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Turkey Sugar Cookie
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.  All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 29. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 21, 2014
Stock up for Thanksgiving at the Friends of the Meadowridge Library's annual - and very popular - pie sale. The sale begins at 10 am and lasts until all pies have been purchased. There will be many different varieties and all pies will be $10.00. Proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Library. Tuesday, November 25, 10 am until pies run out! Meadowridge Library is located at 5726 Raymond Road. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 21, 2014
November Is Picture Book Month
If you love to read, chances are someone read picture books to you when you were young.   In November, we're supporting Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.  Every day in November, Picture Book Month shares a post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. And every day, we'll be tweeting a new picture book with the hashtag #PictureBookMonth We hope you'll join us and share your ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 19, 2014
PlayTime Productions Presents: The Snow Queen
Did you like Disney's Frozen? If so, come and check out PlayTime Productions take on the tale of The Snow Queen! Central Library, Saturday, November 22, 1:00 pm ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 15, 2014
Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Make special, one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones this holiday season.  Wednesday, December 3, 4:00-5:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library (register online or call 824-1780 to register) Thursday, December 4, 3:30-4:30pm at Monroe Street Library (register online or call 266-6390 to register) Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm at Meadowridge Library Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-6:00pm at Lakeview Library Friday, December 12, 4:00-5:00pm at Sequoya Library (register online or ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 14, 2014
A Break in the Storm
Dimensions in Watercolor, a new exhibit by students of Luci Shirek's Madison College Continuing Education watercolor class, is now showing at Pinney Library through January 13, 2015. Students in the class range from first time beginners to accomplished watercolorists. Classes, held at the Monona Community Center, start with structured lectures and demonstrations, and ideas then expand in all directions. Students learn lessons in value by mixing the three primary colors of red, yellow, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 13, 2014
International Games Day
Challenge yourself and your friends at this year's International Games Day. Saturday, November 15, 10am-4pm at Central Library A full day of Mansions of Madness, Revolution, Beginning Munchkin, Chess, Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, Classic Traveller, Savage Worlds, Pokemon, Carcassonne, Zombie Apocalypse, Hey, That's My Fish!, and Xbox & Wii. New games begin every 90 minutes!   Lower Level: a rotation of Pokemon and Chess 1st Floor: a large range of board and roll playing games ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 13, 2014
Toe tappin' fun for the whole family at the Hawthorne Hootenanny, Saturday, November 15, 10-3.  Performances include folksinger David Landau, community drummer Elmore Lawson, and bluegrass band Oak Street Ramblers.  Make-and-take crafts, face painting, folksy photo booth, refreshments and more throughout the day.  Come and raise the roof with us! Hawthorne Library is located at 2707 E. Washington Ave. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 10, 2014
Evolution of a Criminal
Come check out the next film in the Community Cinema series - Evolution of a Criminal. Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library, Room 302 (Director: Darius Clark Monroe; Runtime: 90 minutes) In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act. View the trailer here. For more information about upcoming Community ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 7, 2014
Top of State Street Design Workshop
Members of the Downtown Coordinating Committee and City staff will be facilitating this Design Workshop for the top of State Street, including Philospher's Grove and 30 on the Square.   Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 at Central Library, Room 301 The intersection of the Capitol Square and State Street is an important crossroads for Madison. City staff has begun efforts to redesign this area in order to bring more vibrant activity to all residents and visitors. All input from this ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 7, 2014
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