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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, April 20, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:00am
9:00am to 4:45pm
Madison Tabletop Roleplaying

Madison Tabletop Roleplaying

Community Room
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 9:00am to 4:45pm

For people interested in a wide variety of roleplaying games, including traditional roleplaying games such as Original D&D, 1st Edition AD&D, Classic Traveller, Pendragon, and Call of Cthulhu, as well as retro-clones like Old School Essentials, Labyrinth Lord, Swords & Wizardry, and others.

We also play more contemporary RPGs such as Savage Worlds and GURPS, as well as games like Beyond the Wall, Torchbearer, Powered By The Apocalypse and FATE.

If you played any of these games in the past, or are COMPLETELY NEW to them, we're happy to have you come and play. 

Meets every third Saturday at Hawthorne Library.

Community Room
 
9:00am to 4:45pm
Tunes, Talking Books, and Treasures: Used Book, Audiobook, and CD Sale

Tunes, Talking Books, and Treasures: Used Book, Audiobook, and CD Sale

Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 9:00am to 4:45pm

Featuring CDs, audiobooks, and higher priced books which include award winners, signed by authors, rare, first editions, and Golden Books. All proceeds support library programming.

CDs are $1.00 each and 12 for $10.00. 50% off audiobooks. (Cash and check only)

Visit the MPL Friends Bookstore during the sale!

 
9:30am
9:30am to 4:30pm
Friends of Pinney Library Book Sale

Friends of Pinney Library Book Sale

Atrium
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 9:30am to 4:30pm

9:30am - 4:30pm Regular Sale
3:30pm - 4:30pm Bag Sale ($5 a bag)

Welcome spring with showers of good books! The atrium will be blooming with a colorful variety of good books including Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's and much more. A spring treat for all!

Atrium
 
9:30am to 11:30am
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 9:30am to 11:30am

Are you a kid who loves LEGOs? Do you enjoy engineering and designing LEGO creations?  If that is you - come join us for LEGO Club! The library will provide lots of LEGOs, and you provide the imagination. No registration required. LEGOs will have to stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your creations.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:00am
10:00am to 11:00am
Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 10:00am to 11:00am

Come to the Goodman South Library for a free vision screening by the Madison Central Lions!

There is no age limit however we do request that minors are accompanied by a guardian.

Madison Central Lions have been serving Madison since 1922.

Blue Room 128
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Community English

Community English

*Offsite
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with Literacy Network. Beginning to intermediate students are welcome! 

Spring 2024 classes are January 27 - May 4, Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm, in-person at Literacy Network, (701 Dane Street, Madison WI, 53713). The Literacy Network is across the street from the Goodman South Madison Public Library. March 9th and April 13th classes will meet at the Goodman South Library. 

This class is free for students 18 years old and up living in Dane County. 

For more information and to sign up, please call Bex Fabrizio at Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email her at bex@litnetwork.org.

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Practica hablar, leer, y escribir en inglés con Literacy Network. ¡Los estudiantes de nivel principiante a intermedio son bienvenidos! Las clases para el semestre de primavera son del 27 de enero al 4 de mayo en persona en Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison WI 53713, frente a la Biblioteca Goodman South Madison. Las clases del 9 de marzo y 13 de abril habrá en la Biblioteca Goodman South. Estas clases son gratuitas para adultos (18 años y mayores) que vivan en Dane County.

*Offsite
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Community Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Read aloud to a therapy dog from nonprofit Guardian Whiskers! Reading to an attentive, non-judgmental audience is a great way for young people to build fluency, and being with a pet has many other proven health benefits.

Children will be paired one-on-one with a registered therapy dog and their owner. This program is first-come, first-serve, so drop in at any time. Bring books from home, or pick them out from the library.

This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Community Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday Art with Holly

Saturday Art with Holly

*In Monroe Street Library
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us at the library twice a month for an exciting new project. 

Today come make your very own pin, using magazines, your own design, or even a photograph (the focal point should be approximately 1 inch in diameter).

Funding is provided by the Monroe Street Library League

All ages welcome.  Children under the age of 7 should have a grown up helper.

*In Monroe Street Library
 
11:00am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us to READ and Play together. When children engage with books, songs, and play, they develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills which helps to build a lifelong love of reading. 

This program is geared toward children under age 5. All older and younger siblings as well as childcare groups are welcome to join.

Library programs are always free.

Meeting Room 115
 
12:30pm
12:40pm to 1:00pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 12:40pm to 1:00pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays this fall.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 12:40pm and 1:00pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
1:00pm
1:00pm to 2:00pm
[FULL] Puff Pastry from Scratch

[FULL] Puff Pastry from Scratch

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Puff pastry is a versatile dough that can be either sweet or savory. It’s used for such items as turnovers, crispies, palmiers, napoleons, cream horns, topping for pot pies, tartlets, and just about anything that needs a crust! Punky will demonstrate the technique to make the flakiest puff pastry and provide samples for the class.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Please use the sign up link below or call (608) 246-4547 to register. Registration opens on April 6 at 9 a.m., two weeks prior to program date.

