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1:00pm to 3:00pm
Adult Beginning Illustration
Join professional children’s illustrator Rita Richardson and take a sketch and turn it into a final illustration. In this program, you’ll learn how to navigate Procreate on the iPad. Rita will run through how to create thumbnails and tight sketches, and then how to finalize illustrations for print. For this project, patrons will be creating a 2x6 inch bookmark that they will be able to print out and laminate to take home and use outside of the library. iPads and Apple Pencils will be available for this program and printed bookmarks will be supplied by the library.
Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the program, on August 18.
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Teen Cooking Club
Tweens and teens are invited to cook with Chef Lily at Lakeview Library! Participants will prepare and enjoy a wide variety of recipes, while learning about meal planning, following recipes, and using kitchen gadgets and tools.
Food generously provided by Willy St. Co-op North.
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Kids' Role Playing Table Top Games with Jared
School age children (elementary and middle school) are invited to join us for Role Playing Tabletop Games
This pilot campaign meets every Friday from 4:30-6:30. Drop ins welcome!
Stretch your role playing muscles beyond D&D. Join game expert, Jared Levin, for exploration of the many systems beyond.
Meeting Room A
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hawthorne Library Anime Club (title to be announced)
The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. The club is intended for adults and older teens. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Occasionally films or series with mature content will be screened. Call ahead to reserve your spot!
(masks are required and no refreshments can be served due to Covid-19 restrictions)
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Meet the Library Naturalist
Take a walk with the Library Naturalist-in-Residence Qwantese Winters! Join Qwantese for a walk through Troy Farm, where she began her naturalist journey. Learn about her vision for this year's residency, Rooted in Nature.
Meet at Troy Farm: 502 Troy Drive, Madison, WI 53704.
Part of the MPL Naturalist-in-Residence. For more information visit madpl.org/naturalist. The Naturalist-in-Residence is made possible in part by generous support of the Friends of Madison Public Library and in partnership with Madison Parks.
6:00pm to 8:00pm
First Friday Films: Front Cover
Join us for a film night on the first Friday of each month! Selections include feature-length films, documentaries, and shorts. Snacks and drinks provided.
This month's feature: Front Cover (2016)
Ryan is a handsome fashion stylist living in New York City who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing in favor of enjoying his life as openly gay. However that all changes when Ryan is assigned to style Ning, a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm. Despite a rocky start, an unlikely romance develops between the two, leading Ryan to re-examine his roots and consider an enticing new path for his career. Front Cover is a tender, entertaining look at clashing cultures and love.
Rating: NR | Drama | 96 minutes
Unable to attend this month's feature? Find it on Kanopy!
Community Room - Fireplace Side
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Alder Myadze Listening Session
Open listening session for Alder Charles Myadze (District 18). This is an opportunity to introduce yourself to Alder Myadze and discuss questions, ideas, and concerns. Community members of all ages, youth and adults alike, are encouraged to attend.
Alder Myadze is trained in restorative justice and welcomes meeting with community members to provide conflict resolution resources.
No registration necessary.
Study Room 1