Events

taxes
Volunteers will be available to help individuals prepare and file basic Federal and Wisconsin income taxes at four Madison libraries from January 26 to April 14, 2015. Through a partnership involving Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP, many individuals and households file their taxes through tax assistance at Madison libraries.  This popular and important service targets people with low-to-moderate income, individuals with disabilities, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 19, 2015
American Denial
In 1938, the Carnegie Corporation commissioned Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal to begin his landmark study of race and inequality in the United States. His question: How could a people who cherish freedom and fairness also create such a racially oppressive society? Published in 1944, “An American Dilemma” was cited in the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision to desegregate America’s schools. Seventy years later, Myrdal’s question continues to challenge America –- how do we ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 18, 2015
National Readathon Day
Join area librarians, teachers, and others for a four-hour readathon in support of Penguin Random House and the National Book Foundation’s National Readathon Day.  Stop by and take a turn reading aloud (or listening to) The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman, or join us in quiet support of literacy by reading your own book for a four hour stretch. Saturday, January 24, 12:00-4:00pm at the Alicia Ashman ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 16, 2015
Stacked Book Return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 20. Looking for ways to ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 16, 2015
Janetta Pegues
Stop by to meet Janetta Pegues, the new manager of Goodman South Madison Library, on Tuesday, January 13 from 4-6:30 pm at the library.  This informal, drop-in reception is a chance for neighbors, community partners and library visitors to meet Janetta and chat informally.  Refreshments are available courtesy of the Friends of the Goodman South Madison Library. Janetta is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 12, 2015
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Do you love Pokemon? Learn how to play during the first half hour, and then compete against other kids. Feel free to bring your Pokemon cards. You can also borrow a deck to play with if needed Central Library on Saturdays, January 31, February 14, February 28, 3:00 pm Lakeview Library on Thursdays, February 5 - March 12, 4:00 - 5:30 pm ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
January 8, 2015
Ali's Landscape
Now In the Galleries!  Torn tissue-paper artist Richard Ely will be displaying his intriguing series entitled "Landscapes of Wonder." Now until March 3 at the Alicia Ashman Library Statement from the artist: "The soft, imperfect edges of torn paper make it a good medium for capturing the wonder and mystery of the natural world... So what do my collages mean? To me, the meaning is to delight, confound, and surprise. The meaning is up to you, the viewer." ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 7, 2015
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 Community Cinema presents the documentary film A Path Appears: Sex Trafficking in the USA. Thursday, January 15, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library (Room 302) A Path Appears follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and a group of dedicated actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States.  They uncover the harshest forms of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 7, 2015
1000 Books Celebration
Last year the Pinney Library launched 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a free reading program that encourages parents to read 1000 books with their child before he or she enters school. Celebrity readers at the kickoff event joined over 200 neighbors in a several-hour readathon featuring guest readers, cake, and registration for the new program. This year, celebrate the one-year anniversary of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten on Wednesday, January 14 from 9am-noon at the Pinney Library with ...read more

Posted by Tana on
December 31, 2014