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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 26, 2023

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

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jan 26, 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 26, 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
 
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 26, 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
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
CANCELED-Poornima's Open Studio Sessions (All Ages)
*In Sequoya Library
 
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Call Jane (feature film)

Call Jane (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 26, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Call Jane

Directed by Phyllis Nagy.  Performances by Elizabeth Banks, Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina.  Lionsgate, 2022.  Rated R.  122 min. Drama / History

In 1968 Chicago, with the city and the nation amid the political and civil upheaval, Joy (Elizabeth Banks), a conservative housewife and mother, is faced with a devastating diagnosis when her second pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition. Following an all-male hospital board’s decision to deny an exemption for an abortion, which is, by law, illegal, Joy’s search for a solution leads her to a clandestine group of women.  Led by Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who envisions a day when all women will have access to safe, affordable abortions, this community of women ignites an awakening in Joy.  Inspired by their compassion and commitment, Joy joins them, putting every aspect of her life on the line. 

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 26, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 6:00pm
Chop with a Cop

Chop with a Cop

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Jan 26, 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Chop with a Cop, is a collaborative effort between the Southside district community officers and neighborhood youth. As constructed these interactions can increase the vision and physical presence of neighborhood officers. While aligning neighborhood youth with officers that are engaging,supportive and understanding. They will be equipped with various activities furnished by but not limited games, arts/crafts, with additional things created through the youths' "voice and vision". 

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Be Well Madison Long COVID Survey

Be Well Madison Long COVID Survey

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Jan 26, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Be Well Madison has received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to conduct a survey on the impact of Long COVID in our communities that are underserved and low income. The goal of the survey is to better inform our programming to meet the identified needs and to share this information with other health related organizations that can work to meet these needs as well. 

The survey takes about 2-3 minutes to complete and is offered in English, Spanish or Hmong in a paper or online version. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your experience!

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
CANCELLED - Minecraft Club
Community Room B
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Building Self-Esteem

Mental Wellness Workshop with Nikyra McCann -- Building Self-Esteem

Community Room
Thursday, Jan 26, 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.

Building Self-Esteem:  This workshop walks attendees through evaluating where their self esteem is and how they currently see themselves.

Identifying self-love and how to see one's authentic self is key to see strengths, weaknesses, self-value and your purpose in life and how to create self-support!

Community Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:30pm
[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

[ONLINE] Literacy Network Beginner ESL Class

*Offsite
Thursday, Jan 26, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

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 7:00pm
Express Yourself - Splatter Paint Like Jackson Pollock

Express Yourself - Splatter Paint Like Jackson Pollock

Community Room B and Kitchen
Thursday, Jan 26, 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 Jackson Pollock. Participants will create their own splatter paint work of art to add to their portfolio!

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Essentials Skills Tutoring

Essentials Skills Tutoring

Community Room A
Thursday, Jan 26, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Essential Skills Tutoring Need help with reading, writing, or basic computer skills? Meet once a week with your own tutor! Every week you will work with a tutor on a lesson that is written just for you. You can study with a tutor for up to 2 hours per week. Your tutor will help you study so that you can continue your education and/or improve your employment.

•You must register. There is a waitlist.

• Attendance is important, you must come every week.

 

Visit https://www.litnetwork.org/study/ for more information.

Community Room A
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Jan 26, 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
Old Fashioned Yeast Breads

Old Fashioned Yeast Breads

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jan 26, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Grandma made the best bread! Learn how easy it is to make bread from scratch when you know a few basic rules and use the right ingredients. We’ll demonstrate the steps in bread making and taste test three breads; apple spice, cinnamon swirl, and multi-grain bread, all made from one basic recipe.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register. Registration opens on January 12 at 10 a.m., two weeks prior to program date.

 

About the Presenter

Punky Egan earned the title of Certified Master Baker, one of less than 200 in the country, from the professional organization RBA (Retail Bakers of America). Through her 45-year professional baking career, she owned Sucré Patisserie and Dessert Lounge, was a consultant to the baking industry, and recipe developer. At Madison College, she was the director of the baking program as well as lead instructor. She co-authored 3 cookbooks, wrote baking articles for professional publications, created instructional baking videos for her baking students. She had a regular baking segment on a local TV station and was even on the Food Network!

Community Room - Fireplace Side