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Friday, July 12, 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, Jul 12, 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 10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Jul 12, 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
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Second Harvest FoodShare

Second Harvest FoodShare

Study Room 211
Friday, Jul 12, 2024, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Provides FoodShare (food assistance on a QUEST Card) benefit information: help applying and submitting documents, assistance with renewals and reporting changes, as well as ongoing benefit support.

Study Room 211
 
12:15pm to 1:00pm
Dream Bus at The Element Apartments
102 Park Circle
 
1:00pm
1:15pm to 2:00pm
Dream Bus at Rolling Prairie Apartments
415 S Bird St
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:15pm
[FULL] Tai Chi for Falls Prevention

[FULL] Tai Chi for Falls Prevention

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Jul 12, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:15pm

You might know that Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that has been called "meditation in motion" (Harvard School of Medicine), but did you also know that regular Tai Chi practice is an evidence-based way to reduce your risk of falling? Adults of all ages are invited to this 4-week session especially designed to be a gentle and inclusive introduction to Tai Chi. No prior experience is needed; this is an adaptive class offering seated, standing, or standing with side support options. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat shoes (no high heels or sandals, tennis shoes are great!) 

This is a progressive class, so please prioritize attending all sessions (Fridays 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2). Registration for the 4-week series begins at 9am on 6/28. The first session will include an extra 15 minutes to cover some brief historical background, and time for participants to complete a short waiver form.

About the Presenter: In addition to being a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, Ellen Hussey is a physical therapist, Stepping On facilitator, and a member of the Falls Free Dane coalition of Safe Communities of Madison and Dane County.

This program is part of the Live Well @ Your Library initiative, and is generously funded by Friends of Sequoya Library.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Munch Mobile Meals

Munch Mobile Meals

*Offsite
Friday, Jul 12, 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 4:00pm
Super Summer Science - Marshmallow Bridges

Super Summer Science - Marshmallow Bridges

Meeting Room 115
Friday, Jul 12, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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 Marshmallow Bridges!

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jul 12, 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 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jul 12, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Teen Cooking Club

Teen Cooking Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Jul 12, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Tweens and teens are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Lakeview Library!  Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.  

Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 104
Friday, Jul 12, 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, Jul 12, 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
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinney Friday Flicks presents The American Society of Magical Negroes (2024)

Pinney Friday Flicks presents The American Society of Magical Negroes (2024)

Community Room B
Friday, Jul 12, 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.

Argylle (2024), 1hr 44min, PG-13

Plot Summary: A young man, Aren, is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people's lives easier.

Directed by: Kobi Libii

Starring: Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan

Community Room B