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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Library
Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:30am
We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Renee Gavigan

We Read Kickoff Celebration with Bubbler Artist in Residence Renee Gavigan

Patio
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Help us kick off the summer at this community celebration! Pick up your official We Read Game at the reference desk and design and craft your own unique We Read Game "Read" and "Play" card ideas with your Bubbler Artist. Who knows, maybe next year, one of YOUR designs will be included in the We Read Game! While you're here, be sure to grab a We Read bag to fill with books from the library collection to get your summer of reading and connecting started off right! 

Patio
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Kids Music Jam

Kids Music Jam

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your instrument from home and jam with other kids at the library! Local musician, Julia, will have her violin, guitar, and some unique instruments handy to help guide and encourage the group. We'll also have some egg shakers and other instruments for those without an instrument to use. Kids of all ages welcome. Come jam with us! 

Youth Program Room
 
4pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
No Open Studio this week

No Open Studio this week

Studio
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

No Open Studio on June 11

Join Pinney Library's 2024 Artist-in-Resident, Phil Hassett for weekly Open Studio letterpress printing!

Most Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm, May-Nov 2024

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
 
5pm
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Mobile Madison event at Elver Park

Mobile Madison event at Elver Park

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Dream Bus and several other Mobile Madison partners at Elver Park (1250 McKenna Blvd) for some fun kid activities and to learn about many free programs happening in parks this summer!

Mobile Madison is a collaborative group of organizations that bring free, mobile activities to a multitude of Madison neighborhoods, prioritizing areas of limited access to resources in a collaborative effort.  For more information about Mobile Madison go to: https://www.mscr.org/programs/free-mobile/mobile-madison/

 

*Offsite
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parks Alive - Aldo Leopold Park

Parks Alive - Aldo Leopold Park

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
6pm
6:30pm to 8:30pm
(ZOOM) Co-Ops 201: Exploring your business idea

(ZOOM) Co-Ops 201: Exploring your business idea

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Have an idea for a business?

Join us to explore if the worker cooperative model is a good fit for you.

Learn about technical assistance and funding opportunities.

Worker cooperatives are values-driven businesses that put worker and community benefit at the core of their purpose.

In contrast to traditional companies, worker members at worker cooperatives participate in the profits, oversight, and often management of the enterprise using democratic practices.

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.

This event is entirely virtual through Zoom