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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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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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All day
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:30am
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Renee Gavigan
Patio
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

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.

Blue Room 128
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Read aloud to Libby, a certified therapy dog from Alliance Therapy Dogs. Reading to an attentive, non-judgmental audience is a great way for young people to build fluency, and being with a pet has many other proven health benefits.

This program is first-come, first-serve, so drop in at any time. Bring books from home, or pick them out from the library.

This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am to 10:30am
Storytime for the Very Young

Storytime for the Very Young

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 10:00am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills and helps to build a lifelong love of reading.

Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Storytime for the Very Young is intended for children ages 0 to 3 years old.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 11:00am
Bubbles of Happiness with Debi

Bubbles of Happiness with Debi

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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!

Valentine's Day in July! (Love)

February shouldn’t get all the fun, let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day in July!  Let’s explore ways to reconnect with our love for one another. 

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:00am
Growing Voices Music Class

Growing Voices Music Class

Meeting Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 10:30am to 11:00am

Growing Voices Music Class is an interactive class for caregivers and their children, birth-4, to play, learn, and bond with music. In our classes we sing, play instruments, dance, and have fun together! 

Funding is provided by the Monroe Street Library League

Meeting Room
 
11:30am
11:30am to 12:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 11:30am to 12:30pm

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.

Blue Room 128
 
12:30pm
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

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.

Blue Room 128
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 3:00pm
We Read to a Dog

We Read to a Dog

Meeting Room 115
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Calling all kids! Read aloud to a furry friend from Alliance for Therapy Dogs. Bring a favorite book or try a new one from our collection!

First come, first served. No registration is necessary.

Meeting Room 115
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Rita Salm

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Rita Salm

Community Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

An open art studio experience for ALL ages and abilities.  Messy clothes recommended!

During this program, your librarian will be using an exciting new tool called the Observation Deck, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, to better report on learning outcomes for youth. You can learn more about the project on our website: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/engagement/observation-deck 

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Kids Music Jam

Kids Music Jam

Youth Program Room
Tuesday, Jul 16, 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
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Sequoya Kids' Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:00pm

For school-aged kids who know the basic moves of chess and want to practice their skills. Sessions begin with a 30 minute strategy or tactics lesson, followed by open game time. Come on in to play against other opponents your age!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 7:30pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Lashay the Artist
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Sequoya All Ages Chess Club

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:45pm

Come on in for a friendly game of chess with your neighbors. All ages welcome!

Sequoya Library chess clubs are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month (except for election days).

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined