Events

Concrete Buddha Head
Hawthorne—On Saturday, July 9, starting at 1:00 pm, Hawthorne is hosting a public awareness event about Sid Boyum's art and the preservation efforts of the Friends of Sid Boyum. The Sid Boyum Sculpture Project, a film by Gretta Wing Miller, is a documentary following the course of a public art project on Madison's near east side, where residents became curators for a collection of concrete sculptures by artist Sid Boyum. Following the film, Friends of Sid Boyum representatives, ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 28, 2016
Saturday, June 25m 10am - 12pmSábado, 25 de junio, 10 am a 12 pmFirehouse No. 10 - 1517 Troy Dr, Madison Join Madison’s firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Ven a escuchar cuentos con los heroicos bomberos de Madison. Habrán manualidades, y préstamo de libros. Conoce al jefe de bomberos y platica con bomberos que te llevaran a conocer los camiones de bomberos. ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
June 24, 2016
Harry Potter Day July 31
Support the Pinney Library Capital Campaign on Sunday, July 31st at 4:05 p.m. as the Madison Mallards take on the newest member of Slytherin House, the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with the Mallards, who will be wearing custom Hogwarts-themed jerseys (available through a silent auction during the game) and running wizarding inspired activities all evening long. July 31st is also the release of JK Rowling's new book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 21, 2016
Ride your bike to any Madison Public Library location between June 20 and 25 to participate in Bike to the Library Week. At the library you will recieve a bookmark that contains a link to enter a prize drawing.  We're also giving out Bicycle Benefits stickers to the first 30 bicyclists to arrive at each library. And check out these Bike to the Library Week events... Monday, June 20, 5:30-6:30pm at Central Library: Savvy City Cycling: John Rider from Wisconsin Bike Fed will ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 17, 2016
ReferenceUSA
ReferenceUSA - the "premier source of business and residential information" - has a brand new look and few new features for researchers and job seekers. This database resource includes information on over 44 million businesses, 147 million residencies, and 2.5 million job postings, updated monthly. Library patrons can now register for a personal acccount, allowing for more in-depth use of ReferenceUSA resources. Create a custom profile, save search criteria, build lists, and more. There are ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 15, 2016
A Wild Rumpus Critter
Come and play with us at Haen Family Park and enjoy the weather every Tuesday from 2-4 pm through the end of July. The library will provide special Anji Play equipment to inspire your chidren's imagination. In Anji Play, children enjoy self-determination in play. They choose what, where, with whom, and even whether to play. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, and come ready to let your child lead! This event is in partnership with Anji Play, the Madison Parks Department, and the Madison ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 14, 2016
Spellbinder the Magician with children
Spend your Friday evenings this summer at the Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Nights!  Goodman South Madison Library offers a variety of activities to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents throughout the summer. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund. June 17: Spellbinder the MagicianJune 25: No Family Fun Night, but stop by the library's ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 14, 2016
Olbrich Picnic
Celebrate summer reading at two great events this summer, our Carnival & Concert event with Justin Roberts and Concert & Picnic event with Dave Landau. Enjoy a performance by two time Grammy nominee and children's book author Justin Roberts at 10:30 am or 2:00 pm at Overture Center for the Arts.  Following the performance, Justin will be signing and selling merchandise in the Overture Center Library.  Next, stop by the Library for carnival games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 14, 2016
B-fest
Meet Madison Public Library’s Teen Services Librarians at B-fest, Barnes & Noble’s Teen Book Festival on Saturday, June 11! Stop by to participate in some awesome (and free) activities, including: making a stop-motion book trailer, creating a bookmark, planting an herb garden, making a paper rose, trying a selection of board games, and adding to a community art project!  A percentage of proceeds from in-store sales all day June 11 support Madison Public Library and area community ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 9, 2016
Elmore Lawson Drumming
Celebrate the start of summer at Hawthorne Library's drumming circle on June 11, led by Elmore Lawson at 10:30am. Make your own shaker or twirl some dancing ribbons as you welcome the season. Meet Maynard the Mallard and some Mallards baseball players from 11:15am to 12:15pm along with enjoying other fun activities at this kick-off to summer. Elmore Lawson was born and raised in the Philippines on a small island called Batang. He has organized drum circles in Madison for the past eight ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
June 7, 2016