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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time Items
All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:00am
Serendipity Saturdays

Serendipity Saturdays

Community Room Combined
Saturday, May 14, 10:00am to 11:00am

Will you make a cardboard instrument? Explore pastels or watercolors? Or build something out of wood? That’s the joy of serendipity - you never know until you get there! Drop in anytime to enjoy fun hands-on art and maker activities for kids of all ages. 

Masks recommended but not required.

Community Room Combined
 
10:00am to 11:00pm
NOSOTROS LEEMOS y JUGAMOS en español

NOSOTROS LEEMOS y JUGAMOS en español

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Saturday, May 14, 10:00am to 11:00pm

La interacción con libros, canciones y experiencias divertidas ayudan a los niños a desarrollar habilidades de comunicación, paciencia, empatía y alfabetización, todo lo cual promueve el éxito en la escuela y más allá. Vengan a participar en este momento especial de historias, canciones y juegos para bebés, niños pequenitos, y niños menos de cinco años de edad. Este programa estará presentado en español y es gratuito.

 

Please note that, while this program is open to anyone, it will be presented in Spanish only.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
2pm
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Black Girls Don't

Black Girls Don't

Community Room Combined
Saturday, May 14, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this presentation Prenicia Clifton - a world class opera singer - tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. To this day Prenicia constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.

Community Room Combined
 
4pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Essential: True Stories of Unseen Work

Essential: True Stories of Unseen Work

*Offsite
Saturday, May 14, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The event will take place outdoors at Lisa Link Peace Park - 452 State St. In case of rain, the event may be moved to the 3rd floor of the Central Library.

Essential: True Stories of Unseen Work is an opportunity for essential workers to share their stories from the pandemic and beyond. People from all walks of life are invited to attend and share a 5-minute story open-mic style during this outdoor event.

Featured storytellers include Andi Cloud, Marisol Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Rep. Francesca Hong, Beverly Hutcherson and Wilson Seely. The event will be hosted by Dina Nina Martinez and DJ-ed by Rob Dz. Sign language interpretation will be available throughout.

Library Takeover is funded by the Madison Public Library Foundation and in partnership with Downtown Madison. This gathering will follow any Madison & Dane County Public Health guidance in effect at the time of the event.

*Offsite