Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials, featuring a selection of books for every age and interest. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Sale runs October 17-20 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale hours: Thursday, October 17, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, October 18, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, October 19, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, October 20, 10:30 am - 3 pm (bag sale 1-3pm, $5/bag).
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We are here to mend anything you need as the weather changes from Summer to Fall, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.
All are welcome
No mending on September 12,November 28, and December 26
Study Room 211
Help your baby gain good pre-reading and writing skills and have fun at the same time! Baby Gym incorporates large motor activities with stories to develop body and mind. For babies aged 3 - 18 months.
Personal Archiving Lab Drop-In Tutorial
The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more.
Stop by the Central Library every Tuesday or Thursday for a tutorial on how to use the library's Personal Archiving Lab, then make an appointment for your personal archiving project. Call 266-6350 for more information or to make an appointment.
The Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS and VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, MiniDV and Hi-8 tapes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.
The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.
Local History Room
Wisconsin Book Festival - Day 1
The first day of Wisconsin's premier literary event. The Festival offers opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed at locations around Madison.
You can learn more and see the full schedule at https://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org.
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.
CANCELED Writing & Editing Assistance
One-on-one appointments are available to get help with writing and editing projects. Examples of projects include resumes, job application letters, creative writing such as fiction (short stories or novels), poetry, drama, screenplays, memoir, or other kinds of creative non-fiction.
You can get help with proofreading and editing, or you can discuss a larger vision for a writing project and how best to reach your writing goals.
Sign up for a free one hour session of one-on-one assistance by calling 266-6350.
Study Room 204