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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

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9:30am
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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 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
 
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 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
 
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
 
1:30pm
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 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
 
2:00pm 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
 
2:30pm
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