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Saturday, June 25m 10am - 12pmSábado, 25 de junio, 10 am a 12 pmFirehouse No. 10 - 1517 Troy Dr, Madison Join Madison’s firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Ven 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. more

Posted by Lucas on
June 24, 2016
Harry Potter Day July 31
Support the Pinney Library Capital Campaign on Sunday, July 31st at 4:05 p.m. as the Madison Mallards take on the newest member of Slytherin House, the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with the Mallards, who will be wearing custom Hogwarts-themed jerseys (available through a silent auction during the game) and running wizarding inspired activities all evening long. July 31st is also the release of JK Rowling's new book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and more

Posted by Bryce on
June 21, 2016
Personal Archiving Lab
Digitize your old media with the Central Library's new Personal Archiving Lab. The Personal Archiving Lab is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and other paper-based documents. You may also make a 2-hour appointment to use the lab by calling the Central Library at 266-6350. The Library’s Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS tapes VHS-C tapes DVDs (not BluRay) Audio more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 20, 2016
June 21 is Make Music Madison
The Madison Public Libraries are alive with the sound of music on the Summer Solstice, June 21, as we welcome musicians of all ages and genres for Make Music Madison!  Grab the kids and take in some live music! Alicia Ashman Library - 733 N High Point Road 10:45 am - 12 noon - Pnucklehead (Christopher Barnes and Paul Eagle, Americana/Bluegrass, Indie-folk, Indie-rock) 1 pm - 2 pm - Dan Stier (Americana/Bluegrass)  Hawthorne Library - 2707 E Washington Avenue 9:30 am - 10:30 am - more

Posted by Abby on
June 17, 2016
Ride your bike to any Madison Public Library location between June 20 and 25 to participate in Bike to the Library Week. At the library you will recieve a bookmark that contains a link to enter a prize drawing.  We're also giving out Bicycle Benefits stickers to the first 30 bicyclists to arrive at each library. And check out these Bike to the Library Week events... Monday, June 20, 5:30-6:30pm at Central Library: Savvy City Cycling: John Rider from Wisconsin Bike Fed will more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 17, 2016
ReferenceUSA - the "premier source of business and residential information" - has a brand new look and few new features for researchers and job seekers. This database resource includes information on over 44 million businesses, 147 million residencies, and 2.5 million job postings, updated monthly. Library patrons can now register for a personal acccount, allowing for more in-depth use of ReferenceUSA resources. Create a custom profile, save search criteria, build lists, and more. There are more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 15, 2016
A Wild Rumpus Critter
Discover an indoor Wild Rumpus this winter at Alicia Ashman Library! Join us on Thursday, December 8th, or Thursday, December 15th, from 10:00am-12:00pm. The library will provide special Anji Play equipment to inspire your chidren's imagination. In Anji Play, children enjoy self-determination in play. They choose what, where, with whom, and even whether to play. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, and come ready to let your child lead! You'll be amazed by what your child can accomplish more

Posted by Lauren on
June 14, 2016
Spellbinder the Magician with children
Spend your Friday evenings this spring at the Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Nights! Goodman South Madison Library offers a variety of activities to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents throughout the season. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run Fridays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, January 20-May 19. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund. Jan 20: Black StorytellingJan 27: Family Movie NightFeb 3: Black more

Posted by Bryce on
June 14, 2016
Olbrich Picnic
Celebrate summer reading at two great events this summer, our Carnival & Concert event with Justin Roberts and Concert & Picnic event with Dave Landau. Enjoy a performance by two time Grammy nominee and children's book author Justin Roberts at 10:30 am or 2:00 pm at Overture Center for the Arts.  Following the performance, Justin will be signing and selling merchandise in the Overture Center Library.  Next, stop by the Library for carnival games, crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more

Posted by Bryce on
June 14, 2016
Meet Madison Public Library’s Teen Services Librarians at B-fest, Barnes & Noble’s Teen Book Festival on Saturday, June 11! Stop by to participate in some awesome (and free) activities, including: making a stop-motion book trailer, creating a bookmark, planting an herb garden, making a paper rose, trying a selection of board games, and adding to a community art project!  A percentage of proceeds from in-store sales all day June 11 support Madison Public Library and area community more

Posted by Tana on
June 9, 2016
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