Events

You've Read the Book, Now See the Movie
On the 3rd Friday of every month, Sequoya Library will be screening film adaptations of some truly great reads. All shows start at 6:30pm. May 16: 12 Years a Slave2013 Oscar winner for best picture, the film is an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative by Solomon Northup, a NewYork State-born free African American man who was kidnpped in Washinqton D.C. and sold into slavery. June 20: The Book ThiefBased on the book by Markus Zusak, the film is about a young girl living with her adoptive German ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 14, 2014
Food Allergy Awareness Event
Millions of children around the world are living with food allergies. This free family event is for anyone who happens to be (or simply just knows) one of them! Everyone will benefit from a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities including storytime with The Bugabees and award-winning author Amy Recob, Ask the Expert with a board certified allergist, crafts from Learning Express Toys, and goodie bags and giveaways (while supplies last). Central Library, Saturday, May 17, ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
May 13, 2014
Richard Thieme
Join us for this special author visit with Richard Thieme, co-author of UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry. Thursday, May 15, 7:00pm - 8:45pm at Central Library The book presents historical research into the UFO phenomena including how the military and intelligence communities responded from WWII to the present and how governments the world over have dealt with sightings, speculation and controversy. He will sell and sign books following his talk. About the author:Richard Thieme ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 12, 2014
Featured Kids Events: May 12 - 17
Cr-Afternoons Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Central Library, Monday, May 12, 2:30 pm  No registration required. Sequoya Library, Monday, May 12, 2:30 pm  Call 266-6385 or register here. Lakeview Library, Thursday, May 15, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Preschool & Toddler Dance Party Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes. Refreshments provided. Registration begins two weeks before each event. ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
May 11, 2014
Victor Castro reading
Hora del Cuento en Españo ¡Acompáñanos para una alegre combinación de cuentos, canciones, rimas y más – todo en español! Este es un programa para niños de 3 a 5 a con sus madres, padres o cuidadores. ¡Bienvenidos los hermanitos más pequeños! No hay necesidad de inscribirse, así que pueden venir cuando quieran. w/ Marta Nevala - Fridays, May 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10:30-11:15am at Hawthorne Library Join us for a happy blend of stories, songs, rhymes and more - all in Spanish! This is a drop ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 8, 2014
Wisconsin author Michael Perry will be the featured speaker at the annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Madison Public Library (FMPL) on Monday, May 12 at the Central Library.  Friends members are invited to a reception for members and volunteers at 5:30 pm, followed by the Friends' annual business meeting at 6:30 pm.  Michael Perry will speak at 7:30 pm.   All FMPL members and all volunteers may attend the reception free of charge. All FMPL members may attend and vote ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 5, 2014
Featured Kids Events: May 5 - 10
Check out these great events for kids and families! American Girl Tea Party Celebrate American Girls at a tea party! Learn tea time etiquette and enjoy lemonade, cookies, a story and a craft. For children in Grades K-3. You do not need an American Girl or Boy doll to attend. Central Library, Monday, May 5, 3:30 pm  No registration required. Hora del Cuento en Espanol - Spanish Storytime ¡Acompáñanos para una alegre combinación de cuentos, canciones, rimas y más – todo en español! ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
May 3, 2014
free comic book day
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores.  You can celebrate Free Comic Book at the Alicia Ashman and Central Libraries! Stop in to pick up free comics while supplies last and be sure to visit these and other local comic shops for even more great Free Comic Book titles: CAPITAL CITY COMICS1910 Monroe ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 3, 2014
Stop in for this unique Bubbler workshop - Rust Silk Dyeing. Thursday, May 8, 6:00-7:30pm at Goodman South Madison Library Learn the science of rust and how it creates dye for a range of materials. Brainstorm materials and methods, then create your own rust dyed silk scarf! No registration required. For 2013-2014, The Bubbler program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works, with additional funding by BMO Harris Bank. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 1, 2014
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 ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 30, 2014