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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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Monday, June 3, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Baby Play Date & Storytime

Baby Play Date & Storytime

*In Meadowridge Library
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a casual playdate for babies ages birth to 18 months and their caregivers. This neighborhood event will include play materials, books, and early literacy resources. Siblings are welcome and registration is not required.

*In Meadowridge Library
 
10:30am to 11:15am
[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

Community Room Combined
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Join Kim for a chair yoga and gentle movement class focusing on range of motion, breathing, and balance. Movements will be performed either sitting in a chair or standing.

Chair yoga is accessible to anyone of any age or ability. The practice begins with quiet stillness, focusing on breathing to increase respiratory function. Gentle movement while seated can increase range of motion and flexibility in all joints of the body and reduce arthritis pain. Standing postures are intended to strengthen muscles and bone, improve balance and decrease fear by gaining body awareness. In addition to the physical benefits, chair yoga can also calm the mind, reduce stress, and enhance compassion for ourselves and others, therefore enhancing quality of life! 

Space is limited for this program; registration is required. To register please use the link below or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Presented in partnership with NewBridge.

About the presenter

Kim Sprecher is a registered yoga teacher with over seven years of experience in helping older adults improve their quality of life. 

Community Room Combined
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Find help navigating application processes and filling out forms required for housing, immigration, food, health, and other community support services.

In partnership with the City of Madison and Madison Public Library, the African Center for Community Development provides in-person assistance. Examples include: 

  • Disability
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Passport
  • Social security
  • Unemployment
  • WIC

For questions about the program or to schedule an appointment, please call the 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 cannot fill out applications on your behalf or assess program eligibility.
 

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
General Job Assistance

General Job Assistance

Study Room 211
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Need help updating a resume or cover letter, applying for jobs online, or brushing up on basic computer skills? Sign up for a one-hour one-on-one appointment by stopping into the Central Library or calling the reference desk at 608-266-6350.

 

Study Room 211
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Study Room 209
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials like home movies video tapes audio cassettes photographs and more. Stop by the Central Library on Mondays, 2-4pm (Room 209) for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. The instructor may not be able to accommodate those who arrive after 3:40pm.

Following the tutorial, you will be able to make an appointment during library hours to use the equipment - up to 3 hours per day - for your personal archiving project.

The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes DVDs (not BluRay); audio cassettes; MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes; photographs (including negatives and slides) and other paper-based documents. Patrons who use the lab must bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive — on which digital files can be stored.

Call 608-266-6350 for more information.

Study Room 209
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday Meetup

Monday Meetup

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us on Monday afternoon for library fun--you never know what might happen!

Projects especially chosen for the school-age crowd; all ages welcome with adult help.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
3:00pm
3:15pm to 5:00pm
Dungeons and Dragons A Ballad of Intersting Events Season 2.

Dungeons and Dragons A Ballad of Intersting Events Season 2.

Study Room A
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 3:15pm to 5:00pm

The Queen is in trouble and calls for our aid! Navigate this new world as Season 1 comes to a close and the first threat and the second threat looms over the horizon will our heroes be brave enough to stop what comes? Will they be wise enough to solve the mystery? How many fart jokes can I squeak in?? Find out in A Ballad of Interesting Events

Study Room A
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:45pm
Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Ashman All Ages Chess Club

Community Room
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Chess meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 4-5:45 p.m. Come and learn chess basics in the library with a 30 minute introduction of the game and then play a friendly game of chess with an opponent. Lessons start promptly at 4 p.m., followed by an open game at 4:30 p.m. Chess club is open to all ages and skill levels. No Chess 1/1, 1/15, 9/2.

Masks are not required but recommended.

Community Room
 
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both survival and creative worlds!  There is a limited number of computers, so participants will take turns as needed.

Mondays, June 3 - July 29, 4:00-5:30pm.

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pen Pals Writing Group

Pen Pals Writing Group

Studio
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Are you struggling to carve out time to write that novel, screenplay, or other work of fiction you've always been meaning to write? Are you battling writer's block? Are you looking for people to read what you've written and provide feedback? Try Pen Pals, an all-experience-levels-welcome group for fiction writers and fiction writer hopefuls!

Once a week, bring in a laptop or notebook and surround yourself with other writers striving toward similar goals. The first hour will be dedicated to organizing feedback-swaps, discussing our projects, and collectively brainstorming solutions to story problems. The remaining hour and a half is just for writing! Pen Pals is captained by local fanfiction author Linea Kemsley, who will provide baked goods and warm beverages every week to help promote that perfect cozy writing atmosphere.

Studio
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
First Monday, First Person

First Monday, First Person

Community Room B
Monday, Jun 3, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join memoir writing coach Sarah White for this FREE read-and-share event. Sign up on arrival to read on a first-come, first-served basis, and receive group feedback from like-minded people. Listeners welcome as well as readers.

When: First Monday of every month (except holidays) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 



Where: Join us in person at the Pinney Library Community Room, 516 Cottage Grove Rd.

Free. No advance registration required. Food and beverages are welcome!

Contact Sarah White if you have questions: sarah.white@firstpersonprod.com or 608-347-7329.

The 2024 First Monday, First Person series is funded by a generous gift from Miriam Simmons to the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Community Room B