A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Bag sale 2 - 4 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.
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Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!
Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.
Madison Traditional Gaming
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!
One-On-One Computer Assistance
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.
Study Room 1
Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Join your AES colleagues and guests at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 15 at the South Madison Library as researcher Diane Fox introduces us to petroforms (arranged and altered rocks) an aspect of Wisconsins ancient record that is both poorly documented and extremely vulnerable.
Her field research in south-central Wisconsin demonstrates recurrent patterns and underscores the threats posed by modern human activities.
Dianes Petroform 101 presentation will include modern examples that help define what petroforms are and her observations about the various forms of expression they may represent. Most importantly, Diane hopes to stimulate awareness of Wisconsins petroform heritage and stimulate discussion about what we can do to identify, protect, and preserve these rare and precious sites.
Future lectures in the AES 2018-19 series will include discussions of: what the ancients saw (and you can still see if you get away from city lights) in Wisconsins nighttime sky; decades-long efforts by historic preservation advocates in Monona to save a threatened effigy mound on residential property near Monona Drive; Edgewood Colleges efforts to recognize and protect mounds located on their south Madison campus; and documenting the vanished mounds of the City of Waukesha.
Meeting Room 115
Join area Tinkergarten leaders for a storytime aimed at young learners (2-5 years). Tinkergarten storytime will include reading a few favorite books and lots of time for adults and children to move, sing, and play.
Yoga Sprouts with Katie
Children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers are invited to join Yoga Sprouts Instructor, Katie Muschlewski for a fun family class! Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.
Children's Program Room
Scientific Illustration Workshop: Tiny Things w/ Bubbler artist-in-residence
Join artist Jacki Whisenant in this workshop that will use FoldScopes (lightweight, portable microscopes that use a smartphone and a stage to see microscopic views of small objects). There are so many amazing things to explore in this world, and it is easy to overlook ones that are seemingly insignificant. Through the lens a tiny seed becomes a sculpture, and a feather becomes a forest. We will take the opportunity to draw some of these objects and appreciate their unique shapes. If we're lucky, we may even find some water bears (Tardigrades)!
Southern Desserts with Melly Mel's
Learn how to make a peach cobbler and sweet potato pie with Carmell Jackson of Melly Mel's. 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.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Cancelled: Drop-In Basic Computer Help
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
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio
Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Jacki and why she is wild about the wild things in this world! Draw with her or take on your own interpretation of creatures real and unreal with various making materials.
Children's Author Visit with A. G. Grey
Join local Madison author A. G. Grey for a reading of his hilarious picture book A Book Never Read Before, and a sneak peek of his new book, Imaginary Pictures. Listen as the author reads his silly, creative books to make you laugh and imagine. Stay to ask the author questions to learn about how authors write and publish books. Books will be available for sale so you can get your very own copy and get it signed by A. G. Grey himself!
Open Media Lab
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...
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.
Meeting Room 115
Saturday Family Movie Matinee : SHERLOCK GNOMES
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library and connect to the library's private servers for a customized gameplay experience using MinecraftEDU. No account necessary. Ages 17 and under. Sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Minecraft programming funded by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.
*Cancelled*Peas and Carrots Upma with Nausheen Qureishi-0
*Cancelled*Learn how to make upma, a porridge from dry roasted semolina. 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.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen