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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, January 12, 2023

Time Items
All day
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jan 12, 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. It also helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

(Note: We’ll have Art for Little Ones on Thursday, February 9.)

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, Jan 12, 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 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Daytime Book Discussion of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jan 12, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendiá family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad and alive with unforgettable men and women—brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul—this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction." -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Midnight Run (feature film)

Midnight Run (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 12, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Midnight Run

Directed by Martin Brest.  Performances by Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Dennis Farina.  Universal  Rated R.  122 min.  Comedy / Action / Crime /Thriller

Jack Walsh is a skip-tracer, a former cop who now works for bondsmen, bringing back clients who have tried to jump bail. Jonathan Mardukas is an accountant who embezzled millions of dollars from the mob in Vegas, and then jumped bail. Oddly enough, what these two men have most in common is the way they see themselves as more ethical than the system.

The two men are played in "Midnight Run" by Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, an odd couple who spend most of the movie trying to survive a cross-country trip while the FBI is trying to capture them and the underworld is trying to kill them. Along the way, of course, they discover that, despite their opposite natures, they really do like and respect one another.

Community Room
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Poornima's Open Studio Sessions (All Ages)
*In Sequoya Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club
Community Room B
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Coping with Mental Illness

Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Coping with Mental Illness

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a series of mental wellbeing and healing workshops presented by Nikyra McCann of Still Standing Enterprise LLC.

Coping with Mental Illness: Everyone has encountered mental illness - either personally or vicariously through someone we know. Living with or assisting someone with navigating an ongoing or temporal state can be exhausting.

This workshop promotes techniques to find coping mechanisms that work best for each individual attendee!

Community Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Express Yourself - Experiencing Monet's Waterlilies

Express Yourself - Experiencing Monet's Waterlilies

Community Room B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 12, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Calling all teens and tweens! Join us every Thursday evening to learn more about an influential artist and make your own masterpiece to add to your very own portfolio! All supplies will be provided, so just show up and have fun! 

This week we will be learning about Claude Monet and expressionism. Participants will create their own waterlily painting to add to their portfolio!

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Jan 12, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
[FULL] Mindful Art: Zen Circles

[FULL] Mindful Art: Zen Circles

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jan 12, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Come spend an hour quieting your mind with ink, paint, and brushes. The activity for this mindful art will be creating zen circles. This process-focused art is used a means to get centered and grounded. It is less of an art class, and more of a facilitated experience. Absolutely no art skill is required. We will crowdsource possibilities of what you might do with your circles when dry.

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

About the presenter

Theresa Kim is an artist, coach, and facilitator. She has long used art as her own personal grounding practice. It brings her great joy to hold space for others doing the same.

Community Room Combined