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Make Music Madison
As a special "Thank You" and invitation to aspiring Madison-area youth performers and singer/songwriters, Make Music Madison is holding a free Songwriting 101 Workshop. Wednesday, June 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at DreamBank - 1 North Pinckney, on the Capitol Square "Songwriting 101 is a melodious workshop exploring song structure, lyric development, and all the basics you need to know to arrange songs on your own." This workshop will be led by MAMA award winner Beth Kille. Make Music Madison is ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 31, 2014
Books
Friends of Madison Public Library Used Book Sale Friday, July 18, 9 am - 6 pm Saturday, July 19, 9 am - 5 pm In conjunction with Maxwell Street Days in downtown Madison, July 18-20.  Bring your Friends member card to get $1 off a purchase of $2 or more. The sale will include a good selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and will feature children's and history books. Most items priced $2 or less - some specially priced items. And please check out more of our upcoming book ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 29, 2014
Join us for this special author visit with Saloma Miller Furlong, who will reading from and discussing her latest book Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’'s Ties to Two Worlds. Tuesday, June 3, 6:30-8:45pm at Central Library (Rooms 301 & 302) Bonnet Strings is about the author's attempt at leaving the Amish and her subsequent struggle to find her way in the outside world. The book offers a rare look inside an Amish community, and is a universal story of leaving home and overcoming ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 28, 2014
Rock & Read
Celebrate Father’s Day at Rock & Read, a Father’s Day Family Fundraiser hosted by the Madison Public Library Foundation.  Rock & Read is Sunday, June 15, 2-5 pm at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue in Middleton. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family friendly music featuring Yid Vicious and other local musicians.  Activities include book bag screenprinting, summer reading club registration, a cake walk, and Daddy Door Prizes.  Pizza, soda and beer will be ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 27, 2014
Featured Kids Events: May 27 - 31
Celebrate summer's approach with these fun, free family events! Cr-Afternoon Join creative librarians for after-school craft fun! Colorful paper, glitter glue, paints and more! Meadowridge Library, Tuesday, May 27, 4:00 pm  No registration required. LEGO Club We'll provide a different theme each time, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation! Central Library, Tuesday, May 27, 6:30 pm  No registration ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
May 24, 2014
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LINKcat will be migrating Portage County Public Library to its online catalog. This service will be temporarily unavailable beginning late Sunday, May 25, but will return sometime on Monday, May 26. We apologize for any inconvenience. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 24, 2014
Yahara Music Library
Madison Public Library and Murfie Music are pleased to announce a new way to discover, collect and enjoy local music: the Yahara Music Library at yaharamusic.org.  Yahara Music Library is an online music collection that celebrates Madison’s dynamic music scene by sharing local music with the greater Madison community. The diverse collection includes established musicians and up and coming artists who play everything from rock, hip hop, classical, and more. Musicians with albums in Yahara ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 22, 2014
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All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend. Sunday, May 25 Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day Please feel free to use our book drops to return items. LINKcat will be migrating Portage County Public Library late Sunday and early Monday, so our online services may not be available. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 27. Sunday hours at Pinney, Sequoya and Central libraries will resume in September. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 21, 2014
OverDrive Download
Do you check out eBooks through your public library? Beginning May 19, the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium Digital Library, provider of e-Book and audiobook lending for the South Central Library system will be participating in a new Maturity Level Settings pilot, offered by OverDrive, that allows patrons to customize their browsing experience. These are enhanced settings that provide patrons with options to filter their searches... based on top level subject headings, such as Juvenile, YA ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 19, 2014
Featured Kids Events: May 18 - 24
Check out these fun, free events for all ages! WisLUG: LEGO Creations Join this local Adult Fan of LEGO group and get inspired by their creations. There will be plenty of Legos for free building. Fun for families and all ages! Sequoya Library, Sunday, May 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  No registration required. 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 your own unique creation! ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
May 17, 2014
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