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Bernard's Boathouse
Lake Mendota historian and Betty Lou Captain Don Sanford, presents a glimpse into the history of Bernard's Boathouse, located on the east end of James Madison Park. Saturday, March 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Sequoya Library Mendota Rowing Club will be on hand to offer a glimpse of what is going on in there nowadays. Don is the author of On Fourth Lake, the Social History of Lake Mendota scheduled for publication this summer. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 22, 2014
Feminist: stories from women's liberation
March is Women's history month! Join us for a screening of Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation Wednesday, March 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Alicia Ashman Library Feminist is a film documentary about the women's liberation movement from 1963-70. The film creator, Jennifer Lee, explores the issues of race, lesbians and reproductive rights for the women's liberation movement and for National Organization for Women goals of job equality and making the laws include women. A dozen or more ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 22, 2014
Center for the Humanities logo
The Center for the Humanities at UW has extended their deadline to March 24 for placement in their public graduate fellowship focused on next year's Madison Stories project. The Madison Stories project is a collaboration between The Madison Children's Museum and the Madison Public Library and is focused engaging youth in the collection and dissmenation of local history and culture. Applicants for consideration must have... excellent research skills experience working with children, teens and ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 19, 2014
Pinney Mini Film Fest
Get ready for the upcoming Wisconsin Film Festival with a special The BUBBLER at Madison Public Library event. Pinney Mini Film Fest: an evening of Wisconsin-made short films Friday, March 28 6-8 pm Pinney Library 204 Cottage Grove Road The second annual Pinney Mini Film Fest will take place in honor of former Pinney Supervising Librarian Mary Burton.  This special event features three short films.  Directors and select crew from the films will be in attendance for Q&As to follow ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
March 18, 2014
Featured Kids Events: March 16 - 22
Check out one of these creative events at the Madison Public Library! Cr-Afternoons Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Central Library, Monday, March 17, 2:30 pm  No registration required. Lakeview Library, Thursday, March 20, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Library LEGO Club We'll provide a different theme each month, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Join other LEGO fans and build ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
March 15, 2014
2014 STEM Fair flyer
Spend your morning having fun exercising your mind! Saturday, April 5,  9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Goodman South Madison Library. Check out these opportunities to investigate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, brought to you by the staff of Navigant and geared towards kids ages 5-10. Use MG&E’s Pedal Power Generator, a hands-on legs-on tool to experience how much human power it requires to produce electricity for a variety of different loads including incandescent bulbs, LED ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 13, 2014
Featured Kids Events: March 9 - 15
Get creative with these free, fun Library classes! Make it at Monroe Street Everyone is an artist and an inventor as kids ages 7 and up participate in hands-on projects. Monroe Street Library, Monday, March 10, 1:30 pm  No registration required. Cr-Afternoon Join creative Librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Sequoya Library, Monday, March 10, 2:30 pm  Call 266-6385 or register here. Tuesdays with Teresa Join Teresa Getty as she leads ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
March 8, 2014
Pretty From the Back author visit
Join for a poetry reading and book signing of Pretty From the Back with author Sharon A. White. Saturday, March 29, 2:45 p.m. at Sequoya Library About the book: “I wanted to write poetry to express my hidden fears, my love for family and friends, and to show me growing as a woman of color. My perspective of life has made my poetry joyful with laughter and with life disillusion to have a inner strength about love loss, love gain, love hurt and how to love each other opens the door for ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 5, 2014
Madison Public Library is the only place in town to catch a sneak peek preview of the 16th annual Wisconsin Film Festival. Three simultaneous Sneak Peek events on Friday, March 21 (7-9 pm) will offer Madisonians a chance to watch trailers for this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Wisconsin Film Festival from festival staff, and bring along all of your questions about the Fest. Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin, Room 302 With Christina Martin-Wright, Managing Director*Mifflin ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
March 4, 2014
March Book Madness
Join Lakeview Library new tournament March Book Madness! HOW IT WORKS: Beginning Monday, March 3rd, pick up a tournament bracket with the 16 qualifying literary characters. Choose your favorite character from each pairing for each round until you finally have a winner. Turn your tournament brackets in by Saturday, March 8th to qualify for the prize drawing. Stop in the Lakeview Branch Library the next four weeks for four rounds of voting. March 10-15: Sweet Sixteen March 17-22: ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 3, 2014
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