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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.    ...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
Elevate your kids' passion for video games and techy tools through these Bubbler Jr. workshops! Your kids can develop a meaningful sense of ownership over their very own video 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
Have your preschoolers mastered their typical finger paint and crayons? Expand their creative skill set in Preschool Printmaking! In this Bubbler Jr. program, your kids will have the chance to experiment with colors, layering and texture using basic printmaking tools. Join us from 10:00am-10:45am on Monday, May 1, and Monday, May 8, at Pinney Library. Registration is now open for both classes. You won't want to miss this chance to create and experiment!  Click HERE to register for ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 26, 2017
HeroCon
Join us for HEROCON, Madison Public Library's Celebration of Free Comic Book Day9:00am-5:00pmFree comic book give away all day with comics provided by Westfield Comics!Artist Eli Quinn will be in the Third Floor Art Gallery drawing some of your most beloved - and feared - heroes and villains!10:00 - 11:15am - Check out the Martial Arts and Lightsaber demonstration by Iron Pagoda Athletic Club and unlock your inner Jedi!12:00 - 1:30pm - Dress as your favorite character for the Cosplay Costume ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
April 25, 2017
Representing nine decades of activism, the Raging Grannies continue to fight for peace, social justice, public education and environmental protection through music. Come celebrate their accomplishments and the launch of their new book, Listen to Your Grandmothers, on Sunday, May 7, from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Join us on the 3rd floor of Central Library for this Wisconsin Book Festival event where you'll have the opportunity to hear from the Raging Grannies themselves. Grandma's milk and cookies will be ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 19, 2017
Calling all educators...Looking for a fun way to learn new skills, increase your digital literacy, and play around with tools that can enhance student learning this summer? Join us for Camp MAD Media, a free, hands-on digital "summer camp" just for educators! In partnership with WeThinkBig, a local non-profit supporting education innovation, the Madison Public Library will be offering a series of six different 2-hour sessions. Camps will run Tues/Wed/Thurs mornings, June 20-29 from 9:30am-11: ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 19, 2017
Share the Word
Share the Word is a gathering of Madison-area poets, writers, spoken word performers, hip hop artists, and storytellers that will bring the Madison writing community together to share ideas, showcase their works, and spawn innovative collaborations. Share the Word will take place on Friday, May 5, 5-7:30pm, at the Central Library.  Registration is required; register online or call 608-266-6300. Full schedule: 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Social Hour with Refreshments Paul Weigel, a local ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 12, 2017
Having fun is as easy as A-B-C. Gather your toddlers and come celebrate the ABCs with stories, music, and play at Alphabet Factory! Join us at Hawthorne Library on Thursday, April 13, from 10:30am-11:30am or Lakeview Library on Saturday, May 13, from 10:30am-11:30am. We can alpha-bet you'll have a great time! ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 9, 2017
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