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Art at Ife Williams event
Bring the whole family to these events meant to entertain, educate, and engage children and their parents! This summer, Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Night will feature a magic show, making mosaics, a family health talk, performances by local groups, and more. Fridays, Jun 16 - Aug 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm June 23 - Morris the Magic ManJune 30 - Spellbinder, Magician and IllusionistJuly 7 - How the Body Works with Dr. Jasmine ZapataJuly 14 - Batcow – Bat Conservation of WisconsinJuly 21 ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
May 23, 2017
illustration from "Princess Soup"
Showing at Sequoya Library in the Children's Area Marielle School presents: Princess Soup "This children’s book was created in the 90’s and has never been published. I was very happy to exhibit it after being buried for a long time. It had to be translated from Dutch to English. This caused some of the meaning to get lost in my translation. For example: ‘a morning star’, in the Netherlands, is someone that goes around town at the crack of dawn to collect the things that people place ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 16, 2017
Happy Hour May 13
You’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Goodman South Madison Library!Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from Madison Public Library Sat, May 13, 2:30-5 PMGoodman South Madison Library Join your colleagues and drop-in for an afternoon of networking to learn what the public library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Early literacy and reading motivation training at 2. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 12, 2017
painting by Abigail Engstrand
Artist Abigail Engstrand returns to the Sequoya with "Under Fire" -- an exhibit of both new and older works illustrating essential aspects of a civilized society that are currently in need of our attention and protection. About the artist: Abigail Engstrand Engstrand's landscapes and figurative pieces are a collection of rich, colorful, beautifully-textured images of our natural environment, human relationships, education, the arts, creativity and feminine strength. Abigail's diversity in ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 8, 2017
Namaste Madison
Celebrate the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area on May 7-13 at Madison's Central Library. Poster exhibits on display on the library's 1st and 2nd floors from May 1-13, leading up to a full day event on Saturday, May 13, 10-5pm Partial schedule includes: Invocation and Keynote Speaker - 10:00am - 10:40am Children's Activities (Bubbler Room) - 10:45am - 12:00pm & 2:05pm - 4:00pm Panel Discussions - 10:45am, 2:05pm, & 3:05pm Food Demonstration and ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 7, 2017
Happy Children's Book Week! (May 1-May 7) Join us in celebrating the beauty of children's literature by stopping by our upcoming events and voting for the Children's Choice Book Awards.     Read to a Dog It's Children's Book Week! Stop by Central Library on Thursday, May 4, from 2:00-3:00pm to Read With a Dog. Bring a favorite book (or find one of the Children's Choice Book Award nominees at the library!) and read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots available on a first come, ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
May 1, 2017
Poetry at Pinney
Stay active and creative all at the same time! Join us at Pinney Library on Thursday, May 11, from 3:30-4:30pm for Poetry in Motion. You'll have the chance to play games and have fun with high energy exercises to get you and your mind moving. Turn your wiggles into concrete poems and tummy-tickling, brain-sparking, laugh-making kennings. This event is meant for kids ages 7-12, families welcome. Register online or call 224-7100.   ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 26, 2017
May is Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month and Madison Public Library is offering programs and events to improve health and wellness. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Brain HealthLearn about memory loss and normal changes that come with age as well as factors that might increase your risk for developing dementia and hear about the resources available in our community. Presented by Joy Schmidt, Dane County Dementia Care Specialist with the Aging & Disability Resource Center.Thursday, May 4 ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
April 26, 2017
Stop Motion
Elevate your kids' passion for online games and techy tools through these Bubbler Jr. workshops! Your kids can develop a meaningful sense of ownership over their very own online game or explore problems and puzzles while expressing themselves. Game Design - SCRATCH  In this two-day workshop you will work with a professional game designer to make your own video games using Scratch! At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to play their game as well as the other games created by ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 26, 2017
The Journey of Life: From Traditional to AbstractMay & June art exhibit at Alicia Ashman Library Madison local artists Yongjing Li, Siyi Lu, and Vina Yang started painting when they were young. They have had instruction from both famous Chinese artists and local artists. Their long journey started with traditional oriental painting, then expanded to western painting styles. Their work has continued to use Chinese pigments, watercolors, oils and acrylics to create traditional and ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
April 26, 2017
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