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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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Monday, September 18, 2023

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
Movement Exploration

Movement Exploration

Youth Program Room
Monday, Sep 18, 10:00am to 10:30am

Caregivers and children (5 & under) are invited to come and play together in a movement friendly environment. Different play prompts will be set up each week to encourage crawling, climbing, balancing and more in an open play setting!

Youth Program Room
 
11am
11:00am to 6:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Sep 18, 11:00am to 6:00pm

In partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Public Library, the African Center for Community Development provides in-person assistance* to help offset housing costs by assisting residents with applications for services, jobs, and other financial benefits.
We provide help for people navigating application processes and filling out forms required for housing, immigration, food, health, and other community support services. For questions about the program, please call African Center at (608) 957-5623 or (608) 294-0066.

*Neither The African Center for Community Development nor Madison Public Library can provide legal assistance or advice.  We are not able to fill out applications on your behalf, or assess program eligibility. 

Family Study Room
 
12pm
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Sep 18, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively, and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Typically, each session will begin with a brief check-in, followed by a guided sitting meditation. Then Gloria will share reflections on some aspect of mindfulness. The group will discuss the topic and ask any questions about the practice. We will end with another sitting meditation. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary. This program is being offered both in-person and online through Zoom. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library​ initiative.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday Meetup

Monday Meetup

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Sep 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for all kinds of fun.  You never know what we might do for fun!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Study Room 209
Monday, Sep 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials like home movies video tapes audio cassettes photographs and more. Stop by the Central Library on Mondays, 2-4pm (Room 209) for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. The instructor may not be able to accommodate those who arrive after 3:40pm.

Following the tutorial, you will be able to make an appointment during library hours to use the equipment - up to 3 hours per day - for your personal archiving project.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes DVDs (not BluRay); audio cassettes; MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes; photographs (including negatives and slides) and other paper-based documents. Patrons who use the lab must bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive — on which digital files can be stored.

Call 608-266-6350 for more information.

Study Room 209
 
3pm
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Let's Blow Off Some STEAM (Robotics edition)

Let's Blow Off Some STEAM (Robotics edition)

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Sep 18, 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Join staff from BadgerBOTS for a hands-on robotics activity perfect for the whole family!

BadgerBOTS has created meaningful, messy, and memorable STEM experiences for kids across Wisconsin. They focus on hands-on exploration as the best way to build a deep connection. They believe that kids who are confident and competent in STEM will fare best in the future.

Meeting Room 115
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Gaming Club

Gaming Club

Community Room
Monday, Sep 18, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in and play games on the library's iPads and Nintendo Switch. Minecraft, Roblox, Mario Kart, & more! Board games will also be available.

Family and friend groups are encouraged to attend and play together. 

Youth 8 years and younger must have a caregiver with them during the program.

 

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 18, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
4:00pm to 5:45pm
Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Community Room
Monday, Sep 18, 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 4-5:45 p.m. Come and learn chess basics in the library with a 30 minute introduction of the game and then play a friendly game of chess with an opponent. Lessons start promptly at 4 p.m., followed by an open game at 4:30 p.m. Chess club is open to all ages and skill levels. No Chess 1/2, 1/16, 6/19.

Masks are not required but recommended.

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Sep 18, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!  There is a limited number of computers, so participants will take turns as needed.

Mondays, September 11 - November 20, 4:00-5:30pm.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Teen Programming

Teen Programming

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Sep 18, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us every Monday and Thursday at Goodman South Madison Library for teen time. Teens can choose what they'd like to do each time, but we'll have activities available to engage them from 4-6PM. Board games, art + maker projects, crafts, video games, and enrichment opportunities like vision boards and STEM experiments coordinated by Teen Librarian Will G. and featuring various community partners. Meet other teens from your neighborhood and enjoy community after school. 

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 18, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Sep 18, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Express Yourself - Art Through the Years

Express Yourself - Art Through the Years

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Sep 18, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Calling all teens, tweens, and kids! Join us this fall to learn about art history. During each session, local artist, Lexie, will introduce us to a different period of art and we will do a corresponding art activity!

This week we will be learning about prehistoric art and cave paintings.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Board Game Cafe

Board Game Cafe

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Sep 18, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join friends and neighbors for a game night! Revisit old favorites or try something brand new from the library's collection of board games and card games. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Community Room - Table Side