Children's Theater of Madison is turning 50 this year! It's time to PARTY! Join CTM Saturday, Sept. 26th from noon - 3 pm to celebrate five decades of creating vibrant theater experiences that educates, engages & inspires our young people and their families. It's a party for anyone & everyone, a day filled with fun: face painting, arts & crafts, interactive theater games, songs from our upcoming season, a birthday cake and MUCH more! Saturday, September 26, 12 - 3 pm - Central more

Posted by Tina - Central on
September 24, 2015
Come to the Alicia Ashman Library on Saturday, October 10th at 12:00 pm to see Snakes Alive! with herpetologist Tom Kessnich. Tom will bring reptiles from his collection for a hands-on program where participants are encouraged to handle the animals while learning how these amazing "herptile" live in their natural habitat, their care in captivity and little known bits of interesting information. Tom Kessnich is a native Wisconsin Herpetologist.  He has been involved with reptiles for over more

Posted by Emily on
September 21, 2015
Bike to any Madison Public Library on September 26 during Bike to the Library Day. Bike to the Library Day is a statewide promotion in cooperation with the Climate Change Policy and Public Health massive online course beginning November 9. On September 26, people are encouraged to bike to one or more Madison libraries during open hours, and can enter to win bike-related prizes. At the Central Library on September 26, people can meet Spoke-n-Words, Madison Public Library's bicycle-powered micro more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
September 21, 2015
3 Author Events
We're gearing up for the Wisconsin Book Festival with three upcoming events for local authors!   Self-Publishing Basics WorkshopSunday, September 27, 2:00-4:30 pm - Madison's Central LibraryJoin a panel of librarians, media specialists, and local authors to learn the basics of self-publishing – from creation to distribution of your work. These experts will share their experiences and answer questions about eBook publishing tools, copyright rules, marketing and promotion, writing tips and more

Posted by Tana on
September 19, 2015
picture of a full moon
Friends of the Pinney Library cordially welcome you to attend their upcoming Harvest Moon Fest, a fundraiser for the new Pinney Library building.  It will be a fun night of music & games for all ages, with snacks & sandwiches from Willy Street Co-op.  Face painting and popcorn will also be available all evening long. Harvest Moon Fest Saturday, Sept. 26 5:30-8:30 pm Pinney Library   Tickets are available now at the Pinney Library Circulation Desk and can also be purchased more

Posted by Jaime on
September 16, 2015
Stop by to say hello to the Madison Mounted Horse Patrol on Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 pm at the Alicia Ashman Library. The largest four-legged members of the Madison Police Department will be appearing outside of the Alicia Ashman Library as part of the their Community Corral -- informal meet-and-greets allowing community residents to interact with the officers and the horses who work as the Madison Mounted Horse Patrol. more

Posted by Emily on
September 16, 2015
The Alicia Ashman Library is pleased to present the Last Wooden Shoe Carvers in America on Saturday, October 3rd at 2 pm. Watch as Journeyman Luke Traver and Apprentice Dev Traver of Oostburg, Wisconsin hand carve a (klompen) wooden shoe. The Master Carver who taught them Bob Siegel will also be featured in a video from P.B.S. Bob Siegel took on an apprentice as a way to help preserve a nearly extinct skill, now his apprentice has an apprentice. Click here to sign-up for the event or call the more

Posted by Emily on
September 16, 2015
Film and discussion at Meadowridge Library
In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, we're excited to host a special Pop Up Event at Meadowridge Library: a film screening of FOOD PATRIOTS, Q&A with Robert Pierce, and light reception with locally sourced refreshments from Willy Street Co-op! Special guests from the Meadowood Community Gardens and Community GroundWorks will also be there for you to meet.  This free event is perfect for teens, adults, and families with older kids. Food Patriots film + Q&A with Robert more

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August 11, 2015
Come on down to Madison Central Library for this FREE class to help you grow and develop your small business idea! Learn how to explore the potential of your business concept by conducting market research. Market research is a systematic objective collction and analysis of data about a particular target market, competition and environment. Come and learn what your local library has to offer and get access to reference materials, magazines, directories of associations and much more!Date: August more

Posted by Kristen C. on
August 8, 2015
White Birch Ensemble
Bring your family to this rousing introduction to Russian folk instruments, featuring the White Birch Ensemble. Saturday, August 22, 2:00-4:00pm at the Alicia Ashman Library (Register online or by calling 824-1780) The White Birch Ensemble - performers of Russian Folk, Gypsy, Jewish, Classical, American Folk & Bluegrass, Jazz, and more! - will present a history of Russian folk, including a performance from domra soloist Yuriy Kolosovskiy. Visit the White Birch Ensemble website for more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 6, 2015