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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!
Bilingual Storytime - CANCELED
¡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).
Oral History 101 Workshop
Local historian Sarah White presents a workshop on oral history basics. Topics will include how to choose interview questions, considerations around confidentiality and sharing the interview, and an overview of Madison Public Library's new Living History Kits, including audio recorders, that will be available for checkout by MPL cardholders.
Sarah White has lots of experience with oral history and community history. She is co-author of "An East Side Album" about the history of Madison's east side.
For ages 7 and up. Needles and yarn provided, but please bring a pair of #8 straight needles if you have one.
Meeting Room A
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
Children's Program Room
Heart-to-Heart at the Library
Join us for our first Heart-to-Heart at the Library event, on Saturday, January 11th, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Sequoya Library.
These events allow space for open conversations about healthy relationships, communication, boundaries, and so much more. We will be watching movies or TV shows, with light snacks included. Afterwards, we will discuss and critique the relationships within the fims or shows. Our events are open to any adult (18+) with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and we encourage independence for attendees who do not require support staff/helpers. We hope to see you there!
ABOUT HEART CONSULTING
Few people with ID/DD are taught about issues like dating violence, increasing their risk of exploitation. Heart provides educational services to people with ID/DD to better understand topics like sexual harassment, consent, and domestic and sexual violence, to reduce risk and provide resources for reporting
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
UpStage Stigma is a project through which artists tell stories of mental illness and emotional struggle with performance art. Community members and mental health practitioners produce an event that uses art and social justice to cultivate appreciation for our shared human experiences. Together, we break the barriers of stigma that divide us through art, empathy, and advocacy.
This program is part of the series, "What We Are Going Through: Listening to Mental Illness," funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation and the National Endowments for the Humanities.
Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
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
Join Maker Educator Quincy Millerjohn for some real tool tinkering. Learn basic handtool skills and safety with saws, drills, hammers, and nails to piece together your own Bubbler robot (boat? car? toy? contraption? Whatever you can dream up!) from wooden blocks, dowels, wire and hardware. Call 824-1780 or register online begins December 1, 2019. Ages 7 and up. Note: This program includes sharp tools, ages 10 and under will require close caregiver supervision.
Jack and Jill Quilting Squares
Members of Jack and Jillof America, Inc. invite the community to help create quilting squares. Materials and instruction will be provided.
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.