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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 10:00am
Dream Bus at Lussier Family Heritage Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Lussier Family Heritage Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

3101 Lake Farm Rd
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

3101 Lake Farm Rd
 
10am
10:00am to 11:30am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Read aloud to Libby, a certified therapy dog from Alliance Therapy Dogs. Reading to an attentive, non-judgmental audience is a great way for young people to build fluency, and being with a pet has many other proven health benefits.

This program is first-come, first-serve, so drop in at any time. Bring books from home, or pick them out from the library.

This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills and helps to build a lifelong love of reading.

Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Storytime for the Very Young is intended for children ages 0 to 3 years old.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
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
 
10am
10:30am to 11:15am
Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Storytime (ages 5 & under)

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
10:30am to 11:15am
Dream Bus at 7 Oaks Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at 7 Oaks Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

1108 Moorland Rd
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

1108 Moorland Rd
 
11am
11:00am to 11:45am
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 11:00am to 11:45am

The River Food Pantry's Munch Truck will be stopping outside Goodman South on Tuesday from 11:00AM - 11:45AM.

 

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
 
11:00am to 1:00pm
Go by Metro (with Metro Transit)

Go by Metro (with Metro Transit)

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 11:00am to 1:00pm

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!

For additional information call (608) 266-4466.

Meeting Room 115
 
12pm
12:00pm to 12:45pm
Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Theresa Terrace feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

1409 Theresa Terrace
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

1409 Theresa Terrace
 
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Co-Ops 201: Exploring your business idea

Co-Ops 201: Exploring your business idea

Bubbler
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

Bubbler
 
1pm
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Dream Bus at Elver Park Neighborhood Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Elver Park Neighborhood Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

1201 McKenna Blvd
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

1201 McKenna Blvd
 
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Adult Knitting Group

Adult Knitting Group

Meeting Room A
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
2pm
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Study Room 2
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
2pm
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

*In Lakeview Library
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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!

*In Lakeview Library
 
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Monona Shores Apartments feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

2 Waunona Woods Ct
Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024, 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Visit the Dream Bus to browse books and other library materials, place or pick up holds, and sign up for a library card. Learn more at dreambus.org.

Join Making & Learning Intern Yaritza at Dream Bus and Parks Alive stops this summer for a fun, maker activity! While you're there, explore Madison Public Library's summer reading program WE READ

  • Pick up your WE READ Card Game
  • Fill your WE READ tote bag with books from the library collection
  • Answer the Share Your Voice question of the week to earn a prize

Yaritza is bilingual in English and Spanish and will offer art and making programs throughout the summer. Learn more about Yaritza

2 Waunona Woods Ct
 
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 5:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
5:00pm 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
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Dream Bus at Elver Park for Mobile Madison
1250 McKenna Blvd
 
5pm
5:30pm to 6:00pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
6pm
6:00pm to 6:30pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
6pm
6:30pm to 7:00pm
[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

[FULL] One-on-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Tuesday, Jun 11, 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
 
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