Events

  Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center invite you to experience The Age of Love: a New Documentary on dating after 70. Join us for a movie screening, refreshments, and a post-screening Q&A with director Steven Loring.   THE AGE OF LOVE is a new documentary about seniors trying to find love. Set against a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70-90 year-olds, Steven Loring’s feature follows the comically poignant adventures of 30 seniors, suddenly forced to take ...read more

Posted by Tana on
August 30, 2016
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Clare Lewis' documentary I Am Ali, September 2nd at 7:00 PM. The documentary delves into the life of the celebrated champion boxer and galvanizing social figure who famously refused to enter the military when drafted for service during the Vietnam war, a decision that cost him his title. The filmmakers utilize a wealth of audio material recorded by Ali over the course of his life, and interview a number of fight game experts who ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 29, 2016
Cheeseheads: The Documentary
LakeFrontRow presents CHEESEHEADS: THE DOCUMENTARY - a film that showcases Wisconsin's weird and underseen corners of life. Wednesday, August 31, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library For the past few months, director John Mitchell has been making the rounds across the state, donating copies of his documentary to public schools and library systems, and has graciously added the Madison Public Library to his donation tour. CHEESEHEADS avoids the outsized stigmas of beer-swilling tailgaters and ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 20, 2016
Infinite Turtle
Are you passionate about a subject and wondering how to get other people involved? Are you curious about website design, apps and coding? Local 12 year old Aidan Dresang will introduce you to his passion and concern for endangered animals and ecology and how in the process he has created his own website and app. Learn how he became interested in the project and how he learned to code. And get introduced to Infinite Turtle: a website for kids that encourages them to care more about the ...read more

Posted by Tana on
August 19, 2016
Fall Kidspages are now available online and at your library
Check out the harvest of free library activities for children and families this fall with the online version of Kidspages! Print copies are already available at a library near you, and the Spanish-language version is coming soon! In the meantime, check out the library's Spanish Facebook page, Biblioteca Pública de Madison, for upcoming Spanish and Bilingual programs. Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Books ...read more

Posted by Abby on
August 15, 2016
The Teen Choice Award website has lots of great peer-recommended books
Love to read anything you can get your hands on? Passionate about one book and one book only? Then you are qualitified to choose the best book of the summer! Visit the Teen's Choice website to vote for your favorite titles with one click and see what book is winning in real time. Don't agree with the nominees so far? Create an account and add your own favorites or reviews! Then, don't forget to mark your calendars for our end of the summer celebration! Pizza, books, giveaways and other ...read more

Posted by Abby on
August 8, 2016
Come to Pinney Library through August 30 to see a selection of cover artwork from Madison's own UMOJA Magazine. UMOJA Magazine is a monthly journal of positive, encouraging news about African American people and job opportunities in Madison, Wisconsin. Original art, primarily by Black artists, appears on each cover to promote creativity.   Artwork has been the flagship of UMOJA magazine for 25 years. Artists working in a variety of genres show a wide range of the Black experience from ...read more
August 6, 2016
Forward Festival
Madison Public Library is a partner of the Forward Festival, 45 events over 8 days focused on learning, networking, startups, and entrepreneurs in Madison. The Central Library will host four events, please see the Forward Festival website to register and learn more. Thursday, August 18 - 9AM-5PM: The 2nd annual Social Good Summit aims to create and sustain transformational entrepreneurship by moving from intent to action. With the charge of purposefully aligning Madison’s ...read more

Posted by Tana on
August 4, 2016
Picture of Sid Boyum
Sid Boyum: Film, Art and Stories  Thursday, August 11 6-8pm Pinney Library Recently discovered, cleaned, and digitized are some short films that Sid filmed and edited. Come to this event to view these films in their first ever public screening, as well as slides of his artwork. Bring your Sid stories to share and enjoy stories from fellow community members. "Sid Boyum was a Madison legend, one of those manic Wisconsin folk artists who just can't help themselves from churning out ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
August 4, 2016
A vase with a single flower is a gift to the person who finds it
Imagine stepping onto an elevator and finding a miniature bouquet of flowers with a note that reads, "If you've found these, they are for you!"Danika Brubaker is the founder of the For the One Who Finds Me project, a growing group of individuals of all ages who create, hashtag and hide surprise bouquets of flowers for strangers to discover in an effort to spread kindness and inspire community connections through found art.Begining during the Bubbler's August 5th Night Light event and throughout ...read more

Posted by Abby on
July 30, 2016