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!
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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Friends of Lakeview Library Vinyl Sale
This is a music collectors' dream! Stop by the Lakeview Library for this special sale featuring music of all formats. The Lakeview Library will be accepting donations prior to the sale, including records of all sizes (33 1/3, 45, 78, or others) as well as CDs, sheet music, music magazines, or anything else related to music. Donation forms for tax purposes are available at the library. Drop off your donations or call the library to inquire about possible home pickup of larger donations.
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park
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)
What can you build? A grand city? A tall tower? A long and winding road? Come and play with the library's cool blocks and discover what you can make. Add some extra engineering fun with brand new ramps, too!
Children's Program Room
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.
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Family)
Join The Kids Chef, Chef Lily, in a hands-on cooking class for kids and families. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian option and nut free. All participants, adults and kids, must register. Registrations begins 7/6. Register online or call 288-6160.
Community Room B and Kitchen
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.
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Mixed ages 5-12)
Join The Kids Chef, Chef Lily, in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-12. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration begins 7/6. Register online or call 288-6160.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Cyanotypes & Clay Workshop
Participants will have the chance to play with natural light by harnessing the sun to make cyanotype prints. Adding in the flexibility and playfulness of clay, we will make shapes, letters, and other forms from clay to make designs with the cyanotype print. Kiddos should be accompanied by an adult.
Goodman South Book Club -The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, USA Today, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Economist, Boston Globe, Newsday, Salon and many others
In a story of hope and longing, three young people set out from the American South during different decades of the 20th Century en route to the North and West in search of what the novelist Richard Wright called "the warmth of other suns."
Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster are among the six million African-Americans who fled the South during what would become known as the Great Migration, a watershed in American history. This book interweaves their stories and those of others who made the journey with the larger forces and inner motivations that compelled them to flee, and with the challenges they confronted upon arrival in the New World.
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
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
Saturday Family Movie Matinee--HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON : The Hidden World (PG)
[PG, Animation|Action|Adventure, 2019] Strring Jay Baruchel & Cressinda Cowell. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World'" a secet Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Feature films the whole family can enjoy
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Ages 8-12)
Join The Kids Chef, Chef Lily, in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 8-12. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Vegetarian option and nut free. Registration begins 7/6. Register online or call 288-6160.
Community Room B and Kitchen