Events

Monoprinting
Have you ever seen beautiful monoprint art and wondered how to do it yourself? Jennie Bastian will lead this Bubbler Jr. program where you will learn the basics of monoprinting! You and your kids will get the chance to create your own stamps and practice printing on paper and glass. Join us at Alicia Ashman Library on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00PM. Register here. If you can't make it to Alicia Ashman, there will be another class held the very next day on Sunday, November 6th, at Central ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 24, 2016
Spanish Storytime
Whether you're interested in learning about animals, singing songs, or listening to exciting stories, join us at the Madison Public Library for these children's programs in Spanish! ¡Animales de México!Acompáñanos y diviértete. Aprende sobre estos simpáticos animalitos de México: Mariposas Monarca, Tlacuaches y Xoloitzcuintles (perros de México). Disfruta los cuentos, las canciones, manualidades y refrigerios. Para niños de 3 a 6 años (también hermanos mayores y menores)LAKEVIEW, Sabado, 22 de ...read more

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October 21, 2016
Wisconsin Book Festival
Take part in Wisconsin’s premier literary event this weekend, October 20-23, 2016. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will feature nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. With so much fun packed into four days, you'll want to come early and stay late! Whether your reading interests range from Shakespeare to science to great new fiction, there will be plenty to discover at this year's festival.Highlights from the ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 20, 2016
Casey T. Malone Films
LakeFrontRow's fall season kicks off with an evening of Oddities & Prodigies: Short films by director Casey T. Malone, with special guest Dead Man's Carnival frontman Pinkerton Xyloma. Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8pm at Central Library (Room 302) Casey will be screening the following films: Clok - An interior puzzle in which a young researcher looks to nature to understand the passage of time. Stan the Man & The Halls of Madness - Told through stuttered photography, the ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 20, 2016
Wisconsin Public Radio is a media sponsor of the Wisconsin Book Festival, occurring October 20-23. It's going to be a busy weekend with lots to see and do, so, if you need a little help, check out these authors and presenters who have been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio: Oct 20 at 7:30pm at the Central Library Community Room Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent LombardsJane Hamilton’s interview on The Larry Meiller Show   Oct 20 at 9:00pm at the Central Library Community Room ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 19, 2016
Reading at Lakeview
Oakwood Foundation and Madison Public Library Foundation are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend It’s More than Your Will – Simple Tips for putting your Plan in Order.  Melissa Selinger, partner at Selinger & Brunette, LLC and Steve Brezinski, partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP, will share professional insights regarding the latest in planning for your children, family and charities. Tuesday, October 25, 20163:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – including talk, Q&A and receptionThe ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 18, 2016
Got Treasure?
 Think you have treasures? Sequoya Library presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 1:30-4:30pm. Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publication in Iola, WI, Mark Moran has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 18, 2016
Racial Justice & Social Equity
Through a combination of perfomance art, poetry, historic photography, and more, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival is proud to host a series of events dedicated to promoting discussions of racial equity and social justice. Join us over the course of October 20-23, 2016 as authors and performers dive into their personal experiences with racial inequality, resegregation, resiliance, and resistance. We are pleased to be able to share this important author series with our community. # ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Science Festival
Continuing our partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be hosting a series of science-oriented events. Join us as we discuss the history of Tetris - the world's most popular video game, learn of Shakespeare's influence on the modern day genome, and explore how mathematics and big data contribute to inequality. Both festivals will be hosting free events for all members of the family from October 20-23, 2016. Everyone is invited to celebrate books, ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Grab your witch hats and your vampire teeth, and join us in our upcoming Halloween events! With everything from a dance party to trick-or-treating, you are sure to have a spooky time with Madison Public Library this Halloween!  Downtown Family HalloweenStop by Central Library on Wednesday, October 26th, for trick or treating (candy & non-food treats available) and spooky crafts during Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Festivities will last from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. The event is ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016