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Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week is April 23-30, and the Madison Public Library has some programs and eBook resources that can help consumers better manage their personal finances: Retirement Planning - Learn how to protect your nest egg and make it last with financial planner Sarah McGinness (no registration required) - Monday April 25, 6:30-8pm at Sequoya Library Personal Finance: Credit & Budgeting - Learn how credit works and stretch your income through budgeting with Summit Credit Union ( ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2016
Dane County Trivia Fundraiser
Are you smarter than the average librarian? Test your smarts at the Dane County Libraries Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, May 7 at Madison's Central Library. This annual night of trivia competition supports humanities programming at Dane County Libraries.  Teams compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, and bragging rights for the year! Pre-register online at $25 per ticket in advance (2-10 players per table), or $30 per ticket at the door on the night of the event. Bring extra cash ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 19, 2016
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Congratulations, Madison! The Institute for Museum and Library Services  has selected Madison Public Library as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities. The award will be presented at an event ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 19, 2016
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms are essential tools for today’s entrepreneur.  Among its many benefits, social media can help you control your brand image, market your brand, and connect your business with potential customers. In April and May, taking place at Central Library, we will have two separate workshops that are dedicated to educating you on how best to utilize social media in order to buoy your business’s online presence. On Tuesday, April 26, we ...read more

Posted by Tyler on
April 5, 2016
Featuring the writing, art, music, and dramatic work of inmates from Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, WI, Artists in Absentia brings the ideas of these men out from the walls of the prison and into dialogue with the community. Their work will be on display at Pinney Library from April 5 through April 30. You are also invited to a reception on Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm. Bring your questions for Jose Vergara, Exhibition Coordinator, and view a screening of a short documentary ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
April 2, 2016
Adult Coloring Book
"Join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring!" Our digital magazine collection Flipster now includes Adult Coloring Books.  They are featured alongside the magazine titles when you login to Flipster with a valid library card. Titles include... Stress Relieving Animal Designs Stress Relieving Ocean Animals Stress Relieving Patterns This collection of adult coloring books is available for simultaneous use to anyone with a ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 1, 2016
The Wisconsin Book Festival presents an evening with author Ally Condie at Central Library, Tuesday, April 12, 7:00pm. Condie's debut middle grade novel, Summerlost, is a tender and poignant exploration of family, loss, and the healing power of friendship. Last year twelve-year-old Cedar’s family was whole, and then her father and youngest brother, Ben, were killed in a devastating accident. Life wasn't uncomplicated before—Ben was different from most kids, and much of the family's world ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
March 31, 2016
Insider Newsletter
For all you nonfiction lovers out there, our nonfiction selector, Kathy, has created three handy booklists featuring 2015's most notable History Books, Biographies, and Memoirs.  From Mary Beard's SPQR, an expose of Ancient Rome, to The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty's biography of Joan Didion, and to Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, 2015 was a terrific year for unique and innovative nonfiction!  Check out Kathy's booklists now for more great titles.   To stay ...read more

Posted by Tyler on
March 29, 2016
PRAIRIE BURNS FILM STILL
The fourth annual Pinney Mini Film Festival will take place on Friday, April 1, 6-8 pm with refreshments generously donated by Willy Street Co-op.  The mini festival will present four short films that screened at the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival, featuring a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser. Space is limited; doors will open at 5:30 with seating for the first fifty attendees.  Films to be screened are: Little America by Kurt ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
March 25, 2016
Paid Summer Internship
The City of Madison, in partnership with Common Wealth Development, is hiring 50 teen interns this summer through the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program.  Youth will have the opportunity to work in over a dozen different City of Madison agencies, including the library!  Sophomores or Juniors who live in the City of Madison are encouraged to print off an internship application packet, fill it out, and turn it in in person at one of 17 meetings throughout the city in April and May ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 24, 2016
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