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 withdrawals 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 1 pm.
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale
A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Bag sale 1 - 3 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.
Madison Traditional Gaming
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!
Art After Overture
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 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
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
Donuts with Dads
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
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime
¡Acompáñenos para cuentos, canciones, y actividades en inglés y español, enfocados en la alfabetización temprana y el idioma española! Para niños de 2 a 6 años de edad y sus familias.
Stories, songs, and activities in English and Spanish to build early literacy and Spanish language awareness, For Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers, ages 2-6 yrs old (siblings welcome). Storytime will take place in the Hawthorne Library Children's Area.
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
Screen Printing for Kids - A Very Bubbler Saturday
Learn about screenprinting 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 Rooms A & B Combined
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 - The Body is Not an Apology by Sonia Renee Taylor
"A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world for us all."
Meeting Room 115
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.
Aqua Room 128
Saturday Family Movie Matinee: FROZEN
[PG, 1hr 42min, Animation|Adventure|Comedy, 2013]
Indian Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy
Chaat Masala with Yakub Kazi has been canceled. Chef Lily will teach the class instead. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen