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Friends Feature
Support your favorite library and one of many Friends' groups by selecting great deals at these book sales hosted by Libary Friends' groups this weekend. Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale at Central Library - Hundreds of donated books, DVDs, CDs and more, will be available each day of the sale. Featured items at the sale will be romance novels and music books and scores, both vocal and instrumental, to inspire the romance in every soul. Thursday, February 11, 9am-9pm Friday, ...read more

Posted by Emily on
February 11, 2016
Didn’t make your match on Valentine’s Day? Looking for your next great read? Follow Madison Public Library on Facebook and tune in on Monday, February 15 for our next Facebook online event - MADmatches. Madison librarians will be on Facebook from 5:30-7:30 pm with custom book recommendations just for you. Post the last three books you read and enjoyed on our Facebook MADmatches event page at any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm, and our librarians will respond with a few titles they think you’ll ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 6, 2016
oscar award statues
Nominee Nights film series returns for a third year at Pinney Library. Watch 6 different newly released movies in HD on the big screen during Feburary and March!  Films selected for this popular series are nomintated or have won Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Bridge of Spies        Weds., Feb. 17 6:00 pm MPAA rating: PG-13        Steve Jobs Fri., Feb. 19 6:00 pm MPAA ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
February 1, 2016
Poet, columnist, storyteller, and educator Fabu
Please join Goodman South Madison Library and Fabu as we celebrate our greatest civil rights leaders and discuss the importance of Black History. Fabu, as she is professionally known, is a poet, columnist, storyteller, and educator who writes to encourage, inspire and remind. The Madison Poet Laureate from 2008-2012, she continues to share experiences living in the South, the Midwest and in Africa. Enjoy music from the movement, soul food from Melly Mells Catering, trivia and more! Black ...read more

Posted by Abby on
January 29, 2016
Discover delightful fiber items created by members of the Madison Weavers Guild on display at Pinney Library for the month of February.  Lively and colorful pieces in this exhibit include scarves, hats, dolls, and more.  It even features a mini-loom. Be sure to stop in to Pinney Library to view the fine warp and weft on display and check out what else is In the Galleries.  ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
January 27, 2016
taxes
Volunteers will be available to help individuals prepare and file basic Federal and Wisconsin income taxes at five Madison libraries from January 28 to April 14, 2016. Through a partnership involving Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP, many individuals and households file their taxes through tax assistance at Madison libraries.  This popular and important service targets people with low-to-moderate income, individuals with disabilities, non- ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 26, 2016
Woman writing
Get assistance with job search, resumes, interviewing, etc. for adults, dislocated (laid off) workers, young adults, and veterans. Employment Specialists can also connect you with programs available through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 1st Fridays, 12-3pm at Meadowridge Library - February 5, March 4, May 6, June 3 - (608) 288-6160 2nd Fridays, 12-3pm at Lakeview Library - February 12, March 11, April 8, May 12, June 10 - (608) 246-4547 3rd Fridays, 12-3pm at Alicia ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 26, 2016
ConnectED
On January 19, Madison Public Library Director Greg Mickells joined more than 90 library directors, elected and appointed local leaders, and school superintendents and staff in Washington D.C. to face the challenges of education head on and explore ways to improve education outcomes for all children. The White House convening, called the ConnectED Library Challenge: Answering the Call, was a celebration for communities that accepted President Obama's challenge last spring - to get a library ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 21, 2016
Lunch for Libraries
BMO Harris presents New York Times and international best-selling historical fiction writer Paula McLain, who will headline Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Thursday, March 17, at Overture Center for the Arts.McLain has found her niche in female-focused historical fiction, through which she imaginatively relives the lives of notable women from the past. Circling the Sun, released in July, is a fictionalized account of glamorous aviator Beryl ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 21, 2016
Is the cold weather keeping you inside? Exercise your mind with a game of chess at the library! With monthly, bi-monthly and weekly chess clubs for players of all ages and abilities, you're sure to get a good game going! Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult. Chess Clubs for all ages and skill levels meet at: Lakeview Library, Second and Fourth Mondays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Meadowridge Library, every Wednesday, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Sequoya Library, First and Third Tuesdays*, 6:00 pm - ...read more

Posted by Abby on
January 14, 2016
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