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Four Madison Public Library locations are featuring free film screenings for you to enjoy in the upcoming week. LakeFront Cinema Presents UW Student Filmmaker Showcase Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 pm Central Library, Room 302 Films include two avant-garde pieces by UW Instructor John Powers, "Difficult" by Nina Ham and musician Sophia Snow, and "White and Lazy" by James Runde.   Cult Night: Big Trouble in Little China Friday, May 29 at 6:30 pm Pinney Library "Even though it had a bigger ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
May 22, 2015
Get Toddlers Moving There are some great programs coming up to get kids active: Toddlers in Motion Help toddlers up to age 4 stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, an interactive obstacle course and more. Be ready to rock 'n' roll! Tuesday, May 26, 9:30 & 10:35 am at Hawthorne Library Thursday, May 28 - June 4, 9:30 & 10:35 am at Goodman South Madison Library NOTE: There are two sessions each week, one at 9:30 and one at 10:35. Choose the one that ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
May 22, 2015
Risking Everything Exhibit
The Wisconsin Historical Society is showcasing a special Civil Rights exhibit for students, displayed in Central Library's Madison Room (third floor) - Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 28. The exhibit - containing photos, narrative text, and facsimiles of historical documents - tells the story of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) challenged segregation in the state of Mississippi and, joined by ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 21, 2015
Anthology
Bring along your favorite motto or quotation and learn hand lettering techniques to create a unique work of art. This series of Bubbler workshops will be led by artists from the State Street shop Anthology. For teens and adults Thursday, May 28, 4:00-6:00 pm at Hawthorne Library (Register HERE) Wednesday, June 10, 6:00-8:00pm at Monroe Street Library (Register HERE) Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm at Pinney Library (Register HERE) The Bubbler program is supported by a grant from the Institute ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 21, 2015
Children reading to a dog
"Dog days of summer" takes on a whole new meaning! Reading to dogs helps children learn to read. Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., June 6 and Aug. 1, 1:30 to 3PM Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., June 13, July 11, and Aug. 8, 2 to 3PM Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St. June 27 and July 25, 11AM to 12:30PM Contact ...read more

Posted by Courtney on
May 19, 2015
Ceiling
The Central Library Children's Room will be closed evenings - after 6:00 pm - for construction Monday, May 18 thru Thursday, May 21 to make improvements to the sound experience in the room and throughout the stairway area. Staff will be able to retrieve books for patrons, if needed. Regular hours - Monday thru Thursday: 9-9; Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-5 - will resume on Friday, May 22. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
American Flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend. Sunday, May 24 Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Sunday hours at Pinney, Sequoya and ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
Top Gun movie poster
Pinney Library is screening six summer blockbuster movies from the 70's and 80's in HD. Whether you are re-living old favorites or watching for the first time, these hot hits from summers past are sure to please.  Enjoy popcorn generously provided by Friends of the Pinney Library while you watch for free on the big screen. JAWS   Tuesday, May 12  6:30 pm TOP GUN   Tuesday, June 9  6:30 pm BIG   Saturday, June 27  2:00 pm DIE HARD ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
May 8, 2015
Adrienne Michel Sager
Visit the Alicia Ashman Library on Saturday, May 23rd from 1 - 3 pm for a book reading and signing with author Adrienne Michel Sager. A bilingual (English/French) writer, art historian, artist and photographer, Adrienne Michel Sager received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, where she was awarded both the Vilas and E.B. Fred Fellowships. She has taught college courses in medieval and renaissance art and led art history tours to Europe for twenty-one years, taking over five hundred ...read more

Posted by Emily on
May 7, 2015
Rain Wilson
The Bubbler is excited to introduce its latest Artist-in-Residence: collage and performance artist Rain Wilson. Creative & Academic Advisor in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative (OMAI) at UW-Madison, Rain Wilson specializes in community justice initiatives, and will be faciliating a series of Art Ignite Community Workshops held in Central Library's Bubbler (ground floor): Wednesday April 29, 7:30-9:00pm Thursday May 14, 6:00-8:00pm Thursday May 21, 6:00-8:00pm The workshops will ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 5, 2015
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