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!
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Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Monthly series of presentations by the Ancient Earthworks Society
Meeting Room 115
A Very Bubbler Saturday
Explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each month. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles. This month we will put our creativity on display by making puppets!
Tech Study Hall - Java, Web and Excel
Want to know more about teaching yourself these skills in a supportive environment?
Conference Room 104
DIY Baby & Toddler Toys
Put recyclable materials to good use by converting them into toys that will engage your children and encourage their brain development. Supplies and instructions provided. For parents and caregivers, including teens who care for young children. Registration begins Saturday, April 6.
Meeting Room B
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
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.
Indonesian Yellow Coconut Rice (Nasi Kuning) with Ade Tinamei
Learn how to make this special dish usually served at festive occasions with side accompaniments of a traditional-style salad and chicken. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Goodman South Book Club - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.
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: MINIONS (PG)
[PG, 1hr 31min, Animation|Action|Adventure, 2015]
Jelly Rolls with Chef Krista Hefty
Learn how to make and roll a jelly roll with Chef Krista. Find out the many ways these cakes can be used. 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