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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 22, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:15am
Art for Little Ones

Art for Little Ones

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 9:30am to 10:15am

Join local artist Amy Mietzel for hands-on art activities inspired by picture books! For ages 2–5.

January - Snow Adventures (Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant)

February - Elephant Parade (A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes)

April - Big Machines (Crane Jane! by Andrea Zimmerman)

May - Rainy Days (Watersong by Tim McCanna)

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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
 
10:30am to 1:00pm
Public Health Vaccine Clinic

Public Health Vaccine Clinic

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Feb 22, 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
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Blue Room 128
Thursday, Feb 22, 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
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:15pm
Chair Yoga @ Alicia Ashman

Chair Yoga @ Alicia Ashman

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 11:30am to 12:15pm

If you've ever wondered if yoga was right for you, join Instructor Sarah Dimick of Zen Ed at on Thursdays from 11:30a.m.-12:15p.m. at Alicia Ashman library in this safe and accessible yoga for all ages and all bodies. Attend one or attend them all; no experience needed. Poses are done on the chair or while standing, so no need to get on the ground. Chair yoga is a great way to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, and find greater ease of movement.

Dates: 1/11, 1/25, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25

Space is limited and registration is required. Registration for ALL chair yoga sessions will open on December 29 at 10:00AM.

About the presenter

Sarah Dimick is a licensed school psychologist and certified children's, adult, and senior yoga instructor, with extensive experience leading various levels of movement classes. She is also co-owner of Zen Ed, a women-owned wellness and education business.

Community Room
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 8, at 9 am.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
A Haunting in Venice (feature film)

A Haunting in Venice (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

A Haunting in Venice

Directed by Kenneth Branagh.  Performances by Kenneth Branagh, Dylan Corbett Bader, Kelly Reilly, Michelle Yeoh, Amir El-Masry.  Twentieth Century Fox, 2023.  104 min. PG-13.  Crime / Drama / Horror

 

A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

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

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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, access 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Teen Cooking Club

Teen Cooking Club

Community Room
Thursday, Feb 22, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Community Room A
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 8:00pm
FREE Homebuyer and Credit Awareness Workshop

FREE Homebuyer and Credit Awareness Workshop

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

North side residents, want to own your own home?

Join us for this free informative session covering the basics of credit, financing, and the process of buying a home! Taught by experienced local professionals, this seminar will give you the background information you need to make an informed decision on whether home ownership is for you. You’ll come away with the tools on how to get started!  

Registration recommended. To register, click the link below or call 608-246-4547.

Co-Sponsored by the Northside Planning Council, Dane County Regional Housing Strategy & the Realtors Association of South-Central Wisconsin.

Community Room Combined
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 6:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Feb 22, 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

Studio
Thursday, Feb 22, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Volunteer Event: Seed Packaging

Community Room B
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 8.

Community Room B
 
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Feb 22, 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 8:30pm
Make a Jogakbo Butterfly with Artist Miryeong Hong

Make a Jogakbo Butterfly with Artist Miryeong Hong

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join artist Miryeong Hong to create a Jogakbo butterfly with 2 pieces of fabric. Jogakbo is a traditional Korean patchwork. Suitable for adult beginners. All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing tools if you prefer (thimble, sewing scissors, Hera maker, or cutting mat.)

Registration opens two weeks before the class at 9am on 2/8.

This event coincides with the JOGAKBO: Traditional Korean Patchwork exhibit at the Sequoya Library by Hong. The show runs from December 8, 2023 through February, 2024.

Artist Statement:

Inspired by the color-saturated four seasons in my homeland, South Korea, I have made Jogakbo (traditional Korean patchwork) with traditional fabric for sixteen years. With Jogakbo, I focus on various textures and colors that represent distinctive aspects of each season which helped me overcome my homesickness.

Jogakbo is a traditional Korean patchwork embedded with history. ‘Jogak' means 'pieces', 'Bo' means a wrapping bag. Jogakbo's main use is as Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth.

Nowadays, Jogakbo can be found as art, lighting, handbags, table linens, and more. Jogakbo allows for a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary, and a variety of color palettes and patterns. I want to show diversity within this art form and the versatility of Jogakbo.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined