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.
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Venus Washington -- Venus Inspires Mindfulness
Health Coach Venus Washington will engage you in an interactive presentation about what mindfulness really is and you will learn easy tips to start incorporating mindfulness into your daily life.
Real Life Library
Come celebrate community at the Real Life Library: Volume 7!
WHOA!, Cortico, and the Madison Public Library are collaborating to celebrate community by connecting their projects designed to build community through storytelling, listening, and conversation!
WHOA!'s Real Life Library aims to elevate wellbeing and build empathy through storytelling and listening. At this event, you can come to check out real people's stories about community. Cortico's Local Voices Network aims to foster conversation in communities and in the media that improves our understanding of one another. At this event, you can join a conversation to share your perspective on our community.
This event is free and open to the public. Per Madison Public Library policy, children under 12 must be accopanied by an adult. Per Cortico and Local Voices Network policy, people under the age of 18 are not permitted to participate in the facilitated conversations.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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
Settlin' - Stories of Madison's Early African American Families
Author Muriel Simms will share some of the stories she collected for the book from the descendants of twenty-five early African American families who settled--survived and thrived--in Madison, Wis., in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Seeing a pressing need to preserve these little-documented experiences, the lifelong Madison, Wis., resident collected stories from the families who came to Madison more than 100 years ago and formed vibrant and cohesive communities of churches, businesses, and social clubs, and who frequently came together in the face of adversity and conflict. The event is part of the Urban League's 50th Anniversary celebration. Light refreshments will be served. A book signing will follow.
Meeting Room 115
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.
Madison Writing Assistance - ON BREAK, RESUMES MARCH 26
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.
Green Room 103
Saturday Family Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns
Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. This film is rated PG.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
A Railroader Remembers (Documentary Film with a Wisconsin Flavor)
Steam railroading in northern Wisconsin as told by a 38-year veteran on the Chicago & Northwestern.
Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peek
You're invited to a free preview of the 21st Wisconsin Film Festival (April 4-11, 2019). Watch trailers of this year's films, learn about the ins and outs from Wisconsin's Own Programmer Zach Zahos, and bring your questions about the festival.
World Down Syndrome Day: Movie at the Library
The Madison Public Library - Meadowridge is hosting a movie day for our friends with Down syndrome and their families in honor of WDSD! The movie will be a PG-rated kid-friendly comedy. They will be serving pizza and snacks to enjoy with the movie!
If you have a suggestion for a movie choice, please email us your idea at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
Presented by the Meadowood Health Partnership in partnership with Sheray Wallace.
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen