Preschool & Toddler Dance Party: February 15
Celebrate your Saturday with this fun, free event! Preschool & Toddler Dance Party Shake it all about to familiar and new tunes. Ages 2 & up. Refreshments provided. Pinney Library, Saturday, February 15, 10:00 am  Call 224-7100 or register here. more

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February 11, 2014
Featured Kids Events: February 9 - 15
Celebrate Valentine's Day with these free Library events! I {Heart} Art Construction paper, stamps, stickers, glitter and more, all waiting for your creative mind to put them together as original and unique Valentine creations. Ages 5 & up. Children under 7 must have an adult helper. Hawthorne Library, Monday, February 10, 3:30 pm  No registration required. Alicia Ashman Library, Tuesday, February 11, 4:00 pm  Call 824-1780 or register here. Pinney Library, Thursday, February 13 more

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February 8, 2014
Join us for the Community Cinema screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films, Followed by a discussion with local experts. Thursday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. at Central Library (Rm 302) The film covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, more

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February 6, 2014
Central Cinema presents Blow-Up
Join us for our next installment of Central Cinema's Classic and Contemporary Films for Cinephiles, where we will be presenting Michelangelo Antonioni's film Blow-Up. Thursday, February 6, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library (Rm 302) (1966, runtime 111 minutes) A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and David Hemmings. View the trailer. more

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February 3, 2014
Firmament films
Come check out this selection of short films presented by our friends at Firmament Films. Thursday, January 30 at Central Library (Room 302, third floor) Established out of southern Wisconsin, Firmament Films takes you on a tour of their filmography, from their first entry in Madison's 48 Hour Film Festival to a forthcoming feature film. Firmament has won numerous festival awards for their work, balancing comedy, tragedy, and romance with great aplomb. Firmament's Kris Schulz, Chris Moehr more

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January 30, 2014
Library Valentines
Why do you love your library? Share your library valentines with us and we’ll share them - with legislators, city officials, library staff and the world! Make your library a valentine by February 1 and we'll share it with elected officials on Library Legislative Day. Make one later and we'll share it with members of the community.  Through February 16 at all Madison libraries!   Or get crafty with one of our upcoming valentine workshops: I {Heart} ArtConstruction paper, stamps, more

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January 27, 2014
Featured Kids Events: January 26 - February 1
Get crafty this week at these Library events! Toddler Art Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. Sequoya Library, Monday, January 27, 10:00 am  Call 266-6385 or register here. Sequoya Library, Monday, January 27, 10:45 am  Call 266-6385 or register here. Goodman South Madison Library, Friday, January 31, 11:00 am  No registration required. Cr-Afternoons Join creative librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper more

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January 25, 2014
promo for SlaveFree Madison Film Fest
Join us for the 4th Annual SlaveFree Madison Film Festival and commemorate January as National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Saturday, January 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm at Central Library, Room 302 The following films will be screened: 10:45am - Abduction of Eden - A teen abducted and imprisoned in the commercial sex trade must build the trust of her captors and sacrifice everything to survive and escape. 12:45pm - Make Room for Youth - An award-winning local film provides an more

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January 22, 2014
Featured Kids Events: January 21 - 25
Get moving at the Library this week! Movement in Your World: Me & My Parent Join Madison Ballet for a fun Creative Movement experience for the whole family! Toddlers and parents dance together while focusing on rhythm, movement, music and fun. Lakeview Library, Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 am  Call 246-4547 or register here. Toddlers in Motion Help toddlers up to age 4 stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, an obstacle course and more. Be ready to more

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January 18, 2014
Volunteers will be available to help individuals prepare and file basic Federal and Wisconsin income taxes at four Madison libraries from January 27 to April 15, 2014. Through a partnership involving Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP, many individuals and households file their taxes through tax assistance at Madison libraries.  This popular and important service targets people with low-to-moderate income, individuals with disabilities, more

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January 17, 2014