Pinney Library Closed
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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.
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
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jan Brett for THE SNOWY NAP
With over 42 million books in print, Jan Bretts exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in childrens books today. For over 30 years she has brought the glories of winter to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents. The Snowy Nap, a prequel to the all-time classic bestselling picture book, The Hat, stars Hedgie, Bretts trademark character. Inspired by his friends tales of their marvelous past winter adventures, he is determined not to sleep through all the fun again. Hedgie is dazzled by seeing the icy chicken coop sparkling like a palace, the frozen pond shining like a mirror, and the tinkling of sleigh bells. Readers will delight in Bretts return to the Danish farm on the island of Funen. And Readers will be charmed by her meticulous and detailed illustrations, from the local houses with thatched roofs to the beautiful birch bark flourishes on every page.
Children's Program Room
Books for Holiday Giving
A festive sale of books ideal for gift-giving; part of the neighborhood's Holiday Glow on Monroe. Treats, music, free giftwrapping. Enjoy holiday cheer at the library, where books and neighbors come together all year long.
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
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:
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
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
CANCELLED - Library LEGO Club
Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!
Meeting Room 115
Make an Origami Market Bag with Bird Ross
This is a fun bag to make and a terrific bag to give as a gift. In this 2-hour class we'll provide the instructions and know-how and you bring your sewing machine, basic sewing skills and the fabric. You'll take home the market bag and the inspiration to create more! We'll look at customizable options, so that each bag you make can be unique.
A supply list will be available once you've signed up. Basic sewing skills and a working sewing machine are necessary for this class. Open to participants 18 and older. Registration begins September 1.