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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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Monday, April 8, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 10:30am
Movement Exploration

Movement Exploration

Youth Program Room
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

Caregivers and children (5 & under) are invited to come and play together in a movement friendly environment. Different play areas will be set up each week to encourage crawling, hanging, climbing, balancing and more. This is a facilitated open play environment where kids are encouraged to explore the space, navigate challenges and move their bodies with support from their caregiver.

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

Community Room Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Join Kim for a chair yoga and gentle movement class focusing on range of motion, breathing, and balance. Movements will be performed either sitting in a chair or standing.

Chair yoga is accessible to anyone of any age or ability. The practice begins with quiet stillness, focusing on breathing to increase respiratory function. Gentle movement while seated can increase range of motion and flexibility in all joints of the body and reduce arthritis pain. Standing postures are intended to strengthen muscles and bone, improve balance and decrease fear by gaining body awareness. In addition to the physical benefits, chair yoga can also calm the mind, reduce stress, and enhance compassion for ourselves and others, therefore enhancing quality of life! 

Space is limited for this program; registration is required. To register please use the link below or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Presented in partnership with NewBridge.

About the presenter

Kim Sprecher is a registered yoga teacher with over seven years of experience in helping older adults improve their quality of life. 

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime

Storytime

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Read and play together at Meadowridge's storytime! Engaging with stories, songs, and play is an essential part of early development and helps foster a lifelong love of reading. This program is recommended for ages 0-5. 

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Apr 8, 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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 2:30pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 211
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:30pm

Need help updating a resume or cover letter, applying for jobs online, or brushing up on basic computer skills? Sign up for a one-hour one-on-one appointment by stopping into the Central Library or calling the reference desk at 608-266-6350.

 

Study Room 211
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively, and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Typically, each session will begin with a brief check-in, followed by a guided sitting meditation. Then Gloria will share reflections on some aspect of mindfulness. The group will discuss the topic and ask any questions about the practice. We will end with another sitting meditation. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary. This program is being offered both in-person and online through Zoom. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library​ initiative.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Youth Program Room
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Read aloud to Libby, a certified therapy dog from Alliance Therapy Dogs. Reading to an attentive, non-judgmental audience is a great way for young people to build fluency, and being with a pet has many other proven health benefits.

This program is first-come, first-serve, so drop in at any time. Bring books from home, or pick them out from the library.

This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Youth Program Room
 
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Apr 8, 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. 

Family Study Room
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday Meetup

Monday Meetup

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us on early release days for library fun--you never know what might happen!

Projects especially chosen for the school-age crowd; all ages welcome with adult help.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center
2237 Allied Dr
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons A Ballad of Intersting Events Season 2.

Dungeons and Dragons A Ballad of Intersting Events Season 2.

Study Room A
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Queen is in trouble and calls for our aid! Navigate this new world as Season 1 comes to a close and the first threat and the second threat looms over the horizon will our heroes be brave enough to stop what comes? Will they be wise enough to solve the mystery? How many fart jokes can I squeak in?? Find out in A Ballad of Interesting Events

Study Room A
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace
1409 Theresa Terrace
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
LEGO®: Movie & Build - Vivo

LEGO®: Movie & Build - Vivo

Community Room
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Join other youth and families for a movie showing of Vivo (2021) on Hawthorne’s big screen. The library's LEGO collection will also be available to play with while you watch! We have plenty of LEGOs to share, so please no personal LEGOs.

The film will start promptly at 4:00pm.

Youth 8 years and younger must bring an adult, or responsible older sibling, with.

 

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!  There is a limited number of computers, so participants will take turns as needed.

Mondays, January 22 - April 29, 4:00-5:30pm.

Community Room - Table Side
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Apr 8, 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.

Study Room 1
 
4:15pm to 4:45pm
Dream Bus at Elver Park Neighborhood Center
1201 McKenna Blvd
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at Lussier Community Education Center
55 S Gammon Rd
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Apr 8, 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.

Study Room 1
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Simply Stitched: Drop-In Sewing Group

Simply Stitched: Drop-In Sewing Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Come sew with us!

Simply Stitched is Sequoya Library's adult sewing group for sewists of all skill levels. Bring your own sewing machine and other supplies. Drop in to work on any sewing project you have, and to share tips and advice.

If you would like to use one of the library's sewing machines, you can reserve one by registering for this program. Registration begins two weeks before the session. Register below, or by speaking to a library staff member in person or by phone at (608) 266-6385.

(If you are bringing your own machine or a project that does not require a machine, you do not need to register.)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Build-A-Brand: Merchandising for Teens

Build-A-Brand: Merchandising for Teens

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join local artist and creator Lexie Olson for a merchandising workshop series for teens this spring! Participants will learn to use Procreate illustration software to design and create a variety of merch products - buttons, stickers, t-shirts and more - with a focus on finding artistic voice and building a strong brand.

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Registration is required for this event. The registration form will open at 6:30pm on 4/1/2024.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Apr 8, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Apr 8, 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.

Study Room 1