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Saturday, October 13, 2018

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9am
English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Parents will learn English communication skills to talk about school, reading with children, and more. Free childcare and dinner provided each week. For more information please call 244-3911.
(Los participantes aprenderán a comunicarse mejor en inglés, a hablar sobre la escuela, sobre leer con los niños, y más. ¡Cena gratuita cada semana a las 5 pm, y cuidado de niños disponible! Para más información, llame a 244-3911.)
Library: Goodman South Madison Library

 
Wisconsin Book Festival - Day 3

Wisconsin Book Festival - Day 3

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am to 9:30pm

The third day of Wisconsin's premier literary event. The Festival offers opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed at locations around Madison. Day 3 features fantastic authors like Megan McDonald, John Roach, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jeff Bercovici, and many more!

You can learn more and see the full schedule at https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org.

 
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale runs October 11-14. Sale hours: Thursday, October 11, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, October 12, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday, October 13, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, October 14, 1 pm - 3 pm (bag sale).

 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:05am to 11:05am

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.

 
10am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, movies and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. Moms welcome, too.

 
Star Wars Party: Pinney Library Strikes Back

Star Wars Party: Pinney Library Strikes Back

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun and interactive Star Wars Party at Pinney! Crafts, activities, snacks, and coloring will take over the library from 10 am - Noon. Stop in the photo booth and take a picture with members of the 501st Wisconsin Garrison.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be shown for free in HD at 2 pm.
There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis with doors opening 30 minutes before the movie. This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be with an adult.

 
5th Annual Lakeview Palooza

5th Annual Lakeview Palooza

Community Room
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for the fifth annual Lakeview Palooza!
Featuring first responder vehicles and personnel;a book for every child; trilobite activities with Carol McCartney of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey; face painting by FaceMuse and music by Shabazz fiddler Gene Delcourt in the morning​; bike repair by Dream Bikes from noon-2 pm; and the Yid Vicious klezmer ensemble 1-1:45 pm. The entire community is invited.

 
11am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.

 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 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
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 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 listing for today:
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
Realer than Real: Writing with All Five Senses

Realer than Real: Writing with All Five Senses

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

You can’t draw the reader into your world without first creating the world. Madison Writer's Studio founders Michelle Wildgen and Susanna Daniel present a workshop about sensory writing and how to use it in your fiction and nonfiction. We’ll help you pay closer attention to the world-building details you have at your disposal and discuss how to select the most effective and evocative ones. We’ll read brief excerpts to stimulate thinking about language and description, and we’ll discuss how the excerpts work and which words create which effects. Does a passage make us feel queasy or hungry, cozy or anxious? How did this mood affect the way we experienced the story? Finally, we’ll use prompts to get you thinking about all five senses. Participants will have time to write, and some of you will have time to share and discuss your work as well. Presented as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival, http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org

 
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! For All Ages.

 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 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.

 
2pm
Star Wars: The Last Jedi film screening

Star Wars: The Last Jedi film screening

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Celebrate all things Star Wars at this fun and interactive Star Wars Party at Pinney! Crafts, activities, snacks, and coloring will take over the library from 10 am - Noon. Stop in the photo booth and take a picture with members of the 501st Wisconsin Garrison.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be shown for free in HD at 2 pm.
There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis with doors opening 30 minutes before the movie. This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be with an adult.

 
Mystery Games
 
2pm
Traditional Mexican Cooking with Julia and Jessica Ruiz
 
3pm
Craft Lab

Craft Lab

Meeting Room
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Not your momma's craft class! A new craft project each month, sometimes featuring local artists. Call the library or check back on this calendar for specific details closer to the event itself. Ages 12 and up.

 
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Do you love Pokémon TCG (The Card Game)? Learn to play during the first 15 minutes, and then compete against other kids!

 
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