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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)
Bicycle/Race Ride & Book Talk featuring Adonia Lugo
Family and community bike ride, festivities, and book talk with Adonia Lugo, author of "Bicycle/Race: Transportation, Culture & Resistance".
9:00 AM: Free helmet fitting & bike checks
Cultural anthropologist Adonia E. Lugo, PhD, teaches in the Urban Sustainability MA program at Antioch University Los Angeles. Dr. Lugo began investigating the cultural shift needed to support sustainable transportation during her doctoral work in Los Angeles, where she co-founded CicLAvia and the organization today known as People for Mobility Justice. Through The Untokening collective, she is a national leader in the emerging mobility justice movement that works to bring the complex mobility experiences of people of color and other marginalized groups into urban planning and decisionmaking. Her book, Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance, was published by Microcosm in 2018.
Just Bikes Coalition is happy to sponsor this community event.
Meeting Room 115
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
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
Samosas with Neeta Saluja
Learn how to make potato samosas and a tamarind chutney with local cookbook author, Neeta Saluja. Register online or call 608-288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
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.
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.
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