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Library Takeover
Have an idea for an event that you’ve always wanted to host? Madison Public Library wants you to TAKE OVER the library!  Library Takeover was created to encourage the community to take over the library. We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we'll not only have fun, exciting, events, but we'll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison. Teams of 3-4 adults, not affiliated ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 29, 2017
Sunday Jazz - All That Jazz
Jazz up your Sundays! Visit Sequoya Library on Sunday afternoons now through December to enjoy a variety of local musicians playing all types of jazz. Sessions go from 1:30-3:30pm with a set break in the middle. Drop in any time! Here's their incredible list of upcoming performers: October 1 | Ken Wheaton (solo acoustic guitar and vocals)October 8 | The Jim Erickson TrioOctober 15 | Bob Kerwin QuartetOctober 22 | The Craig Mason ComboOctober 29 | Minor ChangesNovember 5 | The Marilyn ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 26, 2017
Lovey Town
Be immersed in art! Beginning in October, you're invited to collaborate on a communal exhibition in the Bubbler Room with Artist-in-Residence, Lovey Town.  Founded in 2013 by artist Michael Velliquette, Lovey Town is a miniature, mobile project space dedicated to the exhibition of small original artworks. Artists participate in the exhibition with their works, and in the form of paper cutouts made from their photographs. Lovey Town exists in multiple formats—through online ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 26, 2017
The four-day Wisconsin Book Festival event will take place November 2-5, 2017, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library.This year’s lineup includes:•    Angela J. Davis, professor of law at American University, for Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment•    Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, for It Devours•    Julia Glass, National Book Award-winning author of Three ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 24, 2017
Beyond the Page
Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever. There are still plenty of chances to celebrate the humanities with Beyond the Page in 2017.  Take a look at some of the upcoming programs taking place at a Madison Public Library in your neighborhood! Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin's Tribal Nations and Communities American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 21, 2017
Making Spaces
Support making and learning in Madison schools! Making Spaces is an exciting new partnership with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Maker Ed, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Google and YOU to support maker education in public schools. Making and thinking go hand in hand to promote critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement, but can be approached in many different ways. In the first year of the Making Spaces project, six Madison Public schools have worked to design a ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 20, 2017
Diana Konkle
Meet the Author! The Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library Central are co-hosting a brown bag lunch series featuring a variety of local authors. Bring your lunch and join us for a lively discussion! All events are held on a Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm at the Madison Senior Center (330 W Mifflin St), unless otherwise noted. Visit madisonpubliclibrary.org/events-and-classes for more information about these author events.   August 8: Marilyn Taylor Marilyn L. Taylor ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 20, 2017
National Hispanic Heritage Month
It's National Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 19, 2017
Chess Club
Library chess clubs are open to all ages and skill levels! Come and compete against your friends and neighbors, learn something new, and (most of all) have fun. Get involved in a library chess club at a library near you:  Alicia Ashman LibraryMonthly on First and Third Monday: Sept. 18 - Dec. 186:00-8:00pm *Lessons from 6-6:45pm followed by free play from 6:45-8:00pm  Lakeview LibraryMonthly on 2nd & 4th Monday: Sept. 25 - Dec. 116:00-8:00pm Meadowridge LibraryWeekly on Wednesdays ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 19, 2017
Dyslexia Awareness
An estimated 60 million Americans are dyslexic, roughly 1 of every 5 people!  Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center on October 4 at Central Library to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words. A light dinner will be served before a short film screening and a brief panel discussion highlighting local resources. Young people ages 8 and up especially welcome! ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 19, 2017
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