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Events Calendar

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Library
Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:00am
Bubbles of Happiness with Debi

Bubbles of Happiness with Debi

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel more wellbeing this summer?  Feel more connected to those little (or not so little) people in your life?  This summer, let’s explore positive psychology (happiness) hacks you can use with your family.  Led by Debi Kennedy, each workshop will include open-ended crafts and activities for families to explore together, as well as a take home worksheet with additional information for the adults.  If you joined us last summer, make sure to come this year for NEW topics!

Let’s Explore! (Curiosity)

Remember when you used to be bubbling over with curiosity?  When you couldn’t wait to dive in and explore your environment?  While the younger set might not need much help in curiosity, as adults it is too easy to lose sight of this VIP of character strengths.  So let’s take the morning to reconnect with our curiosity.  

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 11:30am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Renee Gavigan
Patio
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Kids Music Jam

Kids Music Jam

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jun 18, 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
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett

Studio
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

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
Parks Alive - Worthington Park

Parks Alive - Worthington Park

*Offsite
Tuesday, Jun 18, 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) Financing your Worker Co-op Business

(ZOOM) Financing your Worker Co-op Business

*Online
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

From crowdfunding to loans, learn about unique funding opportunities for starting a worker cooperative.

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

*Online