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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Apr 4, 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, Apr 4, 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
Art for Little Ones

Art for Little Ones

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join artist Amy Mietzel for hands-on art activities inspired by picture books! We'll start by doing a read-aloud of the book - then create art using unique materials and fun supplies. Additional books that fit the theme will also be available for caregivers and youth to read together and check-out. For ages 2-5. Siblings & groups welcome. 

February - Snow Adventures (Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant) 

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

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

May - Rainy Days (Watersong by Tim McCanna)

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 4, 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 11:15am
Toddler and Me Storybook Yoga

Toddler and Me Storybook Yoga

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Parents and toddlers, join Zen Ed Wellness for an interactive yoga class that incorporates the magic of stories! 

Yoga mats will be provided, and no experience is necessary.

Meeting Room 115
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Apr 4, 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

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Find help navigating application processes and filling out forms required for housing, immigration, food, health, and other community support services.

In partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Public Library, the African Center for Community Development provides in-person assistance. Examples include: 

  • Disability
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Passport
  • Social security
  • Unemployment
  • WIC

For questions about the program or to schedule an appointment, 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 cannot fill out applications on your behalf or assess program eligibility.
 

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
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)

Meeting Room B
Thursday, Apr 4, 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.

 

Meeting Room B
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Indian Horse (feature film)

Indian Horse (feature film)

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

Indian Horse

Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli.  Performances by Ajuawak Kapashesit, Forrest Goodluck, Martin Donovan, Michiel Huisman, Sladen Peltier.  Elevation Pictures, c2017. Not Rated.  101 minutes.

In the late 1950’s Ontario, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of the notorious Catholic Residential Schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his Indigenous heritage while he witnesses horrendous abuse at the hands of the very people entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite winter pastime -- hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. He seems to see the game in a way no other player can.

His talent leads him away from the misery of the school, eventually leading him to the Pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present, and threaten to derail his promising career and future. Forced to confront his painful past, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.

Community Room
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Alicia Ashman Thursday Book Club

Alicia Ashman Thursday Book Club

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Alicia Ashman book club for lively, thoughtful discussions every first Thursday of the month (excluding December). Everyone is welcome and books are available at the Checkout Desk week of the event.

 

Maame by Jessica George

Community Room
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance for Therapy Dogs. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection. First come, first served.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
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, Apr 4, 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 Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes A Village Afterschool Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Apr 4, 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, Apr 4, 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, Apr 4, 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
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 4, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 4, 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, Apr 4, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Community Room A
Thursday, Apr 4, 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
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Community Room A
Thursday, Apr 4, 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 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lakeview Book Discussion of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book group discussion. Read a work of your choice by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  Books are available at the library. New members always welcome!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist.  Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, particularly in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.  He is best known for his novels, such as One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985). His works have achieved significant critical acclaim and widespread commercial success, most notably for popularizing a literary style known as magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations. Some of his works are set in the fictional village of Macondo (mainly inspired by his birthplace, Aracataca), and most of them explore the theme of solitude. He is the most-translated Spanish-language author. -- [adapted from Wikipedia.org]

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Let's Talk Helping Gardeners Restore Native Plant Habitats at Home

Let's Talk Helping Gardeners Restore Native Plant Habitats at Home

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Always wondered about incorporating native plants into your landscaping but looking for a pace to start? Tonight we welcome Sarah Savage, owner of Tend Native Plants. She will share some of the best native plants for small yards, how they support the local ecosystem, and tips for plant shopping. 

This event is sponsored by the Midvale Heights Green Team and Sequoya Library.

About the presenter: Sarah Savage opened Tend Native Plants in 2023 to help gardeners restore habitat at home. The small nursery in Blue Mounds specializes in pollinator-safe native plants for the Madison area

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Thursday, Apr 4, 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 Terese Allen for The Dane County Farmers' Market Cookbook

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Terese Allen for The Dane County Farmers' Market Cookbook

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined
Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

For more than 50 years, the nationally renowned Dane County Farmers’ Market in Madison, Wisconsin, has supported farmers and bakers, inspired award-winning chefs, nurtured home cooks, built community, and attracted hordes of tourists and locals who browse up to 150 stalls surrounding the beautiful Wisconsin Capitol building. It is the largest producers-only farmers market in the nation, featuring growers from all corners of the state. Farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, pastured meats, world-class cheeses, luscious baked goods, maple syrup and honey, foraged nuts and mushrooms, and many more seasonal specialties delight the eye and palate. 

This cookbook is a gorgeous, warm-hearted salute to all who make the market a community. Build your pantry contents and recipe repertoire with everything from purple daikon radishes and harissa paste to bandaged cheddar and black currants. Prepare both contemporary and heritage dishes such as Hungarian Tomato and Pepper Stew, Tacos de Carnitas, Garlic Scape Feta Pesto Salad, and Red Kabocha Squash Soup with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Thai Eggplant. In addition to some 125 recipes that give a global spin to local ingredients, the book includes a history of the DCFM, a foreword by chef Tory Miller of L’Etoile, and many pages of colorful market photographs.

In conversation with Holly De Ruyter, History Producer for PBS Wisconsin.

Meeting Rooms 301 and 302 Combined