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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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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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All day
 
10am
10:00am to 11:15am
Bubbler Room Closed 9am-12pm
Bubbler
 
3pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-Ages Knitting Circle

All-Ages Knitting Circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting.  All experience levels welcome!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

 

Please contact Meadowridge Library at 608-288-6160 for more details and information!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
3pm
3:45pm to 6:00pm
We Make: Polymer Clay Creations

We Make: Polymer Clay Creations

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 3:45pm to 6:00pm

Join other young people and caregivers for a relaxing art workshop. Use polymer clay to make small figurines or objects. After sculpting your creation they will need to bake. Wait time to bake your creation at the library will depend on the amount of workshop participants. It is possible you may need to bake your creation outside of the library using a personal toaster or conventional oven.

No registration required and free of cost.

Youth 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver during the program.

Community Room
 
4pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Bubbler & UW Teachers Studio

Bubbler & UW Teachers Studio

Bubbler
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Teacher Studio is a hybrid learning community for formal & informal educators interested in hands-on, maker-based learning. Educators of all kinds are invited to join this monthly meet up to explore concepts and practices to support hands-on making with their students. We'll zoom together with groups from around the midwest - Betty Brinn Children's Museum,  Fermilab Chicago, and Building Kids Children's Museum - while exploring a maker project in person together in the Bubbler room. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other maker centered educators locally as well as across our region! 

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Bubbler Children's Librarian and cohost of the Teacher Studio Rebecca Millerjohn at rmillerjohn@madisonpubliclibrary.org or check out the website at: https://sites.google.com/wisc.edu/teacher-studio/ 

Bubbler
 
5pm
5:45pm to 7:45pm
Cap Times Election Coverage Listening Session

Cap Times Election Coverage Listening Session

Meeting Room 115
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 5:45pm to 7:45pm

Tired of political reporting that focuses on cheap shots and opinion polls? Would you like election coverage that represents the issues you care about and asks candidates the questions most on your mind?

You can help the Cap Times do exactly that. Cap Times political reporters Andrew Bahl and Erin McGroarty will be at Goodman South Library on April 17 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.--if you have thoughts about what election coverage should look like, have questions you want answered or would like them to look into a particular issue, swing by and share your thoughts.

Conversations will be informal and centered on what you want to talk about. And, rest assured, while they will report on issues that people bring to their attention, they will not quote anyone in news articles without their expressed consent.

Can’t make those dates but want to give feedback? We also have a confidential online survey where you can let the Cap Times know what is important to you. It’s short, simple and sweet: TAKE THE SURVEY

Meeting Room 115
 
6pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Bubbler
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Weekly Open Studios is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Grace will be present every Wednesday evening 6-8pm, leading creative, hands-on activities and collaborative projects to anyone who stops by.  

Family Reunion is a space for reimagination and celebration of family in all the forms it can take. In this space, you are invited to take part in creative projects that explore the ways we all find, make, experience, and practice family. Grace's intention as a facilitator is to shed light on the unconventional and to encourage change toward more intentionality and interdependence. The wishing, making, tinkering, and pondering we do together will explore questions such as:

  • Who is in your lineage?
  • What stories/skills/heirlooms/artifacts/ways of being/ways of thinking do you wish to bring forward?
  • Where do you find a sense of home?
  • When does one “start a family”, and what does that mean?
  • How can we move towards building more loving and resilient family structures?

    The Bubbler Room is open to the public whenever the Central Library is open. It is closed to the public only temporarily for any scheduled workshops and/or community partner site visits.

Bubbler
 
6:00pm to 7:30pm
R'oujie Wellness Book Club

R'oujie Wellness Book Club

Community Room
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Don’t you love getting together to talk about books while snacking? Join Keena, of R'oujie Wellness, for a relaxing book discussion and snacks! Book Club meets monthly, Jan-April 2024, with the book for the following month chosen at the end of each meeting.

Community Room