Even though it was only 36 degrees, windy and overcast at 9 a.m., we decided to go down to Monona Terrace to join members of the Wisconsin Library Association and the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association who were gathering for Library Legislative Day. Lake Monona was looking soggy (but not yet iced out) and arriving marchers looked energized but cold — and damp. We were all soon more than damp as it started raining only moments after we left the shelter of Monona Terrace.
The group, while not huge, managed to fill a couple of blocks of MLK Blvd. on their way to talk to members of the State Legislature about libraries and the budget bill. Usually those few blocks from the Convention Center to the Capitol Square present one of the most dramatic views of the Capitol, but we were all too intent on marching and trying to stay a bit dry to notice. We cheered the group on, snapped shots of their excellent signs (no surprise there) and walked once around the Square with them before parting. As they went to try to talk sense to some Senators, we enjoyed a sensible hot breakfast at Marigold Kitchen before returning home.