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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
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
Madison's Polish Heritage Club presents -- Kosciuszko: A Man Before His Time
Feb. 4, 1746 marks the birth of the Polish and United States Revolutionary War hero, Tadesz (Thaddeus) Kosciuszko (1746-1817).
Based on the book The Peasant Prince and the Age of Revolution by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Alex Storozynski, this 54 min. PBS documentary brings history to life with dramatic readings and re-enactments filmed at West Point, Saratoga, Philadelphia and in Poland. (54 min.)
The story of Polish military leader Tadeusz Kościuszko, who fought with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. He stood up for the rights of enslaved Africans, indentured European serfs, Jews, Native Americans women, women and all who were discriminated against. His message of freedom and respect for all is just as important today as it was in the 18th century.
Display and refreshments provided by Madisons Polish Heritage Club. Madison Polish Heritage Club together with the Alicia Ashman Public Library present a movie for all to enjoy.
Take Your Child to the Pinney Library Day
Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a visit to the newly opened Interim Pinney Library! Check out the space and some great books, and create a piece of library themed art to take home or hang on display in the children's area!
Drop in activities and treats generously provided by the Friends of Pinney Library.
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.
DaneNet Fix It Clinic
Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will fix and clean the devices.
Have a Computer Question or Issue?
If your computer or laptop is slow, not working, or seems to have a virus, bring it in for free tech support! Our volunteers will teach valuable repair skills, answer questions, and give technical advice about your device.
First come, first served. Labor is FREE. Volunteers can offer advice on purchasing parts online or at local repair stores.
Bring your laptop, and/or desktop tower and power cord. Volunteers will help with computers, smartphones and tablets.
Community Room A
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.