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Habitat Lego Build
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Come join us for the LEGO Build Competition, where children between the ages of 5-11 build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter! Families can compete as well with no more than 2 adults per team.
Registration starts Jun 15.
Pop-Up Portraits with Artist-in-Residence Rachal Duggan
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Pop in to say hi and bye to Artist-in-Residence Rachal Duggan during her final session at the Monroe Street Library. Rachal will be set up in the library to doodle anyone interested. Each portrait will take just a few minutes. Walk away with a spontaneous portrait of yourself!
POSTPONED: Artist-in-Residence: Eric Adjetey Anang
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 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.
Open Media Lab
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 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:
1-3:30 Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Navy Room 126
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 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.
Summer Saturday Movie Matinee--PADDINGTON 2
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant & Hugh Bonneville
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Movies the whole family can enjoy!