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Drag Queen Storytime
Back by popular demand! Join special guest reader Miss Gretta at Pinney Library this Saturday, August 19 for stories and songs celebrating diversity and LGBT pride. Sing songs, make a craft and get glamorous with dress up and face painting! Drag Queen Storytime is intended to encourage accepting differences and looking beyond gender stereotypes. This event is inspired by Drag Queen Story Hour. Pinney LibrarySaturday, August 19Event starts at 2:30pm, doors open at 2:15pm. Please arrive ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 18, 2017
Amazing Amulet Parties
Read Like a Badger this summer! Complete your Summer Reading bingo cards and earn a golden ticket for entry into an Amazing Amulet Party near you. Amazing Amulet Parties are a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers.  You can visit any party location throughout the month of August, and present your golden ticket for a chance to craft your own victory amulet. Take your amulet home with you, or add it to the library's display of victors for all to see and marvel at the ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 16, 2017
Crafting with Amy Meitzel
There's still time to get crafty this summer! Amy Meitzel of Bare Knuckle Arts has been helping children tap into their creative side all summer long. And there's still a few more chances to make something awesome at the library.  All events are free to attend, although some may require registration.   Paper Marbling with Amy Mietzel (A Bubbler Program)Hawthorne Library | August 12 | 10:00am - 12:00pmDrop-in and try your hand at paper-marbling! Use fun art tools and watch as your ...read more

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August 11, 2017
LEGO Club
Challenges, movie nights, and clubs - there are countless ways for kids to take their love of Legos to a new level at the library. LEGO Master Builder ChallengeAugust 15 | 2:00-4:00pm | Sequoya Library Stretch those Lego building brains kids! Show your Lego skills in our Master Builder design challenge. Legos will be provided by the library and constructions will be put on display and judged before our showing of the Lego Batman Movie for a prize. No registration necessary.  Family Movie ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 9, 2017
Health
There's a lot of health information out there! Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, let alone make sense of it all. Madison Public Library has a number of resources and events that can help you feel empowered in all areas of wellness.  Stay informed, find community, and reach your wellness goals with the library! Upcoming Events Food Preservation & SafetyAugust 10, 5:30-8:30pm - Pinney Library UW-Extension speaker, Deb Neubauer, will present on food preservation and safety ...read more

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August 8, 2017
Marilyn Taylor
Meet the Author! The Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library Central are co-hosting a brown bag lunch series featuring a variety of local authors. Bring your lunch and join us for a lively discussion! All events are held on a Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm at the Madison Senior Center (330 W Mifflin St), unless otherwise noted. Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/events-and-classes for more information about these author events.   August 8: Marilyn Taylor Marilyn L. Taylor ...read more

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August 4, 2017
Bastian Intergenerational Photo Project
Who Matters? Be part of an intergenerational photo & story project. You are invited to participate in the Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center’s first-ever joint intergenerational photo exhibit. Attend one of two photo sessions (dates below) to have your picture taken by Jennifer Bastian, Madison Public Library’s Bubbler Artist-in-Residence. You must include at least one person over the age of 55 with anyone belonging to another generation. Friends, relatives, complete ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 3, 2017
Jennie Bastian, Artist in Residence
Take a step back and gain a new perspective with the Bubbler's new Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian. Throughout August and September, Bastian is recreating the comfort and security of domestic space within the library that will serve as a backdrop for problem solving workshops. Everyone is invited to participate – library patrons and the general public. Big or small, silly or serious – bring your problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, and the domestic ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 3, 2017
Computers
Get more familiar with technology! The library offers one-on-one computer help and additional workshops to help you better understand computer basics, the Internet, communication tools, Microsoft programs, and so much more.  Upcoming Events All of these events are free but some do require an appointment. Be sure to check the calendar for more details and a complete look at what's coming up. Drop-in Computer Help Central LibraryMondays & Wednesdays, August 14 - September 27 (Except ...read more

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August 1, 2017
Spanish Storytime
¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills for Spanish speakers ages 3 - 6. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming Events August 12September 16October 28November 18December 16 All events are from 10:30-11:15am at:  Pinney Library204 Cottage Grove Rd.Madison, WI 53716 For more ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 1, 2017
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