 

About the Presenter

Punky Egan earned the title of Certified Master Baker, one of less than 200 in the country, from the professional organization RBA (Retail Bakers of America). Through her 45-year professional baking career, she owned Sucré Patisserie and Dessert Lounge, was a consultant to the baking industry, and recipe developer. At Madison College, she was the director of the baking program as well as lead instructor. She co-authored 3 cookbooks, wrote baking articles for professional publications, created instructional baking videos for her baking students. She had a regular baking segment on a local TV station and was even on the Food Network!

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
1:30pm
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Goodman South Madison Book Club — Inciting Joy: Essays
Meeting Room 115
 
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jazz at Sequoya: The Dalton Gang

Jazz at Sequoya: The Dalton Gang

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for Saturday Jazz! This month, we welcome The Dalton Gang.

The Dalton Gang is a four-piece jazz combo based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Anitra Hovelson is the saxophonist, Nicky Sund plays the drum set, Joe Harris plays the bass, and Rhonda Chalone plays keyboard and is the vocalist.

Jazz at Sequoya features local musicians on the third Saturday of every month. The series is generously funded by the Friends of Sequoya Library.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Capturing Moments, Making Memories: Family Portraits

Capturing Moments, Making Memories: Family Portraits

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Madison Public Library invites you and your family to attend a mini photo session and receive a FREE of cost family portrait! Families and individuals can capture or commemorate this moment in time with their loved ones - bring along anyone you see as family (chosen family, special someones, aunties, etc.). 

Each family will receive:

  • A 10-minute photo session with Hedi LaMarr Rudd, professional photographer
  • A digital copy of their family portrait

Keep in Mind:

  • Limited to one registration per group.
  • No library card is required.
  • Space is limited and will go fast - reserve your session ASAP!
  • The turnaround time on receiving your digital images is about 2 weeks.
  • Photos are for personal use only. Please refrain from bringing props, logos, or other items for promotional purposes.
  • Please note that it is against Madison Public Library's Behavior Policy to bring any animal into the library except service animals.

BIPOC families are especially encouraged to register, but all families are welcome. 

Registration opens two weeks prior, on April 6th at 2pm. 

 

About the photographer:

Hedi is currently the Director of Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, a project of Rooted whose mission is collaborations rooted in food, land, and learning. An avid photographer and writer, her work has been featured in UMOJA Magazine, Capital City Hues, Madison365, Love Madison and other local publications. Hedi is the 2019 recipient of the Forward Community Investments Nan Cheney March for Justice Awards, the Madison Black Chamber and Madison Hip-Hop Awards Photographer of the year. Hedi is also a proud alumnus of the UW Madison Odyssey Project and WARF’s Upstart Program and is an active member of the Community Shares of Wisconsin Board.  

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
2:00pm to 3:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Calling all LEGO enthusiasts - come and build with us at the library!

Join us each month (Jan 20, Feb 17, March 16, April 20) to flex your engineering muscles and to meet other kids.  We've got lots of LEGOS, all you need to bring is your creativity and imagination.

For children ages 5-12.

Youth Program Room
 
2:30pm
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128
 
3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members at library branches throughout the city. Our friendly, experienced writing coaches are happy to help with writing projects across a wide range of genres, including resumes, cover letters, application essays, grant proposals, fiction writing, memoirs, and more.

Schedule an appointment online with the link below, by phone, or in person.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation and UW Anonymous Fund, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our Library and neighborhood center partners.

Blue Room 128
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Climate Change Story Slam

Climate Change Story Slam

Meeting Room 301
Saturday, Apr 20, 2024, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

One night only - storytellers from around Wisconsin will gather to share stories about how climate change has affected their lives, how they have coped, and what they’re doing about it. Stories may range from one-time encounters with the effects of climate change, to careers dedicated to fighting for a safe and sustainable environmental future. Come celebrate Earth Day by joining the conversation and holding space for the kind of stories that inspire people to act.

 

Join Mad City Story Slam and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters at Central Library on April 20, 2024 from 7 to 9 pm. Register at this link to secure your spot today! https://www.wisconsinacademy.org/.../climate-change-story...

 

This event is part of Bloom: a season of poetry. Demonstrating the timeless power of the written and spoken word, Bloom will create and showcase poetry events across the state that explore and illuminate perspectives, experiences, and the natural world. See all events at www.wisconsinacademy.org/bloom-season-poetry

Meeting Room 301