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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

May 2017

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9:15 am
Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation

Bubbler, Central Library
05/01/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Begin the morning by grounding into yourself and energizing the body. Through meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and gentle yoga we can awaken our bodies in a mindful and invigorating way. These morning sessions will invite you to quiet your thoughts and tune in to your physical sensations before starting off your day. All are welcome!

This event is part of Library as Retreat Space, May 1 - May 7, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded by a gift from Martin J. Levy. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
12:00 pm
General Job and Writing Assistance

General Job and Writing Assistance

Central Library, Study Room 204
05/01/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get free writing assistance with a strong focus on professional development and application writing, including resumes, cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, and more! Help looking for work online, or filling out an online job application is also provided. Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.

Tags:
Adult - Job Assistance, Bubbler - Families or All Ages, Families or All Ages
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9:15 am
Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation

Bubbler, Central Library
05/02/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Begin the morning by grounding into yourself and energizing the body. Through meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and gentle yoga we can awaken our bodies in a mindful and invigorating way. These morning sessions will invite you to quiet your thoughts and tune in to your physical sensations before starting off your day. All are welcome!

This event is part of Library as Retreat Space, May 1 - May 7, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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9:15 am
Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation

Bubbler, Central Library
05/03/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Begin the morning by grounding into yourself and energizing the body. Through meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and gentle yoga we can awaken our bodies in a mindful and invigorating way. These morning sessions will invite you to quiet your thoughts and tune in to your physical sensations before starting off your day. All are welcome!

This event is part of Library as Retreat Space, May 1 - May 7, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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9:15 am
Morning Meditation

Morning Meditation

Bubbler, Central Library
05/04/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 am

Begin the morning by grounding into yourself and energizing the body. Through meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and gentle yoga we can awaken our bodies in a mindful and invigorating way. These morning sessions will invite you to quiet your thoughts and tune in to your physical sensations before starting off your day. All are welcome!

This event is part of Library as Retreat Space, May 1 - May 7, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
2:00 pm
VA Outreach

VA Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 210
05/04/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Families or All Ages
 
2:00 pm
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Central Library
05/04/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

It's Children's Book Week! Bring a favorite book (or find one of the Children's Choice Book Award nominees at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis in the lower level study rooms.

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
6:00 pm
Tea & Conversation

Tea & Conversation

Bubbler, Central Library
05/04/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Artist Jennifer Bastian will be on hand for tea and calming conversation, with topics ranging from the how your day has gone to how to problem solving about any number of issues in your life. Pick your mug, take a seat, and let’s talk.

Library as Retreat Space events are presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded through a mini-grant provided by The Madison Public Library Foundation. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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9:00 am
HEROCON: Madison Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

HEROCON: Madison Public Library Celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Central Library, Madison Room
05/06/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for HEROCON, Madison Public Library's Celebration of Free Comic Book Day

9:00am-5:00pm

Free comic book give away all day with comics provided by Westfield Comics!

Artist Eli Quinn will be in the Third Floor Art Gallery drawing some of your most beloved - and feared - heroes and villains!

10:00-11:15am - Check out the Martial Arts and Lightsaber demonstration by Iron Pagoda Athletic Club and unlock your inner Jedi!

12:00-1:30pm - Dress as your favorite character for the Cosplay Costume Contest with Prizes from Ian's Pizza, Pegasus Games, The Chocolate Shoppe, and I'm Board! With Guest Judges Michael Keeney (Filmmaker and Co-owner of Key Media)and Dan Gressman (Filmmaker and Storyteller).

HeroCon is supported by Ian's Pizza, I'm Board Games, Pegasus Games, and Westfield Comics.

Tags:
Adult - Other, Families or All Ages, Teen (grades 6-12)
 
 
10:00 am
Everyone's a Hero!

Everyone's a Hero!

Central Library, Children's Program Room
05/06/2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop in to the children's room to craft a mask and cape and try your hand at drawing comics. Want to change the world? Start the Reading Without Walls challenge today at the library!

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
 
 
2:00 pm
Circulation and Renewal Workshop

Circulation and Renewal Workshop

Bubbler, Central Library
05/06/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discover a new lens for the library through a 90-minute experiential workshop. We will explore the architectural space, reveal how books connect us to other readers, and experience the physicality of books using all of our senses. These contemplative activities will give you a new appreciation for the stacks.

This event is part of Library as Retreat Space, May 1 - May 7, 2017. Presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Call 266-6300 to register, or register online.

Click here to register

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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1:00 pm
Raging Grannies Book Release

Raging Grannies Book Release

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
05/07/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

book release

Tags:
Bubbler - School Age (Grades K-5)
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5:00 pm
DaneNet Fix-It Clinic

DaneNet Fix-It Clinic

Bubbler, Central Library
05/10/2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Computer Fix IT Clinic
Have a computer questions of issue?

