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Trivia Night
Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, October 11, 2014 for a night of trivia competition while helping to support programming at Dane County Libraries. Teams will compete for a gold, silver or bronze medals. Please register your team here (this is a credit card only registration site). The pre-registration fee is $250 per table (2-10 players per table), or $300 at the door on the night of the event. Food and drink will be available to fuel your night with 4 rounds of questions. Game ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 19, 2014
The SynchroniCITY Networking Party for local musicians and industry innovators is designed to enhance creative connections and provide music industry insight for bands. The event begins with a panel discussion about “The Intersection of Music, Innovation, and Technology.” The panel, moderated by Guy Hankel (Yahara Music Library), will feature Preston Austin (Murfie), Beth Kille (Girls & Ladies Rock Camp, Madison Chick Singer Night, Exec Prod MAMA Awards Show, producer/audio engineer), ...read more

Posted by Jon - Central Library on
September 18, 2014
art by Michael Hecht
The Dust Bowl and The Wizard of Oz, an art exhibit by literary artist Michael Hecht, is on display at Pinney Library, now through November 6, 2014. Michael says, "Utilizing photos of movie scenes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz in combination with photos of the 1930's Dust Bowl gave me a child's view of leaving the land of the dust for the land of Oz. I also wanted to highlight the photo documentation of Dorothea Lange and the words of Woody Guthrie." ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 18, 2014
Meadowridge teen area
Madison Public Library’s Meadowridge Library reopened to the public in a new location at 5726 Raymond Road on September 15 at 10 am. A small opening celebration is planned for Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m., including remarks from Mayor Paul Soglin, Library Director Greg Mickells, Meadowridge Campaign Chair Rob Stroud, and Library Foundation and Library representatives. Remarks will be followed with a free public reception with punch and cookies hosted by the Friends of the Meadowridge ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 18, 2014
WYOU
Did you know community access television station WYOU operates out of the Central Library?  Join WYOU and its supporters for a 40th birthday party fundraiser Friday, September 19, to celebrate their past and secure their future. The party will feature live music from SON CONTRABANDO, great food, a silent auction with many exciting items, and much more.Fundraising will help WYOU raise $10,000 for new field production equipment, allowing WYOU to turn their attention to what really matters ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 12, 2014
The Lakeview Library on Madison's northeast side is hosting LakeviewPalooza, a day long celebration sponsored by the Friends of Lakeview Library. LakeviewPalooza includes: 10:30 am - Snakes Alive! Meet herpetologist Tom Kessenich and his s-s-s-slithery friends. Come see and touch live snakes. 12 pm - Author visit: Don Sanford, author of ON FOURTH LAKE Local author Don Sanford has spent years racing one craft or another around Lake Mendota. In retirement, he's collected the lore of a lake that ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 12, 2014
Join Pinney Library in celebrating all of the highs and lows portrayed in author John Green's books.  Then watch the movie adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars in HD on the big screen on Friday, October 3. 5:30 pm  Crafts, Activities & Themed Snacks! 6:15 pm The Fault In Our Stars movie The movie has space for 50 people; tickets will be handed out beginning at 5:30 pm on 10/3.  Check out the trailer for the movie then join us for a John Green themed evening, complete with ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
September 9, 2014
Consider the Conversation
Join us for two more screenings of the documentary film Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. Monday, September 15, 6:15pm - 8:00pm at Goodman South Madison Library Saturday, September 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Lakeview Library (Documentary/ USA / 2011/ 60 minutes) Consider the Conversation is an intimate story about the American struggle with communication and preparation at life's end. It contains the perspectives of patients, family members, doctors, nurses, social ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 7, 2014
Out of the Fire promo
Kicking off Banned Books Week (September 21-27), the Forward Theater Company is partnering with the Dane County Library Service to present the first performance of Take It Off the Shelf!, a series which complements the group's upcoming Out of the Fire - The Banned Books Monologue Festival (February 2015). Wednesday, September 24, 7:00pm at Central Library (Rooms 301 & 302) Celebrating "our freedom to read," this event features Forward Theater Company actors reflecting on banned books ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 4, 2014
Supper Club
The Alicia Ashman Library is featuring an exciting new monthly storytime series - The Supper Club. Thursday, September 18, 6-7pm Thursday, October 16, 6-7pm Thursday, November 20, 6-7pm Discover great apps for kids in this new evening digital storytime for families. Pack a picnic from home or have a box dinner delivered to the library from one of these great partner restaurants: Oliva - Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Swagat - Authentic Indian Cuisine TnT's Coffee & Café - ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 4, 2014
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