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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 19, 2023

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

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jan 19, 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
 
10:30am to 11:00am
Move - Nourish - Connect

Move - Nourish - Connect

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Jan 19, 10:30am to 11:00am

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 parent/caregiver and child (ages birth - 5) 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.

Youth Program Room
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

ONLINE-Spanish Book Group

*Online
Thursday, Jan 19, 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, Como agua para chocolate por Laura Esquivel, 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 Banshees of Inisherin (feature film)

The Banshees of Inisherin (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 19, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

The Banshees of Inisherin

Directed by Martin McDonagh.  Performances by Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon.   Twentieth Century Fox, 2022  Rated R.  109 min.  Comedy / Drama.

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

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

Mini Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorial

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Jan 19, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Lakeview Library will be hosting the Mini Archiving Lab in January and February 2023. The Mini Archiving Lab 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 Lakeview Library during select dates for a tutorial on how to use the library's Mini Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Tutorial Dates:

January

  • Thursday 1/19, 2:30-4pm
  • Thursday 1/26, 2:30-4pm

February

  • Monday 2/6, 6-7:30pm
  • Monday 2/20, 2:30-4pm

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 608-246-4547 for more information.

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

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club
Community Room B
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Operation Fresh Start Information Table

Operation Fresh Start Information Table

*In Meadowridge Library
Thursday, Jan 19, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Stop by Meadowridge Library to meet with a representative from Operation Fresh Start. 

Since 1970, Operation Fresh Start has empowered more than 8,000 emerging adults to find a pathway to a family-sustaining career.

OFS programs are designed for a critical time in life: the transition to adulthood. They provide a path forward for emerging adults through mentoring, education, and employment training. OFS graduates earn their high school diploma, driver’s license, certifications in the construction and conservation fields, and gain college/career readiness skills. Participants are also giving back to the community — building affordable homes for low-income families, completing conservation projects and environmental justice work in city and county parks. After program completion, OFS staff continue to support graduates as they transition into post-secondary education and/or self-sustaining employment.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:00pm to 7:00pm
CANCELED: Job Resource Assistance

CANCELED: Job Resource Assistance

*In Central Library
Thursday, Jan 19, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Job Resource Assistance for 1/19/23 has been canceled.

Get free one-on-one job assistance every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Central Library.

Job assistance includes...

  • Job searches
  • Job applications
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Tips and tricks on how to get your recruitment materials noticed
  • Mock interviews
  • Matching searchers with skill development programs

Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

*In Central Library
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Mindfulness

Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Mindfulness

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 19, 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.

Mindfulness: This workshop shows participants how to learn and participate in lifelong skills to minimize the stress of everyday life.

Attendees will walk away with being aware of what is taking place and how they chose to react to it. This teaches attendees how to have a little bit of space to decide how they want to respond, rather than reacting!

Community Room
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Windsor Knot" by S. J. Bennett

Mystery Book Group Discussion of "The Windsor Knot" by S. J. Bennett

*Offsite
Thursday, Jan 19, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a mystery book group discussion of "The Windsor Knot" by S. J. Bennett. Books are available at the library. Please check with library staff for Zoom link.  New members always welcome!

Synopsis: "It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted by the shocking and untimely death of a guest in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene leads some to think the young Russian pianist strangled himself, yet a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play. When they begin to question the Household’s most loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they’re looking in the wrong place.

For the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life ever since her teenage years as “Lilibet.” Away from the public eye and unbeknownst to her closest friends and advisers, she has the most brilliant skill for solving crimes. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian officer recently appointed to the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen discreetly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth won’t hesitate to use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.

SJ Bennett captures Queen Elizabeth’s voice with skill, nuance, wit, and genuine charm in this imaginative and engaging mystery that portrays Her Majesty as she’s rarely seen: kind yet worldly, decisive, shrewd, and, most important, a superb judge of character." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Express Yourself - Expressing Identity Based on Njideka Akunyili Crosby's Paintings

Express Yourself - Expressing Identity Based on Njideka Akunyili Crosby's Paintings

Community Room B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 19, 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 Njideka Akunyili Crosby and her art that explores personal identity and everyday activities. Participants will create their own depiction of their family 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 19, 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 8:30pm
Pinney Adult Game Night

Pinney Adult Game Night

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Jan 19, 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