A short mix of books, songs, and activities in English and Spanish, followed by time for open-ended play, designed to share literacy skills and a love of reading. For kids up to age 5 with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.
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10:30am to 11:15am
Multi-age Storytime (ages 5 and under)
READ and PLAY together with children under age 5!
Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills and helps to build a lifelong love of reading.
Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.
11:00am to 5:00pm
Dane Core 2.0 Rental Assistance
Are you behind on your rent because of the pandemic, either directly or indirectly? You are not alone. Many people are experiencing financial hardship right now.The African Center for Community Development will be located at the Lakeview Library on Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, to help individuals and families who owe back rent apply for Dane Core assistance. Eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance should stop by.
Study Room 1
12:00pm to 3:00pm
One-on-One Computer Help, also Job Application, Resume, and Cover Letter Assistance
Schedule an appointment with a technology counselor.
One-on-one help with using a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone,
Also available for personal assistance with job applications, resumes and cover letters.
One hour time slots for people ranging from complete beginners through advanced users.
Tuesdays 12:00 -- 3:00 pm
call Hawthorne Library to sign up 608-246-4547
Family Study Room
2:00pm to 4:00pm
DANEnet Free Tech Repair
Having trouble with your digital device? DANEnet technicians are available at Meadowridge Library every Tuesday from 2-4 PM to assist you with your technology repair needs for free.
Technicians can look at laptops, desktop computers, phones and tablets, and can help with:
No appointment needed. Walk-ins only: first come, first served.
Digital Equity Project events are made possible through the partnership of Madison Public Library and DANEnet, thanks to funding by the MG&E Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Video Poetry Workshop
Do you write poetry? Do you like to make short videos or want to learn how? This class is for you! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basics of making video poetry. You'll start by watching some video poems, read and write poetry, develop ideas for your videos, and then learn how to use software and dive into the video and recording process to create a video using our own original poems or a favorite published poem of your choice. You might even get to see your work on the big screen! Completed videos can be submitted to the Midwest Video Poetry Festival for screening in October.
This free workshop is a Collaboration between Arts + Literature Laboratory and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library.
Age: 12 - 17 yrs
This hands-on workshop is a 7-part series on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting 4/26 and ending 5/17. You should plan to attend as many sessions as possible because each class builds on the previous. Register now.
Meet your Instructor
Rob Franklin is the Media Projects Bubblerarian for the Madison Public Library. He is a Kennedy Center certified teaching artist and has taught in schools, at the County Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Shelter Home, and Madison Jazz Consortium. As a musician, he has performed with Nas, Eminem, Common, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez and others. He has been inducted to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and The National Museum of African American History and Culture.