Events

Calling all educators...Looking for a fun way to learn new skills, increase your digital literacy, and play around with tools that can enhance student learning this summer? Join us for Camp MAD Media, a free, hands-on digital "summer camp" just for educators! In partnership with WeThinkBig, a local non-profit supporting education innovation, the Madison Public Library will be offering a series of six different 2-hour sessions. Camps will run Tues/Wed/Thurs mornings, June 20-29 from 9:30am-11: ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 19, 2017
Share the Word
Share the Word is a gathering of Madison-area poets, writers, spoken word performers, hip hop artists, and storytellers that will bring the Madison writing community together to share ideas, showcase their works, and spawn innovative collaborations. Share the Word will take place on Friday, May 5, 5-7:30pm, at the Central Library.  Registration is required; register online or call 608-266-6300. Full schedule: 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Social Hour with Refreshments Paul Weigel, a local ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 12, 2017
Having fun is as easy as A-B-C. Gather your toddlers and come celebrate the ABCs with stories, music, and play at Alphabet Factory! Join us at Hawthorne Library on Thursday, April 13, from 10:30am-11:30am or Lakeview Library on Saturday, May 13, from 10:30am-11:30am. We can alpha-bet you'll have a great time! ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 9, 2017
See, hear, smell, touch, and taste your way to becoming a scientist! Come and explore your five senses with these exploratory science programs designed for younger learners who are just discovering the world and the science you can find in everyday objects. Join us for these upcoming classes: Alicia AshmanThe same series of three will repeat in April and May at Alicia Ashman Library. Register for the topics that interest you!Thursdays in April, 10:00am-11:00am (click on the date to register) ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 9, 2017
Hawthorne Adult Comedy Film Series
Join us this summer for the Hawthorne Adult Comedy Film Series. All films begin at 7:00pm. May 12  Radio DaysA middle-aged man looks back on his childhood in Rockaway, N.Y., in a series of vignettes focused on the golden days of radio. Joe (Woody Allen), who narrates, is portrayed as a teenager in the film by Seth Green. Eccentric relatives and radio personalities inhabit various stories, including an unlucky aunt (Dianne Wiest), a cigarette girl (Mia Farrow) with career ambitions, and two ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
April 9, 2017
Join us Fridays this summer for Hawthorne's Anime Film Series. Windy TalesFriday, May 5 at 7:00 pm As half of her school's very small digital camera club, Nao Ueshima is obsessed with taking photos. What's a bit unusual, however, is her favorite choice of subject: the sky. Unfortunately, when you spend all of your time looking up in the air, sometimes you lose track of where your feet are headed. As a result, some very unusual things start to happen to Nao. Discovering a cat on top of her ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
April 9, 2017
Busted
Say goodbye to the old Dane County Bookmobile and hello to the new one! There will be a variety of interactive, artistic ways for kids and adults to deconstruct the old bus, tour the new bus, and participate in related activities in the Central Library Children's Room! ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 5, 2017
Children working with LEGOs
Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! LEGO clubs at Madison Public Library allow kids the opportunity to build alongside other kids who love LEGOs.  Sometimes the librarian may provide a theme for inspiration; other times, it's just an opportunity to explore the open-ended possibilities of creating with a giant mountain of LEGOs. Join us for our upcoming LEGO events:  Pinney: Mondays, April 3rd and May 1st, 2:30pm Meadowridge: Tuesdays, April 11th and May 9th, 4: ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 5, 2017
Art at Ife Williams event
Are you looking for plans this weekend? What about next weekend or the weekend after that? Join us at Family Fun Night this Friday and every Friday this spring at Goodman South Madison Library! Every week will feature a new activity including everything from family movies to arts & crafts to storytime. From 6:30-7:30PM, you can bring the whole family to these events meant to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents alike! This Friday, April 7th, join us for Black Storytelling! ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
April 3, 2017
Spring Book Sales
Friends of Alicia Ashman Library Book SalePre-sale Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friends only, join at the door ($5.00/individual, $10.00/ family). Public sale Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale - 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday - $5 a bag.Thursday, May 4 5:00pm - 8:00pmFriday, May 5 9:30am - 7:00pmSaturday, May 6 9:30am - 3:00pm Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 27, 2017