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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, February 15, 2020

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All day
 
9am
Madison Traditional Gaming

Madison Traditional Gaming

Community Room
Saturday, Feb 15, 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
 
Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Friends of Sequoya Book Sale!

Saturday, Feb 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Join us at Market Square Shopping Center, 6672 Odana Rd, Madison WI 53711 (next to Play It Again Sports).

Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well.

 
10am
Saturday Art @ Monroe Street

Saturday Art @ Monroe Street

Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb 15, 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for new and exciting art experiences with fabulous local artists!
Today, Amy Mietzel, of Bare Knuckle Arts, will lead us through making Upcycled Penguins and Animals.

Meeting Room
 
Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
Saturday, Feb 15, 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
 
Yoga Sprouts

Yoga Sprouts

Saturday, Feb 15, 10:00am to 10:30am

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

 
10am
Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Cuentos y Canciones en Inglés y Español/Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, Feb 15, 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.

 
Ancient Earthworks Society Series

Ancient Earthworks Society Series

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Feb 15, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Working to preserve, research, document, protect and honor Wisconsin’s prehistoric earthworks and associated landscapes, join the Ancient Earthworks Society for their lively monthly series. All are welcome to attend.

Meeting Room 115
 
1pm
Foam Block Printmaking - A Very Bubbler Saturday
Meeting Rooms A & B Combined
 
Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Drop-In Basic Computer Help

Saturday, Feb 15, 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

 
1pm
Goodman South Book Club - Circe by Madeline Miller

Goodman South Book Club - Circe by Madeline Miller

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Feb 15, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection, Circe by Madeline Miller.

"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

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

Meeting Room 115
 
Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help

Aqua Room 128
Saturday, Feb 15, 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
 
2pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Saturday, Feb 15, 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