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Live Well @ Your Library
Now that the days are getting longer, it’s a great time to think about taking a little time for yourself with a free wellness workshop at the Madison Public Library. We’re here to help you move more, try new recipes, make the most of gardening season, and more.   Want to find out about more wellness programs? Sign up for the Live Well @ Your Library Insider email newsletter for more information about wellness events and resources.    Selected Spring Wellness Programs   Green more

Posted by Kylee on
March 22, 2017
Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians.  Performances will be in the open area in the middle of the library; performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library. April 2 - Driftless RegionairesApril 9 - Proton PackApril 23 - Midtown JazzApril 30 - Michael BB TrioMay 7 - Bob Kerwin QuartetMay 14 - The June Dalton Gang more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 21, 2017
Free Evening Event with Richard Russo Added to Book Festival Lineup Lunch for Libraries, the annual Madison Public Library Foundation fundraiser benefitting the Wisconsin Book Festival, is now sold out.  Festival organizers have added a free evening event to meet demand to hear Richard Russo talk about his latest book, Everybody's Fool.  The event is set for Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm at the Central Library.  Books will be available for purchase and signing will follow the event. more

Posted by Tana on
March 19, 2017
Patricia McConnell
Local author and animal behavioralist Patricia McConnell is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Madison Public Library's Book Club Café fundraiser on May 10. The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries. This year's Book Club Café will take place at Olbrich Gardens at 3330 Atwood Ave. from 7-9pm. Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts; a book gift more

Posted by Tana on
March 18, 2017
Saturdays at the Madison Public Library are the perfect time for stories, snacks and fun with the family. Join us for these two events this spring: Donuts with Dad  Saturday morning fun with stories, movies, and snacks. Especially for dads and their kids. Moms and other family members welcome, too! Alicia Ashman: Saturdays, April 8, May 13, 10:00am Seqouya: Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 27, 10:00am   Stories & Sweets  Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special more

Posted by Lauren on
March 17, 2017
The Smart Studios Story
Noteworthy, a new music discussion series at focusing on pivotal or important albums, presents A Thunderous Evening with Killdozer, Twelve Point Buck, Butch Vig, and The Smart Studios Story" on Saturday, March 18, 6-10pm.From the outside, Smart Studios looked like just another Midwestern factory or warehouse left behind by the economic decline of the 1980s. No one viewing its depleted exterior could have guessed what was going on inside - and how it would soon change the sound of music forever. more

Posted by Tana on
March 15, 2017
Tiny Acts of Kindness
Bring a little joy to the world this spring by dropping into Danika Brubaker's Tiny Acts of Kindness class! In this class, you'll get the chance to create, tag and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter, and leave with the thrill of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. Join us for these upcoming classes: Sequoya: Saturday, March 18, 10:30am-12 more

Posted by Lauren on
March 10, 2017
The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series
The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series at Madison’s Central Library Concerts of fresh original music, in a great listening room, with no cover charge.  That’s what music fans will find in the beautiful glass-enclosed third floor space in Madison’s Central Library on four Friday evenings this Spring, as the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium presents its fifth season of “InDIGenous Jazz”, a series that showcases music composed and performed by our more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Saturdays at 2:00 pmTerrific films for people of all ages, from kids through adults. Refreshments will be served. (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) March 25Kubo and the Two StringsPG | 1h 41min | Animation, Adventure, Family | 2016 (USA)A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. April 8Queen of KatwePG / 124 mn / drama / 2016 / USAA Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 8, 2017
Experience an evening of acoustic instrumental jazz & vibrant art at The Bubbler's Night Light after-hours event on Friday, March 10, 7-10pm. Night Light kicks off the InDIGenous Jazz spring series, featuring the Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, starting at 7:30pm and playing two sets with a break. Explore local art with three floors of shows featuring nine local artists, including Barbara Landes & Paul Sullivan and Matthew Choberka, Ian Hagarty & Sam King in the Diane Endres Ballweg more

Posted by Tana on
March 4, 2017
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