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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, April 2, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:45am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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, Apr 2, 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, Apr 2, 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, Apr 2, 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
Chat with a Cop

Chat with a Cop

Conference Room 104
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Do you live or work in Central Madison and have ideas for making our city a safer place to live, play, learn, and work? 

Meet with Madison Police Department Central District Captain Michael Hanson, his Community Policing Advisory Board, and police officers who serve Central Madison every first Tuesday of the month. 

Meet with other community members to learn how community policing is helping to address safety issues in the Central District and ask questions or share ideas.

Sponsored by Madison Police Department and Madison Community Policing Foundation.  For more information, call 608-335-2363, email mcpf-cpab@madisoncommunitypolicingfoundation.org, or visit madisoncommunitypolicingfoundation.org/chatwithacop

Conference Room 104
 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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, Apr 2, 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 3:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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 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, Apr 2, 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 Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes A Village Afterschool Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Meadowridge Makes - Keva Planks

Meadowridge Makes - Keva Planks

*In Meadowridge Library
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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 have lots... and LOTS... of wooden planks to build with. Great for practicing gross motor skills and open-ended creation!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024, 5:00pm to 5:30pm

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

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

Study Room 1
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 6:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024, 5:30pm to 6:00pm

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

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

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 6:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings!

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

Study Room 1
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 2, 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings!

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

Study Room 1
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Ijeoma Oluo for Be A Revolution

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Ijeoma Oluo for Be A Revolution

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In Be A Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World —and How You Can Too, offers an eye opening, accessible guide to anti-racist activism. Showcasing the leaders who work every day to create systemic change in America, Oluo gives a voice to specific community leaders, providing space for them to share their stories and offer honest wisdom.

Oluo interviewed over 30 movement workers across the US. Looking at many of our most powerful systems education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more—she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She illustrates various ways in which people can find entryways into change in these same areas or can bring some of this important work being done elsewhere to where they live. This book is educational and will inspire action and change and it will take our conversations on race and racism out of a place of pure pain and trauma, and into a place of loving action. With an emphasis on intersectionality in all forms of activism, Oluo provides a critical analysis of the systemic institutions that govern society. Oluo stresses the need for abolition, the fight for freedom. The need to look to the root cause of social issues and the belief in collective responsibility for those issues.

Be A Revolution emphasizes the importance of hope, determination, and strength during a time when it has never been more critical. In this inspiring book Oluo shares a vital outline for students and movement makers, shaping conversations around justice and equality. Be A Revolution is both an educational tool and a prominent call to action during a time of turbulence, encouraging readers to engage with their communities and examine how they can start creating positive systemic change.

In conversation with Dr. Sagashus Levingston.

Pre-signed copies of Be A Revolution will be distributed for free to all attendees courtesy of the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Public Library Foundation. There will not be a signing or personalizations.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined