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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Libraries are for everyone drop-in screenprinting
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive "Libraries are for Everyone" image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person, please.
Dim Sum Style Taro Cake with Madame Chu
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Learn how to make savory steamed taro cakes. 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.
Rock the Library Summer Reading Celebration @ Pinney Library
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Finish your summer reading Bingo card this summer and earn a golden ticket to rock out at the library! Create a music video to your favorite song on your own or with your friends with our green screen or stop motion animation technology. Make props with us or bring your own costume for this one of a kind jam session.
Read Like a Badger is funded in part by Topitzes Family Foundation, the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, and the Madison Public Library Foundation.
North Fire Truck Storytime at Northport Apartments (1740 Northport Dr.)
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories and crafts. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the fire trucks!
Open Media Lab
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 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, 08/18/2018 - 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.
Indian Dishes with Nausheen Qureishi
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Join Nausheen in making mixed masala vegetables, cumin rice and roasted papadum,an Indian flatbread. 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.