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Events Calendar

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

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Dream Bus at Northeast YMCA

Dream Bus at Northeast YMCA

Northeast YMCA (1470 Don Simon Dr, Sun Prairie)
Saturday, Oct 12, 9:00am to 11:00am

Get a library card, browse and check out materials, return items, place and pick up holds, and use the free WiFi.

Northeast YMCA (1470 Don Simon Dr, Sun Prairie)
 
10am
Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Meeting Room
Saturday, Oct 12, 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday morning fun with stories, songs, crafts, and snacks, especially for dads and their kids. *Moms, Grandparents and other super important people welcome, too!

Meeting Room
 
Preschool and Toddler Dance Party
Community Room
 
English for Parents - Inglés para Padres

English for Parents - Inglés para Padres

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Oct 12, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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
 
Coping with Stress through Journaling

Coping with Stress through Journaling

Community Room A
Saturday, Oct 12, 10:00am to 11:15am

Stress can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

We can't always control the stress in our lives, but we can control how we react to it. In this 1-hour educational session, learn how you react to stress, how it's affecting your health, and how to use journaling as a healthy coping tool.

Spots are limited for this event. You can register by calling 608-288-6160.

Presented by the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.

Community Room A
 
Project Amplify

Project Amplify

Media Lab
Saturday, Oct 12, 10:00am to 11:30am

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

Media Lab
 
11am
Read To a Dog

Read To a Dog

Saturday, Oct 12, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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.

 
*CANCELLED* Preschool Storytime Chefs

*CANCELLED* Preschool Storytime Chefs

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Oct 12, 11:00am to 12:00pm

*CANCELLED*Start off with a short storytime and Kids Chef, Chef Lily, will teach everyone how to make a storytime-related snack. Children will need adult assistance. 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
 
1pm
Mystery Games at Hawthorne
Study Room
 
Deep Dive with Scrivener (Writing Workshop)

Deep Dive with Scrivener (Writing Workshop)

Bubbler
Saturday, Oct 12, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you struggling to organize your book? Despairing over the drafting and revising in Word? Join Catherine Stephens and Rita Mae Reese for a deep dive into Scrivener, a word processor created by writers for writers. In it you can keep track of deadlines, word counts, mulitiple versions of scenes, characters, and include research, images, and more all in the project you are working in.

There will be time for questions and sharing. Bring your own laptop with Scrivener loaded. You can download a free trial of Scrivener (https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview). The trial period is good for 30 days of use; after that, it's $45 to download ($38.25 with an education discount).

ALL online platform for ALL members.
https://artlitlab.org/literary-arts/virtuall-alls-online-writing-community

This is part of the DRAW: Developing Resiliency in Artists + Writers series made possible with funding from the Madison Arts Commission.

Facilitator info: https://artlitlab.org/events/the-write-tools

Bubbler
 
CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

CANCELED Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Oct 12, 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

 
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Mixed ages 5-12): Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Mon
Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Oct 12, 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
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Oct 12, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Flex your engineering muscle and join other LEGO fans to build your own creations. All ages. No registration required for this drop in program.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Saturday, Oct 12, 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
 
3pm
Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Family): Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Cooking with Chef Lily Kilfoy (Family): Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Saturday, Oct 12, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Chef Lily. This will be a hands-on class for families. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Registration begins 9/28. All attending adults and children must register. Register online or call 608-288-6160. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen