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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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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:30am
Lakeview Play Date

Lakeview Play Date

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Join other neighborhood families for a casual library playdate for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. We’ll feature open-ended play materials and lots of books! Siblings welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:00am to 11:45am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 10:00am to 11:45am

We’re here to mend anything you need for the colder months, including clothing, coats, and any other fabric-related repairs, except for zippers. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday of the month.

Study Room 211
 
11am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Jun 6, 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
 
1pm
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Brain Health and Aging

Brain Health and Aging

Community Room Combined
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join Kayla Olson, Dementia Care Specialist from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County (ADRC), to find out what happens to our brains as we get older, learn more about age-related memory loss, and ways to modify your lifestyle to promote brain health, and decrease the risk of dementia.

Registration is recommended for this event. To register, click the button below or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547.

Community Room Combined
 
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Spanish Literature Discussion Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Spanish Literature Discussion Group (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Meeting Room B
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Presentado por University League en asociación​ con la Biblioteca Sequoya. Todos son bienvenidos--no hay necesidad de ser miembro de la University League. Los libros y las discusiones son completamente en español. 

Este evento tambien se realizará virtualmente a través de Zoom. Más información sobre este programa se le enviará por correo electrónico cuando se registre. Zoom es una plataforma de video gratuita, y puede mirar en un navegador, a través de la aplicación móvil gratuita para ios o android, o llamar para participar solo por voz. Para participar virtualmente a través de Zoom, por favor regístrese abajo. No es necesario registrarse para participar en persona. 

Presented by the University League in partnership with the Sequoya Library. Everyone is welcome, one does not have to be a member of University League. Books and discussion are completely in Spanish. 

This event will also be hosted virtually through Zoom; more information will be emailed to you upon registration. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, through the free mobile app for ios or android, or call in to participate by voice only. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

 

Meeting Room B
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:15pm
300 (feature film)

300 (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

300

Directed by Zack Snyder.  Performances by Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro, Andrew Pleavin.  Warner Bros. 2006.  117 min.  Rated R.  Action / Adventure / War.

In this ferocious retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae based on the epic graphic novel by Sin City creator Frank Miller, King Xerxes of Persia (Rodrigo Santoro -- Lost) amasses an army of hundreds of thousands, drawn from Asia and Africa, to invade and conquer the tiny, divided nation of Greece in 481 B.C. But when the advancing Persian forces enter the treacherous mountain pass of Thermopylae, they encounter Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler -- The Phantom of the Opera) and his royal guard of soldiers numbering just 300. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against the Persian foe, planting the seeds of democracy and ushering in the Golden Age of Greece.With nonstop action and awe-inspiring visual effects, director Zack Snyder creates a breathtaking vision of one of history's most legendary battles ... and an epic tale of sacrifice and heroism.

 

Community Room
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Alicia Ashman Thursday Book Club

Alicia Ashman Thursday Book Club

Community Room
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join the Alicia Ashman book club for lively, thoughtful discussions every first Thursday of the month (excluding December). Everyone is welcome and books are available at the Checkout Desk week of the event.

 

Dust Child by Que Mai Phan

Community Room
 
3pm
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Read to a Dog (in the kids' area)

Read to a Dog (in the kids' area)

*In Sequoya Library
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance for Therapy Dogs. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection. First come, first served.

*In Sequoya Library
 
4pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Play Minecraft in both creative and survival worlds! Ability to fully use both a computer keyboard and a computer mouse required. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Community Room B
 
4pm
4:45pm to 5:00pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 4:45pm to 5:00pm

Description

The River Food Pantry's Munch Truck will be stopping outside Hawthorne on Thursdays from 4:40PM - 5:00PM.

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
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Community Room A
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Gathers most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share their stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club is led by local author Carole Madrzak.

Community Room A
 
6:00pm to 7:45pm
Literacy Network Free English Classes

Literacy Network Free English Classes

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Participants will learn English communication skills at the beginner or intermediate level.  

Los participantes aprenderán a comunicarse en inglés en los niveles principiantes o intermedio.

For more information, contact Literacy Network (608) 268-6425 bex@litnetwork.org

 Para más información, contactar a Literacy Newtork (608) 268-6425 bex@litnetwork.org

Thursdays 6-7:30pm May 30 - August 15 

 los jueves 6-7:30pm 30 de mayo-15 de agosto

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
6pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards

Lakeview Book Discussion of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a book group discussion of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. Books are available at the library. New members always welcome!

"Kim Edwards’s stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964 in Lexington, Kentucky, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret. Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child herself. So begins this beautifully told story that unfolds over a quarter of a century—in which these two families, ignorant of each other, are yet bound by the fateful decision made that winter night long ago." -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Pollinators and Your Gardens

Pollinators and Your Gardens

Meeting Room 301
Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Many of our pollinators such as bees and butterflies have been in decline due to multiple reasons. 87% of all flowering plants depend on pollinators for their reproduction. This includes 35% of the world’s food crops. A Dane County Extension Horticulture Volunteer will tell you about what you can do in your gardens to help provide habitat and protect our local pollinators. 

 

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.

Meeting Room 301