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Maker Corps
The library’s Bubbler program continues to support maker-based education for children and teens through a series of hands-on programs hosted in libraries, schools, and community places.  Two new grants will allow that work to continue and expand in 2017, in conjunction with the final year of our IMLS National Leadership Grant. A partnership with Maker Ed and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, funded by Google, will allow Madison Public Library to participate in Making Spaces. The project ...read more

Posted by Tana on
December 2, 2016
Imagine Madison
Imagine Madison is a unique public listening campaign, designed by the City of Madison alongside members of the community. The goal of Imagine Madison is to gather the opinions of each and every Madisonian, which will be used in planning the Madison of tomorrow - and beyond. The City needs your help to identify the most important goals for our community’s future. Let your voice be heard. Please join  Imagine Madison for their kickoff Community Meetings! Monday, December 5 Central Library ( ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 29, 2016
Giving Tuesday
Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for a Giving Tuesday celebration at the Harmony Bar and Grill (2201 Atwood Avenue) from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to support the organizations you love and make a difference in your community. This year, support The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library and help us bring a new library to Madison's east side community.This family-friendly event will feature live music by ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 21, 2016
All Madison Public Library Locations will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 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 26.  ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
November 20, 2016
Pull Toy
Though the weather doesn't exactly feel like it, it's almost winter. That means that our fall Bubbler Jr. programs are coming to an end. Join us in the upcoming weeks for our last two Bubbler Jr. events of the season!  How to Doodle with Angela RichardsonAre you an aspiring doodler? Do you feel like you learn better when your pencil is scratching away in the margins of your paper? You're not alone! On Wednesday, November 23 at Hawthorne Library, join Angela Richardson for this hands-on ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
November 18, 2016
"Darwin" by James Bellucci
James Bellucci's Anecdotes is on display at Sequoya Library November-December Former Bubbler Artist in Residence James Bellucci is a Maryland native with a background in imaging arts and sciences. He received a Master's of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY in 2009. His work analyses the slippage of narrative traditions, in reference to how narrative information is altered and manipulated to embellish and entertain audiences, yet strives to inform and provide certain ...read more

Posted by Jake on
November 16, 2016
Municipal
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library presents MUNICIPAL, a one-day pop-up celebration of the Madison Municipal Building on the eve of its renovation. The free, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, December 10, 11am-6pm, at the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. MUNICIPAL will celebrate the building’s history and highlight the many artists working in the city of Madison and the surrounding areas. Over 100 local artists are participating in this one- ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 15, 2016
Girls Coding Day
This will be a fun day full of programming, design, community, snacks, and women exploring tech. We invite parents to check out the student projects at the end of each section! Build a Mobile App4th-6th graders: Build your own app with Swift Playground and MIT AppInventor! Join us at either our morning section (9:30-12:30) or in the afternoon (1:30-4:30). Arrive at 9:15/1:15.Section 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pmSection 2 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Build a Website in a Day7th-12th graders: Impress the world ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 12, 2016
30 Seconds Away
Are you interested in learning more about issues related to housing in Dane County and beyond? In partnership with UW-Madison, Madison Public Library will be hosting a series of events to extend the popular Go Big Read program into the broader community. This year Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City as the 2016-17 Go Big Read book. Desmond documents the increasingly frequent experience of housing instability for poor, renting ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
November 8, 2016
Library Takeover
The Library Takeover teams have thus far attended three informational sessions about event planning and are making steady progress in planning their own events, which will take place at various Madison Public Library locations within the next year. On October 18, Sabrina Madison, also known as Heymiss Progress, spoke about lessons that she has learned through her firsthand experience with planning large events. Ms. Progress is the creator and organizer of several annual events, including The ...read more

Posted by Maddie on
November 8, 2016
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