Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
Libraries are for everyone drop-in screenprinting
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive Libraries Are For Everyone image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person. All ages welcome, kids under 7 will need help from a grownup. No registration required. Arrive anytime between 10am and 11:30am.
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
We'll kick off Summer Reading Club-and have activities and refreshments to celebrate the famed "Xolo" - the Mexican Hairless Dog. There will also be a chance to read with real dogs! Featured dog art by Falk Bilingual 4K classrooms. Activities geared especially for Preschool-2nd Grade. Funded in part by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.
Comenzaremos el Club de Lectura de Verano, y tendremos actividades y refrigerios para celebrar el famoso "Xolo"-¡el perro mexicano sin pelo! También habrá una oportunidad de leer con perros de verdad! Arte del perro presentado por la escuela de Falk clase Bilingüe de 4K. Actividades orientadas especialmente para preescolar-2 grado.
World Quizzing Championships
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
The World Quizzing Championships have been held annually since 2003 and take place in over 100 cities in about 40 countries around the world. The quiz is a written test taken on the same day everywhere, consisting of 240 challenging questions across a wide variety of culturally-diverse subjects. Pre-register by Friday June 1 via email to email@example.com
Tie-Dye with artist Cherie St. Cyr
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the energy of the sixties with color and pattern and community spirit.
Limited FREE tee-shirts available to dye and demo techniques. Everything you need to take home a baggie with your own hand dye to wash out tomorrow dry and wear.
Open to kids and adults
Open Media Lab
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.
Lab staff for today will be:
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.
Joyce Westerman and the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
During the 1940s and 1950s, thirty-seven athletic and determined women from Wisconsin made a BIG difference. Over the period of 1943-1954, they were among the more than 550 women who played professional baseball in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League depicted in the movie A League of Their Own. In this presentation, Bob Kann, the biographer of one of the Kenosha players, Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, shares stories about Wisconsin women who grew up during the Great Depression, worked in factories and on farms, and eventually played professional baseball.
Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.