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Make special, one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones this holiday season.  Wednesday, December 3, 4:00-5:00pm at Alicia Ashman Library (register online or call 824-1780 to register) Thursday, December 4, 3:30-4:30pm at Monroe Street Library (register online or call 266-6390 to register) Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-5:00pm at Meadowridge Library Tuesday, December 9, 4:00-6:00pm at Lakeview Library Friday, December 12, 4:00-5:00pm at Sequoya Library (register online or ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 14, 2014
A Break in the Storm
Dimensions in Watercolor, a new exhibit by students of Luci Shirek's Madison College Continuing Education watercolor class, is now showing at Pinney Library through January 13, 2015. Students in the class range from first time beginners to accomplished watercolorists. Classes, held at the Monona Community Center, start with structured lectures and demonstrations, and ideas then expand in all directions. Students learn lessons in value by mixing the three primary colors of red, yellow, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 13, 2014
International Games Day
Challenge yourself and your friends at this year's International Games Day. Saturday, November 15, 10am-4pm at Central Library A full day of Mansions of Madness, Revolution, Beginning Munchkin, Chess, Magic, Dungeons & Dragons, Classic Traveller, Savage Worlds, Pokemon, Carcassonne, Zombie Apocalypse, Hey, That's My Fish!, and Xbox & Wii. New games begin every 90 minutes!   Lower Level: a rotation of Pokemon and Chess 1st Floor: a large range of board and roll playing games ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 13, 2014
Toe tappin' fun for the whole family at the Hawthorne Hootenanny, Saturday, November 15, 10-3.  Performances include folksinger David Landau, community drummer Elmore Lawson, and bluegrass band Oak Street Ramblers.  Make-and-take crafts, face painting, folksy photo booth, refreshments and more throughout the day.  Come and raise the roof with us! Hawthorne Library is located at 2707 E. Washington Ave. ...read more

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November 10, 2014
Evolution of a Criminal
Come check out the next film in the Community Cinema series - Evolution of a Criminal. Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library, Room 302 (Director: Darius Clark Monroe; Runtime: 90 minutes) In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act. View the trailer here. For more information about upcoming Community ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 7, 2014
Top of State Street Design Workshop
Members of the Downtown Coordinating Committee and City staff will be facilitating this Design Workshop for the top of State Street, including Philospher's Grove and 30 on the Square.   Thursday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 at Central Library, Room 301 The intersection of the Capitol Square and State Street is an important crossroads for Madison. City staff has begun efforts to redesign this area in order to bring more vibrant activity to all residents and visitors. All input from this ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 7, 2014
Kids Get IT
Kids GET IT! is a joint partnership between Madison Public Library, GET IT and Madison+ to create a workshop for kids. This interactive workshop is designed to appeal to boys and girls who are always wondering how things are made. The workshop (3 sessions) will demonstrate the intricacies of IT Careers, Web Design and Web Development, in an easy to learn setting. This workshop will introduce kids to the world of creation in several fields, while showcasing the fun and creativity it encompasses ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 7, 2014
Jovita Hogan painting
Tori Pettaway, Project Manager for Madison's Justified Anger Coalition, will be discussing how Madison is failing its African-American community. These discussion will complement Jovita Hogan's art installations (pictured here) entitled "Healing Race Relations." Saturday, November 1, 3:00-4:30pm at Pinney Library Saturday, January 31, 3:00-4:30pm at Sequoya Library A message from the artist: "I wanted to help with the Justified Anger project by adding a healing peace, the ribbons in the sky ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 31, 2014
"Every revolution begins with a spark." ~Katniss Everdeen Pinney Library is hosting a Hunger Games: Catching Fire party for teens! Friday, November 7 5:30 pm : Crafts, Activities, & Snacks 6:15: Watch Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the big screen in HD November 7 is exactly two weeks until the big screen release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.  Check out the trailer for the movie.  Are you excited?  Come to Pinney Library to enjoy themed activities, crafts, and snacks. ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
October 23, 2014
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents: Atul Gawande
Join us for this special Wisconsin Book Festival presentation with bestselling author Atul Gawande. Friday, October 24, 7:00-8:00pm at Central Library (Community Room, third floor) In Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
October 21, 2014
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