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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
10:00am to 10:45am
Toddler Dance Party!

Toddler Dance Party!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Shake Rattle and Roll, it's time to dance! Enjoy some fun tunes in a cool, toddler-friendly environment. For ages 14 months to 3 years. No registration required.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Lakeview Play Date

Lakeview Play Date

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 13, 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 11:30am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Kati Fernandez Lambert

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Kati Fernandez Lambert

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Join We Read Bubbler Artist Kati Fernandez Lambert of Coyote Fire Arts each Thursday morning at Central library to explore, interact and connect with Nature through art. We'll follow the moon cycles of the summer with a variety of open ended projects, different each week, made with foraged materials. 

Ages 5 and up with their grown ups encouraged to join in too! Younger siblings welcome, but will need help from their adult. 

All library programs are free and open to the public. 

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Musical Playtime with Tina

Musical Playtime with Tina

Youth Program Room
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Come play in the children's area while local musician, Tina, plays a variety of songs on her violin. This is informal music, meant to be enjoyed while playing, drawing, or reading in the children's area! ​For families/all ages.

Youth Program Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Thursday, Jun 13, 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 1:00pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold

Daytime Book Discussion of "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Read the book and join the discussion of "A Sand County Almanac" by Aldo Leopold. New members always welcome!

"Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; a final section addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. Beloved for its description and evocation of the natural world, Leopold's book, which has sold well over 2 million copies, remains a foundational text in environmental science and a national treasure." -- Amazon.com

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Donate blood and help maintain a stable blood supply. Every day the Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 pints of blood for patients across the country. Encourage family and friends to join you in donating on June 13th from 12:00 to 5:00 at Sequoya Library. A pint of blood from you could be a gift of life for someone in need. Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to learn more and make an appointment.

Do Good Things! Come to give blood June 10 through 30 for a $15 e-gift card! See rcblood.org/DoGood.

The Red Cross encourages donors to answer screening questions on the day of their donation through Rapid Pass: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

Blood drives take place at Sequoya Library on the second Thursday of each month.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at East Madison Community Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

8 Straubel Ct
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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

8 Straubel Ct
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grupo de Conversación en Español (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Grupo de Conversación en Español (simultaneously in-person and ONLINE)

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

¡Acompáñenos!  Este verano los miembros del Grupo de Conversación en Español de University League ofrecen este programa de conversación gratis para adultos con nivel intermedio o avanzado, del segundo y cuarto jueves del mes (en el tarde del segundo, en la noche de cuarto), en la biblioteca Sequoya.  Los principiantes que quieran escuchar el idioma, serán bien recibidos.

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.

Come join us! This summer members of the University League's Spanish Conversation Interest Group will host this free monthly conversation for adults with intermediate to advanced level Spanish skills on the second and fourth Thursday each month (in the afternoon on the second Thursday, in the evening on the fourth Thursday). Beginners who want to listen to the language are also invited.

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.

Study Rooms 104 and 105 Combined
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Housekeeping (feature film)

Housekeeping (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Housekeeping

Directed by Bill Forsyth.  Performances by Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill.  Columbia Pictures Industries.  1987.  116 min.  Rated PG.  Comedy / Drama.

Writer/director Bill Forsyth (Comfort and Joy, Being Human) brings to life this tale, set in the 1950s and based on a novel by Marilynne Robinson, which is neither a sentimental nor simple exploration of familial and emotional bonds. Ruth (Sara Walker) and Lucille (Andrea Burchill) are two young sisters who are abandoned by their mother and raised by a succession of aged relatives, until their unconventional aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti, Running on Empty) arrives like a breath of fresh air. Sylvie has been living on the road for many years, and her life is detached from the norms of the community; she returns home to bittersweet memories and the town’s harsh scrutiny. The girls are thrilled to have a charming young role model and Sylvie’s new responsibilities offer her a chance for real love, sharing a home, and a sense of family—all things she has not felt for a long time. Eventually, as Ruth and Lucille’s perceptions of Sylvie change, the two girls develop vastly different ways of relating to this eccentric, original woman.

Community Room
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Vera Court Neighborhood Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Vera Court Neighborhood Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

614 Vera Ct
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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

614 Vera Ct
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

199 Kennedy Heights
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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

199 Kennedy Heights
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Community Room B
Thursday, Jun 13, 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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Mobile Madison event at Brittingham Park

Mobile Madison event at Brittingham Park

*Offsite
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Dream Bus and several other Mobile Madison partners at Brittingham Park (829 W. Washington Ave) 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 6:00pm
Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Hawthorne Youth Cooking Club

Community Room
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Young people, ages 6-17 years old, are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Hawthorne Library! Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.

Community Room
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Dream Bus at Brittingham Park for Mobile Madison
829 W Washington Ave
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parks Alive - Penn Park

Parks Alive - Penn Park

*Offsite
Thursday, Jun 13, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Community Room A
Thursday, Jun 13, 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 13, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
CLOSED CAMPAIGN - Youth Dungeons & Dragons

CLOSED CAMPAIGN - Youth Dungeons & Dragons

Green Room 103
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Goodman South Madison is excited to begin our Dungeons & Dragons program for youth. While this campaign is currently full, we will happily put people on our waitlist for our next campaign. Please email youth librarian, Rachel (rlavender@madisonpubliclibrary.org), for more information and/or to be put on the waitlist.

About D&D: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that allows each player to create their own character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur.

Green Room 103
 
6:30pm
6:30pm to 7:30pm
[FULL] Learning with Chef Paul: Knife Skills and Safety

[FULL] Learning with Chef Paul: Knife Skills and Safety

Community Room - Table Side
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Once your knife skills have improved, your cooking will be more efficient and more delicious. Join Chef Paul for a demonstration on how to dice, julienne, and chiffonade vegetables and fruits. Chef Paul will also discuss how to choose, care for, and sharpen knives.

This program is for ages 13 and older; adult supervision required.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register. Registration opens on May 30 at 10 a.m., two weeks prior to program date.

Presented in partnership with Willy Street Co-Op.

 

About the Presenter

Paul grew up in Taiwan surrounded by fresh hanging foods in the market, but he didn’t have an appreciation for Taiwanese or Chinese ingredients until attending culinary school in Chicago where he developed a love for cooking. After serving in many kitchens over the years, he wanted to share the skills he learned with others which led him to teach. He says about teaching, "Cooking and sharing what I have learned is my passion. Teaching a cooking class gives me a chance to share my knowledge about the differences and uniquenesses of foods that people overlook. I want to show people how to be respectful, creative, and economical about food. To feel delighted when they learn an easy cooking technique using just a couple of simple fresh ingredients. The food is the real star, we are just the facilitators."

Community Room - Table Side
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dane County New Horizons: Second Wind Band Concert

Dane County New Horizons: Second Wind Band Concert

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

You're never too old to make music!

Everyone is welcome at this concert of the Second Wind Band. Band members are adult musicians who may be new to playing a musical instrument, those who have not played since they were in high school or college, and those who want to learn to play a different instrument, and this concert is the culmination of their spring session. 

Musical pieces to be performed include: ‘The Symphonic Gershwin’ by G Gershwin, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: A Symphonic Suite' by K. Badelt, ‘At the Movies With Hans Zimmer’ by H. Zimmer, and many more selections to brighten your day!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined