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Saturday, July 20, 2024

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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
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
1:30pm 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
 
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