Check It Out

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting. Hawthorne Library is excited to provide the following screenings this summer: Lord Marksman and Vanadis, Friday, June 3, 7-9pmTigre, a young noble, is more

Posted by Lucas on
April 28, 2016
Fiber art created by members of the Madison Felters' Guild is on exhibit at Pinney Library.  The objects on display were made from raw wool that had been carded or combed and then dyed. The dyed wool roving was then wet felted or needle felted by hand into the pieces of artwork.  Pieces featured include vases, scarves, flowers, and even a teapot. Visit Pinney Library from April 26 - June 26 to view this exhibit and be sure to check out what else is In the Galleries.  For more

Posted by Jaime on
April 26, 2016
Summer 2016 Kidpages
Check out the library activities for children and families this summer with the online version of Kidspages! Print copies are available at a Madison Public Library near you, or, print your own English or Spanish versions from our web site. Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Books for Nine Year Olds, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others. You can also check out the library's Spanish Facebook page: Biblioteca more

Posted by Abby on
April 25, 2016
Green Madison
Green Madison is looking to make a big impact. Do you have cold and drafty rooms in your home? Mold, moisture or ventilation issues? Is your energy bill high in comparison to the size of your home? An energy audit will provide you a clear road map of what is going on in your home in terms of energy loss and how to fix it. Green Madison, a community-based effort to significantly reduce Madison's energy use, is providing a financial incentive for Madison homeowners to have an energy audit more

Posted by Tana on
April 22, 2016
A Classic Tale Gets a Modern Twist
PlayTime Productions proudly presents theater especially for children, performed by children! You won't want to miss this special FREE performance of SLEEPING BEAUTY in the Central Library's third floor Community Room. The enchantment of a classic tale meets the delight of the unexpected in this library-after-hours family treat. As our friends from PlayTime Productions say, "Everyone needs a little magic!" Friday, April 29, 7 - 8 pm - Central Library (3rd Floor Community Room) more

Posted by Abby on
April 22, 2016
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout.  Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Saturday, April 30, 10am-12pmFirehouse No. 6825 West Badger Road, Madison Hora de cuentos en la Estación de BomberosVen a escuchar cuentos con los heroicos bomberos de Madison. Habrán manualidades, y préstamo de libros. Conoce al jefe de bomberos y platica con bomberos que te llevaran a conocer los camiones de bomberos. Sábado more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2016
Money Smart Week
Money Smart Week is April 23-30, and the Madison Public Library has some programs and eBook resources that can help consumers better manage their personal finances: Retirement Planning - Learn how to protect your nest egg and make it last with financial planner Sarah McGinness (no registration required) - Monday April 25, 6:30-8pm at Sequoya Library Personal Finance: Credit & Budgeting - Learn how credit works and stretch your income through budgeting with Summit Credit Union ( more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2016
National Medal graphic
Congratulations, Madison! The Institute for Museum and Library Services  has selected Madison Public Library as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that respond to societal needs in innovative ways, making a difference for individuals, families, and their communities. The award will be presented at an event more

Posted by Tana on
April 19, 2016
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms are essential tools for today’s entrepreneur.  Among its many benefits, social media can help you control your brand image, market your brand, and connect your business with potential customers. In April and May, taking place at Central Library, we will have two separate workshops that are dedicated to educating you on how best to utilize social media in order to buoy your business’s online presence. On Tuesday, April 26, we more

Posted by Tyler on
April 5, 2016
Featuring the writing, art, music, and dramatic work of inmates from Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, WI, Artists in Absentia brings the ideas of these men out from the walls of the prison and into dialogue with the community. Their work will be on display at Pinney Library from April 5 through April 30. You are also invited to a reception on Thursday, April 21, 6:30pm. Bring your questions for Jose Vergara, Exhibition Coordinator, and view a screening of a short documentary more

Posted by Lucas on
April 2, 2016
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