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201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

Library As Retreat Space

All events will take place in and around the Bubbler Room at Central Madison Public Library


May 1st - 4th, 9:15-10am every morning,  Morning Meditation - Haley Schreier (no registration required, click here to read more)

May 1st - 10:30am-12:30pm Massage Therapy Talk and Demonstration - Sara Fox (click to register and read more)

May 1st - 6:00pm-7:00pm Embodied Drawing - Devin Coogan (click to register and read more)

May 2nd - 6:30pm-7:30pm The Spice Box (cooking)-  Huma Siddiqui (click to register and read more)
The Spice Box series is funded in part by a gift from Marvin J. Levy

May 3rd - 7:00-8:30pm Body Awareness and Creativity - Clare Norelle (click to register and read more)

May 4th - 6:00-8:30pm Tea & Conversation - Jennifer Bastian (no registration required, click here to read more)

May 5th - 6:00-10:00pm Listening in the Dark with CHANTS and friends (Night Light/Gallery Night) (no registration required, click here to read more)

May 6th - 2:00-3:30pm Circulation and Renewal - Adam Geremia and Meredith Adams Smart (click to register and read more)

*In addition to scheduled classes The Bubbler Room will be open during library hours for other art experiences, meditative happenings, and projects by Stephen Perkins, Julka Almquist, and Team Bubbler. So even if you can't make a class please stop by and soak it all in!

The Library as Retreat Space project was initiated by Julka Älmquist (Anthropologist), Jeppe Knudsen (Anthropologist), Trent Miller (Visual Artist + Library Transformer - Madison Public Library), Sara Bindeballe (Music staff - Dokk1), and Marianne Krogbæk (Designer - ITK/Dokk1). The results of this weeklong project at Madison Public Library (Madison, WI), along with a similar project at Dokk1 (Aarhus, DK) will be shared at the NEXTLibrary Conference in Aarhus, Denmark June 11th-14th.

Library as Retreat Space events are presented in partnership with the Bubbler, and funded through a mini-grant provided by The Madison Public Library Foundation. The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.