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MPL bags and t-shirts
Stop in at any of our Madison Public Library locations and pick up a t-shirt or tote bag! We have lots of shirt sizes available for both kids and adults. T-shirts (adult sizes XS-3XL): $18 T-shirts (children's sizes XS-L): $10 Bags (drawstring, green or black): $2 Bags (full color logo canvas): $8 All proceeds benefit the library. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 30, 2014
Reflections by Miguel Leon
Sequoya Library proudly presents Reflections by Miguel León, on display now through October 31. From the artist: "It is said that photography never really reflects reality in its totality, that we only see glimpses of it through this medium, that all media reflects glimpses of our world, and what we do not see makes us wonder what was left out of the photograph, and if that portion of the world that we see is really what it.Like all graphic media, photography allows us to change the image ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 29, 2014
Out of the Fire promo
Kicking off Banned Books Week (September 21-27), the Forward Theater Company is partnering with the Dane County Library Service to present the first performance of Take It Off the Shelf!, a series which complements the group's upcoming Out of the Fire - The Banned Books Monologue Festival (February 2015). Wednesday, September 24, 7:00pm at Central Library (Rooms 301 & 302) Celebrating "our freedom to read," this event features Forward Theater Company actors reflecting on banned books ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 23, 2014
Trivia Night
Join us at the Central Library on Saturday, October 11, 2014 for a night of trivia competition while helping to support programming at Dane County Libraries. Teams will compete for a gold, silver or bronze medals. Please register your team here (this is a credit card only registration site). The pre-registration fee is $250 per table (2-10 players per table), or $300 at the door on the night of the event. Food and drink will be available to fuel your night with 4 rounds of questions. Game ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 18, 2014
The SynchroniCITY Networking Party for local musicians and industry innovators is designed to enhance creative connections and provide music industry insight for bands. The event begins with a panel discussion about “The Intersection of Music, Innovation, and Technology.” The panel, moderated by Guy Hankel (Yahara Music Library), will feature Preston Austin (Murfie), Beth Kille (Girls & Ladies Rock Camp, Madison Chick Singer Night, Exec Prod MAMA Awards Show, producer/audio engineer), ...read more

Posted by Jon - Central Library on
September 18, 2014
art by Michael Hecht
The Dust Bowl and The Wizard of Oz, an art exhibit by literary artist Michael Hecht, is on display at Pinney Library, now through November 6, 2014. Michael says, "Utilizing photos of movie scenes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz in combination with photos of the 1930's Dust Bowl gave me a child's view of leaving the land of the dust for the land of Oz. I also wanted to highlight the photo documentation of Dorothea Lange and the words of Woody Guthrie." ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 18, 2014
Meadowridge teen area
Madison Public Library’s Meadowridge Library reopened to the public in a new location at 5726 Raymond Road on September 15 at 10 am. A small opening celebration is planned for Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m., including remarks from Mayor Paul Soglin, Library Director Greg Mickells, Meadowridge Campaign Chair Rob Stroud, and Library Foundation and Library representatives. Remarks will be followed with a free public reception with punch and cookies hosted by the Friends of the Meadowridge ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 18, 2014
Adventure Time Logo
Come on, grab your friends! Join us for trivia, prizes, crafts, snacks (courtesy of the Candy Kingdom) and a screening of your favorite Adventure Time episodes at our Adventure Time Party at the Meadowridge Neighborhood Library on October 23rd, 2014 at 3:30 PM. Registration is recommended, but not mandatory to have a mathematical time!   Adventure Time is rated TV-PG. ...read more

Posted by Janice - Meadowridge on
September 16, 2014
WYOU
Did you know community access television station WYOU operates out of the Central Library?  Join WYOU and its supporters for a 40th birthday party fundraiser Friday, September 19, to celebrate their past and secure their future. The party will feature live music from SON CONTRABANDO, great food, a silent auction with many exciting items, and much more.Fundraising will help WYOU raise $10,000 for new field production equipment, allowing WYOU to turn their attention to what really matters ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 12, 2014
The Lakeview Library on Madison's northeast side is hosting LakeviewPalooza, a day long celebration sponsored by the Friends of Lakeview Library. LakeviewPalooza includes: 10:30 am - Snakes Alive! Meet herpetologist Tom Kessenich and his s-s-s-slithery friends. Come see and touch live snakes. 12 pm - Author visit: Don Sanford, author of ON FOURTH LAKE Local author Don Sanford has spent years racing one craft or another around Lake Mendota. In retirement, he's collected the lore of a lake that ...read more

Posted by Tana on
September 12, 2014
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