Check It Out

Hawthorne Library is proud to present a number of exciting film screenings coming up this summer! All films will be shown in original language, with English subtitles as needed. These screenings are for adults and older teens, many have R or R-equivalent ratings. Refreshments will be served. Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the BorderFriday, May 27, 7:00-8:30pmA searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.–Mexico barrier. — ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
May 2, 2016
Author Erin Celello headlines the 19th annual Book Club Café on Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm.  The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries.  This year's Book Club Café will take place at the Central Library in downtown Madison.  Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts from Chocolaterian Cafe; a book gift basket raffle; and a complimentary Book Club ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 1, 2016
Nutritious meals are offered to those 60 and older in the shared community space connected to Meadowridge Library. The meal is served weekly from May 3 through the end of December on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 and participants must arrive on-time. The suggested minimum donation is $4.00 but participants are encouraged to pay what they can afford. Transportation to the meal is available with an additional $1.00 donation. Meal and bus reservations or cancellations should be made by noon the ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
April 29, 2016
The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Hawthorne Library is excited to provide the following screenings this summer: Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Friday, June 3, 7-9pmTigre, a young noble, is ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
April 28, 2016
felt
Fiber art created by members of the Madison Felters' Guild is on exhibit at Pinney Library.  The objects on display were made from raw wool that had been carded or combed and then dyed. The dyed wool roving was then wet felted or needle felted by hand into the pieces of artwork.  Pieces featured include vases, scarves, flowers, and even a teapot. Visit Pinney Library from April 26 - June 26 to view this exhibit and be sure to check out what else is In the Galleries.  For ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 26, 2016
Summer 2016 Kidpages
Check out the library activities for children and families this summer with the online version of Kidspages! Print copies are coming soon to a library near you, or, print your own English version from our web site. We'll update this post as soon as the Spanish language version is ready, but in the meantime, check out the library's Spanish Facebook page: Biblioteca Pública de Madison for upcoming Spanish and Bilingual programs. Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our ...read more

Posted by Abby on
April 25, 2016
Green Madison
Green Madison is looking to make a big impact. Do you have cold and drafty rooms in your home? Mold, moisture or ventilation issues? Is your energy bill high in comparison to the size of your home? An energy audit will provide you a clear road map of what is going on in your home in terms of energy loss and how to fix it. Green Madison, a community-based effort to significantly reduce Madison's energy use, is providing a financial incentive for Madison homeowners to have an energy audit ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 22, 2016
A Classic Tale Gets a Modern Twist
PlayTime Productions proudly presents theater especially for children, performed by children! You won't want to miss this special FREE performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY in the Central Library's third floor Community Room. The enchantment of a classic tale meets the delight of the unexpected in this library-after-hours family treat. As our friends from PlayTime Productions say, "Everyone needs a little magic!" Friday, April 29, 7 - 8 pm - Central Library (3rd Floor Community Room) ...read more

Posted by Abby on
April 22, 2016
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout.  Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Saturday, April 30, 10am-12pmFirehouse No. 6825 West Badger Road, Madison Hora de cuentos en la Estación de BomberosVen a escuchar cuentos con los heroicos bomberos de Madison. Habrán manualidades, y préstamo de libros. Conoce al jefe de bomberos y platica con bomberos que te llevaran a conocer los camiones de bomberos. Sábado ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2016
Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week is April 23-30, and the Madison Public Library has some programs and eBook resources that can help consumers better manage their personal finances: Retirement Planning - Learn how to protect your nest egg and make it last with financial planner Sarah McGinness (no registration required) - Monday April 25, 6:30-8pm at Sequoya Library Personal Finance: Credit & Budgeting - Learn how credit works and stretch your income through budgeting with Summit Credit Union ( ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2016
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