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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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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Time Items
All day
8:00am to 11:00pm
Library closed for Thanksgiving

Library closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov 24, 8:00am to 11:00pm

​All locations closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Whenever a location is closed, you can continue to use our book drops to return items and LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. You can also check out our always-accessible online collections, ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital LibraryFlipster magazines, and other online collections.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Nov 24, 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
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Holiday, no Adult Feature Film

Holiday, no Adult Feature Film

*In Hawthorne Library
Thursday, Nov 24, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

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 - CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Open Studio with Artist-In-Residence Angela Johnson - CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Thursday, Nov 24, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


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


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.