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Easter eggs
All Madison Public Library locations, including Central, Sequoya and Pinney will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday. You can still use the library when we're closed - place holds in LINKcat or return items to our bookdrops. Have a safe and happy holiday! more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 18, 2014
earth day
Pinney Library is hosting events all day Saturday, April 26 in celebration of Earth Day!  We'll have plenty of fun for all ages as we celebrate sustainable living and one of Madison’s favorite pastimes, biking.  Be sure to stop by Pinney while you are out biking Madison. Saturday, April 26 at Pinney Library   9 am - 5 pm Bike to Pinney Sticker Giveaway Ride your bike and wear your helmet to Pinney Library anytime during the Earth Day Celebration to get a limited edition sticker, more

Posted by Jaime on
April 16, 2014
Red White and Read
Do you love the Badgers? Read with UW-Madison student athletes, enjoy some snacks, check out books and more at this event sponsored by the UW-Madison Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky! Central Library, Saturday, 4/19/2014, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. No registration required. more

Posted by Krissy on
April 16, 2014
LINKcat Announcement
LINKcat, the online catalog for the South Central Library System will be offline for scheduled maintenance. Tuesday, April 15 at 7 pm to the morning of Wednesday, April 16 Materials can still be checked out in our libraries at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 14, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 13 - 19
Celebrate Spring Break with these creative Library classes! Cr-Afternoon Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Sequoya Library, Monday, April 14, 2:30 pm Call 266-6385 or register here. Lakeview Library, Thursday, April 17, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Alexander Pajama Party Celebrate the well-loved picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst with stories, crafts, and more

Posted by Krissy on
April 13, 2014
Kutler and Ellsberg
Join us for a screening of the documentary film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers followed by a discussion by historian Stanley Kutler. Monday, May 5, 2:00pm at the Alicia Ashman Library (Dir: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, 2011, 96 minutes) 1971: A leading Vietnam War strategist leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to the NY Times, a daring act of conscience that led directly to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the war more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 12, 2014
National Library Week
In celebration of National Library Week, April 13-19, Madison Public Library will join the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and Culver's restaurants in Madison in the "Bee a Book Lover" drawing campaign for children.  This is the 18th year local Culver's restaurants in Wisconsin have sponsored this event, which encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite books.  Children ages 4 to 11 can enter the drawing event by picking up drawing sheets from any Madison Public more

Posted by Tana on
April 11, 2014
Turn your organic waste into gardening gold! Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann presents home compost basics including what materials to compost, where to put your compost bin, and when to turn your compost pile. Plans for building your own compost bin will also be available. Classes at:Sunday, April 13, 2pm, Pinney Library Saturday, April 26, 2pm, Meadowridge Library Sunday, April 27, 2pm, Central Library, Room 301 Sunday, May 4, 2pm, Pinney Library Saturday, May 24, 2 pm, more

Posted by Tana on
April 11, 2014
El Bulli chef
Join us for our new food-themed movie series Friday Food Flick. This April we will be featuring the film El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011). Friday, April 18, 6:30-8:30pm at Sequoya Library Synopsis: This film documentary chronicles the cullinary expertise found at El Bulli, the restaurant owned by renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià and located in Catalonia. For six months out of the year Adrià and his team experiment with the dishes that will make up El Bulli's unique and mouth-watering more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 9, 2014
Health Insurance Marketplace logo
You May Not Have Missed the Deadline for Health Care Coverage! Are you trying to complete an application that you attempted to file by the March 31st deadline online at,, or through the Marketplace Call Center? In Person Assisters can help you to complete the application online if you attest that you have tried to enroll in coverage through any of the following: or Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center State Medicaid Agency more

Posted by Jon - Central Library on
April 8, 2014
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