Events

Zinghoppers
The Summer Library Carnival is back! Celebrate reading at this event co-sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts and Madison Public Library on Wednesday, July 23, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy a performance by The Zinghoppers at 10:30 am at Overture Center.  Then, stop by the new Central Library for jugglers, face painting, and crafts. The carnival games include fishing, bowling, a lollipop pull, and a bean bag toss. Bring your camera and take a picture with Curious George or be ...read more

Posted by Paula S. on
July 9, 2014
Slavery by Another Name
It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants ...read more

Posted by Tana on
July 7, 2014
Bonnie & Clyde Musical
During the Depression riddled years of the early 1930s, one couple became notorious for their disregard for authority, their contempt for banks, and their passion for one another. They became known to the world simply as Bonnie and Clyde.  Joined by Clyde's brother Buck and sister in law Blanche, they robbed, cheated and murdered their way across the country, evading authorities from several states and providing morbid entertainment for a country desperate for distraction. Don’t miss out ...read more

Posted by Yasmin on
June 30, 2014
The Media Lab is coming to Pinney Neighborhood Library for a variety of filmmaking and animation workshops this summer.  We hope you will join us for these fun events.  Drop In Animation Labs Try out the iPad stop-motion stations and hand drawn light box stations that make the animation process fun and easy.  You'll be able to create your own stop-motion short movie using Stop Motion Studio and iMovie.  No registration; if there is a wait, each person will be limited to 1 ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 24, 2014
Flowers
Want your kids to try new vegetables?  Join UW Extension Master Gardener Volunteers this Saturday for a Gardening with Kids workshop on Saturday, June 28, 2-4pm at Goodman South Madison Library  Space is limited, so register by calling 266-6395 or signing up online! Find out more about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program or the Dane County Seed Library.   ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 23, 2014
In the Gallery at Goodman South Madison Library, displayed throughout June and July, will be the series "Poet Fabu in Wisconsin." Original poems by Fabu are framed in various sizes to enable people to connect with words in more intimate ways. The title reflects Fabu as a poet in Wisconsin being both highly visible as an African American woman, yet often completely invisible as a literary artist. Fabu Phillis Carter, professionally known as Fabu, was appointed Madison’s Poet Laureate in 2008 and ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 23, 2014
Make Music Madison
This Saturday, June 21, drop in at participating venues to celebrate local talent for a second year of Make Music Madison! Of course, some of your neighborhood libraries are joining in on this incredible day of music and fun. Alicia Ashman Library 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Jaime Guiscafre Central Library 9:00am - 11:00am: John Duggleby 11:00am - 11:45am: Raging Grannies of Madison 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Sammy V 3:00pm - 4:00pm: Prairie Bayou Cajun Band Hawthorne Library 10:00am - 11:00am: Grandpa ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 16, 2014
Future Foodies
Visiting the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning? Stop by the Central Library for a class, while you're there! Join Rachel Werner for a healthy, family-friendly cooking class in the Children's Room. A Bubbler event. Central Library, Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. Call 266-6345 or register here. ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
June 10, 2014
Abolitionists
Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative brings four documentaries with riveting new footage to Madison to illustrate the historical struggle for civil rights in the United States, 50 years after Freedom Summer in 1964. Created Equal is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities to harness the power of documentary films and encourage community discussion of American ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 9, 2014
Library Chess Clubs
Stop in at your nearest neighborhood public library for a game of chess. Any level of experience, from the beginner to chess master, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Lakeview Library Chess at the Library - 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 6:00 p.m. Meadowridge Library Chess at the Library - every Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm Monroe Street Library Chess Club - every other Tuesday (beginning June 24), 3:00-5:00pm Pinney Library Chess Club for Kids - 1st and 3rd Thursday ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 4, 2014