If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech help. Our volunteers will teach repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice. First come, first served. Labor is FREE. Volunteers will help with smartphones and tablets based on capacity. Bring your power cord.

Tags:
Bubbler - Adult, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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10:00 am
Namaste Madison

Namaste Madison

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
05/13/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A day-long event showcasing the contributions made by the Indian-American community to Madison over the past fifty years. Hands-on activities, demonstrations, and presentations for all ages.

For more information, and to see the complete schedule of events, visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/namaste-madison

A Library Takeover event, organized by Lakshmi Sridharan, Anjali Sridharan, Neeta Saluja, Pratibha Antani, and Amitha Domalpaly. Funded by the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Families or All Ages
 
11:00 am
Romp in the Swamp with Frog & Toad!

Romp in the Swamp with Frog & Toad!

Central Library
05/13/2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Children's Theater of Madison for Frog & Toad themed stories, arts and crafts, snacks, and musical performances. This event is in celebration of CTM's production of A Year With Frog & Toad which runs 5/12-5/21 at the Overture Center.

Central Library - Children's Section

For ages 10 and under

Tags:
Families or All Ages, Preschool, School Age (grades K-5)
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1:00 pm
Porchlight Outreach

Porchlight Outreach

Central Library, Study Room 211
05/14/2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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2:00 pm
Circle of Hands-homeless support group for women

Circle of Hands-homeless support group for women

Central Library, Children's Program Room
05/15/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

community support group

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Toddler
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3:00 pm
Circle of Hands-homeless support group for women--CANCELLED

Circle of Hands-homeless support group for women--CANCELLED

Central Library, Children's Program Room
05/22/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community support group for women experiencing homelessness with Mother Angela. Light refreshments and childcare are provided.

Tags:
Adult - Assistance, Baby, Toddler
 
 
6:00 pm
Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler, Central Library
05/22/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence in the Bubbler Room as he works on developing his project, titled: Estamos y Crecemos en Madison

Born in Guatemala, Richie Morales is a self-taught painter with a deep appreciation for Madison as his second home. If you wander into the Bubbler you'll see the large scale paintings by Richie (with some help from the community) exploring community issues both here in the U.S. and Guatemala.

To learn more about Richie visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
7:00 pm
A Conversation with Circus Model Builder Bill Mattison

A Conversation with Circus Model Builder Bill Mattison

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
05/22/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with Madison circus model builder Bill Mattison. Bill will talk about his miniature Mattison Brothers Circus, modeled on the Ringling Brothers Circus of the 1920s, that he started building as a child in the 1930s. He’ll also share his experiences as a Barnum & Bailey Circus workman, or roustabout, as a teenager with Madison author and historian Don Sanford. You may view a number of Bill’s model circus wagons in the display cases near the second-floor circulation desk throughout the month of May. This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. A story on Bill’s miniature circus is in the current issue of their Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Marker Blending Demo hosted by Artist & Craftsman Supply

Marker Blending Demo hosted by Artist & Craftsman Supply

Bubbler, Central Library
05/23/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join artist Bob Elland from Artist & Craftsman Supply for a marker blending/layering demo using Copic and Prismacolor markers. Learn more about this medium, ask questions - and try it out for yourself!
All are welcome to drop by, no registration necessary.

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler, Central Library
05/24/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence in the Bubbler Room as he works in on developing his project, titled: Estamos y Crecemos en Madison

Born in Guatemala, Richie Morales is a self-taught painter with a deep appreciation for Madison as his second home.

To learn more about Richie visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler, Central Library
05/25/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence in the Bubbler Room as he works in on developing his project, titled: Estamos y Crecemos en Madison

Born in Guatemala, Richie Morales is a self-taught painter with a deep appreciation for Madison as his second home.

To learn more about Richie visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler, Central Library
05/30/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence in the Bubbler Room as he works in on developing his project, titled: Estamos y Crecemos en Madison

Born in Guatemala, Richie Morales is a self-taught painter with a deep appreciation for Madison as his second home.

To learn more about Richie visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
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6:00 pm
Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Open Studio with Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence

Bubbler, Central Library
05/31/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Richie Morales, Bubbler Artist-in-Residence in the Bubbler Room as he works in on developing his project, titled: Estamos y Crecemos en Madison

Born in Guatemala, Richie Morales is a self-taught painter with a deep appreciation for Madison as his second home.

To learn more about Richie visit: http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

Tags:
Bubbler - Families or All Ages
 
 
 
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