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Posted by Jon - Central Library on
July 18, 2014
Ambrosia the alien is lost, and needs our help to find her way home. Join Jacob Berkowitz for this 30-minute, interactive, theatrical-style puppet show that will take you out-of-this-world! This presentation is sponsored by the UW Geology Museum and the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Tuesday, July 15:Central at 10:00 a.m.Sequoya at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16:Hawthorne at 10:30 a.m.Meadowridge at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17:Lakeview at 10:30 a.m.Pinney at 2:00 p.m. ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
July 15, 2014
In 1957, as Americans obsessed over the launch of the Soviet Sputnik Satellite, another less noticed space age was taking off. That year, astrophysicist Fred Hoyle and colleagues solved a centuries-old quest for the origin of the elements, from carbon to uranium. The answer they found wasn’t on Earth, but in the stars. Their research showed that we are literally stardust. The year also marked the first international conference that considered the origin of life on Earth in an ...read more

Posted by Tana on
July 12, 2014
Learn how to bring a book to the stage in this acting class with the Children's Theater of Madison! On July 16, come to the Central Library Children's Program Room to learn about books and acting. The class goes from 10:30-11:30 am for grades K-5. You can register online here! ...read more

Posted by Paula S. on
July 11, 2014
Zinghoppers
The Summer Library Carnival is back! Celebrate reading at this event co-sponsored by Overture Center for the Arts and Madison Public Library on Wednesday, July 23, from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy a performance by The Zinghoppers at 10:30 am at Overture Center.  Then, stop by the new Central Library for jugglers, face painting, and crafts. The carnival games include fishing, bowling, a lollipop pull, and a bean bag toss. Bring your camera and take a picture with Curious George or be ...read more

Posted by Paula S. on
July 9, 2014
Slavery by Another Name
It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men, that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon, Slavery By Another Name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants ...read more

Posted by Tana on
July 7, 2014
Bonnie & Clyde Musical
During the Depression riddled years of the early 1930s, one couple became notorious for their disregard for authority, their contempt for banks, and their passion for one another. They became known to the world simply as Bonnie and Clyde.  Joined by Clyde's brother Buck and sister in law Blanche, they robbed, cheated and murdered their way across the country, evading authorities from several states and providing morbid entertainment for a country desperate for distraction. Don’t miss out ...read more

Posted by Yasmin on
June 30, 2014
American flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.  All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, July 5. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 27, 2014
The Media Lab is coming to Pinney Neighborhood Library for a variety of filmmaking and animation workshops this summer.  We hope you will join us for these fun events.  Drop In Animation Labs Try out the iPad stop-motion stations and hand drawn light box stations that make the animation process fun and easy.  You'll be able to create your own stop-motion short movie using Stop Motion Studio and iMovie.  No registration; if there is a wait, each person will be limited to 1 ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 24, 2014
Flowers
Want your kids to try new vegetables?  Join UW Extension Master Gardener Volunteers this Saturday for a Gardening with Kids workshop on Saturday, June 28, 2-4pm at Goodman South Madison Library  Space is limited, so register by calling 266-6395 or signing up online! Find out more about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program or the Dane County Seed Library.   ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 23, 2014
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