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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 20, 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 20, 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 10:45am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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 Rooms A and B Combined
 
1:00pm to 2:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Chop With A Cop

Chop With A Cop

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

You're invited to come play video games on the playstation alongside community officers from Madison's southside neighborhood! Additional activities in the form of monopoly, cards, dominoes and more will also be available. The City of Madison Police Department believes in a community policing approach, which encourages relationship building efforts with youth and adults to help prevent crime, enhance quality of life, and increase trust. 

 

Chop with a Cop takes place on Tuesdays throughout February and March from 2:30-4pm. This is a drop-in program intended for youth ages 12-19.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:00pm to 4:45pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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 5:30pm
Cameras for Kids!

Cameras for Kids!

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Calling all kids! Join Nate from the Bubbler to learn the basics of photography. During each session, Nate will give tips on photography skills -- which you'll get to try your hand at by completing a photography scavenger hunt in the library. Be ready to use your imaginations and creativity!

 

No experience or equipment is required to take part in this program. The Bubbler will provide all cameras. This program is open to kids of all ages, but kids ages 7 and under will need a parent or guardian to accompany them.

Meeting Room 115
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school-aged kids who know the basic moves of chess and want to practice their skills. Sessions begin with a 30 minute strategy or tactics lesson, followed by open game time. Come on in to play against other opponents your age!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Meadowridge Makes - Duct Tape

Meadowridge Makes - Duct Tape

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Feb 20, 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 be making our own creations out of colorful duct tape. With three-dimensional crafts, the possibilities are endless.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Madison Public Library will be providing free seeds for community members at several locations again this year! 

Now the library is looking for volunteers to help with the hard part: packaging the seeds so library patrons can take them home! If you would like to donate your time and effort to this project, please register below!

Registration opens two weeks before the event, on February 6, at 10 am.

Madison Public Library's seed libraries page

Community Room Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm to 8:45pm
3-D Artist Installation Observation

3-D Artist Installation Observation

Studio
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Drop by the Pinney Library Studio for a behind (in front of) the scenes view of an upcoming 3-D art installation being created for the windows at Pinney Library.  Artist Emily will be in the Studio finishing her piece and may even need a hand from you! Check out her process and return in March to view the finished work.

Studio