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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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9am
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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!

 
10am
Libraries are for everyone drop-in screenprinting

Libraries are for everyone drop-in screenprinting

Meeting Room
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.

 
Baby Wearing Internation of Madison
 
11am
Dim Sum Style Taro Cake with Madame Chu
 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 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
Rock the Library Summer Reading Celebration @ Pinney Library

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.
Interested in suggesting a song for our Rock the Library Jukebox? Submit your suggestion via the link below
Please choose one Rock the Library session to attend. Call ahead to your library to add your name to the list for a half hour block of studio time or sign up for a spot on the day. If you are making a video with a sibling or a friend, you will only need to sign up for 1 spot. Make costumes, props, and practice your dance moves while you wait for your studio sesh.

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.)
 
This Is Us Artist Reception
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

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:
Richard - Expertise in beat making, audio recording, and audio production
Sophie- Expertise in digital art, graphic design, and animation

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
Goodman South Book Club Book Discussion of Love, InshAllah...

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
- Love in the Time of Biohazards
- The Hybrid Dance
- Rerouting
- Last Night on the Island
- Shalom to Salam
- Three
- Brain Meets Heart

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.

 
2pm
Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Children's Program Room
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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

 
Indian Dishes with Nausheen Qureishi

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.

 
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