The Bubbler - March 6, 2013

The Bubbler

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Welcome to the second email newsletter about Madison Public Library's new maker program called The Bubbler!  Please spread the word and encourage others to sign up for the newsletter at the following link:

We're just getting started, so keep watching for many more maker-inspired programs coming up!

Click this LINK to watch a short video about The Bubbler. 




Help UW Madison students and other community menbers "bomb the books."  Knit and crochet circles every other Thur. in March & April with the final installation on May 10th!

Date & Time: Thurs., March 7th, 21st; April 4th, 18th; 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: Goodman South Madison Library

Presenter: Katey Smith (

No registration required.

More Information: LINK





Learn about frugal gardening, heirloom gardening, flavored oils and vinegars, and lasagna gardening at multiple workshops throughout March & April.

Date & Time: Multiple days and times in March & April

Location: Multiple locations (14 classes in 2 months!)

Presenter: Connie Glasheen 

More information & registration: LINK 


(photo credit: Strata Chalup)




Start Writing Your Memoir!

Learn how to start writing a memoir in this 6-week class. 

Date & Time: Mon., March 18th, 25th; April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd;  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Goodman South Madison Library 

Presenter: Sarah White

More information & registration: LINK 



(photo credit: dark.molly) 



Drop-in Animation lab

Drop in to play with Madison Public Library's new stop-motion and hand-drawn animation stations and learn more about the new animation program at the library!  Adults, teens and families are welcome. 

Date & Time: Sat., March 30th; 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Pinney Library 

Presenter: Animator Nate Clark

No registration required.

More information: LINK 




Art in the style of Henri Matisse

(sneak peak for early April)

Learn how to make art in the style of Henri Matisse.  More classes focusing on other artists throughout April & May.  

Date & Time: Wed., April 3rd; 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Location: Lakeview Library 

Presenter: Artist Teresa Getty

More information & registration: LINK


(photo credit: Shifted Librarian) 


- Basic hand-drawn animation: Mon., March 4th-Feb. 25th (3:00-6:00 p.m.) at Goodman South Madison Library. LINK

- Screenprinting with Lance Owens of Artworking: every other Thurs., March 7th, 21st, and April 4th (3:30-5:30 p.m.)

at Goodman South Madison Library. LINK

- Craft Lab: Sat., March 9th (3:30-4:45 p.m.) at Alicia Ashman Library. LINK



Vital Skills

Join our friends at the James Watrous Gallery for the opening of Vital Skills, an exhibition featuring many Wisconsin makers who are preserving traditional hand skills.

Date & Time: Exhibition opening Fri., March 8th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: James Watrous Gallery 

Presenters: multiple presenters (James Watrous Gallery)

More information: LINK








Conference on the Public Humanities

Check out this free conference with lots of great artists, makers, and thinkers! 

Date & Time: Fri., March 8th, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.

Presenters: multiple presenters (Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison)

More information: LINK









7th Annual Line Breaks Festival

The Line Breaks Festival is an investigation of hip-hop through performance art by both industry-leading professional artists and aspiring student artists.  This is a free yearly event with lots of engaging performances and workshops.

Dates: March 13th-20th

Location: UW-Madison, 1050 University Ave. (Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space & Lathrop Hall)

Presenters: multiple presenters (OMAI)

More information: LINK





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