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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 24, 2024

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

Go By Metro (with Metro Transit)

*In Lakeview Library
Monday, Jun 24, 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!

*In Lakeview Library
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Baby Play Date & Storytime

Baby Play Date & Storytime

*In Meadowridge Library
Monday, Jun 24, 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
 
10:30am to 11:15am
[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

[FULL] Chair Yoga & Gentle Movement for Older Adults

Community Room Combined
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Join Kim for a chair yoga and gentle movement class focusing on range of motion, breathing, and balance. Movements will be performed either sitting in a chair or standing.

Chair yoga is accessible to anyone of any age or ability. The practice begins with quiet stillness, focusing on breathing to increase respiratory function. Gentle movement while seated can increase range of motion and flexibility in all joints of the body and reduce arthritis pain. Standing postures are intended to strengthen muscles and bone, improve balance and decrease fear by gaining body awareness. In addition to the physical benefits, chair yoga can also calm the mind, reduce stress, and enhance compassion for ourselves and others, therefore enhancing quality of life! 

Space is limited for this program; registration is required. To register please use the link below or call Lakeview Library at 608-246-4547. Registration opens two weeks prior to program date.

Presented in partnership with NewBridge.

About the presenter

Kim Sprecher is a registered yoga teacher with over seven years of experience in helping older adults improve their quality of life. 

Community Room Combined
 
11:00am
11:00am to 2:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Jun 24, 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
 
12:30pm
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 24, 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 2:30pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Ellie

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Ellie

Meeting Room 115
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Calling all kids! Join artist, Ellie, to have a hands on art experience this summer! 

This week we will be making air dry clay creatures.

All kids are welcome, but those ages six and under will require the assistance of a caregiver. There is no registration required for this program. 

Meeting Room 115
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Allied Drive Learning Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

2237 Allied Dr
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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.

2237 Allied Dr
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Go by Metro (with Metro Transit)

Go by Metro (with Metro Transit)

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Monday, Jun 24, 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!

For additional information call (608) 266-4466.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Application Assistance

Application Assistance

Family Study Room
Monday, Jun 24, 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
Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Personal Archiving Lab: Drop-In Tutorials

Study Room 209
Monday, Jun 24, 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 4:00pm
Monday Meetup

Monday Meetup

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Monday, Jun 24, 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
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
We Read to a Dog

We Read to a Dog

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance of Therapy Dogs at Lakeview Library. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection. First come, first served.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Lussier Community Education Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

Dream Bus at Lussier Community Education Center feat. Drop-In Maker Activities

55 S Gammon Rd
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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

55 S Gammon Rd
 
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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dream Bus at Allied Park for Parks Alive
2370 Revival Ridge
 
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Parks Alive - Allied Park

Parks Alive - Allied Park

*Offsite
Monday, Jun 24, 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 6:00pm
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pen Pals Writing Group

Pen Pals Writing Group

Studio
Monday, Jun 24, 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
 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

[FULL] Madison Writing Assistance at Lakeview

Study Room 1
Monday, Jun 24, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Study Room 1
 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Chess at the Library

Chess at the Library

Community Room - Table Side
Monday, Jun 24, 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