Events

Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Pinney Library.
Early childhood teachers and daycare providers are invited to join us for a drop-in networking afternoon on Saturday, November 5 at the Pinney Library from 2-4pm. Learn about what the library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks provided. All participants will receive a free new book for their classroom, funded by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation. Questions? ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 2, 2016
Hootenanny
Enjoy toe tappin' fun for the whole family at Hawthorne Hootenanny! Sing, clap and dance at this 3rd annual celebration of music and play at Hawthorne Library on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00AM-3:00PM.There will be music performances, hands-on art, face-painting, refreshments and more running throughout the day! 10:30 am: Dave Landau performance12:00 pm: UW Taiko Drummers2:00 pm: Bilingual Poetry Jam with Madison's poet laureate, Oscar Mireles Come and raise the roof with us! ...read more

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October 31, 2016
Ex Libris Volume VI: Beer for Brunch
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual fundraiser, Ex Libris Vol. VI: Beer for Brunch, will be held November 4, 2016, at the Central Library. Like previous years' events, Ex Libris Vol. VI will feature an outstanding brunch-themed menu prepared by local food artisans, with handcrafted beers from the state's best breweries. There will be a raffle and silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and experience packages, as well as upbeat live music by The Whiskey Farm and DJ Rob DZ. New this ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 25, 2016
International Games Day
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in a role playing game like Dungeons & Dragons, or are you looking for a new competitor to play a game of Chutes and Ladders with? International Games Day is a great way to participate in a variety of gaming activities engaging for both the young and young at heart. Join us at Central Library on November 19, 9am-5pm, as we celebrate International Games Day in 2016. Local sponsors include Pegasus Games, Madison Traditional Gaming, ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 25, 2016
Monoprinting
Have you ever seen beautiful monoprint art and wondered how to do it yourself? Jennie Bastian will lead this Bubbler Jr. program where you will learn the basics of monoprinting! You and your kids will get the chance to create your own stamps and practice printing on paper and glass. Join us at Alicia Ashman Library on Saturday, November 5th at 2:00PM. Register here. If you can't make it to Alicia Ashman, there will be another class held the very next day on Sunday, November 6th, at Central ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 24, 2016
Spanish Storytime
Whether you're interested in learning about animals, singing songs, or listening to exciting stories, join us at the Madison Public Library for these children's programs in Spanish! ¡Animales de México!Acompáñanos y diviértete. Aprende sobre estos simpáticos animalitos de México: Mariposas Monarca, Tlacuaches y Xoloitzcuintles (perros de México). Disfruta los cuentos, las canciones, manualidades y refrigerios. Para niños de 3 a 6 años (también hermanos mayores y menores)LAKEVIEW, Sabado, 22 de ...read more

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October 21, 2016
Wisconsin Book Festival
Take part in Wisconsin’s premier literary event this weekend, October 20-23, 2016. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will feature nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. With so much fun packed into four days, you'll want to come early and stay late! Whether your reading interests range from Shakespeare to science to great new fiction, there will be plenty to discover at this year's festival.Highlights from the ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 20, 2016
Casey T. Malone Films
LakeFrontRow's fall season kicks off with an evening of Oddities & Prodigies: Short films by director Casey T. Malone, with special guest Dead Man's Carnival frontman Pinkerton Xyloma. Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8pm at Central Library (Room 302) Casey will be screening the following films: Clok - An interior puzzle in which a young researcher looks to nature to understand the passage of time. Stan the Man & The Halls of Madness - Told through stuttered photography, the ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 20, 2016
Wisconsin Public Radio is a media sponsor of the Wisconsin Book Festival, occurring October 20-23. It's going to be a busy weekend with lots to see and do, so, if you need a little help, check out these authors and presenters who have been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio: Oct 20 at 7:30pm at the Central Library Community Room Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent LombardsJane Hamilton’s interview on The Larry Meiller Show   Oct 20 at 9:00pm at the Central Library Community Room ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 19, 2016
Reading at Lakeview
Oakwood Foundation and Madison Public Library Foundation are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend It’s More than Your Will – Simple Tips for putting your Plan in Order.  Melissa Selinger, partner at Selinger & Brunette, LLC and Steve Brezinski, partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP, will share professional insights regarding the latest in planning for your children, family and charities. Tuesday, October 25, 20163:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – including talk, Q&A and receptionThe ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 18, 2016