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CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Whether you're interested in learning how to code or learning about current issues in the software industry, join us for Madison Public Library's coding events this fall. Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. Kids Code Madison will be hosted on Thursdays at 6:00PM at Hawthorne Library. In this volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games and animations using programs and tools like more

Posted by Zora on
October 7, 2016
Lakeview Palooza
This Saturday, October 8th, our favorite library will be hopping! From 10:00AM - 3:00PM, join us at Lakeview Library for Lakeview Palooza!  From 10AM-12PM, hangout with drivers of police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances (and their vehicles!) in the parking lot. Your kids will have the chance to color, draw with chalk, create braided friendship bracelets, and blow bubbles in the garden. (plus perhaps a tomato or two!) There will also be adult coloring, giftcards, and thank-you more

Posted by Lauren on
October 7, 2016
Fall is finally here! That means the Madison Public Library's "Fun with Falls Leaves!" program is right around the corner. On Saturday, October 1st at 10:00AM, Lakeview Library is hosting an event featuring fun stories, songs and art celebrating fall leaves! Local artist, Michael Hecht, will also be there to lead a special foam-cutting demo. Throughout the month of October, the artwork created at this event will be on display at Lakeview Library. Works by the elders at Skaalen Nursing and more

Posted by Lauren on
September 30, 2016
Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus with My Sister will give a talk and hold a book signing at the Central Library on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.  Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited, independent woman who has an intellectual disability and who has forged a unique alliance with her community through her travels on the local buses.   Rachel’s bestselling memoir, Riding The Bus With My Sister, chronicles the year she spent riding the buses with Beth, as well as more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 30, 2016
Vote at Central Library Credit: Philip Crawford @wiscoDude
Madison Public Library is proud to assist the Madison City Clerk's office as a location for in-person absentee voting and voter registration. This is the first time in Madison's history that early voting sites are available beyond the downtown City Clerk's office. Absentee voting starts on Monday, September 26 and lasts through November 4. Absentee voting will end thirty minutes before the library closes at all locations.  In addition, all Madison Public Library locations will be more

Posted by Luke on
September 29, 2016
Join us for three cooking classes with Neeta Saluja, local cook and author of the cookbook, Six Spices. She will share her knowledge and experiences in cooking at the Meadowridge Library: Fall Harvest Indian Cooking on Friday October 7 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm:In the evening cooking class, Neeta will talk about the origins of spices and how she came about to writing her cookbook as she demonstrates how to make  a vegetarian dish using fall produce and a rice pilaf. She will also talk about the more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 28, 2016
Benefit Concert for Pinney Library Sep 30, 2016 • 8:00 pm • Barrymore Theatre • 2090 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704 • $35 We Gotta Get Out of this Place: Celebrating the Soundtrack of the Vietnam War Madison Public Library Foundation will present "We Gotta Get Out of this Place," a benefit concert exploring the Vietnam War era through readings and music, on Friday, September 30, at the Barrymore Theatre. Celebrate this historic soundtrack with Sean Michael Dargan and the Back in the more

Posted by Liz B on
September 27, 2016
Bubbler Feature
Do your kids enjoy creative DIY projects? This fall, our Bubbler Jr. program welcomes local artists that will lead you in DIY adventures. The following Bubbler Jr. events take the same focus on hands-on making and learning that every Bubbler program is based on and gears it towards school-age kiddos. Shadow Boxes with Kimberly Friesen Stop by on Saturday, October 8 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Meadowridge Library for a Shadow Box project with Kimberly Friesen! Kids more

Posted by Lauren on
September 23, 2016
A child struggles to copy letters and numbers
An estimated 60 million Americans are dyslexic, roughly 1 of every 5 people! But how much do we know about this invisible disability? Join staff, students, and families from Madison's Children's Dyslexia Center to learn more about dyslexia and how we can all support our kids, students, friends, and neighbors who struggle to read printed words. Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 - 8 pm - Children's Program Room, Central Library A light dinner will be served before a short film screening and a brief more

Posted by Abby on
September 23, 2016
The Sequoya Library on 4340 Tokay Blvd. closed at 5 pm on Monday, September 19 due to a power outage. Thanks to quick work from MG&E, power has been restored and the library is open as of 6:30pm.  The library expects to be open regular hours on Tuesday, September 20 (9 am-9 pm).   Items on hold at the Sequoya Library will have their hold dates extended by one day to make up for the inconvenience. more

Posted by Tana on
September 19, 2016
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