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Thursday, November 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Bubbler Room CLOSED for youth group
Bubbler
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 1:30pm
MadTech Series: Glide.apps / Making Data More Usable, Less Siloed
Meeting Room 301
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

*Online
Thursday, Nov 17, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación​ con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos--no hay necesidad de ser miembro de la University League. Los libros y las discusiones son  completamente en español. Se puede prestar un libro, El museo de los espejos por Luis Monero Manglano, en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Biblioteca Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd).

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, one does not have to be a member of University League. Books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please ask about obtaining a book at the Sequoya Library "Ask Here" desk.

 

Este evento se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. Más información sobre este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. Zoom es una plataforma de video gratuita, y puede mirar en un navegador, a través de la aplicación móvil gratuita para ios o android, o llamar para participar solo por voz.

This event will be hosted virtually through Zoom; more information will be emailed to you upon registration. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, through the free mobile app for ios or android, or call in to participate by voice only.

*Online
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
The Princess Bride (feature film)

The Princess Bride (feature film)

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Nov 17, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

The Princess Bride  Directed by Rob Reiner.  Performances by Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1987

Narrated by a Grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick Grandson (Fred Savage), The Princess Bride is the story of true love between poor stable boy Westley (Cary Elwes) and farmer’s daughter Buttercup (Robin Wright). Thinking Westley murdered by pirates, the beautiful Buttercup is chosen by the detestable Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon) to be his bride. After she is kidnapped to start a war, it’s up to Westley (returning as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her. His quest to save his beloved Buttercup before she is married against her will to Humperdinck is aided by a revengeful swordsman Inigo Montoya (Many Patinkin), towering giant Fezzik (Andre The Giant), and a disgruntled former miracle working employee of Humperdinck, Miracle Max (Billy Crystal).

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
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson

Studio
Thursday, Nov 17, 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
 
2:30pm
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 17, 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 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Nov 17, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Come play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!

Community Room B
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tween + Teen Anime Club

Tween + Teen Anime Club

Teen Room
Thursday, Nov 17, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for anime, snacks, crafts and other activities. During our November meeting, we will watch Fruits Basket. There is no need to sign up! Snacks will be provided.

Teen Room
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 17, 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
 
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Nov 17, 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.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 17, 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
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Death at Greenway" by Lori Rader-Day

Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Death at Greenway" by Lori Rader-Day

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 17, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us as we discuss "Death at Greenway" by Lori Rader-Day.  Books are available at the library. Please check with library staff for Zoom link.  New members always welcome!

Synopsis: 

"From the award-winning author of The Day I Died and The Lucky One, a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie’s holiday estate to care for evacuated children, but when a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery."  -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:30pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 17, 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
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Open Studio with AUDIFAX

Bubbler
Thursday, Nov 17, 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
[FULL] Sowing Native Seeds Over Winter

[FULL] Sowing Native Seeds Over Winter

Community Room B
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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 Meadowridge 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 or call (608) 288-6160 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.

Community Room B
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Paul Robeson - Ballad of an American

Paul Robeson - Ballad of an American

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Paul Robeson -- Ballad of an American is an excerpted reading in performance of Sharon Rudahl's beautiful work Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson (2020), edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware. Interspersed with Robeson's own music and words, beginning with an eleven-minute excerpt of his compelling interview before HUAC (House Un-American Activities Commitee), it uses the frank, direct writing, and imagery of Rudahl.

Poets Quanda Dawnyell Johnson and Melvin Hinton will take the audience on a journey through spoken word, music, and slides into the passions, fortitude, and grit of one of the greatest men, so soon forgotten, that this country has ever produced. Scholar, athlete, lawyer, singer, actor, activist, in short, the true Renaissance Man of letters, art, and activism -- Paul Robeson.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Nov 17, 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 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Nov 17, 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 17, 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
 
6:15pm to 7:45pm
Learning Basic Sign Language

Learning Basic Sign Language

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:15pm to 7:45pm

Increase your understanding of body language and Sign Language as a conceptual and visual language. Sign has a wide range of uses: to indicate to a spouse you need to leave a room, to form a bond with a child, to be an effective communicator in customer service, and to communicate with individuals who use sign. We will discuss disability challenges and curiosities. Instructed by Rhiannon Gurley, a hard-of-hearing, inclusion advocate.

Limited space; registration is recommended. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register.

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

 

This program is supported by the Friends of Lakeview Library. 

Community Room Combined
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Pinney Adult Game Night

Pinney Adult Game Night

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Nov 17, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us every third Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm to play board games!

There will be a mix of longer-play games (Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc) and some shorter games (Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Yahtzee, and more!)

Snacks will be provided, no registration needed!

Community Rooms A and B Combined