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Friday, April 12, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:15am to 10:00am
Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Youth Program Room
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 9:15am to 10:00am

Enjoy dance, creative movement, songs and stories that get children thinking creatively and problem solving while having fun. Creative Movement and Dance is brimming with energy, curiosity, creativity, and fun geared towards kids aged 2-4 and but with plenty of fun to be had for caregivers and siblings. All levels of participation are welcome and we suggest caregiver interaction especially for children under 3yrs.

Dancers will learn about physical and spatial concepts by exploring the ideas through self generated movement and play. The highest priorities are having fun, learning concepts that are useful for both dance and life at large, and expanding physical and linguistic vocabularies.

*No class 4/5

Youth Program Room
 
10am
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschool Storytime Pogie the Yogie

Preschool Storytime Pogie the Yogie

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite preschooler and Special Guest Pogie the Yogie ! Bring a towel or a yoga mat and make some great moves. Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

 

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10am
10:30am to 11:15am
KOGA Yoga

KOGA Yoga

Youth Program Room
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Kids and caregivers yoga. Drop-in to this 50 min yoga session strategically timed before lunch and naptime. Each class includes a social emotional awareness and exploration, yoga asana, breathwork and a dance warm up or break. Led by Keena Atkinson, owner of R'oujieWellness. Materials/supplies provided. For children 5 & under and their caregiver, though all ages welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:15pm
[MAKEUP SESSION] Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears

[MAKEUP SESSION] Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears

Community Room
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:15pm

This special session are for those participants who attended the March 1 or April 5 Adult Beginning Sewing: Teddy Bears and were unable to finish their bears to come in and finish, whether it be with the sewing machine or sitting in a group and hand-sewing seams.

 

Community Room
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Artists Armando and Alejandro Jimenez demonstrate creating alebrijes

Artists Armando and Alejandro Jimenez demonstrate creating alebrijes

*In Hawthorne Library
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet acclaimed alebrijes carver Armando Jimenez and his son, the alebrijes painter Alejandro, who are visiting from Oaxaca, Mexico. They will be creating alebrijes (brightly painted Mexican folk art sculptures of both fantasy- and mythical creatures, made of wood and papier-mâché).  This will be a live demonstration, and the artists can answer questions about their beautiful traditional folk art as they work.

*In Hawthorne Library
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Square-foot gardening has been around since the 1970’s. Mel Bartholomew wrote the original square-foot gardening book and now has a new version out which is just as popular as the first one. This is a simple system based on 4-foot by 4-foot raised beds divided into simple one- foot square grids that are raised from the ground. Mary Collet, Certified Master Gardener Volunteer from Dane County Extension, will give you ideas for creating your own square-foot gardening beds, a recipe for square -foot garden soil, selecting and growing your plants and successfully harvesting your crops. You will also hear techniques for raised bed gardening and types of raised bed gardens, like the pizza garden, that is popular with kids.

Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteers serve their community through activities and educational presentations on a broad range of horticultural subjects.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
3pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
1020 Vandenburg St
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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 104
 
3pm
3:45pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Apr 12, 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 104
 
4pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Teen Cooking Club

Teen Cooking Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Tweens and teens are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Lakeview Library!  Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.  

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

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments
102 Park Circle
 
5pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Apr 12, 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 104
 
5pm
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Community Room
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation.  The club is intended for adults and older teens. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  Occasionally films or series with mature content will be screened.  Call ahead to reserve your spot!

(masks are required and no refreshments can be served due to Covid-19 restrictions)

Community Room
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents The Color Purple

Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents The Color Purple

Community Room B
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Check out our Friday Night Flicks at Pinney Library, every 2nd & 4th Friday beginning at 6pm! Movies will be shown in the Community Room on the large projection screen. Light snacks and refreshments served; Closed Captioning active when available. Recommended for Adults Only as some movies may contain mature themes.

The Color Purple (2023), 2hr 20min, PG-13

Plot Summary: A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

Directed by: Blitz Bazawule

Starring: Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks

Community Room B
 
7pm
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Our Town Everywhere Exhibition & Celebration

Our Town Everywhere Exhibition & Celebration

3rd Floor Combined
Friday, Apr 12, 2024, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

YOU'RE INVITED to join us at the Central Library for an artful evening to celebrate the current exhibition, Our Town Everywhere! The exhibition captures various facets of a two year public art project led by 20+ artists and touched by 1000+ community members.

Hang out, be inspired, see loads of custom portraits, hear from some of the artists who have helped lead the project, and enjoy the cash bar provided by Gibs. All are welcome!

Our Town Everywhere programming and exhibitions have received support from the City of Madison, the Friends of Madison Public Library, Madison Public Library Foundation, Madison Arts Commission, Ascendium, and the Evjue Foundation.

Read more about the exhibition here: https://www.madisonbubbler.org/.../our-town-everywhere
Dive into the full project here: https://www.madisonbubbler.org/projects/our-town-everywhere

3rd Floor Combined