Consider the Conversation
Join us for two more screenings of the documentary film Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. Monday, September 15, 6:15pm - 8:00pm at Goodman South Madison Library Saturday, September 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Lakeview Library (Documentary/ USA / 2011/ 60 minutes) Consider the Conversation is an intimate story about the American struggle with communication and preparation at life's end. It contains the perspectives of patients, family members, doctors, nurses, social more

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September 7, 2014
Supper Club
The Alicia Ashman Library is featuring an exciting new monthly storytime series - The Supper Club. Thursday, September 18, 6-7pm Thursday, October 16, 6-7pm Thursday, November 20, 6-7pm Discover great apps for kids in this new evening digital storytime for families. Pack a picnic from home or have a box dinner delivered to the library from one of these great partner restaurants: Oliva - Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Swagat - Authentic Indian Cuisine TnT's Coffee & Café - more

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September 4, 2014
Pinney Library invites you to attend the inaugural Pinney Mini Book Festival. Saturday, Sept. 27 1-4:30 pm and 6-8:30 Pinney Library Fifteen local, published authors will present during this fast-paced author slam.  Each author will have fifteen minutes to present, with breaks for meeting authors and buying books.  The full schedule listing authors and times can be found on the Wisconsin Book Festival website. Drop in for one author or stay for the entire day! This Wisconsin Book more

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September 3, 2014
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, September 11 for a staff inservice day. We'll be learning more about the racial disparity in our community with keynotes from Reverend Alex Gee (Fountain of Life Covenant Church) and Rachel Krinsky (YWCA), talking about ways we can meet current and future community needs, and hearing from our leaders, Mayor Paul Soglin and Library Director Greg Mickells.  We hope you'll pardon the disruption in library service for this day of learning more

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September 2, 2014
Meadowridge Design - October 2013
Meadowridge Library will be closing its doors on Saturday, August 30 at 5pm, and will open its new location - 5726 Raymond Road - on Monday, September 15 at 10am. The library will remain closed for two weeks while the library’s collection, staff and services relocate to the new space, several doors down from the library’s current location in the Meadowood Shopping Center.All items still on the hold shelf at the Meadowridge Library on August 30 or in transit during the closed period will be more

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August 30, 2014
Summer Reading Ends Saturday
All good things must come to an end, and Summer Reading Club is no exception. Stop in to your local library and grab your prizes -- the last day for prize pick up is Saturday, August 30. more

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August 28, 2014
Found object art by Judith Landsman
Out of the Landfill, Into the Library: A show by found-object artist Judith Landsman will be on display for all to enjoy! Friday, September 5 - Saturday, November 1 at the Alicia Ashman Library Lighthearted, quirky, and colorful, Judith Landsman's found object sculptures use recycled materials that would otherwise be thrown away, like typewriter keys, scrabble tiles and children's alphabet blocks, and game pieces. Of her work, Judith says: "I enjoy giving new life to old objects, more

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August 21, 2014
Join the Madison Public Library and the UW Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for this Seed Saving Workshop. Saturday, August 23, 2:00-4:00pm at the Goodman South Madison Library Learn how to dry and harvest seeds to save for next year, and how to return seeds to the seed library. You can register by calling 266-6395 or following the link here. more

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August 21, 2014
2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference
The 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference is a one-day event that focuses on supporting and creating community leaders in Madison neighborhoods. Saturday, September 13, 8:00am-4:30pm at Monona Terrace You can register here, in person a the City of Madison Planning Division (215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), or call 608-261-9121. There is a $15 registration fee. Keynote speech will be delivered by Don Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Justice and Sustainability Associates, and workshops will more

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August 19, 2014
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. 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, September 2. All locations will also be closed on Thursday, more

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August 18, 2014