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).
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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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
Yoga Sprouts with Katie
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
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
Taking Poetry for a Walk
Learn how poets use their five senses by taking a literal (and literary) walk to Midvale Schools 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
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: 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
Backyard Chickens 101
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
Saturday Family Matinee - Ralph Breaks the Internet
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. Theyre in way over their heads, so they must rely on the citizens of the internetincluding 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 Raceto help them navigate their way.
Community Room - Fireplace Side