Events

Spellbinder the Magician with children
Spend your Friday evenings this spring 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 season. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run Fridays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, January 20-May 19. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund. Jan 20: Black Story HourJan 27: Family Movie NightFeb 3: Black Story ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
February 14, 2017
Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Lakeview Library
You’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Lakeview Library!Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from the North and East Side Madison Public Libraries. Sat, Mar 11, 2-4 PMLakeview Library Join your colleagues and drop-in for an afternoon of networking to learn what the public library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Early literacy and reading motivation training at 2. ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 11, 2017
Events Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield [film screening]ABC News correspondent, Bob Woodruff who was critically injured in 2006 while covering the war in Iraq, reports on military medical advances and technology from the battlefield to the return home. Following the film, Dr. Michael Messina, Director of Psychology Training at William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, will lead a discussion about the challenges and issues veterans face. More information & trailer. Tuesday, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 9, 2017
StoryCorps
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to Madison Public Library to record and preserve the stories of our community and our library. Our StoryCorps days are a gift from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of our library’s National Medal Award. Recordings will take place on February 9-11 at the Central Library and will be released as edited stories during National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 8, 2017
On Friday February 10, the Madison Public Library Central Branch will host “Access Denied,” a dance party preceded by a discussion on the ways that nightlife spaces can be inaccessible to members of our community.  Specifically, looking at how people of color, immigrants, women, transgender people, queer people, disabled people, people with addictions, and youth experience barriers to parties and celebrations intended for everyone.  The panel brings together a dynamic group of voices ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 6, 2017
Bad Cinema promo
Presented by Michael Knutsen, Bad Cinema explores the movies dismissed by others because of what they failed to do instead of what they accidentally became - usually through kicking, explosions and dubious special effects!  Films are screened on the 3rd Thursday (except for May) of every month at Central Library (Room 302). February 16: Revenge of the Ninja (1983) | view trailer March 16: Yor, The Hunter From the Future (1983) | view trailer April 20,: Happy Birthday to Me (1981) | ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 4, 2017
Black History Month
From noted jazz musician Charlie Parker to Madison's very own Fabu, Milele Chikasa Anana and Richard Harris, we'll be celebrating Black History Month in February with poetry, literature, music and library displays.  Find an event near you, or find reading lists to deepen your understanding of black history. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 3, 2017
February Book Sales
Friends of Sequoya Library Book SaleSaturday, February 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.442 Westgate Mall Friends of Pinney Library Spring Book SaleThursday, February 9 from 12:00-8:30 members only presaleFriday, February 10 from 9 am - 8:30 pm Saturday, February 11 from 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday, February 12 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm bag salePinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd Friends of the Madison Public Library Valentine Book SaleThursday, February 9, 9 am - 9 ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 1, 2017
Wisconsin's Digital Library needs your input to improve! Visit the digital library and click the survey link at the top of the page, or click here. Brought to you by your library and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 1, 2017
Knitting
Learn skills with textiles, knitting and needle work. Begin the process in the workshop in a community of learners and take your tools home to practice, or join a community of learners near you and in your local library. Tools and materials will be provided. Attend one or all of the classes in the series to work on a consistent project and build community. Ages 8-14 years old - younger children may want an adult helper. Hawthorne Library - Mondays, March 6 and 27, 3:30pm - register for March 6 ...read more

Posted by Tana on
January 29, 2017