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painting of person on bicycle
Acrylic paintings by artist Sophia Voelker of Black Butterfly Studio are on exhibit in the Youth Services area at Pinney Library.  These six pieces from the artist's whimsical liTTle mAn Series will be on display from now through August 25. Artist Voelker explains, I was inspired to start painting in my teenage years when I observed my grandmother's sketches, my Uncle Mark Sabino’s art career and heard of one of my family member's designing of the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands flag. ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 21, 2017
Forward: Anger Into Action
The Forward: Anger Into Action documentary team is interested in feedback from the Madison community. Wednesday, June 28, 7-8:45pm at Central Library (Room 302) For the past three years this documentary crew has worked to capture and document the fight against Madison's deep racial disparities. This film tells the story of several individuals from across the city who dedicate their work to reducing disparity in their own community and neighborhoods. Separately and together, with or without ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 15, 2017
Make Music Madison
There are so many reasons that summer is a wonderful time in Madison, and one of them is Make Music Madison. Initiated in 2013 as Madison’s entry into the international summer solstice music celebration on June 21, the all-day, all-city music festival includes a full line up of venues, performances, and wonderful musicians all over the city. Madison Public Library joins over 700 communities around the world in kicking off summer by filling the city with music. Make Music Madison turns the city ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 13, 2017
handmade book
Celebrate a wide variety of book art creations with the Bone Folders' Guild, a group of papermakers, bookmakers, and other book artists who create, share, and promote book arts. They recently celebrated their 15th anniversary with an exhibit at the Overture Center that was written about in this Wisconsin State Journal article. The Bone Folders' Guild also created 60 handmade blank books that circulated through local public libraries for people to check out and add to the ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 12, 2017
Plays of a Protector: Various stories of the Hindu Lord Vishnu presented in the stylings of Odissi Classical Indian and Modern Dance Thursday, June 29, 7:30pm at the Central Library Join Raka Bandyo and the Karmic Flower Dance Company and other local dancers for an evening performance of Indian classical dance, as well as modern pieces. Dance pieces will be accompanied by music, song, and spoken word. www.karmicflower.com https://www.facebook.com/odissimadison/   All ages are welcome; ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
June 5, 2017
What are your dreams for our city's future?   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 to update the City's Comprehensive Plan. There are many ways that you can get involved: Take the Survey - There’s only one week left to provide feedback through their current online engagement activities, which will ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
June 5, 2017
Rock & Read
Madison Public Library Foundation's fourth annual Rock & Read fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rock & Read is an opportunity for families who are committed to our libraries to come together for a fun, sunny afternoon to celebrate and support the future of Madison Public Libraries.This family-oriented fundraiser will take place at the Capital Brewery Bier Garten and include live music by Yid Vicious and Sean Michael Dargan & The Mersey Brothers, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 3, 2017
Read Like a Badger
Even though school is out, summer is a great time to support your child’s learning. The Madison Public Library provides many free and fun programs to keep children busy reading, making and learning over the next few months. Visit one of the nine Madison libraries to join our Summer Reading Club. All ages welcome from birth through grade 8. Join us on a brain-building reading adventure this summer and earn a free book of your choice and an invitation to our Amazing Amulet Parties, a special ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 3, 2017
Art at Ife Williams event
Bring the whole family to these events meant to entertain, educate, and engage children and their parents! This summer, Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Night will feature a magic show, making mosaics, a family health talk, performances by local groups, and more. Fridays, Jun 16 - Aug 11, 6:30pm - 7:30pm June 23 - Morris the Magic ManJune 30 - Spellbinder, Magician and IllusionistJuly 7 - How the Body Works with Dr. Jasmine ZapataJuly 14 - Batcow – Bat Conservation of WisconsinJuly 21 ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
May 23, 2017
illustration from "Princess Soup"
Showing at Sequoya Library in the Children's Area Marielle School presents: Princess Soup "This children’s book was created in the 90’s and has never been published. I was very happy to exhibit it after being buried for a long time. It had to be translated from Dutch to English. This caused some of the meaning to get lost in my translation. For example: ‘a morning star’, in the Netherlands, is someone that goes around town at the crack of dawn to collect the things that people place ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 16, 2017
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