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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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9am
Real Life Library

Real Life Library

Community Room
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

We Help One Another (WHOA!) and Madison Public Library welcome you to this family-friendly, community & empathy building, storytelling & listening event, which is free and open to the public. Attendees will be able to check out "Books" (people who tell a personal story) during three check-out sessions (10-11am, 12:30-1:30pm, and 2-3pm). Don't miss out on a life changing moment! Don't believe us?

Here's what a past participant had to say about our very first Real Life Library in February of 2017!

"Today was Madison's first ever Real Life Library... when you see one advertised (anywhere), GO. Just ... do it. People connecting,​ ​inspiring​ ​each​ ​other,​ ​opening​ ​worlds,​ ​challenging​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​‘norms’,​ ​telling​ ​of​ ​their​ ​courage​ ​and​ ​sharing​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of their​ ​soul...it's​ ​all​ ​there​ ​for​ ​you​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​an​ ​afternoon.​ ... This is the first time in my life I am wholly embracing those identities, those parts of myself which have been inconspicuously hanging around for years, patiently waiting for me to SEE them...and to LOVE them. The day was absolutely amazing, and on my walk home, I saw this heart... LOVE WINS. We all have a story to share. I invite you to share yours, and check out a person...I mean a "book" =) ...when you get the chance."

Food and drink will be provided.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please consider supporting this free, volunteer-designed and developed event with your tax-deductible donation at wehelponeanother.com.

We can't wait to see you there!
(exact event times to be deterimined)

 
10am
Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too! No registration necessary.

 
Rad Color Fun: A Coloring Book Workshop with Artist-in-Residence Rachal Duggan
 
Garden Party

Garden Party

Community Room
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for iced tea, lemonade and cookies in the lovely Lakeview Garden. The Lakeview Garden is made possible and maintained by the Friends of the Lakeview Library.

 
10am
Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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 100 children and families. Crafts and facepainting available for everyone. ​

Funded in part by a grant from Beyond the Page, http://www.beyondthepage.info.​

 
11am
North Firehouse Storytime at Packers Townhouses (1927 Northport Dr.)
 
Library Takeover w/ Alaura Borealis
 
12pm
POSTPONED: Artist-in-Residence: Eric Adjetey Anang

POSTPONED: Artist-in-Residence: Eric Adjetey Anang

Meeting Room
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm

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.

 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program.

 
1pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 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:
1-4 Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording

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.

 
1pm
Lego Club at the Library

Lego Club at the Library

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 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.

 
2pm
Saturday Movie Matinee--(PG) DISNEY'S A WRINKLE IN TIME

Saturday Movie Matinee--(PG) DISNEY'S A WRINKLE IN TIME

Meeting Room
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

PG, 1hr. 49min., 2018
Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and and Zack Galifianakis.
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

 
2pm
Chicken Rice with Madame Chu

Chicken Rice with Madame Chu

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Chicken rice, typically served poached with cucumber and three different sauces, is the signature dish of Singapore. Learn how to make this dish with fragrant rice. Registration begins 6/9. Register online or call 288-6160. Part of the series, Cooking with the Chefs of the Madison Public Market. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
3pm
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Children's Program Room
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you love Pokemon TCG (Trading Card Game)? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes and then compete against other kids.

 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cecile Richards & Lauren Peterson

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Cecile Richards & Lauren Peterson

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival and A Room of One's Own are proud to welcome Cecile Richards and her co-writer Lauren Peterson for an in-conversation book event and book signing in support of Make Trouble. In Make Trouble, Richards presents a timely and important message: To make change, you have to make trouble. In her book, she illuminates the people and the lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad and the experiences that taught her how to stand up, speak out, and find the courage to lead.

 
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