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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, June 4, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Chat with a Cop

Chat with a Cop

Conference Room 104
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Do you live or work in Central Madison and have ideas for making our city a safer place to live, play, learn, and work? 

Meet with Madison Police Department Central District Captain Michael Hanson, his Community Policing Advisory Board, and police officers who serve Central Madison every first Tuesday of the month. 

Meet with other community members to learn how community policing is helping to address safety issues in the Central District and ask questions or share ideas.

Sponsored by Madison Police Department and Madison Community Policing Foundation.  For more information, call 608-335-2363, email mcpf-cpab@madisoncommunitypolicingfoundation.org, or visit madisoncommunitypolicingfoundation.org/chatwithacop

Conference Room 104
 
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Co-Ops 101: Starting Your Own Business

Bubbler
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Thinking of starting a business?

Interested in a business model that uplifts your community?

Worker cooperatives create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. Worker co-ops are designed to improve low-wage jobs and build wealth in communities. Worker co-ops help build skills, earning potential, household income, and assets. 

Learn more about opportunities at www.mcdcmadison.org

Sponsored by MCDC, the UW Center for Cooperatives, Madison Public Library, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Bubbler
 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance with Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free hour-long one-on-one computer and tech assistance.

Marcus can help you with:

  • Becoming comfortable with your laptop, cellphone or tablet 
  • computer basics 
  • Safely browsing the internet
  • Creating and using an email address
  • Basic understanding of apps and their usage
  • help filling out online applications 
  • help with creating resumes and cover letters

...and many other computer- and technology-related topics.

 

Please call the Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.

Family Study Room
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Free hour-long one-on-one computer and tech assistance.

Marcus can help you with:

  • Becoming comfortable with your laptop, cellphone or tablet 
  • computer basics 
  • Safely browsing the internet
  • Creating and using an email address
  • Basic understanding of apps and their usage
  • help filling out online applications 
  • help with creating resumes and cover letters

...and many other computer- and technology-related topics.

Please call the Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.

Family Study Room
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 2
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 2
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

Atrium
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Get the latest scoop on all things Metro like BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), fare technology, how to plan a trip, and more. Metro employees will provide one-on-one assistance in English and Spanish. We'll even have a kid-friendly, transit-related activity, so bring the whole family!

Atrium
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

One-on-One Computer Assistance With Marcus

Family Study Room
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Free hour-long one-on-one computer and tech assistance.

Marcus can help you with:

  • Becoming comfortable with your laptop, cellphone or tablet 
  • computer basics 
  • Safely browsing the internet
  • Creating and using an email address
  • Basic understanding of apps and their usage
  • help filling out online applications 
  • help with creating resumes and cover letters

...and many other computer- and technology-related topics.

Please call the Hawthorne Library at 608-246-4548 to sign up.

Family Study Room
 
3:00pm
3:15pm to 3:30pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cooking with Chef Lily

Cooking with Chef Lily

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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
 
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Studio
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us (most) Tuesday evenings, 4:30-6:30pm, with Pinney's newest Artist-in-Resident, Phil Hassett!

 

Title: Call & Response

"Taking inspiration from jazz and improvisational musical practices, this residency will use letterpress printmaking to explore many levels of interplay and collaboration between text & layout, word & image, letter & ornament, color & form, and artist & community. Over the course of the residency we will work with wood & metal type and ornaments to print at a variety of sizes—from buttons to posters, and we’ll explore layering, iterative collaboration, and ways that the rigid grids of letterpress type can be used as a foundation for both carefully planned and improvisational prints. We’ll explore the use of letters to create images and the use of ornaments to create letterforms, how communities shape words and stories and how words and stories shape communities. Along the way we’ll get a little inky, and have a lot of fun."

About Phil: 

He is a letterpress printer living in Madison, WI, where he maintains a small collection of historic printing presses and a growing collection of historic and modern printing type. A lifelong musician, he named his print studio Washboard Press because of the sound one of his presses makes, and because he enjoys doing by hand what is now more usually done in a more automated way. 

Visit his website https://www.washboardpress.com/about/

 

Studio
 
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 6:30pm
[Canceled] Ribbon Cutting Event Welcoming BCycle to Warner Park

[Canceled] Ribbon Cutting Event Welcoming BCycle to Warner Park

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

BCycle and the Mallards have teamed up for a special ribbon-cutting event and community celebration. All ages are welcome to join this momentous occasion, where there will be free food and a transportation-focused family carnival.

  • 4:30pm: Ribbon cutting at the new station with comments from Alders and the Mayor, BCycle and Big Top Sports
  • 4:45pm-6:30pm: Transportation-focused family carnival
*Offsite
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 5:30pm
One-on-One Computer Assistance

One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 evenings!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 6:00pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 evenings!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 4, 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 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, Jun 4, 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 evenings!

Reservations required. Register online, in person, or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Study Room 1