A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Bag sale 2 - 4 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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.
Madison Traditional Gaming
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
In search of adventure? Have a desire to explore the unknown? If so, be sure to join the Madison Traditional Gaming group here at the Hawthorne Branch Library. Madison Traditional Gaming is all about traditional role-playing games such as Original Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Classic Traveller, Labyrinth Lord, and more!
Soft Sculpture with Artist-in-Residence Hannah Bennett
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Make a small stuffed creature of your own design, using recycled fabric! Well start with a few drawing exercises and then move into designing a pattern and sewing. Participants will leave with a completed or nearly completed stuffed animal. If possible, bring a small sewing kit and recycled fabric/old clothing. Please limit fabric to non-stretchy kinds! Well also have supplies available.
Registration is required for both children participants and their parents/guardians.
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Did you know children who don't read over the summer experience summer learning loss? And the effect is cumulative. Kids who lose reading skills over the summer will be two years behind their classmates by the end of 6th grade. The Friends of the Madison Public Library June book sale offers the perfect opportunity to encourage summer reading. The sale will feature a large selection of books for children and teens. Stop by the sale, and find the perfect summer vacation reading materials!
All current Friends of the Madison Public Library members get one free book. Renew your membership or join at the sale for this benefit.
This is a two day sale: Friday, June 15, 9am-6pm and Saturday, June 16, 9am-3pm. Saturday bag sale 12-3pm; $5 per bag.
Drag Queen Storytime
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Bring your fabulous self and celebrate diversity, differences, and imagination through fun, age-appropriate stories, songs, and activities with local drag performers.
Doors open at 10 am for crafts and facepainting; storytime at 10:30.
This program is intended for families with children of all ages, and grownups must be accompanied by a child. Storytime space is limited to the first 65 children and families. Crafts and facepainting available for everyone.
Funded in part by a grant from Beyond the Page, http://www.beyondthepage.info.
Jon Greendeer, Ho-Chunk Historian (Ancient Earthworks Society Series)
Meeting Room 115
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Jon Greendeer (Ho-Chunk Nation Historical Director) will summarize key themes affecting the preservation of mounds and other ancient sites, stressing the roles of new mapping and teaching technologies to advance these goals. This program is part of the Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin. For more information and other upcoming events, visit http:// http://www.ancientearthworks.org/events/
Take a Stand - music performance
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus wraps up its twenty-first season as Madison's gay/bi/trans/ally Men's chorus with a free community performance of music selections from its hit spring concert, "Take A Stand." Their mission is to create, enrich, and transform community through music.
CANCELLED: Artist-in-Residence: Eric Adjetey Anang
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
**This event has been cancelled.**
Eric Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He was born in Teshie, Ghana, where he lived and ran the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop building custom coffins, a family tradition started by this grandfather. During his time in Madison as the Bubbler artist-in-residence, Eric will be interacting with the public through hosting workshops on woodworking with hand tools, while creating his next life-size wooden coffin in the library.
Individuals of all ages are welcome to visit the library and explore the craft of woodworking, try using a variety of different hand tools, and learn more about the sacred tradition of designer coffin making. Drop in during Eric's open studio times in the coming months. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Open Media Lab
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 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.
Goodman South Book Club
Meeting Room 115
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection. Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club on the display between the hold shelf and the green study room near the circulation desk.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Navy Room 126
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems and absolutely any other kinds of writing. Appointments for writing assistance may be made the day of assistance only! Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Saturdays at 9 a.m.) This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center through the College of Letters & Sciences. Thank you to the Evjue Foundation, Altrusa International of Madison and the UW Anonymous Fund for generously supporting this program.