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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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!

Community Room
 
Art After Overture

Art After Overture

Children's Program Room
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 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
 
10am
Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Meeting Room 115
 
A Very Bubbler Saturday

A Very Bubbler Saturday

Meeting Room
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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!

Meeting Room
 
Madison Baby Wearing
Community Room A
 
Tech Study Hall - Java, Web and Excel

Tech Study Hall - Java, Web and Excel

Conference Room 104
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Want to know more about teaching yourself these skills in a supportive environment?
Bring your questions for working on an Excel, Java or HTML/CSS project. Join us at Tech Study Hall, Saturdays 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20 from 10 to noon.

Conference Room 104
 
DIY Baby & Toddler Toys

DIY Baby & Toddler Toys

Meeting Room B
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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
 
10am
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am

¡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.

 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 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, 04/20/2019 - 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
1-4 Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording
1-4 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
 
Indonesian Yellow Coconut Rice (Nasi Kuning) with Ade Tinamei
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
1pm
Goodman South Book Club - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

Goodman South Book Club - The Round House, by Louise Erdrich

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.
"One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life—Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.
Riveting and suspenseful, arguably the most accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine, The Beet Queen, and The Bingo Palace, Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture."
Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club next to the hold shelf.

Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 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.

Aqua Room 128
 
2pm
Saturday Family Movie Matinee: MINIONS (PG)

Saturday Family Movie Matinee: MINIONS (PG)

Meeting Room
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

[PG, 1hr 31min, Animation|Action|Adventure, 2015]
Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Feature films the whole family can enjoy

Meeting Room
 
3pm
Jelly Rolls with Chef Krista Hefty
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
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