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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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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
Storytime

Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Jan 25, 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Jan 25, 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
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 3:30pm
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Jan 25, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Clinics will be held on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30 PM. 

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

Everyone 6 months and older is welcome. 6 months-17 year olds need a parent or guardian present.

No appointments or registration necessary. But If you would like to plan ahead, appointments can be made at the Public Health of Madison and Dane County website below. No ID or insurance required.

Meeting Room 115
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Owning Your Future: Planning for your Care Needs

Owning Your Future: Planning for your Care Needs

Community Room Combined
Wednesday, Jan 25, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Long-term care options can be confusing and overwhelming, and it’s important to make an informed decision. Learn more about long-term care options including help in the home to skilled nursing facilities and options to pay for long-term care services.

 

About the Presenter

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County provides information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. The ADRC is a one-stop shop for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers and families. ADRC staff are unbiased and knowledgeable professionals who listen to your concerns, help clarify your options and direct you to appropriate resources. The ADRC is also the access point for information about long-term care options and applying for public benefits. Services provided by the ADRC are free and available to all Dane County residents regardless of income or assets.

Community Room Combined
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jan 25, 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
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-ages knitting circle

All-ages knitting circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Jan 25, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
After-School Art with Amy
Community Room - Table Side
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Anime Club: Bungo Stray Dogs

Anime Club: Bungo Stray Dogs

Study Room A
Wednesday, Jan 25, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Love anime, or been wanting to get into it? Join us Wednesday evenings in January for Meadowridge Library Anime Club's Mainstream Month to watch and talk about some of the most popular contemporary anime!

This week, we will be watching Bungo Stray Dogs. Kicked out of his orphanage and on his own, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. Both are members of the "Armed Detective Agency", said to solve incidents that even the military and police won't touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that's been terrorizing the population.

This anime is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Study Room A
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Intermediate ESL Class

*Offsite
Wednesday, Jan 25, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This free group English class will be offered mostly online using Zoom.
You can take your Zoom class on your smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, or
a computer. 2 classes will take place in-person at the Meadowridge
Library (5726 Raymond Rd) on Thursday 3/9 and 5/4.
You will practice speaking, listening, reading, writing and new vocabulary
in English. Topics include talking about family, health, making
appointments, phone calls, small talk, and more!
For more information, please call (608) 268-6425 or email
bex@litnetwork.org.

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Esta clase de inglés grupal gratuita se ofrecerá principalmente en línea
utilizando Zoom. Puede tomar su clase por Zoom en un teléfono
inteligente, tableta, laptop, o computadora. Dos clases estarán en
persona en la Biblioteca de Meadowridge (5726 Raymond Rd) 03/09/2023 y 05/04/2023

Practicará hablar, escuchar, leer, escribir, y nuevas palabras en inglés.
Los temas incluyen platicar acerca de su familia, salud, hacer citas,
llamadas telefónicas, conversaciones casuales, y más.
Para más información, llame al (608) 268-6425 o envie un
correo electrónico a becky@litnetwork.org

*Offsite
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Knitting at the Library

Knitting at the Library

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Jan 25, 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
 
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Codecinella Tech Talk(Hybrid): Using data analytics to examine news reporting in post-coup Myanmar

Codecinella Tech Talk(Hybrid): Using data analytics to examine news reporting in post-coup Myanmar

Bubbler
Wednesday, Jan 25, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a discussion with Khine Thant Su on Using data analytics to examine news reporting in post-coup Myanmar

On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military took over the government through an unlawful coup. Since then, it has violently suppressed civilian opposition using airstrikes, extrajudicial killings, plunder, and sexual violence. Despite the violence committed by the military junta across the country, news about Myanmar remains under-reported in mainstream international media, leading to widespread unawareness about the current humanitarian crises in Myanmar.

In this lightning talk, the presenter wants to raise awareness about what is happening in Myanmar by showing the most common topics reported since the coup. She will present the data analysis and visualization methods she used to identify these topics. She will also discuss the technical challenges she faced in scraping the news data, and methods used to work around them. The presentation will end with key insights about patterns of violence in post-coup Myanmar based on her data visualizations.

This event is co-hosted in-person and hybrid Codecinella/Women In Tech event in the Bubbler Room at the library in downtown Madison or online via Zoom.

RSVP required: Link

All attendees agree to adhere to the Madison Women in Tech code of conduct: https://madisonwomen.tech/about/code-of-conduct

Bubbler
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Book Writing Bootcamp

Book Writing Bootcamp

Community Room A
Wednesday, Jan 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Have an idea for a book or poetry collection, but don't know how to get started? Maybe you are stuck on plot, pacing and/or character development? Or perhaps you have nearly finished your manuscript, but are unsure of when to have it edited or start pursuing publication (via the mainstream market or self-publishing)?

Make significant strides on finishing your book by joining a six-month intensive focused on writing exercises, reading, revising and learning the business side of publishing. You will be immersed in resources and develop relationships key to pursuing your writing aspirations while completing a first draft.

Participants will be assigned 2 to 3 diverse novels, essay collections or poetry books to read and discuss during monthly group meetings and 1-on-1 sessions with the intensive facilitator. The intensive will also include three or four published authors and publishing professionals as special guests (either in person or via Zoom).

Each session is focused on a theme:

  • Session 1 (September 21, 2022) Intros & Genres & Goal Mapping
  • Session 2 (October 19, 2022) The Art of Narrative
  • Session 3 (November 16, 2022) Character Development
  • Session 4 (December 21, 2022) Defining Audience 
  • Session 5 (January 25, 2023) Group Critique
  • Session 6 (February 22, 2023) The Business Side of Publishing & Wrap-Up

This cohort of learners has already begun and is closed to new participants. 

Community Room A