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“Saturday Night Library” Returns to Lakeview Branch

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Lakeview Library will be hosting the second edition of “Saturday Night Library” this summer. Starting June 22 and running each Saturday through Aug. 10, Lakeview will be open from 6‒8 pm for Northside teens in grades 7‒12. Activities will include video game tournaments, hip-hop performances, a spa night, a talent show and even laser tag. We’ll screen print shirts, watch movies and make food. Dinner will be provided at each event. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Northside Madison Safe and Thriving Community.

Lakeview Library welcomes our new Teen Librarian Robin Amado, a position funded by a bequest from Cheryl Rosen Weston. Robin is excited to be a part of the Northside community.

Robin received her MLIS degree at UW-Madison in 2013 and was the librarian at James Madison Memorial High School for five years. As a graduate student, she worked at MERIT Library, the education library on campus, where she developed technology and digital tools, training sessions and materials for teachers in local schools. She also worked at the American Indian Studies Program Library from 2011‒2012.

Before attending graduate school, she taught high school English for two years on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Robin has been involved with the Tribal Libraries, Archives and Museums (TLAM) Project since 2011, and in 2014, she co-taught the graduate level service-learning TLAM course in the School of Library and Information Studies.

She spent this past winter living in Phoenix, Arizona, where she worked briefly at Phoenix Public Library.