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!
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Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in and near the Friends' Book Store. Visit http://www.friendsmpl.com for more information or to become a member.
This is a multi-day sale. Sale hours: Thursday, July 19, 9am-9pm, Friday, July 20, 9am-6pm, Saturday, July 21, 9am-3pm (bag sale from 12pm-3pm $5/bag).
Friends of Lakeview Library Vinyl Sale
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
This is a music collectors' dream! Stop by the Lakeview Library for this special sale featuring music of all formats. The Lakeview Library will be accepting donations prior to the sale, including records of all sizes (33 1/3, 45, 78, or others) as well as CDs, sheet music, music magazines, or anything else related to music. Donation forms for tax purposes are available at the library. Drop off your donations or call the library to inquire about possible home pickup of larger donations.
Adult Adoptees Discussion Panel
Meeting Room 115
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Adoption Wellness Presents:
One-On-One Computer Assistance
Study Room 1
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 9:05am to 11:05am
Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Harry Potter Birthday Bash
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for a celebration of everything Harry Potter throughout the library. Create your own wands in Olivanders shop, test your hand at potions class, play a quick round of quidditch, and snap a picture in our Harry Potter photo booth! Costumes and owls welcome and encouraged. No registration necessary.
Fruit Pizza with Abaaso Foods
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Enjoy making a fun fruit pizza. Kids will select a cookie crust base and top with frosting/sauce and fruits of their choice. Kids 7 and under will need adult assistance. Registration begins 7/7. 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.
Open Media Lab
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 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 Book Discussion of Love, InshAllah...
Meeting Room 115
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. "Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist." While we encourage you to read all the stories, our discussion will be around the following chapters:
- The Opening
Discussions facilitated by members of the Library Takeover planning team, including Maria Ahmad, Syed Umar Warsi, Mouna Algahaithi, and Asmahan Sandokji.
Library Takeover is made possible with support from the Gerald M. Kline Foundation. Please find our books for the club on the shelves near the hold shelf.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Navy Room 126
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 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.
Family Movie Matinee - HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:45pm
Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn! Visit our online calendar or call the library two weeks before movie date for titles.
Bouquet Fruit Carving with Artesan Fruit
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Learn how to carve a mini bouquet out of fruits and vegetables. Participants under 12 will need adult assistance. Registration begins 7/7. 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.