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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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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
Bilingual Storytime (ages 5 and under) / Hora de cuentos bilingües (para los niños de 0 a 5 años)

Bilingual Storytime (ages 5 and under) / Hora de cuentos bilingües (para los niños de 0 a 5 años)

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Jan 28, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under in English & Spanish! 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.

¡LEE y JUEGA junto con otros niños menores de 6 años, en inglés y español! Participar con libros, canciones y experiencias divertidas ayuda a los niños a desarrollar la comunicación, paciencia, empatía y habilidades de la alfabetización temprana y ayuda a desarrollar un amor eternal por la lectura! Los programas de la biblioteca son siempre gratuitos. Los hermanos y los grupos de cuidado infantil son bienvenidos. Sábados, el 25 de junio, 23 de julio y el 27 de agosto, a las 10am.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Serendipity Saturdays - with Ciara

Serendipity Saturdays - with Ciara

*In Monroe Street Library
Saturday, Jan 28, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Will you make a cardboard instrument? Explore pastels or watercolors? Or build something out of wood? That’s the joy of serendipity - you never know until you get there! Drop in anytime to enjoy fun hands-on art and maker activities for kids of all ages. 

This week we will be making our very own buttons - come join us!

Funding is provided by the Monroe Street Library League

*In Monroe Street Library
 
10:00am to 11:30am
[VIRTUAL] Community English at Goodman South BEGINNER

[VIRTUAL] Community English at Goodman South BEGINNER

*Offsite
Saturday, Jan 28, 10:00am to 11:30am

Practice speaking, reading and writing English with Literacy Network. Beginning to advanced students welcome!

 

For more information, fill out the New Student Interest Form or call our office at 608-244-3911 to make an appointment. During the registration appointment you will talk with a staff member over the phone about your goals and they will help you choose the best program for you. All programs are free. At registration, you pay for program materials, $10, $20 or $40 depending on program. Cash, check or credit cards. Scholarships are available.

Spring 2023 classes run January 28th-May 6th. February 18th, March 25th, & May 6th sessions are in-person; all other classes will be held via zoom and students must sign up through Literacy Network to receive the link.

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Community English at Goodman South INTERMEDIATE

[VIRTUAL] Community English at Goodman South INTERMEDIATE

*Offsite
Saturday, Jan 28, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Practice speaking, reading and writing English with Literacy Network. Beginning to advanced students welcome!

 

For more information, fill out the New Student Interest Form or call our office at 608-244-3911 to make an appointment. During the registration appointment you will talk with a staff member over the phone about your goals and they will help you choose the best program for you. All programs are free. At registration, you pay for program materials, $10, $20 or $40 depending on program. Cash, check or credit cards. Scholarships are available.

Spring 2023 classes run January 28th-May 6th. February 18th, March 25th, & May 6th sessions are in-person; all other classes will be held via zoom and students must sign up through Literacy Network to receive the link.

*Offsite
 
2pm
2:00pm to 3:45pm
Meadowridge Friendship Dinner

Meadowridge Friendship Dinner

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Jan 28, 2:00pm to 3:45pm

Join local chef, Lily Kilfoy, for a cooking class and dinner! Chef Lily, AKA, “The Kids Chef” is a cooking instructor and freelance chef with a culinary degree from Madison College and a background in Early Childhood Education. Her goal as an instructor is to expose children to the many benefits of cooking through hands-on experiences that develop skills to be used for life. It is also to teach children about healthy foods and cooking at a young age so that they can carry these values into adulthood.

 

This program is open to all ages! If you are planning to attend, please either sign up using our online calendar or at the front desk at Meadowridge Library!

 

EDIT:  Program has been cancelled due to weather/travel issues on presenter end.  Please check the Meadowridge Events page or come into the branch for updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Community Room B and Kitchen
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Black Girls Don't by Prenicia Clifton

Black Girls Don't by Prenicia Clifton

Community Room
Saturday, Jan 28, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Prenicia tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. Prenicia to this day constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.

Black Girls Don’t Sing Opera!

What does it mean to be a Black girl performing in a predominantly white field? 

Black Girls Don’t Lead!

What does it mean to be a Black girl breaking barriers and leading a community? 

Black Girls Don’t Read!

What does it mean to be a Black girl overcoming an undiagnosed learning disability? 

Black Girls Don’t Speak Out!

What does it mean to dedicate one’s life to activism as a Black woman? 

Black Girls Don’t Tell!

What does it mean to overcome abuse and tell on your abuser?

Presenter Bio:

Prenicia Clifton is an accomplished opera singer with credits in major opera houses around the world; including opening opera houses with Placido Domingo, sharing the stage with Grammy Award winning artist-Denyce Graves, and becoming the first African American to sing in a Chinese opera house solely in Mandarin.

Clifton is the founder of Seein' is Believin' an organization committed to improving educational spaces through a culturally responsive lens and educating communities on the best ways to support the holistic safety of youth. Seein' is Believin' offers workshops, project management, consulting and planning for K-12 youth outreach activities as well as community training in Youth Protection and Youth  Mental Health First Aid. Our classroom workshops are focused in Social Emotional Learning, Diversity and Equity, and increasing representation in K-12 spaces. For more information visit our website at Seein-is-believin.com

Community Room