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Drive-In Movie
Mix it up this summer! On Tuesdays at 2:00ish, Sequoya Library is bringing you a variety of clever family-friendly activities to engage your mind, inspire creativity, and take "fun" to another level. Duck Tape Mania  |  July 25 (registration required) Snacks, colored Duck Tape and loads of fun! Bring your friends and make wearable art - purses, wallets, sandals, bracelets, belts and more. Instructions provided. All ages, but children under 7 must have an adult helper. ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 20, 2017
Storytimes for Babies & Toddlers
Did you know that reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge. All skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten and beyond - and it's never too early to get started. Not sure where to begin? We have storytimes for kids of all ages, even babies, to help ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 18, 2017
Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection
Collection Spotlight: Mae Mitchell Multicultural Collection PRISM (People Resources in South Madison) established this multicultural collection for children at the Goodman South Madison Library in honor of Anna Mae Mitchell. Mae was a life-long resident of Madison who encouraged a love of reading and learning - a reflection of her belief in education, love of community, and commitment to South Madison. Throughout her life, Mae was engaged in every thing from school PTAs and Boy & Girl ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 14, 2017
Job Search
The library has plenty of free events and resources to help you, no matter where you are in the job search. From general writing help, resume assistance, interview guidance, online job applications, and so much more.  Upcoming Events Guaranteed Interviews – Job Skills BankCentral Library | Monday, July 17 | 12:00-1:00PM Join City of Madison Department of Civil Rights staff in this training session for job searchers. Learn how the job skills bank can assist you in obtaining meaningful ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 14, 2017
Summer Concert & Picnic
Every summer, the Madison Public Library celebrates the Summer Reading Club with several large family events. Join us for our grand finale event! Pack a picnic supper and head to Olbrich Gardens for a fun-filled family concert! Come, rain or shine, at 6:00 p.m. to play with bubbles and make a project with Olbrich Gardens staff. Then, at 7:00 p.m., Ken Lonnquist will get your toes tapping while you munch! Sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts' Kids in the Rotunda. Tuesday, August 1 from ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 13, 2017
Maker Corps
Make something awesome at your library! Our Maker Corps artists Kai and Caide have been finding all sorts of ways to get kids building, making, and creating this summer. From paper puppets to Ozobots, these two have been bringing hands-on making to children and families in communities all over Madison. You can read all about their adventures and projects on the Maker Corps blog. There's still several Maker Corps events to get involved in this summer! Will you be screen printing? Sewing ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 13, 2017
Pinney Library Meet & Greet
Community Meet & Greet with OPN Architects Join Pinney Library staff and library leadership for an informal Meet & Greet on Wednesday, July 19, 5-6pm at the Pinney Library on 204 Cottage Grove Road. This is an opportunity to meet the designers and architects as Madison Public Library launches the design process of the new Pinney Library. This informal session will offer those interested the chance to discuss library design trends with the design team, as well as share hopes and ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 12, 2017
Wanda Fullmore Interns
Meet our Wanda Fullmore Interns! Eight of our nine library locations are hosting a Wanda Fullmore Intern this summer. The interns will help each location with general library tasks, customer service and run a variety of youth programs. We are excited to have the interns help this summer and share with the community the work they do with us. The Wanda Fullmore Internship program is an opportunity for youth in the City of Madison to experience paid professional employment through various city ...read more

Posted by Mariah on
July 10, 2017
artwork of fish
Visit Pinney Library from July through September 2017 to view the Seas of Blue art exhibit created by the Art Night Posse.  The Art Night Posse is a group of artists and IT professionals who meet once a week to share food and ideas, and to encourage each other to keep creating. The Pinney Library exhibit, which is on display in the meeting room and in the space above the photocopier, features Lara's quilted wall-hangings, Jennifer's underwater creatures, Laima's linoleum block prints, Mark ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
July 10, 2017
The Great American Eclipse
On August 21, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun for the first time since 1979. Before this rare event takes place, learn all about eclipses and how you can be wowed by this one from John Heasley, an astronomy educator with Driftless Stargazing and a Solar System Ambassador with NASA/JPL. July 15 at 3:00pmGoodman South Madison Library This event is free and open to all ages! You'll even get a free pair of glasses (first come first served), so you'll be prepared to ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 7, 2017
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