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Found object art by Judith Landsman
Out of the Landfill, Into the Library: A show by found-object artist Judith Landsman will be on display for all to enjoy! Friday, September 5 - Saturday, November 1 at the Alicia Ashman Library Lighthearted, quirky, and colorful, Judith Landsman's found object sculptures use recycled materials that would otherwise be thrown away, like typewriter keys, scrabble tiles and children's alphabet blocks, and game pieces. Of her work, Judith says: "I enjoy giving new life to old objects, more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 21, 2014
Join the Madison Public Library and the UW Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for this Seed Saving Workshop. Saturday, August 23, 2:00-4:00pm at the Goodman South Madison Library Learn how to dry and harvest seeds to save for next year, and how to return seeds to the seed library. You can register by calling 266-6395 or following the link here. more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 21, 2014
2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference
The 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference is a one-day event that focuses on supporting and creating community leaders in Madison neighborhoods. Saturday, September 13, 8:00am-4:30pm at Monona Terrace You can register here, in person a the City of Madison Planning Division (215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), or call 608-261-9121. There is a $15 registration fee. Keynote speech will be delivered by Don Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Justice and Sustainability Associates, and workshops will more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 19, 2014
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. 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 Tuesday, September 2. All locations will also be closed on Thursday, more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 18, 2014
Teens Trailers
Books deserve cool advertisements just like movies do!  So, we are offering two free 4-day workshop to create book trailers! Teens entering grades 6-12, come to these workshops to learn the components of a good commercial, how to create a storyboard, and how to use our animation stations! Tuesday, August 19 - Friday, August 22, 10am-12:30pm in the Central Library Media Lab - Register here Monday, August 25 - Thursday, August 28, 12-3pm at Pinney Library - Register here And see the best more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 18, 2014
Fall Kidspages Is Here!
Check out the library activities for children and families this fall with the online version of Fall Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or, print your own from our web site - English version or Spanish language version (coming soon). Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Books for Eight Year Olds, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others. more

Posted by Krissy on
August 16, 2014
Flannelboard Make & Take
Join us for a festive flannelboard fandango. Strictly for educators and librarians, their friends and helpers of all ages. Come and make flannelboards for storytelling, narrative play, concept reinforcement and more. Use our patterns or bring your own. Materials and refreshments provided. Call 266-6345 or visit our calendar to register. Registration is required. Central Library, Saturday, August 16, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm more

Posted by Krissy on
August 9, 2014
Get great deals on summer reads at bargain prices, as well as an assortment of DVD and CD items at the next Book, Bake and AV Sale this weekend at the Goodman South Madison Library. Friday, August 8, 10:00am - 4:30pm All the books you can fit in a paper grocery bag for $5.00 -- all day long! Plus individually priced DVDs, CDs and specially marked books. Baked goods, too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Goodman South Madison Library and the Teen Workers and Volunteers! Check out our Book more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 7, 2014
Below is a summary of exciting updates for your Wisconsin's Digital Library ebook, audiobook, music and video collection that are scheduled for release on Monday, August 4, 2014. Changes will take place sometime during the day.      ·            Suspend a Hold This feature will allow users to temporarily suspend a hold in the waiting list. The user’s position will continue to advance in the queue while their hold is more

Posted by Tana on
August 2, 2014
Teen Poetry Workshop
In this three day writing workshop for teens, create inspiration with language and poetry games that generate text and surprise. Also, learn revision techniques to create structure. Expect the unexpected. For teens grades 6-12. Register online at This program is funded by a National Endowment of the Arts Our Town grant, with additional funding from BMO Harris Bank and the Madison Public Library Foundation. Three day more

Posted by Yasmin on
August 1, 2014
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