Events

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
Make your own creepy crawly creation that really moves! A Bubbler event for school age children. CENTRAL: Wednesday, Jun 18, 3:30 pm GOODMAN SOUTH: Friday, Jun 27, 6:30 pm SEQUOYA: Tuesday, Jul 8, 2:00 pm Register online or or call 266-6385 to register. HAWTHORNE: Wednesday, Jul 9, 10:30 am Register online or call 246-4548 to register. MEADOWRIDGE: Tuesday, Jul 22, 11:00 am PINNEY: Thursday, Jul 24, 11:00 am  Register online or call 224-7100 to register beginning July 10. ALICIA ASHMAN: ...read more

Posted by Paula S. on
June 3, 2014
Lapham Book Display
Lapham Elementary School Second Graders produced handmade autobiographies as a celebration of artistic creativity, literacy, and their own unique stories. The handmade books were on display at the Central Library children's room through the month of May.  You can also view pictures from the gallery opening event, along with a few of the wonderful projects included in this collection. We have no doubt you will find these books, like our students, are bound for great things.  ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
June 1, 2014
Make Music Madison
As a special "Thank You" and invitation to aspiring Madison-area youth performers and singer/songwriters, Make Music Madison is holding a free Songwriting 101 Workshop. Wednesday, June 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at DreamBank - 1 North Pinckney, on the Capitol Square "Songwriting 101 is a melodious workshop exploring song structure, lyric development, and all the basics you need to know to arrange songs on your own." This workshop will be led by MAMA award winner Beth Kille. Make Music Madison is ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 31, 2014
Books
Friends of Madison Public Library Used Book Sale Friday, July 18, 9 am - 6 pm Saturday, July 19, 9 am - 5 pm In conjunction with Maxwell Street Days in downtown Madison, July 18-20.  Bring your Friends member card to get $1 off a purchase of $2 or more. The sale will include a good selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and will feature children's and history books. Most items priced $2 or less - some specially priced items. And please check out more of our upcoming book ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 29, 2014