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A Very Bubbler Saturday
Explore hands-on artistic and creative tools for building, creating, and playing, with a different focus each month. Flex your tinkering brain muscles with new inventions, problems, and puzzles.
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! No registration necessary.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
English for Parents - Inglés para Padres
Learn English to help your children in school. Free childcare! To register, please call 608-244-3911. Class is Sept. 28-Nov. 9. More classes at http://www.litnetwork.org
Aprenderá inglés para ayudarle a sus hijos en la escuela. Se ofrece cuidado de niños gratuito. Para inscribirse, llame a 608-244-3911. La clase empieza a las 28 de septiembre hasta el 9 de noviembre. Más clases a http://www.litnetwork.org
Meeting Room 115
Want to learn the ins and outs of music recording, hip-hop, rap, spoken word, and more? Join UW-Madison Music Education Students at Madison Public Library's state-of-the-art recording studio to learn about music outside of band, choir, and orchestra with local guest artists!
Completely free and open to anyone of High-School age. Attendees are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions.
For more information contact: MADISONPROJECTAMPLIFY@GMAIL.COM
Tai Chi Animal Frolics
Bring the family for a chance to learn to move like a crane, bear, monkey, deer, tiger and the sun doing a simple Tai Chi inspired form. Breathe and relax through gentle flowing motion, creative movement, and drama experiences. Leave feeling refreshed and focused.
No registration neccessary.
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
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
Bike and Talk Action Workshop
We want to make every neighborhood bikeable for all ability levels. Renee Callaway, Madison Pedestrian Bicycle Administrator, is ready to bike and talk about how to make it easier, safer, and more fun to get around on the south side. Connected with the update to the South Madison Plan, this is a way to show city staff the best and not so great places to get to on bike. Bring your bike as there will be a group ride to start the day. If you prefer not to bike with the group join the workshop at 2:30pm back at the Goodman South Library. Inside if weather is uncooperative.
Meeting Room 115
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.
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
Family Movie Matinee: Secret Life of Pets 2
Join us at the library for a full-length family movie. We'll provide the popcorn!
"Secret Life of Pets 2"
Community Room - Fireplace Side