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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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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 4:00pm
Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale

Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale

Community Room Combined
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 9:00am to 4:00pm

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
 
10am
10:00am to 12:30pm
Writing Love Letters to Yourself: A Writing Class as Self-Care

Writing Love Letters to Yourself: A Writing Class as Self-Care

Community Room
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 10:00am to 12:30pm

Writing Love Letters to Yourself:  A Writing Class as Self-Care

presented by Nik Shier 

Everyone's telling you to love yourself less.  Or to love yourself more.  Or that self-care is more than bubble baths, but you don't even have a bathtub. Or you finally have a bathtub, and it's the best!  But what does "more than bubble baths" even mean?

In this class, we will sit down together and map out what "more" can mean and use that information to get to know, really know, the best parts of ourselves.  

Join Nik Shier of HeartBrain (www.heartbrain.org) for this "get to know yourself (again) workshop."

Community Room
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Community English

Community English

*Offsite
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with Literacy Network. Beginning to intermediate students are welcome! 

Spring 2024 classes are January 27 - May 4, Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm, in-person at Literacy Network, (701 Dane Street, Madison WI, 53713). The Literacy Network is across the street from the Goodman South Madison Public Library. March 9th and April 13th classes will meet at the Goodman South Library. 

This class is free for students 18 years old and up living in Dane County. 

For more information and to sign up, please call Bex Fabrizio at Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email her at bex@litnetwork.org.

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Practica hablar, leer, y escribir en inglés con Literacy Network. ¡Los estudiantes de nivel principiante a intermedio son bienvenidos! Las clases para el semestre de primavera son del 27 de enero al 4 de mayo en persona en Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison WI 53713, frente a la Biblioteca Goodman South Madison. Las clases del 9 de marzo y 13 de abril habrá en la Biblioteca Goodman South. Estas clases son gratuitas para adultos (18 años y mayores) que vivan en Dane County.

*Offsite
 
12pm
12:40pm to 1:00pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 12:40pm to 1:00pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays this fall.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 12:40pm and 1:00pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Teen and Tween Volunteer Event: Summer Mini- Maker Kit Assembly
Youth Program Room
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Puzzle Swap!

Puzzle Swap!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring puzzles you've already done and trade them for puzzles that are new-to-you!

Puzzles for all ages and of all sizes accepted, as long as they are in good condition with all the pieces.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
1pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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
 
1:30pm to 4:00pm
The Best of Video Poetry 2024

The Best of Video Poetry 2024

Community Room
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Arts + Literature Laboratory is proud to present some of our favorite video poems featured in the first four years of the Midwest Video Poetry Fest. The festival, which invites audiences to discover (or rediscover) poetry, is the first of its kind in Wisconsin. These films, selected specifically for Hawthorne Public Library, include short video poems from around the world, as well as work from regional and local artists. These works are funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and timely. The creators of the festival will be on hand to talk about what video poetry is, provide tips on how to make your own, talk about the films themselves, and answer questions.

About Our Lead Curators:

Genia Daniels is a long-time Madison resident involved in multiple art forms. She is a founding board member of Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL).

Rita Mae Reese is a Co-director of ALL. An animated video from the title poem of her first book, The Alphabet Conspiracy, was showcased at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Midwest Trade Show.

Community Room
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Capturing Moments, Making Memories: Family Portraits

Capturing Moments, Making Memories: Family Portraits

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Madison Public Library invites you and your family to attend a mini photo session and receive a FREE of cost family portrait! Families and individuals can capture or commemorate this moment in time with their loved ones - bring along anyone you see as family (chosen family, special someones, aunties, etc.). 

Each family will receive:

  • A 10-minute photo session with Hedi LaMarr Rudd, professional photographer
  • A digital copy of their family portrait

Keep in Mind:

  • Limited to one registration per group.
  • No library card is required.
  • Space is limited and will go fast - reserve your session ASAP!
  • The turnaround time on receiving your digital images is about 2 weeks.
  • Photos are for personal use only. Please refrain from bringing props, logos, or other items for promotional purposes.
  • Please note that it is against Madison Public Library's Behavior Policy to bring any animal into the library except service animals.

BIPOC families are especially encouraged to register, but all families are welcome. 

Registration opens two weeks prior, on April 13th at 2pm. 

 

About the photographer:

Hedi is currently the Director of Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, a project of Rooted whose mission is collaborations rooted in food, land, and learning. An avid photographer and writer, her work has been featured in UMOJA Magazine, Capital City Hues, Madison365, Love Madison and other local publications. Hedi is the 2019 recipient of the Forward Community Investments Nan Cheney March for Justice Awards, the Madison Black Chamber and Madison Hip-Hop Awards Photographer of the year. Hedi is also a proud alumnus of the UW Madison Odyssey Project and WARF’s Upstart Program and is an active member of the Community Shares of Wisconsin Board.  

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
2pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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
 
3pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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