Natalie Wright
Stop in to the Alicia Ashman Library and check out what's new on their walls from May 8 - July 3. Shelter Dogs is a new series of large scale portrait paintings by Madison artist, Natalie Wright. Each piece, larger than life, is done in acrylic paint on archival paper. Wright worked with the generous folks at The Dane County Humane Society to photograph the subjects for the work. 10 percent of the sale of each painting will be donated to The Humane Society. Natalie Wright earned an more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 30, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 27 - May 3
Check out these great events for kids and families! Bound for Great Things - A Celebration of Handmade Books Lapham Elementary School Second Graders have produced handmade autobiographies as a celebration of artistic creativity, literacy, and their own unique stories. Everyone is cordially invited to join the artists at our 'Gallery Opening' to view the students' work. Though these may be works in progress, we are sure you will find our books, like our students, to be bound for great more

Posted by Krissy on
April 26, 2014
monroe street book sale
Celebrate 70 years of library service in the Monroe Street neighborhood on Saturday, May 3.  The Monroe Street Library League will host a book sale from 9:30 am - 4 pm, and a reception from 1 - 3 pm.   During the reception, stop in for cake and juice, family friendly giveaways, and learn about new library collections and services including Make Kits, Too Good to Miss collection, and the summer reading program.   Long time and new Monroe Street neighbors are invited to share their more

Posted by Tana on
April 24, 2014
the public good
University of Wisconsin - Madison's Center for the Humanities will be holding its 7th Annual Conference on the Public Humanities on Friday, April 25th. Entitled The Public Good, this conference will include lectures, panel discussions and some exciting workshops. Morning Plenaries at Varsity Hall 1, Union South 9:00 am - 10:00 am: The Value of the Humanities, with Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank (UW-Madison) 10:15 am - 11:30 am: What are the Humanities for? with Professor Christopher Newfield (UC- more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 24, 2014
PlayTime Productions Presents: Princess & the Pea
PlayTime Productions, theatre by and for children, will be presenting Princess & the Pea at these special Library events. Central Library, Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm Goodman South Madison Library (UW Space Place), Friday, May 2, 6:30 pm more

Posted by Krissy on
April 22, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 21 - 26
Celebrate Spring with a trip to the Library! Rain, Rain, Stay and Play (in the Library!) Come learn the science behind the rain with folks from the UW Water Library. We will read, sing and learn about why rain is so good for our earth (and even good for you!). Meadowridge Library, Monday, April 21, 10:30 am  No registration required. Hawthorne Library, Thursday, April 24, 10:30 am  No registration required. Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Learn about colors and numbers with this more

Posted by Krissy on
April 21, 2014
Easter eggs
All Madison Public Library locations, including Central, Sequoya and Pinney will be closed on Sunday, April 20, for the Easter holiday. You can still use the library when we're closed - place holds in LINKcat or return items to our bookdrops. Have a safe and happy holiday! more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 18, 2014
earth day
Pinney Library is hosting events all day Saturday, April 26 in celebration of Earth Day!  We'll have plenty of fun for all ages as we celebrate sustainable living and one of Madison’s favorite pastimes, biking.  Be sure to stop by Pinney while you are out biking Madison. Saturday, April 26 at Pinney Library   9 am - 5 pm Bike to Pinney Sticker Giveaway Ride your bike and wear your helmet to Pinney Library anytime during the Earth Day Celebration to get a limited edition sticker, more

Posted by Jaime on
April 16, 2014
Red White and Read
Do you love the Badgers? Read with UW-Madison student athletes, enjoy some snacks, check out books and more at this event sponsored by the UW-Madison Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky! Central Library, Saturday, 4/19/2014, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. No registration required. more

Posted by Krissy on
April 16, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 13 - 19
Celebrate Spring Break with these creative Library classes! Cr-Afternoon Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Sequoya Library, Monday, April 14, 2:30 pm Call 266-6385 or register here. Lakeview Library, Thursday, April 17, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Alexander Pajama Party Celebrate the well-loved picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst with stories, crafts, and more

Posted by Krissy on
April 13, 2014