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Read With a Cop
Join us at Sequoya Library from 2:30 - 3:30 for "Read With a Cop". Sign up for a 15 minute slot to read a story you choose to a real police officer who will LOVE to hear you read, or have the officer read one of their favorite stories to you. Sign up in person at the library each month, and keep an eye out for dates that a K9 officer will be there too. Reading in a fun, nonjudgmental environment can help your child feel good about reading -- it can help a shy child or a child who is having ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 9, 2016
Pamirs on a Folding Bike
Stefan Koehler returns to the Sequoya Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 1 and the Lakeview Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 15 for a look at his most recent bicycle trip following the Silk Road in Asia. He will share photos and stories about his trip, and also talk about the Silk Road and traveling in Asia. Thinking of a bike trip? Stefan will share information about how to do a bicycle tour: what to bring, how to plan a route, where to stay, etc. Call 608-266-6385 for information; ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 9, 2016
Author Roald Dahl made up a lot of fizzpoppingly fun words!
September 13, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of beloved children's author Roald Dahl. From amazing characters like Matilda and the BFG to positively revolting villains like The Twits or farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, the world owes a large debt to the whizpopping imagination of this master Storyteller. Stop by the Hawthorne Library on Tuesday, September 13, to check out the many books by Roald Dahl and, while you’re there, color a character from one of his books to add to the ...read more

Posted by Abby on
September 8, 2016
 Firehouse Storytime
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Fire Station 13 (6350 Town Center Drive, Madison, WI 53718) Saturday, September 24 10 AM - noon. ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 7, 2016
a painting by Stephanie Jack
Showing at Alicia Ashman Library - September through October Stephanie Jack presents:Color Flow "My sketches and ideas always evolve as I start to paint; any plan quickly becomes as fluid as the paint itself. I arrange the colors and lines much like a florist would arrange a bouquet, letting the right side of the brain lead as the colors and lines come together in a way that feels most naturally appealing. I believe that painting based on feeling creates the best abstract pieces that ...read more

Posted by Jake on
September 2, 2016
a watercolor of paddle boarders on Lake Monona
Showing at Sequoya Library - September through October Madison Watercolor Society Presents:Visual Voices "Our many voices come together here, sometimes dissonant, sometimes harmonious, but always expressive. With the goal of sharing each individual's inspiration, our paintings celebrate the rich diversity of our creative vision: our visual voices." The Madison Watercolor Society is dedicated to promoting interest in and elevating the stature of watercolor as a unique and ...read more

Posted by Jake on
September 2, 2016
Ping Pong: The Animation
Join us for the Friday Anime Film at Hawthorne Library: Ping Pong: The Animation on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 PM. Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments? Prepare for truly epic matches in this new series from the director of The Tatami Galaxy!Screening permission and ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 PM. Very few people would recognize the name of Leon Theremin (1896-1993) if it weren't for the electronic musical instrument he invented around 1918. Fans of the first Star Trek series will recognize its sounds, but it was used in orchestral compositions and movies quite extensively for many decades, and even played a role in the Brian Wilson's composition of the Beach ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Bombay Beach on Friday, September 16th at 7:00 PM. Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish. Film director Alma Har'el tells the story of three protagonists. The trials of Benny Parrish, a young boy diagnosed with ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Building Websites with Weebly
Learn how to build a business or personal website with Weebly, a free and easy-to-edit web hosting service at the Central Library, September 6th or September 20th 6:30-8:30. Bring your questions for digital storyteller and strategist Josh Klemons from Reverbal Communications. Class is free and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. Please register online or by calling 266-6350. About Josh Klemons: "Everyone has a story to tell. And that story is everything. Told well, it can open doors, it can ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
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