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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
Fitness for the Whole Family
With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, are you looking for fun, new ways to keep your family active indoors? Look no further! The Madison Public Library is hosting a variety of family-friendly fitness classes this fall.  While gaining skills in everything from yoga, to dance, to body awareness, these free programs are sure to keep your family moving! Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole FamilyEvery Friday from 10:30AM-11:15AM, join fitness expert Venus Washington 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
film events
Catch some favorite films from this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) at a library near you this fall!  Pop up screenings of films that played the 2016 Festival are heading out to 6 libraries and 2 community locations, some with special guest hosts.  Watch the one near you or follow the film series across Dane County to see them all for free on the big screen.       Presenting Princess Shaw with host, musician Rob Dz Friday, Sept. 23, 6 pm Meadowridge Library more

Posted by Jaime on
September 19, 2016
Medea Benjamin: Kingdom of the UNJUST Book Talk & Conversation
Join Campaign Nonviolence and WI Network for Peace and Justice member groups hosting a conversation and book talk with co-founder of CODEPINK, activist, and author Medea Benjamin. Informal meet-and-greet with Ms. Benjamin will begin at 6:30 at the Central Library on September 20th. She will present highlights from her new book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. Saudi Connection at 7:00. A book signing will follow Ms. Benjamin's presentation. Copies of the book will be available for more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 13, 2016
teen writing group graphic
Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off of one another, share  stories, and feel the creativity flow at Pinney Library this fall.  The teen writing club will be led by published author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.  Pinney Library 6-8 pm Thursday, Sept. 22 Thursday, Oct. 20 Wedneady, Nov. 16 Thursday, Dec. 15 Teen book club is open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is necessary.  Come to one more

Posted by Jaime on
September 12, 2016
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, September 15 for a staff inservice. Normal library hours will resume on Friday, September 16. We appreciate your patience as we spend a day learning about new and exciting ways to provide library service to Madison residents (including our new role as absentee voting locations in the upcoming election)! You are welcome to use our book drops to return items while we're closed, and LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 11, 2016
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