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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale
Community Room
 
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Saturday, Sep 21, 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
 
10am
Ancient Earthworks Society Series
Meeting Room 115
 
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Saturday, Sep 21, 10:00am to 10:45am

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 Curry Chicken with Madame Chu

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Sep 21, 10:00am to 11:30am

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
 
10am
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Sep 21, 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.

 
12pm
It's the year 2039. Where's your podcast? (A Preserve This Podcast workshop)

It's the year 2039. Where's your podcast? (A Preserve This Podcast workshop)

Bubbler
Saturday, Sep 21, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Bring your hard drives. Bring your laptops. Bring your Dropbox password. We’re going to preserve your podcast. Zines will be provided.

If you’ve 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 it’s 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...

Bubbler
 
1pm
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Sep 21, 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Bread Making with Chef Krista Hefty

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Sep 21, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Sep 21, 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:
Bradley DLO- Expertise in beat making and audio recording

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
 
1pm
Goodman South Book Club - The Power by Naomi Alderman

Goodman South Book Club - The Power by Naomi Alderman

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Sep 21, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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**
One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year
One of President Obama's favorite reads of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
An Amazon Best Book of the Year

"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

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Saturday, Sep 21, 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