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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9:30am
9:30am to 11:30am
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Saturday, Jun 8, 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 10:45am
Rescheduled Chinese Storytime with Tingting

Rescheduled Chinese Storytime with Tingting

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 10:00am to 10:45am

Come enjoy Chinese storytime and art play with Tingting! Each storytime will be presented in Mandarin.

Intended for children aged 3-7 years. All are welcome!

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Community English - Intermediate

Community English - Intermediate

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Intermediate Students: Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with the Literacy Network.

Summer 2024 classes are June 1 - August 17, Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm, in-person at Goodman South, Madison Public Library. This class is free for students 18 years old and up living in Dane County. A class for beginner students will be held at the Literacy Network at the same time.

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 intermedio son bienvenidos! Las clases para el semestre de verano son del 1 de junio al 17 de agosto en persona en la Biblioteca Goodman South, 2222 Park St Dane Street, Madison WI 53715. Estas clases son gratuitas para adultos (18 años y mayores) que vivan en Dane County. ¡Los estudiantes de nivel principiante son bienvenidos en la otra clase en Literacy Network (en el frente de la biblioteca) en el horario mismo!

Meeting Room 115
 
10:00am to 11:30am
Community English - Beginner

Community English - Beginner

*Offsite
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 10:00am to 11:30am

Beginner Students: Practice speaking, reading, and writing English with the Literacy Network.

Summer 2024 classes are June 1 - August 17, Saturdays, 10 am - 11:30 pm, in-person at the Literacy Network (701 Dane St, Madison, WI 53713). This class is free for students 18 years old and up living in Dane County. A class for intermediate students will be held at the Goodman South Public Library at the same time.

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 son bienvenidos! Las clases para el semestre de verano son del 1 de junio al 17 de agosto en persona en Literacy Network, 701 Dane Street, Madison WI 53715. Estas clases son gratuitas para adultos (18 años y mayores) que vivan en Dane County. ¡Los estudiantes de nivel intermedio son bienvenidos en la otra clase en Biblioteca Goodman South Madison (en el frente de Literacy Network) en el horario mismo!

*Offsite
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:00am
Stories & Songs with Junebug

Stories & Songs with Junebug

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 10:30am to 11:00am

Bring your little one (ages birth-5) to sing, dance, explore instruments, and play! Teacher Junko Yamauchi Stewart will lead these fun music & movement activities for families to do together.

Youth Program Room
 
11:00am
11:00am to 3:00pm
[FULL] Library Takeover: Full Circle Food Usage Event

[FULL] Library Takeover: Full Circle Food Usage Event

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 11:00am to 3:00pm

This event is full. You can join the waitlist by emailing meadowridge@madisonpubliclibrary.org or calling the location at 608-288-6160.

Join a full day of learning how to grow, blend, cook and eat affordable, healthy and delicious foods for yourself and your family at Meadowridge Library! Through the Library Takeover process, a team of four women of color came together to share their knowledge about sustainable food pathways that don't break the bank, but help your feel nourished. This event is family-friendly, and will include four hands-on sessions where adults and kids can learn to prepare several different kinds of meals. 

Registration is requested, and those who register in advance are automatically entered into a giveaway. You could take home a cold press juicer, mixing bowl and spoons, or a grocery store gift card! 

When you sign up, you are registering for all four of the sessions listed below. All ages welcome. 

Event Schedule: 

 

  • 11-11:15: Intro and Welcome
  • 11:15am - 12pm: We Got Food at Home: A Meal Prepping Workshop led by Ciara Hartzog. This session will focus on easy, nutritious and affordable meals for the whole family. Participants will have an opportunity to build their own spring rolls using fresh, tasty ingredients that are easily accessible. During this session we will also cover the nutritional value of the ingredients used and create recipe cards to take home.
  • 12-12:45pm: Easy Herbal Tea-Making led by Ciera Carter. This session will explore the advantages and applications of plant-based medicine. Ciera will provide a simple formula guide for crafting delightful and beneficial herbal tea blends. We'll concentrate on family-friendly medicinal herbs that thrive in our area, aid in boosting the body's immunity, promote relaxation, and improve digestion. Each participant will walk away with their own custom blend of herbs for tea.
  • 12:45-1:30pm: You Got the Juice: A Juicing 101 Workshop led by Adwoa Asentu. This session will cover everything you need to know to begin your home-juicing journey. You'll learn how to choose the right juicer for your needs, prep and pair foods, and the many health benefits of juicing, as well as how to make more than just juice with your juicer! All participants will have an opportunity to make their own 16oz juice using a combination of fresh fruits and herbs of their choosing.
  • 1:30-2:15pm: Seed Starting led by Shyelle Aikens. Understand that tiny seeds grow mighty trees or even simple blooms that attract bees. Dive into the basics of how these seeds turn into the plants we eat every day. This hands-on workshop explores the world of agriculture and direct food sources, showing you how simple it is to kickstart your own garden right in your kitchen. Learn to start and nurture seeds, understand germination, and grow seedlings to the point of transplanting. Each participant will leave with a starter plant.
  • 2:15-3pm: Social time, Q&A, and catered food from The Walking Jerk!

This event is part of the Library Takeover program and was made possible thanks to funding from TruStage and the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen Combined
 
12:00pm
12:00pm to 3:00pm
World Wide Knit in Public Day on the Sequoya Porch
*In Sequoya Library
 
12:30pm
12:40pm to 1:00pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Jun 8, 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
 
2:00pm
2:00pm to 3:30pm
LEGO Club

LEGO Club

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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

Join us each month (June 8, July 20, August 10) 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 3:00pm
Latine Music Journey for Kids with Angela Puerta

Latine Music Journey for Kids with Angela Puerta

Community Room Combined
Saturday, Jun 8, 2024, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Beyond the Page presents a Latine Music Journey - for kids! - with six-time Madison Area Music Award (MAMA) winner Angela Puerta!

Angela Puerta brings a distinctive blend of entertainment and education to young audiences, incorporating small instruments that kids can borrow and play along with during the show. The interactive experience not only keeps them engaged but also fosters a love for music in both English and Spanish. Wearing a special dress, she takes children on a cultural journey, explaining the vibrant world of traditional Colombian music, including dance styles like cumbia, as well as other lively Latin rhythms such as salsa and merengue. It's not just a show; it's an opportunity for kids to immerse themselves in a different culture. She encourages children to join in, sing along, and even learn some basic Spanish words in a fun and interactive way. 

Angela Puerta ofrece una combinación distintiva de entretenimiento y educación para el público joven, incorporando pequeños instrumentos que los niños pueden tomar prestados y tocar durante el espectáculo. La experiencia interactiva no sólo los mantiene interesados ​​sino que también fomenta el amor por la música tanto en inglés como en español. Con un vestido especial, lleva a los niños a un viaje cultural, explicándoles el vibrante mundo de la música tradicional colombiana, incluidos estilos de baile como la cumbia, así como otros animados ritmos latinos como la salsa y el merengue. No es sólo un espectáculo; es una oportunidad para que los niños se sumerjan en una cultura diferente. Ella anima a los niños a unirse, cantar e incluso aprender algunas palabras básicas en español de una manera divertida e interactiva.

This program is presented by Beyond the Page - a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in all Dane County libraries - forever. For more info about Beyond the Page, visit beyondthepage.info.

https://www.beyondthepage.info/latine-music-dance

Community Room Combined