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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, July 19, 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 19, 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 (Pogie the Yogie)

Preschool Storytime (Pogie the Yogie)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Jul 19, 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
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:15am
Messy Art with Amy

Messy Art with Amy

Youth Program Room
Friday, Jul 19, 2024, 10:30am to 11:15am

Join artist Amy Mietzel for some art using paint, shaving cream, objects from nature and more on the Pinney Patio! For ages 2-12. 

Youth Program Room
 
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
1:15pm 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, Jul 19, 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
 
2:00pm to 3:00pm
FULL--Tai Chi for Falls Prevention

FULL--Tai Chi for Falls Prevention

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Friday, Jul 19, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This is the second session of a 4-week progressive series. Registration for the series is required and opens at 9am on 6/28.

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.)

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.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Dream Bus at Uplands Park
260 Sweet Grass Dr
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 105
Friday, Jul 19, 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 105
 
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Super Summer Science - Foil Penny Boats

Super Summer Science - Foil Penny Boats

Meeting Room 115
Friday, Jul 19, 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 Foil Penny Boats!

Meeting Room 115
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Worldbuilding Club

Worldbuilding Club

Study Room A
Friday, Jul 19, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Join leaders Annie and Kyle to build your own exciting, immersive world - from legend-writing, to mapmaking, to fashion design and more.

Study Room A
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 105
Friday, Jul 19, 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 105
 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tween + Teen Time

Tween + Teen Time

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Friday, Jul 19, 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
 
5:00pm
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Madison Writing Assistance at Sequoya

Study Room 105
Friday, Jul 19, 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 105
 
5:00pm to 7:45pm
Friday Family Films - 1776

Friday Family Films - 1776

Meeting Room 115
Friday, Jul 19, 2024, 5:00pm to 7:45pm

Join us for a Friday Family film!  Sit back and enjoy a great family movie at the Goodman South Madison Library. Snacks provided​!!!

 

Adaptation of the Broadway Tony-winning musical celebrates the founding fathers' midwifery of the Declaration of Independence, the document that would give birth to a nation.

Meeting Room 115
 
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 19, 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 7:00pm
Naturalist-in-Residence: Meet the 2024 Naturalist

Naturalist-in-Residence: Meet the 2024 Naturalist

*Offsite
Friday, Jul 19, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Come meet Alex Booker, the 2024 Naturalist-in-Residence at Madison Public Library, as he kicks off his six-week residency at the library! Learn about the ways Alex was shaped by green spaces and why he chose the theme "Find Your Way Back to Nature" for this year's residency. Alex's own nature journey began with a gardening program hosted at a local Madison community center, so he wanted his first program to be held at the Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, where he currently serves as the manager. Enjoy a tour of the urban farm as well as a Q&A with the naturalist!

Meet at 501 E Badger Rd, Madison, WI 53713.

Part of the MPL Naturalist-in-Residence. For more information visit madpl.org/naturalist. The Naturalist-in-Residence is made possible in part by generous support from Nancy Leff and Kenneth Lerner, and in partnership with Madison Parks.

*Offsite