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Enjoy live music, local eats, and interactive workshops throughout Central Library during our first Library Loud Days event!

Thursday, July 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
9:00 AM
WI Art Education Association K-12 Fiber Art Show at Central

In connection with the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence conference…

9:00 AM
Tapestry Unlimited: 11th International Tapestry Exhibition at Central

Tapestry Unlimited is an unjuried, international exhibition of small format, hand…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Villard Square

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Atkinson

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Forest Home

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

10:00 AM
Playgroup With Stories at East

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Capitol

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online? A…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Capitol

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Playgroup With Stories at Zablocki

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Mill Road

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays all…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Forest Home

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Atkinson

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Center Street

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Washington Park

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…