Namaste Madison

Celebrate With Us

Celebrate the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area on May 13, 2017 at Madison's Central Library. We will have:

  • children's activities
  • panel discussions
  • STE(A)M demonstrations
  • poster exhibit
  • Indian food

Main events take place in the Bubbler and on the Third floor of the Central Library. 

Event Schedule

On the Third Floor
Poster Exhibit
All day

Invocation Music and Dance
10:00 – 10:15am

Keynote Presentation
10:20 – 10:40am 
Joe Elder, Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison Department of Sociology

Experiences - Panel Discussion
10:45am–11:40am 
Hear from Indian-Americans about their experiences. 

Food Demonstration and Sampling
11:45am-12:45pm
Third floor

STE(A)M Demonstrations and Participation
Third floor for kids and adults alike!
12:45pm – 2:00pm
Science experiment, 3-D printing, Wind turbine simulation, Artistic activity, Math games

How They See Us - Panel Discussion
2:05pm–3:00pm 
Discussion of people who have interacted with the Indian-American community in various ways.

A Writer's Forum- Panel Discussion
3:05pm-4:00pm 
Ideas shared from Indian-American writers with roots in Madison

Bollywood Dancing
4:05pm – 5:00pm
Come and dance to the famous Bollywood dance music.

At the “Bubbler” on the Ground Floor
Children’s Activities
10:45 – 12:00pm and 2:05pm – 4:00pm

  • Warm up yoga
  • Dress-up in Indian clothes
  • Get Henna tattoos
  • Other activities

Library Takeover

This event is one of three Library Takeover events happening in the spring of 2017 in Madison libraries.  Library Takeover is a six-week event planning bootcamp to encourage the community to TAKE OVER the library! We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we'll not only have fun, exciting, events, but we'll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.  Library Takeover was funded by Madison Public Library Foundation.