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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, July 20, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Saturday, Jul 20, 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
 
Friends of Lakeview Library Vinyl Sale

Friends of Lakeview Library Vinyl Sale

Community Room
Saturday, Jul 20, 9:00am to 4:00pm

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.

Community Room
 
Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park

Dream Bus at Vandenburg Heights Park

Vandenburg Heights (1054 N. Pine St, Sun Prairie)
Saturday, Jul 20, 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
Block Party!

Block Party!

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Jul 20, 9:30am to 11:30am

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!
Designed for children ages 3-8, but the whole family is welcome. Children under age 7, must have an adult helper.

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, Jul 20, 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.

 
11:00am
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Family)

Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Family)

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Jul 20, 11:00am to 12:15pm

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
 
12:00pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 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:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art

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
 
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Mixed ages 5-12)
Community Room B and Kitchen
 
Cyanotypes & Clay Workshop

Cyanotypes & Clay Workshop

Bubbler
Saturday, Jul 20, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

Bubbler
 
1:30pm
Goodman South Book Club -The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Goodman South Book Club -The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Jul 20, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Saturday, Jul 20, 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--HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON : The Hidden World (PG)
Meeting Room
 
Lego Club

Lego Club

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Jul 20, 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
 
3:00pm
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Ages 8-12)
Community Room B and Kitchen