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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 9, 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 9, 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
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Pop-Up Play Date

Pop-Up Play Date

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. We’ll feature open-ended play materials and lots of books! Siblings welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am to 12:00pm
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 10:30am to 12:00pm

*Note: this event takes place at the Lussier Community Education Center 55 S. Gammon Rd*

Do your cooped-up kids need a warm, free place to run and be loud? Come experience Anji Play! In this weekly award-winning program, kids lead the play while adults step back and observe with deep curiosity.  This educational approach rooted in True Play was created in Anji County in China. Madison Public Library is a pilot site for developing a library-based Anji Play model. Open to all ages. No registration required. 

*Offsite
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Preschool Storytime Chefs

Preschool Storytime Chefs

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy for this hands-on cooking experience for preschoolers, ages 3-5. Participants will learn about food through storytime and by helping to prepare a simple recipe. Children will need adult assistance. Recipes will be nut free and vegetarian. 

Tuesdays, February 13, March 19, April 9 & May 14, 10:30am

Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

 

Community Room Combined
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:00pm
[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 11:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Blue Room 128
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

[CANCELLED] Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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 5:00pm
Navigating the Bus System with Metro Transit

Navigating the Bus System with Metro Transit

*In Lakeview Library
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn how to use Metro Transit’s fixed route city bus service. Topics include using Google Maps, Transit, and other digital options; paper schedules and phone service; and discounted fare options. Metro employees will answer your questions about bus travel and provide one-on-one assistance in English and Spanish.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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 Room A
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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 4:45pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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 9, 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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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 9, 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
 
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Takes a Village Media Mentorship

Takes a Village Media Mentorship

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Mr. Mike of T.A.V. Media to create and record original songs and videos using iMovie and Garage Band.

T.A.V. (Takes a Village) is a program that promotes building community while educating youth about media in all aspects.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 6:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 9, 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