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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 10, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

Atrium
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Baby Play Date & Storytime

Baby Play Date & Storytime

*In Meadowridge Library
Monday, Jun 10, 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
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Jun 10, 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 10, 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
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:45pm
Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Mindful Moments: a Drop-In Meditation Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Mindfulness is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than worrying about the future or ruminating about the past, mindfulness can help you enjoy life more fully, effectively, and peacefully. Join us when you can to learn simple mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be incorporated into your everyday routine to reduce your stress and increase your well-being. Typically, each session will begin with a brief check-in, followed by a guided sitting meditation. Then Gloria will share reflections on some aspect of mindfulness. The group will discuss the topic and ask any questions about the practice. We will end with another sitting meditation. Experience in mindfulness or meditation is not necessary. This program is being offered both in-person and online through Zoom. If you would like to join by Zoom, please register below. Registration is not necessary for in-person attendance.

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library​ initiative.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 1:15pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 1:00pm to 1:15pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
1:15pm to 1:30pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 1:15pm to 1:30pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 1:45pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 1:30pm to 1:45pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
1:45pm to 2:00pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 1:45pm to 2:00pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Study Room 209
Monday, Jun 10, 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 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Jun 10, 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. 

Family Study Room
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Go by Metro

Go by Metro

Monday, Jun 10, 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!

 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday Meetup

Monday Meetup

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Jun 10, 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
 
2:00pm to 2:15pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:15pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
2:15pm to 2:30pm
Memory Screening

Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 2:15pm to 2:30pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 2:30pm to 2:45pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
2:45pm to 3:00pm
[FULL] Memory Screening

[FULL] Memory Screening

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 2:45pm to 3:00pm

Memory screening is an important part of overall health and much like other routine health screenings. The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County is offering free and confidential 15 minute memory screening appointments, including educational materials about memory concerns and brain health.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone at 246-4547, or in person. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Study Room 1
 
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 10, 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 5:30pm
Gaming Club

Gaming Club

Community Room
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Drop-in and play games on the library's iPads, MacBooks, and Nintendo Switch. Minecraft, Roblox, Mario Kart, & more! Board games will also be available. There is a limited number of devices, so participants will take turns as needed. Regular attendees can choose to participant in Gamer BINGO and earn prizes!

Family and friend groups are encouraged to attend and play together. 

Youth 8 years and younger must have a caregiver with them during the program. 

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

Minecraft Club

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jun 10, 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 17 - July 29, 4:00-5:30pm.

Community Room - Table Side
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parks Alive - Allied Park

Parks Alive - Allied Park

*Offsite
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Connect with Madison Public Library at Parks Alive. Stop by to get a library card, learn about library resources, and pick up a WE READ Library bag and a card game that inspires youth to read over the summer!  Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you!  Learn more at Parks Alive https://www.cityofmadison.com/parksalive.

*Offsite
 
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dream Bus at Allied Park for Parks Alive
2370 Revival Ridge
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Simply Stitched: Drop-In Sewing Group

Simply Stitched: Drop-In Sewing Group

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Come sew with us!

Simply Stitched is Sequoya Library's adult sewing group for sewists of all skill levels. Bring your own sewing machine and other supplies. Drop in to work on any sewing project you have, and to share tips and advice.

If you would like to use one of the library's sewing machines, you can reserve one by registering for this program. Registration begins two weeks before the session. Register below, or by speaking to a library staff member in person or by phone at (608) 266-6385.

(If you are bringing your own machine or a project that does not require a machine, you do not need to register.)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jun 10, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chess meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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

Pen Pals Writing Group

Studio
Monday, Jun 10, 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