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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 1:00pm
Free Coffee at Pinney

Free Coffee at Pinney

*In Pinney Library
Tuesday, Nov 29, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy a free cup of coffee during your visit to Pinney, Tuesdays from 9:00 - 1:00 (or while supplies last)!

Coffee provided with a gift to Madison Public Library Foundation from Miriam Simmons, and support from the Friends of Pinney Library.

*In Pinney Library
 
9:00am to 3:00pm
FutureQuest 2022

FutureQuest 2022

*Offsite
Tuesday, Nov 29, 9:00am to 3:00pm

FutureQuest 2022 is back and IN person at the Alliant Energy Center!! We will connect companies from all 16 career cluster pathways to over 5,000 middle school students from Dane County. The FutureQuest exposition will involve hands-on activities allowing students to explore career and academic opportunities to become Future Ready.

About FutureQuest:

  • Creates opportunities for Companies to share a wide range of career paths in your Organization
  • 5,000+ MS Students from around Dane County participate
  • Creates awareness of potential Careers that are emerging
  • Helps students to choose high school classes that prepare for career paths
  • Provides a hands on opportunity for students to explore a wide variety of careers paths
*Offsite
 
9:30am
9:30am to 2:30pm
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Tuesday, Nov 29, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Central Library Madison and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.

Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!

Drive Details:
Site: Central Library
Address: 201 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI, 53703
Room Name: Community Room 301
Date: Tue Nov 29, 2022
Time: 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Come to give and receive a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to our partners at Amazon!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
 
10:00am
10:15am to 10:45am
Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Multi-Age Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Nov 29, 10:15am to 10:45am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! This storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up - but all are welcome.

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. We will start with a short storytime and then have playtime.

Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Meeting Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Nov 29, 10:30am to 11:30am

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
11:00am
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Dane CORE 2.0 Rental Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Nov 29, 11:00am to 5:00pm

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 Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 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.

Study Room 1
 
11:00am to 11:30am
Baby and Toddler Storytime

Baby and Toddler Storytime

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Nov 29, 11:00am to 11:30am

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.

Meeting Room
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Nov 29, 11:30am to 12:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Nov 29, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Club

Adult Knitting Club

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Nov 29, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Please bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome. Come on in & share tips or get advice!

Meeting Room A
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Mini Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorial

Mini Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorial

*In Pinney Library
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The Mini Archiving Lab at Pinney Library is a collection of portable equipment that can be used to digitize analog materials, such as home VHS movies, audio cassettes, photographs, negatives and more. Stop by Pinney Library during select dates from 2:30-4pm (Study Room 110) for a tutorial on how to use the library's Mini Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. (Note:The instructor may not be able to accommodate those who arrive after 3:40pm.)

Tutorial Dates:
October - Thursdays 10/20 & 10/27
November - Tuesdays 11/1, 11/15/ & 11/29

Following the tutorial, you will be able to make an appointment during library hours to use the equipment (up to 2 hours per day) for your personal archiving project. Patrons must bring some form of external storage—a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive—on which digital files can be stored.

The Mini Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.

Call 608-241-7100 for more information.

https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/resources/services/personal-archivi...

*In Pinney Library
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:00pm to 6:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Nov 29, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Free COVID-19 vaccines and boosters at the Lakeview Library, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!

1st, 2nd, or booster doses of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available while supplies last.

Everyone 5 and older is welcome. 5-17 year olds need a parent or guardian present.

Walk-ins encouraged. Appointments are available but not required. Please visit https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-appointments to book an appointment.

No ID or insurance required.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary

2602 Post Rd
Tuesday, Nov 29, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card.

2602 Post Rd
 
4:00pm to 6:30pm
We Make - Paper Puppets

We Make - Paper Puppets

*In Hawthorne Library
Tuesday, Nov 29, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Drop-in anytime between 4:30PM-5:30PM and try a different hands-on project. All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave.

Youth 5 and under will require assistance from a caregiver.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tuesday, Nov 29, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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
 
4:30pm to 7:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Nov 29, 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.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

Tinkering Tuesday: My Library/Your Library

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Nov 29, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Drop in to the children's area at Meadowridge Library for art, making, tinkering, and fun! This week, we will be making a scale model of the Meadowridge Library. Stop by to help us work on the model and make a tiny version of yourself to go inside!

All ages welcome. Children under 5 will need extra help from a parent or caregiver.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Teen Page to Screen Club - Batman

Teen Page to Screen Club - Batman

Study Room A
Tuesday, Nov 29, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for this unique book club where we discuss a book and then watch the film adaptation! All teens and tweens are welcome to attend! You don't need to read an entire book, but you must have read enough to contribute something to the discussion in order to watch the movie. If you read in Meadowridge Library or the Meadowood Neighborhood Center, your reading time will also count towards the Get Down Party that week! Snacks will be provided!

 

This month, we will be reading any Batman comic book and watching The Batman (2021). Stop into the library to check out a copy of one of the Batman comics!

Study Room A
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Paul Robeson -- Ballad of an American

Paul Robeson -- Ballad of an American

Community Room
Tuesday, Nov 29, 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 takes the audience on a journey through 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.

Community Room