/or photos that tell a personal story.

In Part 1 of this workshop you will create an accordion book to use as the base of your memory book. Part 1 is Nov 9, 1-2:30pm. Sign up here. 

In Part 2 of this workshop you will add photos, mementos, and stories to your memory book. Part 2 is Nov 16, 1-2:30pm.

All supplies provided, bring your photos & mementos to both workshops!

This program was made possible in part by generous support from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Community Room Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Nurses 4 Black Wellbeing

Nurses 4 Black Wellbeing

Community Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

UW-Madison nursing students will conduct health surveys and take participants' blood pressure. This service is free of charge and a token of appreciation for participation will be given to participants at the end of the session.

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Nov 16, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle

All-ages knitting circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Nov 16, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting. All experience levels welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

Dream Bus at The Element Apartments

102 Park Circle
Wednesday, Nov 16, 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.

102 Park Circle
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Blow Off Some S.T.E.A.M.

Blow Off Some S.T.E.A.M.

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Nov 16, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

A trip into the Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) realm, this collaboration Edgewood college and other Science partners will help aid patrons and families. It is setup to educate, engage, empower and expose them to all types of activities 

Meeting Room 115
 
5:15pm to 5:45pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburn Heights Park
1054 N Pine St
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Konosuba

Anime Club: Konosuba

Community Room B
Wednesday, Nov 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Love anime, or been wanting to get into it? Join us Wednesday evenings in November for Meadowridge Library Anime Club's Light Novel November! Every Wednesday evening, we'll celebrate by watching an episode of an anime inspired by a light novel.

This week, we'll be watching Konosuba. After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato's disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world's problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long...

This anime is appropriate for ages 13 and up. 

Community Room B
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Nov 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Book Writing Bootcamp

Book Writing Bootcamp

Quiet/Socializing Room
Wednesday, Nov 16, 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 21, 2022) Intros & Genres & Goal Mapping
  • Session 2 (October 19, 2022) The Art of Narrative
  • Session 3 (November 16, 2022) Character Development
  • Session 4 (December 21, 2022) Defining Audience 
  • Session 5 (January 25, 2023) Group Critique
  • Session 6 (February 22, 2023) The Business Side of Publishing & Wrap-Up

This cohort of learners has already begun. Please contact Ariel (arobinson@madisonpubliclibrary.org) at Meadowridge Library to inquire about attending future sessions. 

Quiet/Socializing Room
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

*Offsite
Wednesday, Nov 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Codecinella Tech Talk: Lightning Talks Workshop

Codecinella Tech Talk: Lightning Talks Workshop

Bubbler
Wednesday, Nov 16, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Have you ever thought about giving a technical talk but we’re too nervous to follow through? Are you interested in learning from and getting to know with other technical women? Do you want some accountability to learn about something new? Are you a student who wants to gain confidence talking about technical subjects?

If you are interested in any of the above, join us for our upcoming lightning talk workshop!

This event is co-hosted in-person and hybrid Codecinella/Women In Tech event in the Bubbler Room at the library in downtown Madison or online via Zoom.

RSVP required at https://www.meetup.com/codecinella-madison/events/289104900/

 

Bubbler
 
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Art on Emotion

Art on Emotion

Community Room - Table Side
Wednesday, Nov 16, 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
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Book Discussion - title TBD
Meeting Room 302