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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

English Class for Parents = Clases de Ingles para Padres

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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

Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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!

Community Room
 
ACA Enrollment with Covering Wisconsin
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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.

Study Room 1
 
9:30am
Who Matters? Volume 2: Intergenerational Photo Project

Who Matters? Volume 2: Intergenerational Photo Project

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center have joined together for our second annual intergenerational photo exhibit. We are looking for community members to attend a photo session and share their stories!

You must bring at least one person age 55+, along with anyone of a different generation(s) - related or not - to have your picture taken together. Groups are welcome too. Play it silly or serious. Be creative. Have fun!​

Local artist Jennie Bastian, will take your photo at the library during the photo session time frame:

Saturday, November 17: 9:30 am - 12 pm

Additionally, share your stories if you'd like to have that included with your photo.

The photos and stories will be on display in early 2019 with a welcome reception to kick it off. Date, time, and location(s) to be announced.

All participants receive a free copy of their photo!

Please call the Senior Center at 266-6581 to sign up for a photo session. Walk-ins are welcome too, but those with a reservation are guaranteed submission.

Funding for the Who Matters project is generously provided by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

 
10:00am
Donuts with Dad and Grandpa! (or Oma or Abuelo or Nana..)

Donuts with Dad and Grandpa! (or Oma or Abuelo or Nana..)

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

For this “Donuts” program we are celebrating the generations! Invite a grandparent or an older friend for Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and donuts! Come for the storytime and stay to get your intergenerational photo taken by local artist Jennifer Bastian for a photo exhibit “Who Matters?” *Dads, Moms and other super important people welcome, too! All ages.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Tinkergarten Storytime

Tinkergarten Storytime

Meeting Room
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am to 10:45am

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.

Meeting Room
 
Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Children's Program Room
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am

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
 
Children's and & YA Mini Book Giveaway

Children's and & YA Mini Book Giveaway

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

All kids and teens! Come and choose up to two free books leftover from the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books are either second hand or withdrawn from the library collection. A member of the Friends will have a cart filled with the giveaway books. Drop by anytime on the days & times listed below.

 
11:00am
The Ancient Earthworks Society of Wisconsin
Meeting Room 115
 
12:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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

 
1:00pm
Blankets for Babies - Very Bubbler Saturday

Blankets for Babies - Very Bubbler Saturday

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn to make fleece blankets for babies and support a lovely cause. The local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will host their Third Annual Blankets for Babies event in support of the March of Dimes. Adults, teens and school age kids are invited to learn to make blankets that will be given to families and their babies participating in the UW-Madison Centering Pregnancy Program. Some supplies will be on hand, but to further support the cause please consider bringing 2 pieces of 36 by 36 inch anti-pill fleece fabric to the event. Families with school age kids, teens and adults are all encouraged to participate.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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:
1-4 Rob- Expertise in audio recording
1-4 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.

Media Lab
 
1:30pm
Goodman South Book Club Book Discussion of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Goodman South Book Club Book Discussion of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, by Dan Egan, a Go Big Read book.

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award

"A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.

In an age when dire problems like the Flint water crisis or the California drought bring ever more attention to the indispensability of safe, clean, easily available water, The Death and the Life of the Great Lakes is a powerful paean to what is arguably our most precious resource, an urgent examination of what threatens it and a convincing call to arms about the relatively simple things we need to do to protect it." - from Amazon

Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 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.

Navy Room 126
 
2:00pm
Saturday Family Movie Matinee -- ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
Meeting Room
 
Empowering Children and Ourselves to Talk about Skin Color and Racism

Empowering Children and Ourselves to Talk about Skin Color and Racism

Meeting Room
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Families for Justice in an interactive workshop for parents, caregivers and educators to practice concrete strategies for talking about skin color and racism with children. We will learn to intentionally speak to the children in our lives about justice, naming skin color, and resisting racism. Together we will work to positively impact the ways that our children see and make meaning about skin color and racism.

In this hands-on workshop we will:
*Practice various strategies to talk about skin color and racism with children.
*Develop confidence to engage children in age-appropriate ways.
*Learn to encourage children’s ability to notice and name fairness and unfairness in everyday life.
*Connect with other adults in a supportive community.

Registration for this workshop is appreciated but not required. Please visit madisonpubliclibrary.org or call the library to register.

Meeting Room
 
2:30pm
Simple and Nourishing Vegan Snacks with The Mint Bunny
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
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