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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, July 20, 2024

Time Items
All day
 
9am
9:00am to 4:45pm
Madison Tabletop Role-playing

Madison Tabletop Role-playing

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

For people interested in a wide variety of role-playing games, including traditional role-playing 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
 
10am
10:00am to 12:00pm
Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Free Vision Screening @ Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 - Intermediate

Community English - Intermediate

Meeting Room 115
Saturday, Jul 20, 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, Jul 20, 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
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Poornima

We Read Bubbler Artist in Residence with Poornima

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

What does your Whimsyland look like? Join Poornima at the Monroe Street library for hands on art workshops for all ages. In each one-to-two-hour workshop you will be creating your own fantastic Whimsyland themed art projects. You will be drawing on different surfaces, creating collages, decoupaging and making some upcycled art pieces. Let your imagination run freely while on this fun Whimsyland adventure. At the end of each workshop you will have a lovely art piece to take home and enjoy.

Funding is provided by the Monroe Street Library League.

During this program, your librarian will be using an exciting new tool called the Observation Deck, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, to better report on learning outcomes for youth. You can learn more about the project on our website: https://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/engagement/observation-deck 

*In Monroe Street Library
 
10:00am to 12:00pm
Canceled--STEMFORCE Saturday #2--has been rescheduled for August 24

Canceled--STEMFORCE Saturday #2--has been rescheduled for August 24

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Due to the presenters' schedule, this event has been rescheduled for noon-2pm on August 24. If you were already registered for the July 20 event, your registration will be transferred. If no spaces remain, please contact Sequoya Library to inquire about a waiting list.

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Kids ages 6-12 and their grownups are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) this summer at Sequoya Library.

Join teen facilitators from STEMFORCE to launch rockets, code robots, get introduced to CAD (Computer Aided Design) and more this summer!

Please register separately for each Saturday session, registration begins at 9am 4 weeks ahead of each date. (REVISED Saturday sessions are 7/13, 7/20, 8/10)

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
11am
11:00am to 12:00pm
Telling Wisconsin Stories - Food from the Badger State

Telling Wisconsin Stories - Food from the Badger State

Youth Program Room
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a special program series in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society! Read books together, learn about Wisconsin history and have some fun with a special related activity.  

This Saturday's Theme: Food in the Badger State 

Food is an important part of history and culture. Learn about foods that are native to Wisconsin and others that have become a part of our culture. What better way to explore Wisconsin food than to try some! Create fruit skewers and even taste test a Rutabaga! 

Ages 5 and up. Siblings welcome. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Our Telling Wisconsin Stories if a program for the whole family! Kids and caregivers alike are invited to stay and engage and learn about Wisconsin History! 

Thank you for registering for this installment of Telling Wisconsin Stories so we will be able to plan our food quantities appropriately. If registration is full, please select the waitlist and we will let you know if we are able to accomodate you! 

Youth Program Room
 
11am
11:50am to 12:10pm
Munch Mobile Lunch Van

Munch Mobile Lunch Van

*In Lakeview Library
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 11:50am to 12:10pm

The Munch Mobile Lunch Van will make a stop at Lakeview Library on Saturdays this summer.  All people in and around the library can get a free lunch between 11:50am and 12:10pm.

*In Lakeview Library
 
12pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

Wiggles and Words Multi-Age Storytime

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
1pm
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Letterpress Design with Metal Ornaments: Bookmarks

Letterpress Design with Metal Ornaments: Bookmarks

Studio
Saturday, Jul 20, 2024, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Pinney Library Studio's Artist-in-Residence Phil Hassett, owner of Washboard Press, to learn how to set & lock up metal type letterpress ornaments and explore modular pattern and design. Printers' Ornaments are decorative embellishments including flourishes and garnishes.

In this workshop, participants will work with type ornaments and spacing to hand-set decorative designs and print them on a set of bookmarks. You will have the opportunity to print multiple bookmarks and exchange with each other. Learn about printer’s measurements, spacing material, basic printer’s math, and think about shape, form, whitespace and composition in ornamental design. No previous experience with typesetting or printmaking is needed.  Please note: this workshop involves handling typemetal, which is an alloy of lead and other metals. We will discuss the safe handling of metal type and best practices to reduce lead exposure. 

This 2 hour workshop is for adults and older teens at least 14+.  Registration is currently full - reach out to Pinney Library via phone (608-224-7100) or email pinney@madisonpubliclibrary.org to inquire about joining the waitlist.

About the Artist: Phil Hassett is a local letterpress printer living in Madison, WI, where he maintains a small collection of historic printing presses and a growing collection of historic and modern printing type. A lifelong musician, he named his print studio Washboard Press because of the sound one of his presses makes, and because he enjoys doing by hand what is now more usually done in a more automated way.
 

Studio
 
1pm
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Jul 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
 
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Goodman South Madison Book Club — One Good Deed
Meeting Room 115
 
2pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jazz at Sequoya: All That Jazz Sextet

Jazz at Sequoya: All That Jazz Sextet

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

Join us for Saturday Jazz! This month, we welcome the All That Jazz Sextet.

All That Jazz Sextet is made up of members from All That Jazz Big Band. The Sextet plays straight-ahead jazz standards along with other styles. Sextet members include two surgeons, an engineer, and two retired teachers. These diverse players combine for a cohesive and pleasurable concert experience. The sextet has performed all over Dane County, including the Stoughton Opera House, Gazebo Music Series, Banushi’s, Liliana’s, Everyday Kitchen, the Morgridge Institute, The Overture Center, The Alliant Center, The Madison Club, the Concourse Hotel, the Sheraton Inn, the Club Tavern, the Elks Club and Jazz at Five. Out of town venues include Bailey’s Run in Green County, Monroe Performing Arts Center, Heidel House in Green Lake, EAA Museum in Oshkosh and Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay.

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

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

Madison Writing Assistance at Goodman South

Blue Room 128
Saturday, Jul 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