Check It Out

PlayTime Productions presents: Snow White
PlayTime Productions presents musical theather for kids by kids. Join them for two performances of Snow White at Madison Public library: Sunday, May 3, 1:30 - 2:30 pm; Central Library, 3rd floor Community Room (301 & 302) Saturday, May 9, 1 - 2 pm; at UW Space Place (2300 S. Park Street) For over two decades, PlayTime Productions Children's Theatre has been delighting audiences with its creative and spirited renditions of classic tales. Since its very first performance of Snow White, PTP ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
April 27, 2015
Pinney Library is pleased to welcome the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser for a reading and book signing. Thursday, April 30 7:00-8:30 pm Kimberly Blaeser is an esteemed essayist, playwright, and fiction writer, as well as an inspiring poet and teacher. Her writing evokes the images of her Anishinaabe ancestry and her childhood on Minnesota's White Earth Reservation. Dr. Blaeser's poems have been described as "small sure lights in the darkness -- poems to lead us home" by ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 27, 2015
HeroCon
May 1st and 2nd is HeroCon at the Central Library! HeroCon is an all-ages celebration of comics, games, and geek culture. Running in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day (with handouts of comics provided by Westfield Comics), the event will also include: Superhero Trivia from League Trivia of Madison Cosplay Contest with prizes donated by Ian's Pizza, The Chocolate Shoppe, and I'm Board! Cosplay 101 Panel hosted by the UW Costume Play and Design Guild Tabletop gaming with I'm Board! Super ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
April 22, 2015
Do you love Pokemon cards? Learn how to play and compete against friends and fellow players at Hawthorne Library. Pokemon Club starts Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 pm and continues every Wednesday until May 20th.   For more information, see http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/hawthorne ...read more

Posted by Emily on
April 22, 2015
Wisconsin Book Festival
We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring and summer as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.  Events are happening in our libraries, as well as some great Madison venues. Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm - The Given World by Marian Palaia - A Room of One's Own Bookstore Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm - Beer for All Seasons by Randy Mosher - Central Library Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - Sequoya Library Tuesday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2015
Madison Story Project
What makes Madison "home" to our youngest residents?  We're teaming up with the Madison Children's Museum to document the stories of Madison's youth in a 24-hour online storytelling event, Day in a Kid's Life, on Wednesday, May 6. Madison area kids and teens, along with their parents, teachers, and friends, can help write history from a youth point of view by sharing a story about or details of their day. How can you contribute? Post a story, picture or video to the Madison Story Project ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2015
Hits! Runs! Metaphors!
Celebrate National Poetry Month with author and baseball fan William Tecku, presenting his lively “Hits! Runs! Metaphors!” baseball poetry reading. Friday, April 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Central Library Literature fans and baseball fans alike will cheer for this "out of left field" event. Be sure to stop in before the reading at 12:30pm to meet Maynard G. Mallard in person! ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 20, 2015
If we gave you $20,000 to make Madison Public Library even better, how would you spend it? In honor of National Library Week and its theme, “Unlimited possibilities @ your library,” the Madison Public Library Foundation wants to bring YOUR best ideas to life!  Tell us what you would do to take our library system from very good to great. Want to see more large-print books? Expanded collections or a new special collection? New youth programs? More technology? No idea is too outlandish, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 20, 2015
Trivia Night
Join us at the Central Library on May 9, 2015 for a night of trivia competition while helping to support programming at Dane County libraries. Teams will compete for a gold, silver or bronze medals. Preregister your team online (credit cards only, $250 per table) or pay $300 at the door on the night of the event.  2-10 players per table. Food and drink will be available to fuel your night with 4 rounds of questions. Game starts at 7:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  Check out ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 17, 2015
growing cities film poster
Our Lakeview and Pinney Libraries invite you join them in celebrating all things spring at these upcoming special Earth Day themed events.  Biking Sticker Giveaway Saturday, April 25 9am-5pm Pinney Library Ride your bike and wear your helmet to Pinney Library anytime during the day to receive a limited edition sticker - perfect for decorating your helmet or bike! Button Making Saturday, April 25 11am-1pm Pinney Library Stop by the button making table, select your favorite Earth Day image, ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 16, 2015
Syndicate content