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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, April 11, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:30am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Baby Gym

Baby Gym

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime

Multi-age Storytime

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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 11:30am
Musical Playtime

Musical Playtime

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

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

Growing Voices Music Class is an interactive class for caregivers and their children, birth-4, to play, learn, and bond with music. In our classes we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together! After the class, participants can stay for free play.

These classes are generously provided by the Friends of Central Library.  

 

Community Room Combined
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:15pm
Chair Yoga @ Alicia Ashman

Chair Yoga @ Alicia Ashman

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by Midvale Heights Community Association

Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by Midvale Heights Community Association

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Donate blood and help maintain a stable blood supply. Every day the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 pints of blood for patients across the country. Encourage family and friends to join you in donating on April 11th from 12:00 to 5:00 at Sequoya Library. A pint of blood from you could be a gift of life for someone in need. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.

Make an impact: Come give blood 4/8 to 4/28 for a $10 gift card by email to a merchant of your choice! NEW: The Red Cross has launched the new Blood Donor Rewards program! Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, all donors now automatically earn points when they come to give. Donors can redeem points any time of year to receive e-gift cards or save them to redeem and claim an exclusive Red Cross merchandise item in the next calendar year. Learn more at RedCrossBlood.org/Rewards

The Red Cross encourages donors to answer screening questions on the day of their donation through Rapid Pass: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

This drive is sponsored by the Midvale Heights Community Association.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty

Daytime Book Discussion of "Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "Night of the Living Rez" by Morgan Talty. New members always welcome!

"Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.

In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty―with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight―breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. 

A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction." -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Spanish Conversation Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Spanish Conversation Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos!  Los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo jueves del mes, en la biblioteca Sequoya.  Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

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.

Come join us! Members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second Thursday each month (Oct. 12, 2023 - August 8, 2024). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

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.

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
Down with love (feature film)

Down with love (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Down with love

Directed by Peyton Reed. Performances by Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick,  Twentieth Century Fox, 2003.  Rated PG-13.  102 minutes. Comedy / Drama.

A feminist author has her ideals challenged by a big-shot journalist amongst the backdrop of early-1960s New York City.

Community Room
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Dream Bus at Sandburg Elementary
4114 Donald Dr
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes A Village Afterschool Enrichment

It Takes A Village Afterschool Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Apr 11, 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 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
4:30pm
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 11, 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
Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Community Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Young people, ages 6-17 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.

Youth under the age of 8 will need to bring an adult with them.

Community Room
 
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
Dungeons and Dragons: Create Your Character!

Dungeons and Dragons: Create Your Character!

Meeting Room 115
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Calling all kids! Are you new to Dungeons and Dragons? Have you already played, but want to develop a new character? Join local D&D player, Sam, to get tips and guidance while you make your character!

This program is open to kids ages 8-17. 

Registration is required as there are limited spots available.

Meeting Room 115
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Literacy Network Community English Spring 2024

Community Room A
Thursday, Apr 11, 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 11, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Madison Writing Assistance at Hawthorne

Family Study Room
Thursday, Apr 11, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cooking with Chef Paul: Plant-Based Meals

Cooking with Chef Paul: Plant-Based Meals

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join Chef Paul to explore the unlimited choices of plant-based meals.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. This program is currently full. To be added to the wait list, please contact your local library. 

Presented in partnership with Willy Street Co-Op.

 

About the Presenter

Paul grew up in Taiwan surrounded by fresh hanging foods in the market, but he didn’t have an appreciation for Taiwanese or Chinese ingredients until attending culinary school in Chicago where he developed a love for cooking. After serving in many kitchens over the years, he wanted to share the skills he learned with others which led him to teach. He says about teaching, "Cooking and sharing what I have learned is my passion. Teaching a cooking class gives me a chance to share my knowledge about the differences and uniquenesses of foods that people overlook. I want to show people how to be respectful, creative, and economical about food. To feel delighted when they learn an easy cooking technique using just a couple of simple fresh ingredients. The food is the real star, we are just the facilitators."

Community Room - Table Side
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm
District 11 Town Hall: Salt Wise and City Snow Plowing (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

District 11 Town Hall: Salt Wise and City Snow Plowing (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

All are invited to this Town Hall meeting about City of Madison snow plowing featuring Allison Madison, Wisconsin Salt Wise Program Manager, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission staff; Charlie Romines, City of Madison Street Superintendent and Public Works Team Leader; and Bill Tishler, Alder for Madison's District 11. Attend in person or register to attend virtually.

You can join the virtual meeting using your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or you can listen in via telephone. You will receive login information after registering at https://cityofmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdeGgrDwuEtxovQK44K-stcMMto5VhdT2

For more information, please see the 

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined