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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
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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
Lakefront Cinema presents Aaron Granat
Join us as Lake Front Cinema presents a Visit with Video Artist Aaron Granat. Thursday, March 27, 6:30pm - 8:45pm at Central Library (Room 302) Madison-based Granat specializes in serial portraiture. Inspired by the legacy of portraiture in experimental film, in particular the work of Andy Warhol and Chantal Akerman, Aaron’s work strips down the practice of filmmaking to its most basic elements and focuses our attention on the nature of mediated experience. Aaron will present selections ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 24, 2014
Featured Kids Events: March 24 - 29
It's party time at the Madison Public Library! Check out one of these fantastic celebrations. Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Learn about colors and numbers with this favorite Eric Carle book. Pinney Library, Monday, March 24, 10:00 am  No registration required. 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. Sequoya Library, Friday, March 28, 2:00 pm  Call ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
March 23, 2014
Bernard's Boathouse
Lake Mendota historian and Betty Lou Captain Don Sanford, presents a glimpse into the history of Bernard's Boathouse, located on the east end of James Madison Park. Saturday, March 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Sequoya Library Mendota Rowing Club will be on hand to offer a glimpse of what is going on in there nowadays. Don is the author of On Fourth Lake, the Social History of Lake Mendota scheduled for publication this summer. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 22, 2014
Feminist: stories from women's liberation
March is Women's history month! Join us for a screening of Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation Wednesday, March 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Alicia Ashman Library Feminist is a film documentary about the women's liberation movement from 1963-70. The film creator, Jennifer Lee, explores the issues of race, lesbians and reproductive rights for the women's liberation movement and for National Organization for Women goals of job equality and making the laws include women. A dozen or more ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 22, 2014
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