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Language Explorers: Spanish
It's never too early to start learning a new language!  Learning a second language can help children strengthen their cultural awareness and ability to communicate with more people around the world. Not to mention, children can also improve their own cognitive development and learning abilities across many areas. In the Language Explorers: Spanish program, kids are immersed in music, movement, storytelling, crafts, and games that, together, help them learn and master Spanish. Language more

Posted by Kristen on
August 29, 2017
Movie Night
Movie nights don't have to cost a fortune! Enjoy a film at the library, absolutely free, at several library locations. From light-hearted comedies to poignant documentaries (often with a guest panel discussion!), there is truly something for everyone.  All events are free to attend, some do require registration to reserve your spot. Here's a sneak peek of what is showing at each library in the weeks ahead: Alicia Ashman Library October 13 | International Film Movement Series: The more

Posted by Kristen on
August 28, 2017
Personal Archiving Lab
The Personal Archiving Lab is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and more. We are offering a series of Drop-In Tutorial demonstrations to guide you throught the archiving process and show you how easy it is to preserve your precious memories. Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3-8pm at Central Library Following your tutorial, you can make an appointment for your personal archiving project. more

Posted by Sean - Central on
August 25, 2017
Beyond the Bubbler
Madison Public Library and Madison-area community centers team up with Madison Community Foundation to create meaningful experiences for Madison’s greatest assets – our children. Madison Community Foundation, along with Madison Public Library and The Bubbler, announced Beyond the Bubbler, a major initiative to provide unique learning experiences for youth who attend Madison-area neighborhood and community centers. This is the fourth major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s 75th more

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August 25, 2017
Think you have treasures? Don't miss your chance to uncover the value of your antiques and collectibles at an appraisal event featuring Mark F. Moran. Sequoya LibrarySaturday, September 91:00-4:30pm Registration is required for this event. Items to be appraised are limited to one per person or family group. There is additional seating for audience only, but this is also subject to registration. To register, please call Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 or register in person at the library. more

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August 24, 2017
Paul Briskey Art at Ashman
"I say paint what you love, and I paint Madison." Enjoy the whimsical, spontaneous, and impressionistic works of local artist Paul Briskey. His exhibit Madison Around Town, features original watercolor art of some of the best spots in the city. His work will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from September to October. About Paul Briskey Paul Briskey was born in Madison, WI, but lived in southern New Jersey through middle school. He was inspired early on when the Philadelphia Museum more

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August 23, 2017
Read to a Dog
Reading to dogs helps build early literacy skills! Children who might otherwise be self-conscious relax a bit when they read aloud to a furry friend. They practice their reading, build self-esteem, and associate reading with a pleasant experience. Kids who are already strong readers can further enhance their skills and find new excitement when reading alongside a dog. Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to their companion. Time slots are available on a more
August 22, 2017
Amazing Amulet Parties
Read Like a Badger this summer! Complete your Summer Reading bingo cards and earn a golden ticket for entry into an Amazing Amulet Party near you. Amazing Amulet Parties are a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers.  You can visit any party location throughout the month of August, and present your golden ticket for a chance to craft your own victory amulet. Take your amulet home with you, or add it to the library's display of victors for all to see and marvel at the more

Posted by Kristen on
August 16, 2017
Challenges, movie nights, and clubs - there are countless ways for kids to take their love of Legos to a new level at the library. LEGO Master Builder ChallengeAugust 15 | 2:00-4:00pm | Sequoya Library Stretch those Lego building brains kids! Show your Lego skills in our Master Builder design challenge. Legos will be provided by the library and constructions will be put on display and judged before our showing of the Lego Batman Movie for a prize. No registration necessary.  Family Movie more

Posted by Kristen on
August 9, 2017
There's a lot of health information out there! Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, let alone make sense of it all. Madison Public Library has a number of resources and events that can help you feel empowered in all areas of wellness.  Stay informed, find community, and reach your wellness goals with the library! Upcoming Events Food Preservation & SafetyAugust 10, 5:30-8:30pm - Pinney Library UW-Extension speaker, Deb Neubauer, will present on food preservation and safety more

Posted by Kristen on
August 8, 2017
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