Check It Out

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Pinney Library is featuring a new exhibit from local artist Amy Wencel titled Built Books and Objects, and Altered Books; and Books.  Amy's work will be on display in the Pinney display case from now through November 15.  And drop in on Friday, November 6, 5:30-7pm for a hands-on open house tour by the artist. Of her exhibit, artist Amy Wencel states, "Some of these works used to be books. Some are trying to be books. I intend to demonstrate the rigor of the archivist's conservation more

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November 5, 2015
Gustafer Yellowgold
Gustafer Yellowgold, created by American songwriter and illustrator Morgan Taylor, comes to the Central Library! Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm - Central Library, 3rd floor Community Room The New York Times describes Gustafer Yellowgold as "a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr Seuss." Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, colored-pencil animations and storytelling. With its unique crossover appeal, the show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and more

Posted by Tina - Central on
November 4, 2015
Georgia's Backyard
A select group of Madison Art Guild (MAG) members are pleased to share some of their new works in pastel, oil, and other media with you.  November thru December at the Alicia Ashman Library MAG was founded in 1914 as  a non profit organization and is celebrating its 101st year as a non profit organization.  MAG exists to encourage art in the Madison area with shows and programs for 101 artist members in South-central Wisconsin.   Information on MAG and our full membership more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 30, 2015
Hawthorne Hootenanny
Come raise the roof with us! Sing, clap and dance at this 2nd annual celebration of music and play at the Hawthorne Hootenanny... Saturday, November 7, 10am-2pm at Hawthorne Library Music performances, hands-on art, face-painting, refreshments and more will run throughout the day: 10:00 am - Little Miss Ann: Clap your hands and sing along with this Old Town School of Folk Music singer/songwriter 11:30 am - Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI): Come and explore your "Inner Uke" 1:00 pm - more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 26, 2015
Alicia Ashman Birthday
This October, the Alicia Ashman Library celebrates fifteen years of library service on Madison's far west side.  The Alicia Ashman Library was named after council member and library supporter Alicia Ashman, and is the fourth busiest library in the Madison Public Library system.  Neighbors have celebrated the milestone throughout the month at events featuring wooden shoe carving, the UW Marching Band, Madison's Mounted Horse Patrol, and Snakes Alive with Tom Kessenich.  Upcoming more

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October 23, 2015
M List
Madison Magazine's recently released "M List" highlights thirty-five social innovations in the Madison community, and Madison Public Library's The Bubbler made the list! The Bubbler epitomizes the library's vision of being a place to learn, share and create.  Hands-on workshops introduce participants to a variety of local experts who share their talents and passion for creating through demonstrations, performances, and make-and-take workshops in Madison libraries and throughout the more

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October 23, 2015
Emperor's New Clothes
Playtime Productions presents The Emperor's New ClothesThe mischievous schemings of two clever weavers-- who know that their leader would rather wear nothing as he parades through town than admit he was wrong-- are cause for hilarity, as PlayTime Productions presents The Emperor’s New Clothes. Saturday, November 14, 12 pm, UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park Street (near Goodman South Madison Library) Saturday, December 5, 1 pm, Central Library, Community Room The noted PlayTime Productions more

Posted by Tina - Central on
October 22, 2015
Jack O Lantern Pumpkins
Where can you find spooky stories?  At the library!  From Edgar Allen Poe to R. L. Stine, we've got spooky stories for everyone, and lots of Halloween themed programs, too. Upcoming spooky events for all ages: Halloween Double Feature: The Mummy and The Wolf ManMonday, October 26, 6-8:30pm - Pinney LibraryPlease join us at Pinney Library as we celebrate Halloween with two Universal Monsters Movie classics for the second straight year. We are proud to present to you The Mummy (1932) more

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October 20, 2015
Dinner and a movie
Pack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite State Street restaurant and head to the Library for a family movie. Tuesdays, October 27th, November 24, and December 22, 6 pm Central Library, Children's Program Room On October 27th, get your scare on with Monsters, Inc. (2001, animated, rated G). Join Sully and Mike as they work to power their city with children's screams. But is everything as it seems in Monstropolis? On November 24th, meet the Emotions in Inside out (2015 more

Posted by Tina - Central on
October 17, 2015
Wisconsin Book Festival
The Wisconsin Book Festival will take place October 22-25, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.  The festival will feature more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction Adam Johnson for Fortune Smiles New York Times best-selling author Azar Nafisi for The Republic of Imagination Pulitzer Prize-winning more

Posted by Tana on
October 9, 2015
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