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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Saturday, Jan 18, 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
 
Art after Overture

Art after Overture

Children's Program Room
Saturday, Jan 18, 9:00am to 1:00pm

After experiencing shadow puppets with Daniel Barash, join us at the library for some related art projects

Children's Program Room
 
10am
Saturday Art @ Monroe Street

Saturday Art @ Monroe Street

Meeting Room
Saturday, Jan 18, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for new and exciting art experiences with fabulous local artists!
Today, Emily Balsley will lead us through adventures.
Is the gray Wisconsin winter getting you down? Come make cute little Pasta Plants with us and add some green to your day!

Meeting Room
 
Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Jan 18, 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! No registration necessary.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
10am
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Jan 18, 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.

 
Justice Club: Zine making workshop for kids and families

Justice Club: Zine making workshop for kids and families

Madison Room
Saturday, Jan 18, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Communication's Justice Club will be joining forces with Solarpunk Surf Club to experience the current exhibition, Graen Room, in the 3rd floor gallery. Justice Club is a service-learning art project for elementary school-aged artists who want to empower others by expressing themselves! We will provide supplies and guidance for kids to create collage pages that illustrate who they are as art-makers and young members of the community.

Our location for the next Justice Club workshop will NOT be at Communication, but will be the exhibition space on the 3rd floor of the Madison Public Library. The current installation is Grean Room - an exhibition by Solarpunk Surf Club.

""Græn R∞m is a public living room for conviviality and utopian (re)creation. Guests are invited to read, rest, play, and socialize in a cozy, communal environment.""
IG: @solarpunksurfclub

Grace Olson is a childcare worker, mixed media artist and musician based in Madison. She uses her work to unpack feelings of nostalgia, anxiety and introspection, cultivating energy to channel towards self-care and activism.

Araceli Ramirez-Contreras is a Latina illustrator based in Madison and Milwaukee, whose work focuses on cultural, body and mindful empowerment. She is a member of the L.U.N.A (Latinas Unidas En Las Artes) collective, a Milwaukee based group of Latinx artists who support each other in pursuing visibility and opportunity.

Madison Room
 
1pm
Marble Runs - A Very Bubbler Saturday

Marble Runs - A Very Bubbler Saturday

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Jan 18, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Design and create your own marble run with plywood, nails, rubber bands, and more with guest Bubbler artist Sylvie Rosenthal. Practice your hammering and precision with kid-sized, real tools to make your own intricate maze. Kid-sized safety glasses and earplugs also provided.

Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Jan 18, 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

 
CANCELLED-Making Soup with Chef Lily Kilfoy

CANCELLED-Making Soup with Chef Lily Kilfoy

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Jan 18, 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy as she demonstrates the art of creating soup from scratch. Lily will discuss the process of making homemade vegetable stock and prepare two soup recipes: Butternut Squash Bisque and Creamy Tomato Soup. A seasonal salad will be included. Vegetarian and nut free. Sample portions of recipes will be served.
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
Goodman South Book Club - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Goodman South Book Club - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Jan 18, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, The House of Broken Angels, by Luis Alberto Urrea.

The quintessential story of what it means to be the first generation to live two lives across one border, The House of Broken Angels is Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea's unforgettable portrait of the De La Cruz family as they celebrate the lives of two of their most beloved members over the course of one raucous and bittersweet weekend.

National Bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

A New York Times Notable Book / One of the Best Books of the Year from National Public Radio, American Library Association, San Francisco Chronicle, BookPage, Newsday, BuzzFeed, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Literary Hub

"All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death."

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life.

Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.

Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.

Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club next to the hold shelf.

Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
Ukulele in Community

Ukulele in Community

Meeting Room
Saturday, Jan 18, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Find community through music!
Cell phones aren't the only small devices connecting people these days. Ukuleles are transcending borders, genres, and generations. Madison's thriving ukulele culture includes a 1200-member club called Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI). MAUI members will be available to help beginners learn to play in a free, 2-hour workshop and sing-along. Bring a ukulele or try one of the instruments available at the event.

Free to attend but space is limited. Register to reserve your spot!
Both workshop and sing-along will be facilitated by MAUI Director and veteran teacher Andrew Wilke. Workshop info will be projected on a large video screen in the community room. You'll learn how to strum and play simple chords in a relaxed, fun learning environment, with plenty of time to engage MAUI members with your questions. Then we'll sing and strum easy songs together in community. You'll leave feeling happier and more connected to the people and world around you.

Meeting Room
 
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Jan 18, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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:
TBA

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
 
3pm
Family Cooking Class with Chef Lily

Family Cooking Class with Chef Lily

Community Room B and Kitchen
Saturday, Jan 18, 3:00pm to 4:15pm

This will be a hands-on class for families. Participants will whip up some of Lily's favorite fun recipes. Registration is now live. 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 Room B and Kitchen