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.
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Reptiles! with Madison Herpetological Society
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Join members of the Madison Herpetological Society and their animal friends to learn about amazing reptiles! What do snakes eat? Where do tortoises live? How do you handle and care for a reptile friend? All this and more at the library! Animal programs are very popular, plan to arrive early for best seating.
Make Macarons with Araceli and Quetzali Nunez
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn how to make macarons with Chef Araceli and Quetzali Nunez. Kids 7 and under will need adult assistance. Registration begins 7/14. 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.
Parent's Happy Hour: Character Strengths
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Join happiness instructor Debi Kennedy for this one-hour workshop to learn how to use character strengths as a tool to increase every day happiness. Babies & children welcome, too! We welcome women who are pregnant to this workshop, too. This series is part of the Parents as First Teachers project. Parents as First teachers is funded by a gift from John Reindl.
Happy Birthday Harry Potter!
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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.
Mystery Role-playing Game: Chinese Take Out
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
The scene is a San Francisco townhouse filled with mementos of Emily Boggs' days in China. The past has become the present in the person of Anita Mumm. A long lost daughter? Or is she an imposter? Dinner turns deadly when Mrs. Boggs' fortune cookie predicts no future... for HER!
Open Media Lab
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 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.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Navy Room 126
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 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.
Singapore-Style Spring Rolls with Madame Chu
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Learn how to make Singapore-style spring rolls, deep fried and non-deep fried spring rolls will be taught. Registration begins 7/14. 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.