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monroe street book sale
Celebrate 70 years of library service in the Monroe Street neighborhood on Saturday, May 3.  The Monroe Street Library League will host a book sale from 9:30 am - 4 pm, and a reception from 1 - 3 pm.   During the reception, stop in for cake and juice, family friendly giveaways, and learn about new library collections and services including Make Kits, Too Good to Miss collection, and the summer reading program.   Long time and new Monroe Street neighbors are invited to share their ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 24, 2014
the public good
University of Wisconsin - Madison's Center for the Humanities will be holding its 7th Annual Conference on the Public Humanities on Friday, April 25th. Entitled The Public Good, this conference will include lectures, panel discussions and some exciting workshops. Morning Plenaries at Varsity Hall 1, Union South 9:00 am - 10:00 am: The Value of the Humanities, with Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank (UW-Madison) 10:15 am - 11:30 am: What are the Humanities for? with Professor Christopher Newfield (UC- ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 24, 2014
PlayTime Productions Presents: Princess & the Pea
PlayTime Productions, theatre by and for children, will be presenting Princess & the Pea at these special Library events. Central Library, Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm Goodman South Madison Library (UW Space Place), Friday, May 2, 6:30 pm ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
April 22, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 21 - 26
Celebrate Spring with a trip to the Library! Rain, Rain, Stay and Play (in the Library!) Come learn the science behind the rain with folks from the UW Water Library. We will read, sing and learn about why rain is so good for our earth (and even good for you!). Meadowridge Library, Monday, April 21, 10:30 am  No registration required. Hawthorne Library, Thursday, April 24, 10:30 am  No registration required. Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Learn about colors and numbers with this ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
April 21, 2014
Easter eggs
All Madison Public Library locations, including Central, Sequoya and Pinney will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday. You can still use the library when we're closed - place holds in LINKcat or return items to our bookdrops. Have a safe and happy holiday! ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 18, 2014
earth day
Pinney Library is hosting events all day Saturday, April 26 in celebration of Earth Day!  We'll have plenty of fun for all ages as we celebrate sustainable living and one of Madison’s favorite pastimes, biking.  Be sure to stop by Pinney while you are out biking Madison. Saturday, April 26 at Pinney Library   9 am - 5 pm Bike to Pinney Sticker Giveaway Ride your bike and wear your helmet to Pinney Library anytime during the Earth Day Celebration to get a limited edition sticker, ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 16, 2014
Red White and Read
Do you love the Badgers? Read with UW-Madison student athletes, enjoy some snacks, check out books and more at this event sponsored by the UW-Madison Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky! Central Library, Saturday, 4/19/2014, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. No registration required. ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
April 16, 2014
LINKcat Announcement
LINKcat, the online catalog for the South Central Library System will be offline for scheduled maintenance. Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm to the morning of Wednesday, April 16 Materials can still be checked out in our libraries at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 14, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 13 - 19
Celebrate Spring Break with these creative Library classes! Cr-Afternoon Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Sequoya Library, Monday, April 14, 2:30 pm Call 266-6385 or register here. Lakeview Library, Thursday, April 17, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Alexander Pajama Party Celebrate the well-loved picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst with stories, crafts, and ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
April 13, 2014
Kutler and Ellsberg
Join us for a screening of the documentary film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers followed by a discussion by historian Stanley Kutler. Monday, May 5, 2:00pm at the Alicia Ashman Library (Dir: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, 2011, 96 minutes) 1971: A leading Vietnam War strategist leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to the NY Times, a daring act of conscience that led directly to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the war ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 12, 2014
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