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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 11:00am
Chemistry Tutoring for High School and College Students

Chemistry Tutoring for High School and College Students

Family Study Room B
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00am to 11:00am

Are you a high school or college student needing help with your chemistry homework? Do you need a little extra help studying for a test? Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot, and our wonderful tutor will be able to help you!

Registration for this program is required. 

Family Study Room B
 
9:00am to 4:30pm
2023 Hmong New Year Celebration

2023 Hmong New Year Celebration

*Offsite
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Join us for a weekend filled with Hmong culture and festivities as we welcome in the New Year. Everyone is welcome to attend this amazing annual event hosted by the Wisconsin Hmong Association on November 4th & 5th at the Alliant Energy Center - 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713

On Saturday, November 4, the Madison Public Library will be present, along with our partners from the Madison Reading Project, to give out free children's book and to sign people up for their free library card, from 9am to 4:30pm.

*Offsite
 
9:00am to 4:00pm
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale (6672 Odana Road)

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale (6672 Odana Road)

*Offsite
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:00am to 4:00pm

This sale takes place at the Friends of Sequoya Bookshop, 6672 Odana Road

On the first Saturday of each month, Friends of Sequoya Book Sales take place at our shop located at 6672 Odana Road in Market Square (next to Play-it-Again Sports.) Months with five Saturdays also have a "bonus" sale on Third Saturdays!
At this time, for the safety of our customers and volunteers, masks are not required but are encouraged.

*Offsite
 
9:30am
9:30am to 11:00am
Teejop & Beyond: Black Ash (Demo) and Paper Basketmaking

Teejop & Beyond: Black Ash (Demo) and Paper Basketmaking

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:30am to 11:00am

Kimberly Crowley is a member of the Hall family, known for their skills as master Ho-Chunk Black Ash and miniature basket weavers. Basket weaving is one of the longest practiced Ho-Chunk artistic forms, and both women and men continue to make baskets professionally today. Kimberly will demonstrate how Black Ash baskets are made, and then guide workshop attendees in making their own paper baskets. All supplies provided.

Registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before the program (10/21/23).

 

Part of the Teejop & Beyond: Celebrating Native Nations series in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. Visit madpl.org/teejopandbeyond for more info.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
9:30am to 12:30pm
[Event Full] The Power of Visual Supports in Promoting Positive Behavior and Communication Development in Young Children

[Event Full] The Power of Visual Supports in Promoting Positive Behavior and Communication Development in Young Children

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Nov 4, 9:30am to 12:30pm

***This event is currently full***

Many young children are visual learners. This workshop is designed for early childhood providers and educators and will focus on use of visual supports and strategies in early childhood environments to promote positive behavior (e.g., setting clear expectations for success) and functional communication. Workshop participants will be actively preparing and leaving with visual supports to use in their early childhood environments. Registry credit will be provided.

Workshop Facilitators:

Elizabeth (Liz) Delsandro, MS., CCC-SLP, Clinical Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kathryn Basco, MA, CCC-SLP, Clinical Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Beyond Dane chapter of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) and 4-C Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc, and is made possible through the support of the Roots & Wings Foundation.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Community English

Community English

*Offsite
Saturday, Nov 4, 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.

Fall 2023 classes run September 16th-December 9th...sessions are in-person at the Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison WI 53713, across the street from the Goodman South Madison Library.

 

 

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 11:00am
The Art and Science of a Reset

The Art and Science of a Reset

Community Room Combined
Saturday, Nov 4, 10:00am to 11:00am

A workshop on how to make change last. Learn about your own nervous system, your patterns and signature strengths, and create a wellness plan that will help you create the change you desire!

About the Presenter

Zen Ed is a women-run business bringing personal and collective wellness practices to all spaces. Sarah and Nisa hold advanced degrees in psychology and are certified yoga teachers with over 30 combined years of experience in education.  Our desire is to change the world by working alongside women in their personal and collective transformations. 

Community Room Combined
 
10:00am to 11:00am
Multi-Age Storytime (children & families)

Multi-Age Storytime (children & families)

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Nov 4, 10:00am to 11:00am

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. All older and younger siblings as well as childcare groups welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday Art with Annie

Saturday Art with Annie

*In Monroe Street Library
Saturday, Nov 4, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Annie at the library twice a month for an exciting new project. (Sept 9 & 23, Oct 7 & 21, Nov 4 & 18 and Dec 2 & 16)

Today we are having a Stencil Party!

Funding is provided by the Monroe Street Library League

*In Monroe Street Library
 
12:30pm
12:40pm to 1:00pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Nov 4, 12:40pm to 1:00pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays this fall.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 12:40pm and 1:00pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Mercury Stardust Book Signing presented by A Room of One's Own

Mercury Stardust Book Signing presented by A Room of One's Own

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Nov 4, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to welcome Mercury Stardust for a meet and greet for her new book Safe and Sound.  Copies of her book will be available for purchase from Room of One's Own at the event & Mercury will offer book signing, too!

This is Room's third event in a series of four events on Mercury's tour! Come celebrate the book and meet Mercury in person!

This tour stop is hosted at Pinney Library, Community Room A/B.

About Safe and Sound

Don’t panic—Mercury Stardust, AKA The Trans Handy Ma’am is here to help!

For too many people, the simple act of contacting a plumber or repair person can feel like a game of chance. As a transwoman and a professional maintenance technician, Mercury Stardust has discovered (the hard way) that we live in a world with much to fear. If you’ve ever felt panicked about opening your home to strangers in order to fix a maintenance issue, this book is for you.

Renting a home can be a complex process—from finding a safe and affordable space, to hiring help for moving in and out, and of course, managing any repairs that come up during your stay. 

You deserve to feel empowered to take matters into your own hands—and it’s not as hard as you might think. In this book, Mercury will show you how to tackle the projects that need improvement in your home—from how to properly fix a clog in your bathroom sink and safely hang things on your walls to patching small and medium drywall holes.

Mercury Stardust is a Professional Home Maintenance Technician, author, performer, and award-winning activist. Known widely as the Trans Handy Ma'am, her unique brand of compassionate education in the Home Repair space has earned her internet fame. With over 2 million followers on TikTok, Mercury spreads DIY knowledge with love.  

Her expertise includes rental maintenance, landlord negotiations, clogs, drywall, painting, minor electrical repairs, caulking, and more.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Teejop & Beyond: Ho-Chunk Food Tasting

Teejop & Beyond: Ho-Chunk Food Tasting

Community Room
Saturday, Nov 4, 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Come sample a few dishes the Ho Chunk people deem as traditional foods, including wild rice casserole, wild rice soup, frybread, fruit, and more.

All are welcome; no registration necessary!

 

Part of the Teejop & Beyond: Celebrating Native Nations series in partnership with Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison. Visit madpl.org/teejopandbeyond for more info.

Community Room
 
1:00pm to 3:00pm
CANCELED :UW First Wave/OMAI Just Bust Workshop
Bubbler
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Nov 4, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Nov 4, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Nov 4, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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. 

Blue Room 128