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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Cookbook Club Theme: Choux Pastry
This month's theme is choux (puff pastry) pastry with special guest, Chef Krista Hefty. Choose any choux recipe to make and share at the meeting (optional). We will also learn how to make choux with Chef Krista. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
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.
Make & Take Activities with the Girl Scouts
Join us for some free "make and take" art activities with Girl Scouts Troop 7228. All are welcome, not just girls, for this fun activity time. Help us celebrate the troop's art show with cookies and crafts. The Girl Scouts will have an art show on display in the children's area. Activities such as Scratch art pictures, coloring bookmarks with gel pens and making bracelets (beaded or friendship string bracelets) will be available for kids and their parents to enjoy.
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.
Celebrating the Ten Avatars (Dashavatar): An Indian Mythology of Evolution
In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join Namaste Madison and the Karmic Flower Dance Company for a celebration of Indian culture, mythology, and art.
Explore the evolution story of Dashavatar (the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu), told through dance and an exhibit featuring full-size renderings of the avatars, and see live demonstrations of kolam rice-flour designs.
Light refreshments will be served.
Funded in part by a grant from Madison Public Library Foundation.
Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Goodman South Book Club - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection. Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club next to the hold shelf.
Trevor Noah's Born A Crime" - #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one mans coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed"
Meeting Room 115
Pizza Four Ways
Hy-Vee presents a hands-on cooking class to learn how to make gourmet pizzas utilizing nontraditional crusts such as; sweet potato, cauliflower, zucchini and whole wheat pizza crusts. Discover new recipes to try with your family or share with friends.Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday Family Movie Matinee: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (PG)
[PG, 2hr 41min, Animation|Action|Adventure, 2016]
Feature films the whole family can enjoy
Thursday's Artists Reception
Join the Thursday's Artists for a reception celebrating their art show at Sequoya Library. The show itself runs May 2 through the end of June.
Thursday's Artists are a group of women who love to draw and paint and have been meeting for over 20 years. Each artist is inspired by the others and shares ideas during critiques. Members include
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined