Events

Writing at the Library
Are you an aspiring author in the middle of National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo)? A student looking for help with an assignment? A poet wanting to share their work with others? Or just someone looking for a quiet space to jot down thoughts? Whatever the case may be, we've got you covered! Take a look at these ongoing programs and special events for writers of all types: Bubbler Write-InEvery second Thursday of the month | 6:00-9:00pm | Central Library Enjoy a little silent sustained ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 7, 2017
Moving and Grooving
Kiddos and their families can get moving and grooving at the library! These upcoming events are great ways for children to learn about dance, music, and play - all while having the best time with new friends. Not to mention, programs like these can help improve cognitive development, motor skills, wellness, and general self-esteem in kids of all ages.  All are free to attend, but some do require registration. Please check the calendar to register for that day's event or view a ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 5, 2017
Coding for Kids
Learning to code can drive innovation and creativity - and kids can start to learn early! The library has a handful of events for kids, whether they are new to coding or a little more experienced. Check the calendar for a complete list of events! Kids Code Madison Thursdays: November 16, November 30 & December 7 | 6:00-7:30pm | Hawthorne Library Upper elementary (4th and 5th Grade) and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. A ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 5, 2017
Read to a Dog
Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a furry friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience. Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog. Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion. Time slots are available on a ...read more
November 3, 2017
Kim Charles Kay
The stories of community members are vast and varied. New Madison Public Library artist-in-residence Kim Charles Kay is helping the public explore those stories through a variety of art forms, resulting in works as unique as the individuals themselves. Artist Kim Charles Kay can be found living and working in parts named and unnamed across the United States. As an interdisciplinary artist, Kay’s practice involves installation, photography, sculpture, performance and painting with each medium ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 2, 2017
Immigrant Journeys
Voices of Courage and Longing: Honoring Immigrant Journeys will be a heartfelt program, featuring readings and stories about early and recent waves of immigration in an open mic format.  Current immigrants and descendants of past immigrants are invited to tell their own family's story, or to bring a possession from your country of origin and tell a story about it. Sequoya Library | November 4 | 2:00-4:00pm There will be displays of literature, CDs, cookbooks, and films inspired by ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 27, 2017
Artist Reception
Lakeview Library's featured artist, Melissa Enderle, seeks to preserve and document images of traditional life. Her exhibit "A Portrait in Time" will be available to view at Lakeview Library throughout the month of November.   Get to know the artist and her work at the Gallery Reception at Lakeview Library on Friday November 3 from 5:00-7:30pm with a special presentation at 6pm. Specializing in portraiture, Melissa’s artwork captures the essence of the people and ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 18, 2017
Hawthorne Hootenanny
Hawthorne Library is gearing up for the 4th annual Hawthorne Hootenanny on Saturday, November 4 from 10:00am-1:00pm. All are invited to sing, clap, and dance during this lively celebration of music and play. The Hootenanny will feature performances by local musicians like Dave Landau and Yid Vicious, as well as a square dancing demonstration by members of the Westport Squares of Madison. Artists and community members will host a number of family-friendly activities like screen-printing ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 16, 2017
Family Fun Nights
Friday nights are for family at Goodman South Madison Library. From culturally engaging to creatively entertaining, the library has activities that will bring everyone together for a little fun. Family Fun Nights happen weekly on Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm at Goodman South Madison Library.  Upcoming events include: October 6 | Hmong Dancers Learn about Hmong culture and enjoy dancing performed by children and teens in costumes from the Hmong tradition. October 13 | Celebrate India Come ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 2, 2017
Lovey Town
Be immersed in art! Beginning in October, you're invited to collaborate on a communal exhibition in the Bubbler Room with Artist-in-Residence, Lovey Town.  Founded in 2013 by artist Michael Velliquette, Lovey Town is a miniature, mobile project space dedicated to the exhibition of small original artworks. Artists participate in the exhibition with their works, and in the form of paper cutouts made from their photographs. Lovey Town exists in multiple formats—through online ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 26, 2017