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a watercolor of paddle boarders on Lake Monona
Showing at Sequoya Library - September through October Madison Watercolor Society Presents:Visual Voices "Our many voices come together here, sometimes dissonant, sometimes harmonious, but always expressive. With the goal of sharing each individual's inspiration, our paintings celebrate the rich diversity of our creative vision: our visual voices." The Madison Watercolor Society is dedicated to promoting interest in and elevating the stature of watercolor as a unique and ...read more

Posted by Jake on
September 2, 2016
Ping Pong: The Animation
Join us for the Friday Anime Film at Hawthorne Library: Ping Pong: The Animation on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 PM. Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club—but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments? Prepare for truly epic matches in this new series from the director of The Tatami Galaxy!Screening permission and ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey on Friday, September 30th at 7:00 PM. Very few people would recognize the name of Leon Theremin (1896-1993) if it weren't for the electronic musical instrument he invented around 1918. Fans of the first Star Trek series will recognize its sounds, but it was used in orchestral compositions and movies quite extensively for many decades, and even played a role in the Brian Wilson's composition of the Beach ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Bombay Beach on Friday, September 16th at 7:00 PM. Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish. Film director Alma Har'el tells the story of three protagonists. The trials of Benny Parrish, a young boy diagnosed with ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Building Websites with Weebly
Learn how to build a business or personal website with Weebly, a free and easy-to-edit web hosting service at the Central Library, September 6th or September 20th 6:30-8:30. Bring your questions for digital storyteller and strategist Josh Klemons from Reverbal Communications. Class is free and funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy. Please register online or by calling 266-6350. About Josh Klemons: "Everyone has a story to tell. And that story is everything. Told well, it can open doors, it can ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 30, 2016
Visit the Alicia Ashman Library on Friday, September 9 at 7:00pm for a free screening of the film Under the Gun. A live Q&A session will follow the screening of the film. Every day more than 90 Americans are shot and killed -- and hundreds more are injured. So what is keeping America from finding common ground on preventing gun violence? Through the lens of families affected by shootings in Chicago, Newtown, Aurora, Isla Vista, Tucson, the film examines why many politicians are refusing to ...read more

Posted by Emily on
August 30, 2016
  Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center invite you to experience The Age of Love: a New Documentary on dating after 70. Join us for a movie screening, refreshments, and a post-screening Q&A with director Steven Loring.   THE AGE OF LOVE is a new documentary about seniors trying to find love. Set against a first-of-its-kind speed dating event for 70-90 year-olds, Steven Loring’s feature follows the comically poignant adventures of 30 seniors, suddenly forced to take ...read more

Posted by Tana on
August 30, 2016
Closed for Labor Day
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6. While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed. Central, Pinney & Sequoya Libraries will resume Sunday hours beginning Sunday, ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 29, 2016
Join us for the Friday Feature Film at Hawthorne Library: Clare Lewis' documentary I Am Ali, September 2nd at 7:00 PM. The documentary delves into the life of the celebrated champion boxer and galvanizing social figure who famously refused to enter the military when drafted for service during the Vietnam war, a decision that cost him his title. The filmmakers utilize a wealth of audio material recorded by Ali over the course of his life, and interview a number of fight game experts who ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
August 29, 2016
Black Women's Wellness Day book display
Throughout the month of September, all Madison Public Libraries will have a display of books promoting the 8th Annual Black Women's Wellness Day which will be hosted in Madison on September 24th. The theme of the displays is "Claim Your Life!" Check out the display at your local neighborhood library. Black Women's Wellness Day is "an annual health summit that aims to inform, inspire, and empower women and girls of African descent to build and sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives." It was ...read more

Posted by Jake on
August 26, 2016
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