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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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All day
 
9am
Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Free Tax Filing at Central-FULL

Meeting Room 301
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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
 
One-On-One Computer Assistance

One-On-One Computer Assistance

Study Room 1
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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 Thursday afternoons and Tuesday and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.

Study Room 1
 
10am
Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too! No registration necessary.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Children's Program Room
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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.

Children's Program Room
 
Mindful Fitness with Venus Washington
Community Room
 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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
Robot-o-thon! A Very Bubbler Saturday

Robot-o-thon! A Very Bubbler Saturday

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Combine your craft skills with your coding chops to make a robot. We will have different kinds of robots, including Lego compatible Meeperbots, to play with along with art supplies so that you can create your very own personal droid.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Animation Film Study Workshop (w/ co-facilitator David Beasley)

Animation Film Study Workshop (w/ co-facilitator David Beasley)

Bubbler
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This unique workshop led by artist-in-residence, Rodney Lambright II offers the opportunity to watch and explore the planning and creativity behind some of the films and animations that first inspired him. Participants will be let through this workshop with specific writing and drawing prompts, followed by a group discussion co-facilitated by David Beasley.
No experience needed! Ages 14+

Bubbler
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
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
 
1pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Navy Room 126
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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
Saturday Family Matinee: Christopher Robin

Saturday Family Matinee: Christopher Robin

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. This film is rated PG.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
Hands On (Documentary Films with a Wisconsin Flavor)

Hands On (Documentary Films with a Wisconsin Flavor)

Community Room
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

"Hands On,” a new, 90-minute documentary by filmmaker, Bob Leff features five Wisconsin artisan/artists –a bagpipe maker, a wood turner, a banjo maker, a knife sharpener and maker, and a fiber producer –all showing how they work and telling why they do what they do. Common to all of them is a passion for their craft and a deep dedication to the highest standards of excellence.
Bob will provide an introduction to the film and a discussion will follow the screening. Copies of Hands On and Bob's other films will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about other films that Bob has created, see the Video Art Creations website: www.vapfilms.com

Community Room
 
2pm
Black History Month Cinema - Selma

Black History Month Cinema - Selma

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:30pm to 4:45pm

Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13. Check out our other films for Black History Month on the Madison Public Library events calendar.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Meeting Room 115
 
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