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!
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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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 Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Study Room 1
Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Monthly series of presentations by the Ancient Earthworks Society
Meeting Room 115
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
CANCELED: [Outside the Box] Printmaking Workshop with artist Nathaniel Stern
Join self-proclaimed "awkward artist, teacher, and writer," Nathaniel Stern in this outside-the-box printmaking workshop. No previous experience is required and we will provide the materials needed.
Nathaniel Sterns internationally exhibited Compressionist prints are created when the artist straps a desktop scanner, computing device, and custom-made battery pack to his body, and performs images into existence. He might scan in straight, long lines across tables, tie the scanner around his neck and swing over flowers, do pogo-like gestures over bricks, or just follow the wind over water lilies in a pond. Some of the gorgeous results are currently on view at the James Watrous Gallery and you can join the artist to learn more about his process and try it yourself at a free, two-hour workshop at Madison Public Library's Bubbler. Participants will learn about Stern's idiosyncratic process and discuss techniques and resulting images, receive information and a demonstration on how to construct battery packs, hardware, and use software, and have the opportunity to try a scanner rigs to experiment in making your own images.
The workshop is free and open to ages 12+ if attending independently and 6+ if attending with a guardian. Registration is required and will open on December 10th.
Learn more about Nathaniel's exhibitions here: https://www.wisconsinacademy.org/gallery/maggie-sasso-nathaniel-stern
For kids ages 7 and up who already like to knit or who want to learn! Needles and yarn provided, but please bring a pair of #8 straight needles if you have one.
Meeting Room A
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays: 12-4 pm
Drop-in computer help is a partnership between Madison Public library and WISE, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program
Open Studio w/ Artist-in-Residence Rodney Lambright II
Stop into the Bubbler Room to learn more about Rodney Lambright II - illustrator, animator, and writer extraordinaire. He will be present to share his work and lead patrons through ongoing projects that help develop unique stories within the mediums of comics and animation.
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.
Goodman South Book Club Book Discussion of Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.
"A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dreamthe unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy."
New York Times Bestseller Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award An ALA Notable Book
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Meeting Room 115
Saturday Family Movie Matinee--Disney Pixar CARS
[G, 1hr 57min, Animation|Comedy|Family, 2006]