Events

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series
The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series at Madison’s Central Library Concerts of fresh original music, in a great listening room, with no cover charge.  That’s what music fans will find in the beautiful glass-enclosed third floor space in Madison’s Central Library on four Friday evenings this Spring, as the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium presents its fifth season of “InDIGenous Jazz”, a series that showcases music composed and performed by our ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Saturdays at 2:00 pmTerrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Refreshments will be served. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) March 25Kubo and the Two StringsPG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 2016 (USA)A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. April 8Queen of KatwePG / 124 mn / drama / 2016 / USAA Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Indigenous
Experience an evening of acoustic instrumental jazz & vibrant art at The Bubbler's Night Light after-hours event on Friday, March 10, 7-10pm. Night Light kicks off the InDIGenous Jazz spring series, featuring the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, starting at 7:30pm and playing two sets with a break. Explore local art with three floors of shows featuring nine local artists, including Barbara Landes & Paul Sullivan and Matthew Choberka, Ian Hagarty & Sam King in the Diane Endres Ballweg ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 4, 2017
Punishing the Poor
Is there a predatory system of law enforcement in place that traps low-income people in never ending cycles of fines, debt and jail time? Why are poor people targeted and held in captivity for stringent enforcement of minor offenses in this wealthy nation? Join us for two Madison conversations in a larger Dane County series exploring the topic this spring, sponsored by Beyond the Page. Restorative Justice: Join the MovementGoodman South Madison Library - Thursday, March 9, 6pmRon Johnson's, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 4, 2017
Spanish Storytime/Cuentos y Canciones en Español ¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Biblioteca Pinney: Sábados, 25 de Marzo, 15 de Abril, 20 de Mayo, 10:30AM-11:10AM Biblioteca Pinney: Jueves, 23 de Marzo, 13 de Abril, 11 de Mayo, 6:30PM-7:00PM Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills. For ages 3- ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 3, 2017
Big Screens, Little Folks
Get the whole family ready for this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017) with two "sneak peek" events previewing the Festival's children's film series "Big Screens, Little Folks." Pinney LibrarySaturday, March 18, 1:00pm “To India! To India!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of India and  stories in Tamil and English Oregon LibraryMonday, March 20, 6:30pm “Journey to Latin America!” with a focus on celebrating the culture & arts of Latin ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 27, 2017
Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks
You're invited to a free preview of this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (March 30 - April 6, 2017) happening throughout Dane County in March of 2017. Watch trailers from this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Festival from Festival organizers, and bring your questions about this year's festival. Sneak Peek events include: Friday, March 10, 6:30-8:00 pm - Pinney Library Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:00 pm - Middleton Public Library Friday, March 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Alicia Ashman ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 26, 2017
In Commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Ghana Ghana Association of Madison (GHAMA) invites you to the following programs: 1. Presentations on the topic of Colonialism, The Black Diaspara and Pop-Culture in Ghana by Dr. Clifford Campbell (Temple University) and Mr. Hermann Von Hesse (PhD student, UW-Madison) 2. Exhibition on art, history, culture, tourism, and natural resources on Ghana Date: Saturday, March 4thVenue: Madison Central LibraryTime: 11am - 4pm ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 24, 2017
Seussical
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go! Come celebrate Read Across America Day with the Children's Theater of Madison and the Madison Public Library. This event will take place on Dr. Seuss' birthday, Thursday, March 2nd from 1PM-5PM in the Children's Room of the Central Library.  Enjoy Seuss-themed stories, arts and crafts, snacks, and musical performances. All ages are welcome. If you're craving even more Dr. Seuss, ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 22, 2017
CSEF
Madison Public Library is hosting the annual Capital Science & Engineering Fair, supporting passionate young scientists' research and promoting enthusiasm for the sciences. The event will welcome high school students from Madison and the surrounding areas to showcase their research. The goal of the Capital Science & Engineering Fair is not only to provide a space to promote students' work, but also to provide a support system to students as they actively participate in science ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 17, 2017