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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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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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, Jan 18, 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 11:00am
Baby Play Date

Baby Play Date

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 18, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate for babies ages birth to 17 months and their caregivers. We’ll feature open-ended play materials and lots of books! Siblings welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Scrabble at the Library
Community Room - Table Side
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jan 18, 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Storytime

Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Jan 18, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Stories and songs for about 20 mins and play or 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. No registration required. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

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

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Jan 18, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Volunteers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library every other Wednesday from noon - 2:00 pm. These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle many other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Mending is done on the spot on a first come, first served basis. There’s no drop off or pick up, we do what we can do in the time allowed.

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

*In Hawthorne Library
 
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

Free Mending @ Hawthorne Library

*In Hawthorne Library
Wednesday, Jan 18, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Volunteers from the Sewing Machine Project are offering free mending at Hawthorne Neighborhood Library every other Wednesday from noon - 2:00 pm. These helpful sewers mend clothing and can handle many other fabric-related repairs (exception: no zipper repairs).

Mending is done on the spot on a first come, first served basis. There’s no drop off or pick up, we do what we can do in the time allowed.

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

*In Hawthorne Library
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle

All-ages knitting circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Jan 18, 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
 
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jan 18, 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
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Make Your Own Merch

Anime Club: Make Your Own Merch

Community Room B and Kitchen
Wednesday, Jan 18, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Looking for a way to show off your love for anime? Join us for this very special session of the Meadowridge Library Anime Club to make your very own DIY anime merch! Use our button maker to make badges, our Cricut machine to make vinyl stickers, or make a keychain out of Shrinky-Dinks! Snacks and supplies will be provided. Episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen will be screened for those who do not wish to participate in the crafts.

This program is open to all ages, but children under 7 will need help and supervision from a parent or caregiver. No registration required. 

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

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 18, 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
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Book Discussion of How the Word is Passed

Book Discussion of How the Word is Passed

Meeting Room 302
Wednesday, Jan 18, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith  

The 2022-2023 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection. In his narrative nonfiction debut, Smith visits eight sites, including his hometown of New Orleans; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; New York City; and Angola Prison, using archival research as well as interviews to dig deep into the past and offer an inter-generational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and memory. Join us for discussion. (Author not present)

Meeting Room 302