Events

Pinney Library invites you to attend the inaugural Pinney Mini Book Festival. Saturday, Sept. 27 1-4:30 pm and 6-8:30 Pinney Library Fifteen local, published authors will present during this fast-paced author slam.  Each author will have fifteen minutes to present, with breaks for meeting authors and buying books.  The full schedule listing authors and times can be found on the Wisconsin Book Festival website. Drop in for one author or stay for the entire day! This Wisconsin Book ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
September 3, 2014
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, September 11 for a staff inservice day. We'll be learning more about the racial disparity in our community with keynotes from Reverend Alex Gee (Fountain of Life Covenant Church) and Rachel Krinsky (YWCA), talking about ways we can meet current and future community needs, and hearing from our leaders, Mayor Paul Soglin and Library Director Greg Mickells.  We hope you'll pardon the disruption in library service for this day of learning ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 2, 2014
Meadowridge Design - October 2013
Meadowridge Library will be closing its doors on Saturday, August 30 at 5pm, and will open its new location - 5726 Raymond Road - on Monday, September 15 at 10am. The library will remain closed for two weeks while the library’s collection, staff and services relocate to the new space, several doors down from the library’s current location in the Meadowood Shopping Center.All items still on the hold shelf at the Meadowridge Library on August 30 or in transit during the closed period will be ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 30, 2014
Summer Reading Ends Saturday
All good things must come to an end, and Summer Reading Club is no exception. Stop in to your local library and grab your prizes -- the last day for prize pick up is Saturday, August 30. ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
August 28, 2014
Found object art by Judith Landsman
Out of the Landfill, Into the Library: A show by found-object artist Judith Landsman will be on display for all to enjoy! Friday, September 5 - Saturday, November 1 at the Alicia Ashman Library Lighthearted, quirky, and colorful, Judith Landsman's found object sculptures use recycled materials that would otherwise be thrown away, like typewriter keys, scrabble tiles and children's alphabet blocks, and game pieces. Of her work, Judith says: "I enjoy giving new life to old objects, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 21, 2014
seeds
Join the Madison Public Library and the UW Extension Master Gardener Volunteers for this Seed Saving Workshop. Saturday, August 23, 2:00-4:00pm at the Goodman South Madison Library Learn how to dry and harvest seeds to save for next year, and how to return seeds to the seed library. You can register by calling 266-6395 or following the link here. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 21, 2014
2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference
The 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference is a one-day event that focuses on supporting and creating community leaders in Madison neighborhoods. Saturday, September 13, 8:00am-4:30pm at Monona Terrace You can register here, in person a the City of Madison Planning Division (215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd), or call 608-261-9121. There is a $15 registration fee. Keynote speech will be delivered by Don Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Justice and Sustainability Associates, and workshops will ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 19, 2014
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.  All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 2. All locations will also be closed on Thursday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 18, 2014
Teens Trailers
Books deserve cool advertisements just like movies do and that's why we've started teen workshops to create book trailers! Teens entering grades 6-12, learned the components of a good commercial, how to create a storyboard, and how to use our animation stations. And now you can check out the best book trailers created in these summer workshops at the Bridget Zinn Film Festival! Saturday, August 30, 2:00-4:00pm at Central Library, Rooms 301 & 302 This project is partially funded by a ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 18, 2014
Fall Kidspages Is Here!
Check out the library activities for children and families this fall with the online version of Fall Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or, print your own from our web site - English version or Spanish language version (coming soon). Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Books for Eight Year Olds, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others. ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
August 16, 2014