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IMLS National Medal Finalist
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that Wisconsin’s Madison Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 21 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.  ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 24, 2015
Red White & Read
Our next generation of book-lovers will have chance to read with UW student athletes at this year's Red, White and Read, a campaign that is helpling Madison area kids get excited about reading. Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-12:00pm at Central Library (Children's Program Room) Read, make craft projects, check out books and...meet Bucky Badger(!) at this event is sponsored by the UW Student United Way and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others (SAESO). For more information about Student ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 24, 2015
Books
Find great bargains for your loved ones this Valentine's Day and become a Friend of the Madison Public Library. Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale at Central LibraryBooks for sale include a good selection of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults and will feature two-for-one romance novels. Friday, February 13, 11:00am - 6:00pm (Friends Only, 1-3pm) Saturday, February 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm (Bag Sale, 3-5pm - $5 per bag) Friends of Pinney Book and Bake Sale Friday, February ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 13, 2015
Stacked
For any artist or group looking to apply for a Madison Arts Commission grant, representatives and volunteers will be available to answer your questions at these drop-in clinic sessions held at the Central Library (Conference Room, first floor) : Thursday, February 26, 5:00-8:00pm Thursday, March 5, 5:00-8:00pm Saturday, March 7, 11:00am-1:00pm Wednesday, March 11, 5:00-8:00pm Friday, March 13, 11:00am-1:00pm Find out more about the grant writing process or receive help uploading grant ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 12, 2015
Nominee Nights
  Nominee Nights film series returns for a second year at Pinney Library. Watch 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. Pinney Library 204 Cottage Grove Road (608) 224-7100   Gone Girl Friday, Feb. 6 6:15 - 8:45 pm Rated R, for mature audiences only   The Theory of Everything Wednesday, Feb. 18 6:30-8: ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
February 3, 2015
St. Croix background
Steve Ackerman, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at UW-Madison, will be dropping by for facilitated discussions on climate issues in Wisconsin. Wednesday, February 25 Tuesday, March 3 Wednesday, March 11 Wednesday, March 18 All discussions are 7:00-8:45pm at Central Library (Room 301) Also, beginning on February 23, UW-Madison, in partnership with WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services), will ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 3, 2015
I {Heart} Art
Check out these upcoming Valentine's Day related events for kids and families... Family Fun Night: Valentine's Family and FriendsStories, crafts, games, and treats -- all with a Valentine theme! All ages welcome. Friday, February 13, 6:30-7:45pm at Goodman South Madison Library A Valentine to EarthJoin Clare Norelle for stories and songs about loving the earth. All Ages welcome. Saturday, February 14, 10:30-11:30am at Lakeview Library I {Heart} ArtConstruction paper, stamps, stickers, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 3, 2015
taxes
Volunteers will be available to help individuals prepare and file basic Federal and Wisconsin income taxes at four Madison libraries from January 26 to April 14, 2015. 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, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 19, 2015
American Denial
In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States. His question: How could a people who cherish freedom and fairness also create such a racially oppressive society? Published in 1944, “An American Dilemma” was cited in the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision to desegregate America’s schools. Seventy years later, Myrdal’s question continues to challenge America –- how do we ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 18, 2015
Just Push Play is a graphic installation by Amy Wencel now on view at Pinney Library through January 29, 2015. To design this installation, Wencel recycled road maps, mosquito netting and the scrolls of a graphical music composition that had been discarded by avant-garde composer/guitarist Scott Fields. "I like to make art by recycling stuff, but this time I am recycling art itself, music-art. I had been thinking about an installation for this space that could be read ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 16, 2015
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