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(for children ages 3-5, siblings welcome)
Children's Program Room
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi!
Kennedy Heights Community Center (199 Kennedy Heights)
Pop Up Making with the Bubbler
Pop into Lakeview Library for a hands-on maker activity! You'll never know what you'll find - sew a sock monster, play with a mini robot, or make a recycled contraption - either way, you'll have a great time and probably learn something new. Drop in any time during the two hours and stay as long as you like. All ages welcome, children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a grown-up.
Teen Video Game Design Camp
Leave this 3-day series having created your own video game level! During the camp attendees will use the Unreal Development Kit to create a fully interactive 3D game level. Attendees will work with a professional Game Designer to create every part of their level; from the sky and the ground to the various objects found in it. At the end of the camp, attendees will be able to play their level as well as the other levels created by peers during the camp. Games will be rated "T for Teen.
Must attend all 3 classes, June 18-20.
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
NewBridge Movie Program UPSIDE (PG-13)
Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston & Nicole Kidman.
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including resumes and cover letters, school assignments, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Basic computer help, such as setting up email accounts, searching for jobs online, or filling out online job applications, is also available.
Call 224-7100 to set up your one-hour appointment.
Madison Writing Assistance is a free service provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center and is made possible through the generous support of The Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, Altrusa International of Madison, and the UW-Madison Writing Center.
Drop-in Screen Printing with Lesley Numbers
Join local artist Lesley Numbers for a drop-in screen printing event. Learn how screen printing works and pull your own print to take home using pre-made stencils. Paper and ink will be provided; or bring your own t-shirt or textile to print on. Children 6 and under will need an adult to help.
One-On-One Computer Assistance
Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.
Study Room 1
Knitting at the Library
Drop in knitting: Learn a new craft or work on that unfinished project with other neighborhood knitters.
Community Room - Fireplace Side
Book discussion of Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Pasta Making Demo with Chef Krista Hefty
Chef Krista will demonstrate making egg pasta, creating pasta shapes and sauce pairings. Register online or call 288-6160.This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group
Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about different techniques, share your own work, and just commune in general with other creative souls. While there is no formal instructor for this group, there are knowledgeable veteran yarn crafters who are generous with their wisdom. No registration required--just drop by.
Book Discussion of Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
In this fast paces thriller police chief Kate Burkholder investigates the murder of an entire Amish family. Formerly Amish herself, Burkholder uses her knowledge of the community as a way to solve the mystery. Join us for discussion and dessert!
Meeting Room 302