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DANEnet Fix It Clinic
Device Fix IT clinics are to repair and support computers and hardware owned by households without the means to fix them. Adults can bring in their devices (smart phone, desktop, tower, laptop, etc.) and DANEnet staff and volunteers will fix and clean the devices.
Meeting Room 115
Monroe Street Library League Book Sale
The Monroe Street Library League will hold its annual book sale during the 34th Annual Monroe Street Festival on Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 to 4:00. The Monroe Street Festival is an annual street sale and neighborhood celebration, with entertainment and childrens activities. For more information, see www.MonroeStreetFestival.com.
Let's Talk about It: Immigration, migration and our Southern border
The treatment of immigrants at the border and across this country has been beyond horrific and unconscionable. It can be overwhelming for adults to comprehend, let alone for children! Join facilitators from Families for Justice of Dane County for a multi-generational workshop that will include discussion, learning, and activities for adults and children. It is critical for us to come together in our families and in our community so we can better defend the rights and humanity of immigrants and asylum seekers. Adults will learn together for the first hour, and then kids will be invited to join in. Childcare is available for ages 6mos-8yrs--please call Abigail at 266-6385 to reserve a slot in advance. Slots will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis on Saturday morning.
This event is part of a series which supports the book launch of Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools. Generous financial support for this series is provided by the Friends of the Lakeview Library and the Friends of the Sequoya Library, with funding for the Green Card Youth Voices--Madison exhibit with a grant from the Beyond the Page Endowment Fund.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Donuts with Dad
Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too!
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.
Partners in Practice
Come and join early care and education professionals to connect and reflect on hot topics in the ECE field. This is a networking event where we hope to build connections and partnerships within our early education community, as well as focus on specific topics of interest.
Coffee, tea, juice, and light snacks will be provided.
This program is offered in partnership with the Beyond Dane Chapter of WECA (Wisconsin Early Childhood Association), and the Madison Public Library, and is free and open to the public.
2.0 hours of registry credit available.
Read to a Dog
Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, first served basis.
YS Study Room 1
Mystery Games at Hawthorne
Play a variety of role-playing mystery games, such as "How to Host a Murder", plus puzzle games, including "Exit" and "Unlock"
Drop-In Basic Computer Help
Get help with basic computer questions: email, printing, filling out online forms, etc.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: 1-5 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.
In this class for families and children ages 4-8 we will explore ways to cultivate paying attention together. We will explore breath, feelings and sensations to connect and play. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or towel for each participant to sit on.