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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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Tuesday, April 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 12:00pm
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 11:30am to 12:30pm

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
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Pathways to Recovery Tabling Event

Pathways to Recovery Tabling Event

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

MPD CORE Team member and a Safe Communities Peer Specialist will provide addiction recovery resources, Narcan, Fentanyl test strips, and other information to interested patrons.  

 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Dementia 101

Dementia 101

Community Room B
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Are you concerned about your memory? Some change can be normal as we age, but significant memory loss is not a normal part of aging. Annual memory screens provide early detection of possible changes in memory and better treatments - just as blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and stroke screenings do. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Some types of dementia are reversible, like those from nutritional and vitamin deficiencies, depression, thyroid issues, and more.  Registration is required for memory screenings (which run from 3:00-5:30) and opens two weeks before the program.

Presented by specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center. 

Community Room B
 
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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 3:15pm
FULL - Memory Screening

FULL - Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 3:00pm to 3:15pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
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
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 3:15pm to 3:30pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 3:45pm
FULL - Memory Screening

FULL - Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 3:30pm to 3:45pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
3:45pm to 4:00pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 3:45pm to 4:00pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 4:15pm
FULL - Memory Screening

FULL - Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:00pm to 4:15pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes a Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes a Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
4:15pm to 4:30pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:15pm to 4:30pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school-aged kids who know the basic moves of chess and want to practice their skills. Sessions begin with a 30 minute strategy or tactics lesson, followed by open game time. Come on in to play against other opponents your age!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:30pm to 4:45pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:30pm to 4:45pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join The Kids Chef, Lily Kilfoy, for a series of cooking classes for school-age kids, tweens, and their families. Participants will learn about different foods, where they come from, how to follow recipes, and how to use a variety of tools.  Registration is not required, but participation will be limited to the first 25 attendees. 

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

Community Room Combined
 
4:45pm to 5:00pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 4:45pm to 5:00pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
 
5:00pm to 5:15pm
FULL - Memory Screening

FULL - Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 5:00pm to 5:15pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
5:15pm to 5:30pm
FULL - Memory Screening

FULL - Memory Screening

Community Room A
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 5:15pm to 5:30pm

Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute, confidential memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 224-7100, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Community Room A
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 6:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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 16, 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 8:45pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

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

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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
David Sewell - Musician

David Sewell - Musician

Community Room
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Madison’s State Street has a rich history of street performers, but few have left their mark in the way David Sewell has. Singing, and playing both guitar and harmonica, Sewell has performed folk and blues music with grit for more than 40 years!

This is your chance to see Sewell perform in an indoor and intimate setting. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 6pm

 Chris Collins | Isthmus Portrait

Community Room
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Vegetable Gardening 101: Dream Big – Start Small

Vegetable Gardening 101: Dream Big – Start Small

Community Room - Table Side
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Have you tried vegetable gardening but had a disappointing outcome? Don’t give up! In this talk you will be introduced to the basics of successful vegetable gardening. A Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteer will talk about maintaining your soil; using garden journaling to record information like rainfall, sunny/cloudy days, successes, etc.; planting seeds, mulching and much more.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

This program is supported by the Friends of Lakeview Library. 

 

About the presenter

Speakers for this program are Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteers who serve their community through activities and educational presentations on a broad range of horticultural subjects.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 16, 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