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Wisconsin Public Radio is a media sponsor of the Wisconsin Book Festival, occurring October 20-23. It's going to be a busy weekend with lots to see and do, so, if you need a little help, check out these authors and presenters who have been interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio: Oct 20 at 7:30pm at the Central Library Community Room Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent LombardsJane Hamilton’s interview on The Larry Meiller Show   Oct 20 at 9:00pm at the Central Library Community Room ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 19, 2016
Reading at Lakeview
Oakwood Foundation and Madison Public Library Foundation are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend It’s More than Your Will – Simple Tips for putting your Plan in Order.  Melissa Selinger, partner at Selinger & Brunette, LLC and Steve Brezinski, partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP, will share professional insights regarding the latest in planning for your children, family and charities. Tuesday, October 25, 20163:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – including talk, Q&A and receptionThe ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 18, 2016
Got Treasure?
 Think you have treasures? Sequoya Library presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wisconsin on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 1:30-4:30pm. Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publication in Iola, WI, Mark Moran has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 18, 2016
Racial Justice & Social Equity
Through a combination of perfomance art, poetry, historic photography, and more, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival is proud to host a series of events dedicated to promoting discussions of racial equity and social justice. Join us over the course of October 20-23, 2016 as authors and performers dive into their personal experiences with racial inequality, resegregation, resiliance, and resistance. We are pleased to be able to share this important author series with our community. # ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Science Festival
Continuing our partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be hosting a series of science-oriented events. Join us as we discuss the history of Tetris - the world's most popular video game, learn of Shakespeare's influence on the modern day genome, and explore how mathematics and big data contribute to inequality. Both festivals will be hosting free events for all members of the family from October 20-23, 2016. Everyone is invited to celebrate books, ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Grab your witch hats and your vampire teeth, and join us in our upcoming Halloween events! With everything from a dance party to trick-or-treating, you are sure to have a spooky time with Madison Public Library this Halloween!  Downtown Family HalloweenStop by Central Library on Wednesday, October 26th, for trick or treating (candy & non-food treats available) and spooky crafts during Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Festivities will last from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. The event is ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016
WonderWorks
Your child can be a scientist for the day at the Madison Public Library! Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!) in our WonderWorks program. Program is for children 3-5 years old.  Save the date of these upcoming WonderWorks classes: Pinney Library on Saturdays, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 10th at 10:00 AM.  Sequoya Library every Monday from October 31 - November 28 at 10:45 AM. Register here starting October 17th.  ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016
Pinney Mini Book Festival
Join us for the Pinney Mini Book Festival on November 12th! During our author slam, seven local authors will each present for fifteen minutes. We’ll wrap up with book selling and signing - this is your chance to get to know the talented authors who walk among us. Schedule: 1:00 Welcome1:15 Margaret M. Goss1:30 Marlon Howard Banks1:45 James P. Roberts2:00 Nick Chiarkas2:15 Rachel Davidson Leigh2:30 Bruce Forciea2:45 Rita Mae Reese3:00 – 3:30 Selling/Signing ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 14, 2016
In conjunction with the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin and funded in part by UW-Madison Libraries and Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will host a dynamic group of authors who have written Shakepeare inspired works. In anticipation of the First Folio exhibition at the Chazen Art Museum in early November, don't miss your opportunity to hear about the famed playright and his influence in prison theater, science, and a historical hunt for his first folio. Event ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
The 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be celebrating authors from across nation, including those who have a special connection to the state of Wisconsin. Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, this year's festival will include a Wisconsin Authors Series noting individuals who once lived in the area and those who are still residents. With a wide range of genres explored, as well as a performance by First Wave artists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there is bound to be ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
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