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National Library Week
In celebration of National Library Week, April 13-19, Madison Public Library will join the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation and Culver's restaurants in Madison in the "Bee a Book Lover" drawing campaign for children.  This is the 18th year local Culver's restaurants in Wisconsin have sponsored this event, which encourages children to read and celebrate their favorite books.  Children ages 4 to 11 can enter the drawing event by picking up drawing sheets from any Madison Public ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 11, 2014
Composting
Turn your organic waste into gardening gold! Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann presents home compost basics including what materials to compost, where to put your compost bin, and when to turn your compost pile. Plans for building your own compost bin will also be available. Classes at:Sunday, April 13, 2pm, Pinney Library Saturday, April 26, 2pm, Meadowridge Library Sunday, April 27, 2pm, Central Library, Room 301 Sunday, May 4, 2pm, Pinney Library Saturday, May 24, 2 pm, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 11, 2014
El Bulli chef
Join us for our new food-themed movie series Friday Food Flick. This April we will be featuring the film El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011). Friday, April 18, 6:30-8:30pm at Sequoya Library Synopsis: This film documentary chronicles the cullinary expertise found at El Bulli, the restaurant owned by renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià and located in Catalonia. For six months out of the year Adrià and his team experiment with the dishes that will make up El Bulli's unique and mouth-watering ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 9, 2014
Health Insurance Marketplace logo
You May Not Have Missed the Deadline for Health Care Coverage! Are you trying to complete an application that you attempted to file by the March 31st deadline online at HealthCare.gov, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or through the Marketplace Call Center? In Person Assisters can help you to complete the application online if you attest that you have tried to enroll in coverage through any of the following: HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center State Medicaid Agency ...read more

Posted by Jon - Central Library on
April 8, 2014
Laura Anderton images
Bubbler programs at the branches! Graphic artist Laura Anderton will be offering tips and techniques for creating Anime/Manga art. Saturday, May 10, 10am - 12pm at Sequoya Library - Register here Saturday, May 17, 10am - 12pm at Monroe Stree Library - Register here Saturday, May 24, 10am - 12pm at Hawthorne Library - Register here Saturday, May 31, 10am - 12pm at Alicia Ashman Library - Register here Markers and drawing paper will be provided. Participants must be age 10 and older. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 8, 2014
Featured Kids Events: April 7 - 12
Have a ball at one of these Library parties! Rainbow Magic Fairies Party Bring some fairy magic into your life with stories, games, crafts, snacks and more. Feel free to come dressed in your fairy best. Ages 4 & up. Lakeview Library, Tuesday, April 8, 6:30 pm  No registration required. Meadowridge Library, Saturday, April 12, 1:30 pm  Call 288-6160 or register here. Alexander Pajama Party Celebrate the well-loved picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
April 6, 2014
SA Read-in
In commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), join us for Project Respect's Community Read-In to promote awareness of sexual assault, honor survivors and support victims. Saturday, April 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm at Goodman South Madison Library Invited readers will share excerpts from stories of recovery and healing. An informal discussion will follow. Counselors will be available from the Rape Crisis Center. Refreshments will be served. Project Respect is a nonprofit organization ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 3, 2014
Featured Kids Events: March 31 - April 5
The Library is full of music this week. Check out these fun, free, musical events! One World, One Sound Drum Circle Find your groove in this drumming circle with Elmore Lawson. A Bubbler event. For 2013-2014, The Bubbler program issupported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works. Sequoya Library, Monday, March 31, 4:00 pm  Call 266-6385 or register here. Monroe Street Library, Saturday, April 5, 10:30 am  No registration required. Dinner + a Movie: ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
March 29, 2014
Duke Otherwise
Don't miss this second chance to catch Songs on a Saturday with Duke Otherwise - all ages performance that you're sure to enjoy: May 3, 10:00 am at Sequoya Library Using his clever songs and unique showmanship, Duke Otherwise engages and inspires children of all ages with his guitar, tap shoes and distinct singing voice. You can find Duke Otherwise online at http://dukeotherwise.com/ ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 26, 2014
Dead Man Walking promo
Join Sister Helen Prejean and composer Jake Heggie in conversation about the opera Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen’s work, and their collaboration that has shared her story with opera companies around the world. Thursday, April 24, 7:00pm at First Congregational Church - 1609 University Ave Renowned mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, who is singing Mrs. DeRocher in Dead Man Walking, will sing Heggie’s song cycle “The Deepest Desire,” set to Sister Helen’s poetry, accompanied by the composer ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 24, 2014
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