Events

Kids as young as six can have fun building and running their own interactive apps! This three-hour session will take attendees through the basics of writing simple software using a child-friendly system called "Bitsbox." We’ll start the session by going through a few small, pre-written programs from the Bitsbox booklet. Students, with help from volunteers, will type 10-20 lines of code for a ready-made example app which they can run right in the browser. Kids will be able to make small changes ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
July 15, 2016
Star Wars Party
Calling all Star Wars enthusiasts! Celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, activites, snacks, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie at Pinney Library on Saturday, July 16.  Meet and take your photo with the Wisconsin Garrison of the 501st Legion (AKA Vader's Fist) at the Star Wars photo booth. Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Stormtroopers, Sim Aloo, Tusken, and some additional surprise guests will all be attending the party! Pinney Library Saturday, July 16 10 am - Noon: Crafts, Activies, ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
July 14, 2016
Maker Corps Sockmosters
The Bubbler is excited to be a 2016 Maker Ed Maker Corps placement site. A non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities, Maker Ed is working with the Bubbler to facilitate making and learning experiences for youth, particularly those in underserved areas, all across Madison. Through a partnership grant with Maker Corps, the Bubbler is excited to expand its hands-on learning and tinkering workshops for children and families to all nine Madison Public Libraries and ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
July 14, 2016
Night Light Event
The Bubbler’s August Artist in Residence is Danika Brubaker. Founder of the For the One Who Finds Me Project, Danika is inviting library visitors though the month of August to explore and participate in creating “found art”—including mini flower arrangements, screen prints, and tiny sculptures and documenting  these found moments on social media platforms. Help her kick off her residency by creating, tagging, and hiding a random act of kindness in the library or downtown during Night ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
July 14, 2016
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is excited to announce The Tiny Book Show, a mobile exhibition of miniature books housed inside a 1965 Covered Wagon travel trailer and curated by The Creativity Caravan. The mobile arts- and education-centered organization, headquartered in northern NJ, will be bringing its collection of books on a summer-long cross-country tour, including stops in Chicago, Madison, Salt Lake City, Portland, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. This is a one-day only event! Stop by ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
July 7, 2016
Reading to a Dog
Bring a favorite book and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis. Meadowridge – Wednesdays, July 6, August 3, 4:30 pm Hawthorne – Saturday, August 6, 1:30 pm Lakeview – Saturdays, July 9, August 13, 2:00 pm Goodman South – Saturday, July 9, 11:00 pm   Call 266-6396 to register up to one month ahead. ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
July 5, 2016
Minecraft Club at Madison Public Library
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library! No account necessary. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. Ages 17 and under. Goodman South –  Mondays, June 6 – August 29, 2:30 – 4:30 pm Meadowridge – Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Pinney – Tuesdays, July 5, 12, and 26 and August 9 and 23, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Lakeview – Mondays, July 11 – August 15, 3:00 – 5:00 pm Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation. ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
July 5, 2016
Kids Code Website Image
Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club at Hawthorne Library. A volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations using programs and tools like Scratch and Code Studio. New and experienced kid programmers and their parents welcome! Information for youth as well as interested volunteer mentors can be found at kidscodemadison.org. Kids Code Madison takes place on Thursdays, June 16 ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
July 5, 2016
WonderWorks Activity
Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!)   At Pinney on Saturdays, July 23 and August 20 at 10 am. At Alicia Ashman on Wednesdays, July 6 and 13 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Registration begins June 8. At Sequoya on Mondays, July 11 – August 1 at 10:45 am. Registration begins June 27. ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 30, 2016
Tom Pease performing with child.
With songs, movement, spontaneity and humor, celebrate books, reading, and children’s wondrous sense of play. On August 9, come to the Monroe Street Library at 10:30 am or the Lakeview Library at 2 pm for a family concert provided by Tom Pease! "Tom Pease has an infectious sense of fun and community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. He’s performed full time since 1982, often giving more than 200 performances ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 30, 2016