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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Sale runs April 25-28. Sale hours: Thursday, April 25, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, April 26, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday, April 27, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, April 28, 1 pm - 3 pm (bag sale).

 
10am
Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 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, 04/27/2019 - 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
 
12pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 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
Taking Poetry for a Walk

Taking Poetry for a Walk

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn how poets use their five senses by taking a literal (and literary) walk to Midvale School’s community garden and writing haikus about the experience.

Moisés Villavicencio Barras will lead the workshop. He is a Mexican poet, translator, and published writer. He teaches at Midvale School.

This workshop is for elementary aged children who are accompanied by parents or caregivers. Please register each child by calling 608-266-6385 or online at madisonpubliclibrary.org/sequoya

This event is funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, with additional support from the Madison Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 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 Michael- Expertise in film production/writing, and photoshop
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
 
1pm
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 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
 
Backyard Chickens 101

Backyard Chickens 101

Meeting Room 115
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Have you considered keeping chickens in your backyard? This talk will discuss reasons to keep chickens, choosing what kinds of chickens to get, housing requirements and getting started, and some potential problems you might encounter. Come and learn about a pet that can also provide breakfast!

Presented by UW Extension Poultry Expert Ron Kean.

Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
Saturday Family Matinee - Ralph Breaks the Internet

Saturday Family Matinee - Ralph Breaks the Internet

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at the library for a full-length family movie, "Ralph Breaks the Internet." Rated PG. We'll provide the popcorn!

Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a part to save her game, Sugar Rush. They’re in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internet—including Yesss, the head algorithm and heart and soul of the trend-making site BuzzzTube, and Shank, a tough-as-nails driver from the gritty online auto-racing game, Slaughter Race—to help them navigate their way.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
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