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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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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! 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.

Storytime for the Very Young is intended for children ages 0 to 3 years old.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 1:45pm
USPS Hiring Fair

USPS Hiring Fair

Community Room
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:00am to 1:45pm

Staff will be on hand to assist applicants through the hiring process online at USPS.com/careers. We will provide information and literature on some of the various positions being offered within Madison and the surrounding area, but we can also assist with the application process for positions anywhere within the United States for current available Postal positions that populate on our website. The agenda would look something like this:

Help applicants-

  1. Create a USPS candidate profile
  2. Guidance to search available USPS positions
  3. Guidance with the application
  4. Examination requirements met
  5. Guidance through the next steps after their application and exam requirements are met.
  6. Fingerprint those applicants in preparation for the upcoming NACI/SF 85 background screening 

Employment Opportunities

  • Postal Support Employee (PSE) 
  • Rural Carrier Associate (RCA)
  • Assistant Rural Carrier (ARC)
  • City Carrier Assistant (CCA)

USPS Historical Video Tour

  • At the top of each hour 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm, preview a video tour of United States Postal Service history as the first American communications network.
Community Room
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Growing Voices Music Class is an interactive class for caregivers and their children, birth-5, to play, learn, and bond with music. In our classes we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together!

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

*Offsite
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:30am to 12:00pm

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center 55 S. Gammon Rd*

Do your cooped-up kids need a warm, free place to run and be loud? Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program, kids lead the play while adults step back and observe with deep curiosity.  This educational approach rooted in True Play was created in Anji County in China. Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library-based Anji Play model. Open to all ages. No registration required. 

*Offsite
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Preschool Storytime Chefs

Preschool Storytime Chefs

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy for this hands-on cooking experience for preschoolers, ages 3-5. Participants will learn about food through storytime and by helping to prepare a simple recipe. Children will need adult assistance. Recipes will be nut free and vegetarian. 

Tuesdays, February 13, March 19, April 9 & May 14, 10:30am

Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

 

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

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.

Meeting Room
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

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
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 11:30am to 12:30pm

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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free hour-long one-on-one computer and tech assistance.

Marcus can help you with:

  • Becoming comfortable with your laptop, cellphone or tablet 
  • computer basics 
  • Safely browsing the internet
  • Creating and using an email address
  • Basic understanding of apps and their usage
  • help filling out online applications 
  • help with creating resumes and cover letters

...and many other computer- and technology-related topics.

Family Study Room
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come on in and share tips or get advice! Please bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome.

Meeting Room A
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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. 

 

 

 

 

Study Room 1
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:45pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Transportation Options with Metro Transit

Transportation Options with Metro Transit

Community Room B
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

​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.

Community Room B
 
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 3:15pm to 3:30pm

The River Food Pantry's Munch Truck will be stopping outside Goodman South on Tuesday from 3:10PM - 3:30PM.

 

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

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Feb 13, 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
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Art Club

Art Club

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Calling all kiddos! Join local artist, Rita, for art club! During this club, you will use your creativity to create your own masterpieces! No experience is necessary and this program is open to kids of all ages!

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Picture This: Photography Workshop for Tweens & Teens

Picture This: Photography Workshop for Tweens & Teens

Study Room A
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Calling all aspiring teen and tween photographers! Join Nate from the Bubbler to learn the basics of photography. During each session, Nate will give tips on taking great photos -- which you'll get to try your hand at by completing a photography scavenger hunt in the library. Be ready to use your creativity as well as a DSLR camera provided by the Bubbler!

No experience or equipment is required to participate in this program, but attendees are welcome to bring their own cameras (phone cameras included) if they prefer.

Study Room A
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Meadowridge Makes - Paint-by-Sticker

Meadowridge Makes - Paint-by-Sticker

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Children and families, drop in for an evening of arts and crafts at Meadowridge Library! Each week we will feature either an open-ended craft or a project led by a community artist. This program is recommended for ages 3-10.

This week we'll relax by stickering that giant poster that's been hanging in the library. What will it look like when it's done? Even I don't know!!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join The Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy, for a series of cooking classes for school-age kids, tweens, and their families. Participants will learn about different foods, where they come from, how to follow recipes, and how to use a variety of tools.  Registration is not required, but participation will be limited to the first 25 attendees. 

Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

Community Room Combined