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Lakeview Library's Too Good to Miss collection
All Madison Public Libraries now have Too Good to Miss collections!   Too Good to Miss is a special collection of popular books that are truly too good to miss.  Some are new and popular titles, others are older titles that might not have had as much media attention as an "Oprah book" but are still great reads.   This is a browsable collection, not subject to holds - which means that if you find a popular item on the shelf, you can check it out right away.   Some new titles ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 11, 2015
F.Stokes
Join us for a celebration of spoken word - the release of Rodney "F.Stokes" Lucas children’s book, "Rappin' Ricky! Block Party." The book is a vibrant story of unity, youthful courage and empowerment. Follow Rappin' Ricky as he uses the love and support of the community to shiiine on the microphone!   F.Stokes is a globally touring rapper, author and actor from Madison. 30 books will be given away to kids during the event. The event will be at Central Library (Children's Level) on ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 9, 2015
Hour of Code is an international event that is part of Computer Science week. Join with other community members and learners to get a taste of coding by solving puzzles and working to design a Star Wars themed game. There will be four Hour of Code workshops offered at Sequoya Library in December. Each of the 1-hour workshop will provide opportunities to try block coding and javascript. Join the Coder Movement! Call 266-6385 to register for a workshop. This program involves quite a bit of ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 4, 2015
Madison Public Library (MPL) seeks a dynamic individual to perform highly responsible managerial, administrative, and professional work assisting in the administration and operations of the Madison Public Library system.  We encourage creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected.  Some may say "Why"; at MPL we say "Why Not".  Our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have ...read more

Posted by Tana on
December 3, 2015
Family Yoga class at the Library
Whether you're three or fifty-three, Madison Public Libraries want to help you stay healthy this holiday season! Yoga for You Introductory Kundalini Yoga for adults and teens Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm - Pinney Library [register] Big I, Little U: Fitness for the Whole Family with fitness expert Venus Washington Saturday, December 12, 11:30 am - Goodman South Madison Library  Preschool & Toddler Dance Party  Thursday, December 17, 11:30 am - Pinney Library [register ...read more

Posted by Abby on
December 3, 2015
Acompáñanos a hacer​ m​ini-​ ​piñata​s,​ jugar, hacer manualidades, cantar y contar historias ¡También compartiremos chocolate y pan dulce! Programa Especial de los Niños Pequeños con la Piñata (3 pm). Los niños del Kinder de 4 años (4K) de Lowell Elementary School cantarán y comenzarán a romper la piñata con todos.  Join us for mini piñata-making, playtime​,​crafts, songs​ and ​stories. We'll also share chocolate and pan dulce (sweet bread)! Special Children's Presentation & Piñata ​F ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 2, 2015
Green screen in Media Lab
Learn about audio engineering, photography, 3D game design, and more at the Media Lab at Central Library! Here is a list of classes happening in the Media Lab at Central Library in December. Open Recording Studio with Rob Dz Fridays, December 4 and 18 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Audio Engineering with Audrey Weekly on Fridays, December 4-18 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Photography Workshop with Michelle Saturday, December 5 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Intro to Audio Engineering with Sadie Weekly on Mondays, December ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 1, 2015
Star Wars at Alicia Ashman Library
Star Wars enthusiasts will not want to miss this opportunity to meet the Wisconsin Garrison of the 501st Legion (AKA "Vader's Fist") on Saturday, December 12, 12-2 pm at the Alicia Ashman Library!   Get ready for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (opening December 18th) by stopping in to mingle with Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Force Awakens Stormtrooper, Royal Guard, Scout Trooper, and Imperial Bridge Crew, and maybe some other surprise guests.   Can't experience the fun in person? ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 1, 2015
Kitchen
The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County (AAA) was awarded funding to open a new senior dining site in the Meadowood neighborhood, in partnership between Meadowridge Library, the West Side Senior Coalition and the Meadowood Neighborhood Center. The Wisconsin State Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources awarded the AAA with the funding to open a new senior dining site in the Meadowood neighborhood after the neighborhood was identified by the AAA as an area in need of nutrition services for ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
November 30, 2015
The Madison Public Library Foundation took another step toward its vision of providing outstanding public libraries throughout Madison when it launched the $2.5 million Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library on Giving Tuesday, December 1, with a day-long fund drive and a family friendly Kickoff Party at the Harmony Bar & Grill - where $15,000 was raised. Throughout the day on Giving Tuesday, the foundation invited the public to make a donation to the Pinney campaign to maximize the $50, ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
November 24, 2015
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