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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, February 8, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Calling all babies!  Come hear a story and play with fun toys picked just for you in a relaxed atmosphere. 

For children ages birth to 2 years old. No registration required.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

We’re here to mend anything you need for the colder months, including clothing, coats, and any other fabric-related repairs, except for zippers. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday of the month.

Study Room 211
 
10:00am to 1:00pm
Transportation Options with Metro Transit

Transportation Options with Metro Transit

Conference Room 104
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:00am to 1:00pm

​Learn about transportation options such as paratransit and other alternatives with Metro Transit! Topics include navigating paratransit, and exploring biking, bCycles, and the bus. Metro employees will answer your questions about transportation resources outside of a single-passenger vehicle and provide one-on-one assistance in English and Spanish.

Conference Room 104
 
10:30am
10:30am to 1:00pm
Public Health Vaccine Clinic

Public Health Vaccine Clinic

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:30am to 1:00pm

Free COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots at the Goodman South Library for those who are uninsured/underinsured, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!

Clinics will be held every other Thursday from 10:30-1:00 PM. 

Public Health will only be able to administer vaccines to those without health insurance or those whose health insurance does not cover the vaccines. We encourage you to check with your health care provided prior to attending this clinic.

 

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 with Public Health of Madison and Dane County. No ID or insurance required.

 

Dates for vaccine clinics (every other week): 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28.

Meeting Room 115
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Come play in the children's area while local musician, Rin, plays a variety of songs on her fiddle and mandolin. This is informal music, meant to be enjoyed while playing, drawing, or reading in the children's area! ​For families/all ages.

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 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.

Thursdays, February 8, 22 & 29, 10:30am

(Note: No Storytime on Thursday, February 15.) 

 

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

READ and PLAY together!

Engaging with books, songs and child-led play all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. After about 20-30 minutes of stories and songs, we'll end with a time for child-led play together in our children's area. You are welcome to stay as long as you like!

Library programs are always free. Siblings, friends and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Daytime Book Discussion of "A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "A Place for Us” by Fatima Farheen Mirza. New members always welcome!

"As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? 

A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. 

A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent." -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

In February, severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses can make it difficult for the Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply. Your donation can give hope and strength to patients in need.. Encourage family and friends to join you in donating on February 8th from 12:00 to 5:00 at Sequoya Library. A pint of blood from you could be a gift of life for someone in need. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.

All who come to give in February will receive a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card by email! Terms and additional details can be found at RedCrossBlood.org/Heart.

The Red Cross encourages donors to answer screening questions on the day of their donation through Rapid Pass: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

Blood drives take place at Sequoya Library on the second Thursday of each month.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Spanish Conversation Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Spanish Conversation Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos!  Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya.  Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

Este evento tambien se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. Más información sobre este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. Zoom es una plataforma de video gratuita, y puede mirar en un navegador, a través de la aplicación móvil gratuita para ios o android, o llamar para participar solo por voz.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month (Oct. 12, 2023 - August 8, 2024). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

This event will also be hosted virtually through Zoom; more information will be emailed to you upon registration. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, through the free mobile app for ios or android, or call in to participate by voice only.

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Bull Durham (feature film)

Bull Durham (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed)—has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, Bull Durham is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Updated COVID-19 vaccines* at the Lakeview Library, administered by Public Health Madison & Dane County!

  • Updated 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.
  • Walk-ins encouraged. Appointments are available but not required. Please visit https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccination-appointments to book an appointment.
  • *Eligibility is limited to those with no insurance or those who have limited insurance that does not cover vaccination. Those with insurance covering vaccines should visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ to locate a clinic or provider. PHMDC cannot bill private insurance.
Community Room - Table Side
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary
4114 Donald Dr
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both creative and survival worlds! Ability to fully use both a computer keyboard and a computer mouse required. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 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.

Family Study Room
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come be in community with other teens during this after-school program at Goodman South Madison Library! Every day after school teens are invited to decompress with art activities, video games, movies, board games, social time or quiet time to do homework together. Drop in or stay for the whole time - It Takes A Village is intended as a place for youth ages 12-19 to find their people, acess resources, have fun, and rely on their village for support and wellness.

 

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Harmony Apartments
116 Milky Way
 
4:45pm to 5:00pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 4:45pm to 5:00pm

Description

The River Food Pantry's Munch Truck will be stopping outside Hawthorne on Thursdays from 4:40PM - 5:00PM.

About River Food Pantry & Munch Truck

Launched in 2016, Munch is our mobile meals program that delivers free healthy meals to children and adults in over a dozen low-income neighborhoods throughout Madison. Each meal contains a sandwich or main menu item, a fruit or vegetable, a grain, a treat, and a drink. Everyone is welcome to take home a free meal. No registration or ID is required.

Neighborhoods served by Munch have large populations of children eligible for free school lunch. To bridge the gap that exists when school lunch is not available, Munch operates up to 6 days per week, Monday–Saturday, any time school cafeterias are closed (including breaks and periods of remote learning).

For any questions or comments, please contact the Munch staff at munch@riverfoodpantry.org or (608) 661-1223.

*Offsite
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Teen Cooking Club

Teen Cooking Club

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Young people, ages 10-17 years old, are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Hawthorne Library! Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.

Community Room
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 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.

Family Study Room
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Studio
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Community Room A
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Learn English to use in the community!///¡Aprende inglés para usarlo en la comunidad!

Call the Literacy Network for more information and to register at (608) 244-3911

Llame a Literacy Network para obtener más información y registrarse al (608) 244-3911

Community Room A
 
6:00pm to 6:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 6:00pm to 6:30pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Thursday evenings!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 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.

Family Study Room
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions on Thursday evenings!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
6:30pm to 7:30pm
[FULL] Cooking with Chef Paul: Fried Rice for Dinner

[FULL] Cooking with Chef Paul: Fried Rice for Dinner

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Chef Paul to learn how to transform your leftover rice into a new delicious meal! This class will show each step, from rice selection to cooking and ingredient preparation to tasting the final product. A simple yet delicious fried rice bowl will delight our dinner table whether vegan or meat or anything in between. Demonstration only.

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 25 at 10 a.m., two weeks prior to program date.

Presented in partnership with Willy Street Co-Op.

 

About the Presenter

Paul grew up in Taiwan surrounded by fresh hanging foods in the market, but he didn’t have an appreciation for Taiwanese or Chinese ingredients until attending culinary school in Chicago where he developed a love for cooking. After serving in many kitchens over the years, he wanted to share the skills he learned with others which led him to teach. He says about teaching, "Cooking and sharing what I have learned is my passion. Teaching a cooking class gives me a chance to share my knowledge about the differences and uniquenesses of foods that people overlook. I want to show people how to be respectful, creative, and economical about food. To feel delighted when they learn an easy cooking technique using just a couple of simple fresh ingredients. The food is the real star, we are just the facilitators."

Community Room - Table Side