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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Stitch in Public Day

Stitch in Public Day

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Come see what fun it is to create with needle and thread! Members of the Madison Area Embroiderers Guild of America will be on hand to stitch in public and chat with you about the benefits of embroidery.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Children's Program Room
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Stop by the Central Library for art activities inspired by the performances at the Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda series.

Children's Program Room
 
Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Meeting Room 301
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Free assistance from VITA volunteers to help you fill out and file your Federal and Wisconsin personal income taxes. Call 266-6350 to make an appointment (required). Some situations are outside the scope of the service-- ask if in doubt. You must have lived in Wisconsin for ALL of 2018 to use this service. **We will begin taking appointments on Wednesday January 23rd for the 2/9 and 2/23 tax help dates. We will take appointments for the rest of the dates (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6) on February 20th. **

Meeting Room 301
 
10am
Ships in a Bottle with Amy Mietzel

Ships in a Bottle with Amy Mietzel

Meeting Room
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join artist Amy Mietzel, from Bare Knuckle Arts, and upcycle plastic bottles or jars and fill them with extraordinary ships made from wood, tape, markers, and glue. Masts, sails, and pirates added for the special effects. This is a maker's delight workshop!

Meeting Room
 
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Room
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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

Meeting Room
 
Playdough Playdate

Playdough Playdate

Community Room
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding... Playdough encourages children's language, literacy, science and math skills - all at the same time! Drop in to find out more!

Community Room
 
Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 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.

 
11am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 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, 02/09/2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.

Mondays: 12-4 pm
Wednesdays: 1-5 pm
Saturdays: 12-4 pm

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, 02/09/2019 - 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:
Rob- Expertise in audio recording
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
 
Process of Animation Workshop

Process of Animation Workshop

Bubbler
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Dive into the world of animation in its most basic form with artist-in-residence, Rodney Lambright II. All are welcome to join us in the Bubbler Room for drawing, doodling, and exploring different ways to tell stories through characters, dialogue, and movement.

Bubbler
 
1pm
Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 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
 
2pm
"Libraries are for Everyone" Screenprinting Event

"Libraries are for Everyone" Screenprinting Event

Meeting Room
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive "Libraries are for Everyone" image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One print per person, please.

Meeting Room
 
Tabletop Game Club

Tabletop Game Club

Community Room - Table Side
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Bring some friends or join other kids for chess, checkers, and other tabletop games. Play our games, or bring your favorite one to share. For children in grades K-12. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and stay as long as you like!

Community Room - Table Side
 
Mystery Games
Study Room
 
2pm
Black History Month Cinema - Blackkklansman

Black History Month Cinema - Blackkklansman

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 2:30pm to 4:45pm

Light refreshments will be served. Rated R. Check out our other Black History Month Cinema films in February on the Madison Public Library events calendar.

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

Meeting Room 115
 
3pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Muriel Simms for SETTLIN'

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Muriel Simms for SETTLIN'

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Only a fraction of what is known about African American settlers in the Midwest, and the vibrant and cohesive communities they formed, has been preserved in traditional sources. Much is contained in the hearts and minds of their descendants. Seeing a pressing need to preserve these experiences, lifelong Madison, Wis., resident Muriel Simms collected the stories of twenty-five African Americans from Madison whose families arrived, survived, and thrived here in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While some struggled to find work, housing and acceptance, they describe a supportive and enterprising community that formed churches, businesses, and social clubs -- and frequently came together in the face of adversity and conflict. A brief history of Madison's African American settlement sets the stage for the oral histories.

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
 
Pokemon Club

Pokemon Club

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 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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