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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 15, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Feb 15, 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 11:30am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 15, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Feb 15, 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
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Blue Room 128
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Find help for navigating application processes and filling out forms required for housing, immigration, food, health, and other community support services. Available each Monday and Thursday, 11 AM - 2 PM.

In partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Public Library, the African Center for Community Development provides in-person assistance* to assist residents with applications for services, jobs, and other financial benefits. Application assistance is also offered at multiple Madison locations. For questions about the program, please call the 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.

Blue Room 128
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Spanish Literature Discussion Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Spanish Literature Discussion Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación​ con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos--no hay necesidad de ser miembro de la University League. Los libros y las discusiones son completamente en español. Se puede prestar un libro (Más Allá por Julia Alvarez) en el escritorio marcado con "Ask Here" (Biblioteca Sequoya, 4340 Tokay Blvd.) 

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. Para participar virtualmente a través de Zoom, por favor regístrese abajo. No es necesario registrarse para participar en persona. 

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, one does not have to be a member of University League. Books and discussion are completely in Spanish. Please ask about obtaining a book at the Sequoya Library "Ask Here" desk.

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. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

 

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
The Creator

The Creator

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

The Creator

Directed by Gareth Edwards.  Performances by John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Allison Janney . Twentieth Century Fox, 2023.  133 min.  Action / Adventure / Drama

Amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua (Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war… and mankind itself.  Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory… only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child.    

Community Room
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Third Thursday Book Discussion: The Love Songs of W.E.B. du Bois

Third Thursday Book Discussion: The Love Songs of W.E.B. du Bois

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us for a discussion of this month's book, The Love Songs of W.E.B. du Bois, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. New members always welcome! Copies may be available at the Ask Desk.

Synopsis: To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family’s past, helping her embrace her full heritage, which is the story of the Black experience itself.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:00pm
COVID Vaccine Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Feb 15, 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 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 15, 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 15, 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
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Feb 15, 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
 
4:30pm
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 15, 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
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 15, 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
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Wrong Place Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister

Mystery Book Group Discussion of "Wrong Place Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister

*Offsite
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a mystery book group discussion of "Wrong Place Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister. Books are available at the library. New members always welcome!

"

Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

It is midnight on the morning of Halloween, and Jen anxiously waits up for her 18-year-old son, Todd, to return home. But worries about his broken curfew transform into something much more dangerous when Todd finally emerges from the darkness. As Jen watches through the window, she sees her funny, seemingly happy teenage son stab a total stranger.

She doesn’t know who the victim is, or why Todd has committed such a devastating act of violence. All she knows is that her life, and Todd’s, have been shattered. 

After her son is taken into custody, Jen falls asleep in despair. But when she wakes up…it is yesterday. The murder has not happened yet—and there may be a chance to stop it. Each morning, when Jen wakes, she is further back in the past, first weeks, then years, before the murder. And Jen realizes that somewhere in the past lies the trigger for Todd’s terrible crime…and it is her mission to find it, and prevent it from taking place.

Both the story of a mother’s love and the sacrifices she will make for her child, and a thriller with a brilliant twist, Wrong Place Wrong Time is a one-of-a-kind novel that begs to be read in one sitting." -- Amazon.com

*Offsite
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 15, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Community Room A
Thursday, Feb 15, 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 15, 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 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Community Room A
Thursday, Feb 15, 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.

Community Room A
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:15pm
Pinney Adult Game Night in the Studio!

Pinney Adult Game Night in the Studio!

Studio
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:15pm

Join us every third Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm to play board games!

There will be a mix of longer-play games (Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc) and some shorter games (Code Names, Exploding Kittens, Yahtzee, and more!)

Snacks will be provided, no registration needed!

Studio
 
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Making Mini Notebooks

Making Mini Notebooks

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn to make your own mini notebooks using a variety of paper folding and book binding techniques. Personalize them and have a set of tiny notebooks for the new year! 

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration opens two weeks before program date, on February 1. To register, click the link below or call 608-246-4547.

About the presenter

Elias Mittelstadt is a designer and artist based in Madison, WI. His practice is inspired by technology, nature, history, and cartography and utilizes 3D printing, digital design, and found objects. In addition to his practice, he assists local artists and specializes in CAD and technical drawings for products. Elias has created courses, workshops, and programming for people of all ages and enjoys teaching new skills and seeing the diversity of creative expression when people are given the same prompts and materials.

Community Room Combined
 
6:30pm to 7:00pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Feb 15, 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 8:00pm
Adult Board Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 15, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to socialize and enjoy a variety of board games at this monthly meeting hosted by Living Our Visions Inclusively (LOV Inc.) in partnership with the Sequoya Library. We'll have a selection of games on hand, but feel free to bring your favorites!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined