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Jazz and Art at Monroe Street
Wed., Dec. 17 as part of the Holiday Glow on Monroe. Make luminaries 6 - 8 p.m., hear jazz 7 - 8:30 p.m. Light up the holidays at Monroe Street Library! Hear the Laurie Lang Trio, and create beautiful luminaries with Beth from the Monroe Street Arts Center. Enjoy the cheer and glow of the season! Funded by a grant from Beyond the Page. ...read more

Posted by Jill M on
December 12, 2014
Gingerbread cookie fun
"Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" Catch stories, games and more at this fast-paced family event. Participants will get to take home their own decorated sugar cookie. Children age 6 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Friday, December 19, 10:00-10:45am at Sequoya Library - register here Friday, December 19, 6:30-7:30pm at Monroe Street Library - register here Saturday, December 20, 11:00am-12:00pm at Pinney Library - register here Monday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 12, 2014
Snowflakes
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for the holidays on Wednesday, December 24 Thursday, December 25 Sunday, December 28 Wednesday, December 31 Thursday, January 1, 2015 Sunday, January 4, 2015 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 be accessible with your library card while we're closed. ...read more
December 12, 2014
Turkey Sugar Cookie
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. 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 Saturday, November 29. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 21, 2014
Stock up for Thanksgiving at the Friends of the Meadowridge Library's annual - and very popular - pie sale. The sale begins at 10 am and lasts until all pies have been purchased. There will be many different varieties and all pies will be $10.00. Proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Library. Tuesday, November 25, 10 am until pies run out! Meadowridge Library is located at 5726 Raymond Road. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 21, 2014
November Is Picture Book Month
If you love to read, chances are someone read picture books to you when you were young.   In November, we're supporting Picture Book Month, an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.  Every day in November, Picture Book Month shares a post from a picture book champion explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. And every day, we'll be tweeting a new picture book with the hashtag #PictureBookMonth We hope you'll join us and share your ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 19, 2014
PlayTime Productions Presents: The Snow Queen
Did you like Disney's Frozen? If so, come and check out PlayTime Productions' take on the tale of The Snow Queen! Saturday, December 13, 1:00-2:00pm at Goodman South Madison Library ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 15, 2014
Books
Stock up on gifts for the holday season at one of these neighborhood library book sales happening throughout December. Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Book, Bake, AV and Craft SaleFriday, December 5, 10:00am - 8:00pmSaturday, December 6, 9:00am - 2:00pm Friends of Lakeview Library Book SaleFriday, December 12, 6:00pm - 7:45pm (Friends pre-sale)Saturday, December 13, 9:00am - 4:00pm Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale (at Westgate Mall)Saturday, December 6, 9:00am - 4:00pmSaturday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 14, 2014
Nifty Thrifty Gifty
Make special, one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones this holiday season.  Wednesday, December 3, 4:00-5:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library (register online or call 824-1780 to register) Thursday, December 4, 3:30-4:30pm at Monroe Street Library (register online or call 266-6390 to register) Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm at Meadowridge Library Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-6:00pm at Lakeview Library Friday, December 12, 4:00-5:00pm at Sequoya Library (register online or ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 14, 2014
A Break in the Storm
Dimensions in Watercolor, a new exhibit by students of Luci Shirek's Madison College Continuing Education watercolor class, is now showing at Pinney Library through January 13, 2015. Students in the class range from first time beginners to accomplished watercolorists. Classes, held at the Monona Community Center, start with structured lectures and demonstrations, and ideas then expand in all directions. Students learn lessons in value by mixing the three primary colors of red, yellow, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 13, 2014
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