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Events Calendar

Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Saturday, Jun 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 1 pm.

 
Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale
Community Room
 
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Saturday, Jun 15, 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
 
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park

Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park

Vandenburg Heights (1054 N. Pine St, Sun Prairie)
Saturday, Jun 15, 9:00am to 11:00am

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!

Vandenburg Heights (1054 N. Pine St, Sun Prairie)
 
9:30am
Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Jun 15, 9:30am to 11:00am

Bring your fabulous self and celebrate diversity, differences, and imagination through fun age-appropriate stories, songs, and activities with local drag performers.

Crafts and face painting start at 9:30 am, storytime starts at 10 am

This program is intended for families with children, and grownups must be accompanied by a child. Please note that space is limited - arrive early to pick up tickets for storytime. Crafts and face painting will be available for everyone.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10:00am
Who Matters?: Women's History Edition Story Gathering Day

Who Matters?: Women's History Edition Story Gathering Day

Saturday, Jun 15, 10:00am

Who Matters? Women's History Edition is a story gathering + photography project intended to create a space, physical and online, where women can talk to and listen to other women.

Come share a story about growing up in or living in Madison, particularly about being a woman navigating education, community, the workplace, a faith community, family life, or social life in Madison. The goal is to record short conversations with women about their history in Madison and how being a woman in various Madison spaces affected their experience.

Event Details

Story gathering & photography day is Saturday, June 15 between 10:00am and 3:00pm at Central Library.

You can sign up to record a two-way conversation, where both people are sharing their experiences, or one person can interview the other.

Sign up in pairs to record a short (5-20 minute) conversation and have your photograph taken by local artist Jennie Bastian.

Please call the reference desk at 608-266-6350 to sign up for a recording time.

Questions to get you started include (but are not limited to!):

Tell me about your history in Madison.
When you think about your history in Madison through the lens of gender, are there moments that stick out to you as particularly memorable?
How has being a woman in [xy workplace] affected your experience there?
Tell me about your experience being a woman engaged in [xy political work, faith community, neighborhood].

Recording stations will be set up and librarians will be available to help with any technical trouble-shooting and to answer any questions.

For more information, please call the reference desk at 608-266-6350.

 
Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Yoga Sprouts with Katie

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Jun 15, 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
 
10:30am
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Jun 15, 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.

 
12:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Jun 15, 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

 
1:00pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Jun 15, 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:
Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording

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
 
1:30pm
Goodman South Book Club - Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

Goodman South Book Club - Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Jun 15, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine’s "100 Most Influential People"
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.

Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

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
Saturday, Jun 15, 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
 
2:00pm
Saturday Family Movie Matinee: MISTY

Saturday Family Movie Matinee: MISTY

Meeting Room
Saturday, Jun 15, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

[Approved (appropriate for ages 6 and up according to Common Sense Media), 1hr 31min, Family|Drama, 1961]
Every year the Chincoteague fire department rounds up the wild poinies of Assateague Island, and then auctions then auctions off the colts and yearlings to thin out the herd. A young brother and sister, Paul and Maureen Beebe, have set their hearts on owning one particular wild three-year old pony.
Based on the Newbery Honor Award Winning novel "Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry
Feature films the whole family can enjoy

Meeting Room
 
Lego Club

Lego Club

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Jun 15, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering and design muscles and join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation!

Children's Program Room