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The Central Library Children's Room will be closed evenings - after 6:00 pm - for construction Monday, May 18 thru Thursday, May 21 to make improvements to the sound experience in the room and throughout the stairway area. Staff will be able to retrieve books for patrons, if needed. Regular hours - Monday thru Thursday: 9-9; Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-5 - will resume on Friday, May 22. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
American Flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend. Sunday, May 24 Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Sunday hours at Pinney, Sequoya and ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
Top Gun movie poster
Pinney Library is screening six summer blockbuster movies from the 70's and 80's in HD. Whether you are re-living old favorites or watching for the first time, these hot hits from summers past are sure to please.  Enjoy popcorn generously provided by Friends of the Pinney Library while you watch for free on the big screen. JAWS   Tuesday, May 12  6:30 pm TOP GUN   Tuesday, June 9  6:30 pm BIG   Saturday, June 27  2:00 pm DIE HARD ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
May 8, 2015
Rain Wilson
The Bubbler is excited to introduce its latest Artist-in-Residence: collage and performance artist Rain Wilson. Creative & Academic Advisor in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative (OMAI) at UW-Madison, Rain Wilson specializes in community justice initiatives, and will be faciliating a series of Art Ignite Community Workshops held in Central Library's Bubbler (ground floor): Wednesday April 29, 7:30-9:00pm Thursday May 14, 6:00-8:00pm Thursday May 21, 6:00-8:00pm The workshops will ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 5, 2015
Please join the Goodman South Madison Library and the Urban League of Greater Madison as they co-host a reception for renowned opera singer Gwendolyn Brown at the Urban League of Greater Madison (2222 S. Park Street) on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 pm. Gwendolyn Brown's operatic performances of traditional, 20th century, and even the avant guard have earned her consistent critical acclaim. Ms. Brown has performed for many of the top opera companies and symphonies in the United States, as well as ...read more

Posted by Emily on
April 28, 2015
Pinney Library is pleased to welcome the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser for a reading and book signing. Thursday, April 30 7:00-8:30 pm Kimberly Blaeser is an esteemed essayist, playwright, and fiction writer, as well as an inspiring poet and teacher. Her writing evokes the images of her Anishinaabe ancestry and her childhood on Minnesota's White Earth Reservation. Dr. Blaeser's poems have been described as "small sure lights in the darkness -- poems to lead us home" by ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 27, 2015
HeroCon
May 1st and 2nd is HeroCon at the Central Library! HeroCon is an all-ages celebration of comics, games, and geek culture. Running in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day (with handouts of comics provided by Westfield Comics), the event will also include Superhero Trivia, a Cosplay costume contest, board games, and free comic books!    For the full schedule, visit our HeroCon page. ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
April 22, 2015
Do you love Pokemon cards? Learn how to play and compete against friends and fellow players at Hawthorne Library. Pokemon Club starts Wednesday, April 29th at 4:00 pm and continues every Wednesday until May 20th.   For more information, see http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/hawthorne ...read more

Posted by Emily on
April 22, 2015
Teen Internships
Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior? If you live in the City of Madison and want a paid internship this summer, apply to the 2015 Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program!  The Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program will help you develop valuable leadership and job skills. You'll learn about careers in Public Service, Engineering, Libraries, Public Health, Civil Rights, Government, and more.  Approximately 30 young people will be placed in internships with the City of ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2015
Wisconsin Book Festival
We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring and summer as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.  Events are happening in our libraries, as well as some great Madison venues. Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm - The Given World by Marian Palaia - A Room of One's Own Bookstore Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm - Beer for All Seasons by Randy Mosher - Central Library Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - Sequoya Library Tuesday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2015
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