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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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Tuesday, April 30, 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 30, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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 30, 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
 
10:30am to 12:00pm
AnjiPlayDate

AnjiPlayDate

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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 2:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

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.

Blue Room 128
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Pathways to Recovery Tabling Event

Pathways to Recovery Tabling Event

Tuesday, Apr 30, 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.  

 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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 3:45pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:00pm to 4:45pm
Dream Bus at Leopold Elementary
2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Compost: Making and Using Compost in Your Backyard

Compost: Making and Using Compost in Your Backyard

Community Room
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

What is compost and how can I use it in my yard? Why compost? What are the benefits of composting? Can I make my own compost? A Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteer will answer these questions and many more during this talk. You will learn the role that oxygen, food and water play in the composting process what materials should never go in a compost pile.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 824-1780 to register. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

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
 
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 30, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
5:30pm
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 30, 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
 
5:30pm to 6:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 6:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Apr 30, 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
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Amor Towles for Table For Two

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Amor Towles for Table For Two

*Offsite
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood. The New York stories, most of which take place around the year 2000, consider the fateful consequences that can spring from brief encounters and the delicate mechanics of compromise that operate at the heart of modern marriages. The novella includes one of his most beloved characters, the indomitable Evelyn Ross, who left New York City in September 1938 with the intention of returning home to Indiana. But as her train pulls into Chicago, where her parents are waiting, she instead extends her ticket to Los Angeles. Told from seven points of view, the novella describes how Eve crafts a new future for herself—and others—in a noirish tale that takes us through the movie sets, bungalows, and dive bars of Los Angeles. Written with his signature wit, humor, and sophistication, Table for Two is another glittering addition to Towles's canon of stylish and transporting fiction.

Please note this event will be held at the Orpheum Theater. It's free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is by general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Pre-signed copies of Table For Two will be distributed for free to all attendees courtesy of the Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison Public Library Foundation. There will not be a signing or personalizations. 

*Offsite