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Friday, April 26, 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 26, 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 12:00pm
Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Spring Creativity Coaching Workshop Series

Studio
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Small Group Coaching:

Do you have a creative project you are working on and would like consistent and constructive feedback? Join creativity coach Angela Johnson for a series of small group supportive coaching sessions. Topics will include group sharing, question prompts, suggested homework, time to work in session, and more.  Dream big! Your topic could include anything from fiber arts to creating a comic, from custom jam canning to designing a clothing label - the possibilities are wide!

Review from a past participant, "Creativity Coaching with Angela Johnson was a positive and uplifting experience. She helped me identify achievable artistic goals and how to clear roadblocks to achieving those goals. By meeting within a small group, we were able to gather strength and courage from each other...Angela is talented at helping artists define their goals, overcome sticking points, and prioritize their creative journey." -Deborah D

Limited to 8 participants, meeting over four sessions. This series is ideal for beginner to advanced crafters and creatives and is open to ages 16+. Each session is two hours; registrants should commit to attending all four. Session dates are Friday mornings: 4/5, [skip 4/12], 4/19, 4/26, & 5/3.  Registration required - sign up for the entire series on the April 5 calendar entry.

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Instructor Bio:

Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity coach and educator based in Wisconsin. She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work includes themes of nature, balance, and telling stories through individual and collective memories. She often incorporates scientific elements and concepts into her work. Collaborations with other artists and scientists  energizes her creativity.

Johnson is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 20+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.

Johnson is passionate about helping people unleash their creativity. “There’s an artist in everyone; you may just not have discovered yours yet,” she says.

Her motto: Visualize, Create, Inspire. 

This Creativity Coaching series is made possible by generous funding from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Studio
 
10:00am to 2:00pm
Friends of Lakeview Library Donation Drive

Friends of Lakeview Library Donation Drive

Community Room - Table Side
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Friends of Lakeview Library will be accepting donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26 only. The book sale will follow on Saturday, April 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm, with a bag sale 3:00 - 4:00pm.

All proceeds benefit library programming. Thank you for supporting the library!

Community Room - Table Side
 
10am
10:30am to 11:15am
KOGA Yoga

KOGA Yoga

Youth Program Room
Friday, Apr 26, 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
 
12pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Nurses 4 Black Wellbeing

Nurses 4 Black Wellbeing

Community Room
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

1. The goal of our N4BW study is to learn more about the ways wellbeing, physical activity, life stress, and inner strength can affect blood pressure. 

2. Males and Females may qualify to participate if you identify as Black/African American, must be age 18 or older, able to read/speak English, live in greater Madison area.

3. Our research survey takes 20-30 minutes to complete (optional PPE is available).

4. You can take the N4BW research survey one time. The N4BW research survey includes: One no-name consent form, one walking test (10-feet), study questionnaire on a laptop (assistant can help you), one blood pressure check, one interview question inner strength. 

5. Research participants who take the survey receive one $50 Visa Gift Card “thank you”.

6. N4BW is a UW-Madison School of Nursing research survey. 

7. Need more information? Please contact Dr. Oakley black.wellbeing.study@nursing.wisc.edu

Community Room
 
1pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Come to read; come to listen; come to celebrate poetry with this group of fellow poets and poetry aficionados.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
2pm
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Friends of Lakeview Library Donation Drive

Friends of Lakeview Library Donation Drive

Community Room Combined
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 2:00pm to 8:00pm

The Friends of Lakeview Library will be accepting donations of books, DVDs, CDs, and vinyl on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26 only. The book sale will follow on Saturday, April 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm, with a bag sale 3:00 - 4:00pm.

All proceeds benefit library programming. Thank you for supporting the library!

Community Room Combined
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Apr 26, 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
 
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
1020 Vandenburg St
 
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 26, 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

Teen Room
Friday, Apr 26, 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.

Teen Room
 
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 26, 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 26, 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 8:00pm
Introduction to Watercolor with Artist Katherine Moore

Introduction to Watercolor with Artist Katherine Moore

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Apr 26, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Have you been interested in trying watercolors, but haven't known how to get started?  Then this is the class for you! We will be starting with the very basics of watercolor painting.  Group instruction about materials and techniques will be provided by current Sequoya Library artist Katherine Moore.  We will then spend time with our new techniques to paint a watercolor bird.  All materials provided.  Age 15+

Registration opens April 12 at 9am.

This event coincides with the Nature's Delights: Madison's Urban Ecology art exhibit at the Sequoya Library by Katherine Moore of Lost Feather Studio. The exhibit runs from March 4 through May, 2024.

Artist Statement: The richness of the urban ecology in Madison never ceases to surprise me. Finding owl tracks in the fresh snow, a heart-shaped lichen, or a fish tail a mile from Lake Wingra leaves me full of awe and wonder. They remind me that despite our parking lots and stoplights and noise, the magical delights of nature abound. My art attempts to capture and share the beautiful moments happening right outside our front door.
 

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents Wonka (2023)

Pinney Friday Night Flicks presents Wonka (2023)

Community Room B
Friday, Apr 26, 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.

Wonka (2023), 1hr 56min, PG

Plot Summary: With dreams of opening a shop in a city renowned for its chocolate, a young and poor Willy Wonka discovers that the industry is run by a cartel of greedy chocolatiers.

Directed by: Paul King

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Gustave Die, Murray McArthur

Community Room B