A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Bag sale 1 - 3 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.
Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.
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Madison Traditional Gaming
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!
Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Monthly series of presentations by the Ancient Earthworks Society
Meeting Room 115
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.
Tamarind Curry Chicken with Madame Chu
Tamarind is a fruit that is commonly use in Southeast Asian cuisine. In this class, we will be making Tamarind Curry Chicken with a hint of tartness mixed with Nyonya curry spices that brings your curry dishes to a different level. Register online or call 288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.
Community Room B and Kitchen
Dream Bus at C.H. Bird Elementary
Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.
C.H. Bird Elementary School (1170 N. Bird St, Sun Prairie)
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.
It's the year 2039. Where's your podcast? (A Preserve This Podcast workshop)
Bring your hard drives. Bring your laptops. Bring your Dropbox password. Were going to preserve your podcast. Zines will be provided.
If youve listened to our podcast or read our zine, you know that podcasts are disappearing. So how can podcasters protect themselves against loss? By attending our Preserve This Podcast workshop. This interactive workshop will tackle this issue head-on by walking audio-creators through the history of podcast technology, the basics of archival preservation, and simple steps you can take to preserve your audio. We will review through the tools and techniques to prevent data loss before its too late, as well as bake these concepts into podcasters existing production workflows.
About our instructors:
Dana Gerber-Margie (@theaudiosignal) listens to podcasts while living in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her Master's in Library & Information Studies at UW-Madison, and has worked as an A/V Archivist for WiLS and the Wisconsin Historical Society. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the Bello Collective, a publication about podcasts and storytelling.
Mary Kidd (@kiddarchivist) is an archivist and illustrator. By day, she works for New York Public Library's Special Collections Division. She has worked on audio/visual preservation projects for New York Public Radio, the Magic Shop Recording Studio, and the XFR Collective, a non-profit organization that transfers at-risk media off magnetic tapes to digital format for individuals and groups with limited means. She enjoys creating drawings, zines, gifs, and other artful tidbits to make archiving, and the technology that supports it, accessible, approachable and fun for everyone.
Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-the-year-2039-wheres-your-podcast-a-pre...
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
Bread Making with Chef Krista Hefty
Chef Krista will demonstrate making bread dough and then show how to use it as a base for multiple bread styles like French bread, monkey bread and focaccia. Registration begins 8/30.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.
Goodman South Book Club - The Power by Naomi Alderman
Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The Power, by Naomi Alderman.
**WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**
"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR
In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.
From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.
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