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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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Friday, June 28, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:15am to 10:00am
Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Creative Movement and Dance for Little Ones with the Isthmus Dance Collective

Youth Program Room
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 9:15am to 10:00am

Enjoy dance, creative movement, songs and stories that get children thinking creatively and problem solving while having fun. Creative Movement and Dance is brimming with energy, curiosity, creativity, and fun geared towards kids aged 2-4 and but with plenty of fun to be had for caregivers and siblings. All levels of participation are welcome and we suggest caregiver interaction especially for children under 3yrs.

Dancers will learn about physical and spatial concepts by exploring the ideas through self generated movement and play. The highest priorities are having fun, learning concepts that are useful for both dance and life at large, and expanding physical and linguistic vocabularies.

Youth Program Room
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Dream Bus at The Playing Field Apartments
3910 Mineral Point Rd
 
10:00am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Go By Metro

Go By Metro

Community Room
Friday, Jun 28, 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! No reservations required. 

Community Room
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite preschooler! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills—all of which promote success in school and beyond.

Library programs are always free.

Preschool Storytime is especially intended for children ages three to five; siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
11:00am
11:00am to 11:45am
Dream Bus at The Wildwood Apartments
S Wildwood St
 
12:00pm
12:15pm to 1:00pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments
102 Park Circle
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Fourth Friday Poetry Group

Community Room - Table Side
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Come to read; come to listen; come to celebrate poetry with this group of fellow poets and poetry aficionados.

Community Room - Table Side
 
1:15pm to 2:00pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Description

The River Food Pantry's Munch Truck will be stopping outside Hawthorne on Thursdays from 4:40PM - 5:00PM.

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
 
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Uplands Park
260 Sweet Grass Dr
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 3:15pm
Super Summer Science - Invisible Ink

Super Summer Science - Invisible Ink

Meeting Room 115
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 3:00pm to 3:15pm

Calling all kids! Join us for summer science fun! Each week we will be conducting a new experiment while learning about different aspects of science! 

This program is open to all kids, but kids ages 7 and under will require the assistance of a caregiver. There is no need to register. Just show up and have fun!

This week we will be making Invisible Ink!

Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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 104
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tween + Teen Time

Tween + Teen Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Drop-in and join other tweens and teens for all sorts of games, snacks, art projects, and community. 

This event is FREE and open to tweens and teens, 10 years and older.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jun 28, 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 104
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jun 28, 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 104
 
5:30pm
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)

Community Room
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation.  The club is intended for adults and older teens. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.  Occasionally films or series with mature content will be screened.  Call ahead to reserve your spot!

(masks are required and no refreshments can be served due to Covid-19 restrictions)

Community Room
 
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Ceramic Basics: Bee Watering Station [Part 2]

Ceramic Basics: Bee Watering Station [Part 2]

Community Room - Table Side
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 5:45pm to 7:45pm

Join artist Hannah Best in making a bee watering station using hand building techniques at Lakeview Library! We will supply the materials and tools, but feel free to bring your own apron or towel. 

This workshop will take place over two sessions: the first on Friday, June 14th from 5:45-7:45 PM, covering the basics of working with ceramics and hand building a vessel and the second on Friday, June 28, from 5:45-7:45 PM, to apply glaze to the bisque fired work. 

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Attendance at Part 1 on June 14 required to attend this workshop. 

This program is supported by the Friends of Lakeview Library. 

 

About the presenter

Hannah Best (she/her) is a Studio Assistant and Instructor at Midwest Clay Project. She studied ceramics at UW-Madison and formerly worked in production at Rowe Pottery. Hannah loves the intuitive nature of working with clay and sharing that joy with others!

Community Room - Table Side
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinney Friday Flicks presents American Fiction (2023)

Pinney Friday Flicks presents American Fiction (2023)

Community Room B
Friday, Jun 28, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Check out our Friday Night Flicks at Pinney Library, every 2nd & 4th Friday beginning at 6pm! Movies will be shown in the Community Room on the large projection screen. Light snacks and refreshments served; Closed Captioning active when available. Recommended for Adults Only as some movies may contain mature themes.

American Fiction (2023), 1hr 57min, R

Plot Summary: Monk is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Directed by: Cord Jefferson

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz

Community Room B