Kids Get IT
Kids GET IT! is a joint partnership between Madison Public Library, GET IT and Madison+ to create a workshop for kids. This interactive workshop is designed to appeal to boys and girls who are always wondering how things are made. The workshop (3 sessions) will demonstrate the intricacies of IT Careers, Web Design and Web Development, in an easy to learn setting. This workshop will introduce kids to the world of creation in several fields, while showcasing the fun and creativity it encompasses more

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November 7, 2014
Jovita Hogan painting
Tori Pettaway, Project Manager for Madison's Justified Anger Coalition, will be discussing how Madison is failing its African-American community. These discussion will complement Jovita Hogan's art installations (pictured here) entitled "Healing Race Relations." Saturday, November 1, 3:00-4:30pm at Pinney Library Saturday, January 31, 3:00-4:30pm at Sequoya Library A message from the artist: "I wanted to help with the Justified Anger project by adding a healing peace, the ribbons in the sky more

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October 31, 2014
"Every revolution begins with a spark." ~Katniss Everdeen Pinney Library is hosting a Hunger Games: Catching Fire party for teens! Friday, November 7 5:30 pm : Crafts, Activities, & Snacks 6:15: Watch Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the big screen in HD November 7 is exactly two weeks until the big screen release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  Check out the trailer for the movie.  Are you excited?  Come to Pinney Library to enjoy themed activities, crafts, and snacks. more

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October 23, 2014
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents: Atul Gawande
Join us for this special Wisconsin Book Festival presentation with bestselling author Atul Gawande. Friday, October 24, 7:00-8:00pm at Central Library (Community Room, third floor) In Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But more

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October 21, 2014
Jack-o-lantern pumpkins
Come check out these Halloween-inspired events for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age kids at your nearest neighborhood library. Costumes are highly encouraged! Monster Mash - Hear spooky stories, create creepy crafts and eat some ghoulish grub! For school age children, grades K-5 Tuesday, October 28, 3:30-4:30pm at Hawthorne Library Wednesday, October 29, 4:00-5:00pm at Meadowridge Library Thursday, October 30, 1:30-3:00pm at Sequoya Library - register online Thursday, October 30, 3:30 more

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October 20, 2014
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Downtown Madison Family Halloween is Wednesday, October 29 this year.  Drop in between 2-6 pm to make creepy crafts and more in the Central Library Children’s Room! Gather around our "campfire" as we share spooky seasonal stories--some scary, some not.  Not-so-scary stories at 2:30, scary ones at 3:30.  Librarians will start things off and then it's YOUR turn! Coming later? Join MadCAP performers for an Interactive Storytelling Experience with song, instruments, storytelling more

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October 14, 2014
kittens viewing a projection
Home Movies – we all have them. Wouldn’t you like to view them again with your friends and neighbors? Doesn’t matter if you shot the family trip to the Dells, 3 innings of a backyard wiffle ball game, or made your own version of the Billie Jean music video; we want to see the scenes of life you’ve documented at Home Movie Day 2014. Saturday, October 18 Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd. 11am-4pm:  Bring in your Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm tapes for free on-site film inspections by our expert more

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October 9, 2014
evening with garth stein
The Wisconsin Book Festival presents a special NIGHT LIGHT after-hours reading with Garth Stein, celebrated author of the new novel A Sudden Light. Friday, October 3, 7:30pm at the Central Library (Community Room, third floor) A Sudden Light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family’s struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it more

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October 3, 2014
MPL bags and t-shirts
Stop in at any of our Madison Public Library locations and pick up a t-shirt or tote bag! We have lots of shirt sizes available for both kids and adults. T-shirts (adult sizes XS-3XL): $18 T-shirts (children's sizes XS-L): $10 Bags (drawstring, green or black): $2 Bags (full color logo canvas): $8 All proceeds benefit the library. more

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September 30, 2014
Reflections by Miguel Leon
Sequoya Library proudly presents Reflections by Miguel León, on display now through October 31. From the artist: "It is said that photography never really reflects reality in its totality, that we only see glimpses of it through this medium, that all media reflects glimpses of our world, and what we do not see makes us wonder what was left out of the photograph, and if that portion of the world that we see is really what it.Like all graphic media, photography allows us to change the image more

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September 29, 2014