Little ones stay active with music, movement, play, and bubbles! Especially for toddlers, all siblings welcome.
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Family Fun Sewing Sampler One with Bird Ross
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
This drop-in sewing circle is an opportunity for hands of all ages to experience what you can do with a needle and thread. This sampler class will introduce simple hand sewing and stitching techniques, such as: custom picture stitching, Tyvek embroidery for younger hands, creating pin cushions, and other projects for more experienced sewers. This workshop is recommended for four years and up. Participants under the age of 7 will need to have an adult sewing buddy.
Spanish Storytime and Sweets / Cuentos y pan dulce para la familia
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español y disfrutar de pan dulce! Para niños de todas las edades y sus familias.
Join us for stories and songs in Spanish, and enjoy yummy treats! For kids of all ages and families.
Scientific Illustration Workshop: Drawing Plants w/ Bubbler Artist-in-Residence
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
This all-ages workshop looks at the classic subject of scientific illustration - plants have so many wonderful forms that it is a marvelous opportunity to investigate how different they can all be. With subjects fresh from the farmer's market, we will investigate flowers and their relationship with pollinators, and practice drawing cross section diagrams as well as watercolor painting.
Nigerian Moin-Moin with Afrique Carib
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Learn how to make Nigerian moin-moin, a savory bean pudding steamed in banana leaves. 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.
Real Life Library: Justice for All?
Meeting Room 115
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:30am to 4:30pm
Real Life Library Volume 5 will feature people's experiences with the criminal justice system: school to prison pipeline, Restorative Justice, incarceration, re-entry, and how the Justice system impact friends and family. Learn more about Real Life Library or sign up to share your story at http://wehelponeanother.com/reallifelibrary
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence: Open Studio
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm
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.
A Very Bubbler Saturday
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each month. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. Look for more information online closer to the event!
Open Media Lab
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 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, 09/22/2018 - 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 week of assistance. Call 266-6395 to make a 45-minute appointment. Due to high demand, you are encouraged to call as soon as the library opens (Tuesdays at 10 a.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m.)
Madison Writing Assistance is a free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa Internaional of Madison and the UW-Madison Writing Center.