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Circuit Blocks
Learn the basics of electricity with Karen Corbeill, and make a fun project with out circuit blocks using fans, batteries, lights and more. Sign up for one of these upcoming Bubbler Junior programs (for school age kids and families) at the following libraries: Thursday, July 9, 2:00- 3:00 pm, Lakeview Library [Registration begins June 25] Thursday, July 23, 1:30-2:30 pm, Central Library [Registration begins July 1] The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 12, 2015
Summer Reading Clubs
June kicks off the library's annual Summer Reading Clubs. The children's club has a different theme each year. This year's theme, Every Hero Has a Story, encourages children to explore what it means to be a hero, from comic book superheroes to community heroes in their own neighborhoods.  Read books, visit your library, earn prizes.  Children can participate in two ways: by signing up to read independently or by participating in the Super Readers program with their ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 10, 2015
flyer for library exhibit
Art works by Amy Bethel are now on exhibit at Pinney Library. Amy describes her displayed works as being, "made largely of typewriter parts, with some parts of clocks, a saxophone, and an adding machine thrown in. As beautiful as old typewriters can be, we rarely see the insides, which are sometimes just as beautiful as the outsides. Though to some it can seem a shame to take apart an antique, to me it feels like I’m freeing them to take on a new life and speak to the present. The objects ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 8, 2015
Top of State
Enjoy a mix of summer programs and activities in downtown Madison where State Street meets the Capitol Square, from markets to music, arts and crafts, children's activities, resource fairs and learning opportunities, and pop-up or drop-in events. Events will be added throughout the summer, so check back or stop by to see what's up at Top of State locations! Philosophers' Grove, 100 W. Mifflin St.30 on the Square, 100 N. Carroll St. MADCITY BAZAAR AT TOP OF STATE Thursday, June 4, ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
June 5, 2015
Here Comes the Summer Logo
Here Comes the Summer is a full day of events - Saturday June 20 - at the Sequoya Library, celebrating the season and the music of The Beatles. 10:00-10:45 am: Beatles Toddler Dance / Register HERE 12:00-2:00 pm: Create Your Own Tie Dye T-shirt [registration full] 12:00-2:30 pm: Screen-printing (no registration) 1:00-2:00 pm: Songwriting Session with Lucas Cates / Register HERE 3:00-4:40 pm: The Beatles: Band of the Sixties Presentation / Register HERE 5:30-8:00 pm: The Gomers Cover The ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 2, 2015
image from movie Selma
Have you checked out Pinney Library's First Friday Flicks series?  On the first Friday of every month, a new release or feature film is shown in HD on the big screen. The Friends of the Pinney Library provide free popcorn and beverages for you to enjoy while you watch.  For June, the film featured is SELMA. This historical drama film chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Selma Friday ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
May 29, 2015
USgathering
Victor Castro and USgathering will be presenting a new installation at Central Library's Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery (3rd floor) this September. This piece, made from simple materials generated from everyday consumption, will be created with one specific item donated by the Madison community: TIN CANS. So, please participate - from now through August 31 - by bringing in your empty tin cans to your nearest neighborhood library, and "Together We Can" facilitate awareness about social issues ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 28, 2015
Need help looking for a job, filling out an application, building a resume or writing a cover letter? Come to the Job Mob for free assistance provided by a group of agencies in South Madison, including Joining Forces for Families, Madison College, Centro Hispano, DWD, the Goodman South Madison Library, the Urban League, Nehemiah Corporation and Catholic Multicultural Center. Job Mob also hosts different local employers at most sessions who interview on the spot! No appointment necessary! Job ...read more

Posted by Emily on
May 26, 2015
Screenprinting materials
Join previous artist-in-residence Craig Grabhorn of c.Cal Design Studios for one of many screenprinting workshops offered by the Bubbler this summer: All Ages (6 and up - children should be accompanied by an adult) Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Thursday, July 16, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Thursday, August 20, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Bubbler Junior (Grades K-5, accompanied by an adult) Saturday, June 27, 11: ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 26, 2015
Storytelling
Stop in at the next NIGHT LIGHT event and share your story with the Madison Storytellers, open mic style, on the theme of “The last time I ever…”  Friday, June 5, Central Library (3rd floor) Stories should be shorter than 10 minutes. Storytellers may read or use notes if they wish (though they are highly encouraged to speak without notes) or just sit back and listen to these "last times ever (or almost)" on a beautiful summer night. Plus! Enjoy a summer cocktail or drink from Forequarter ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 26, 2015
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