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Yahara Music Library
Yahara Music Library is an online collection of local music to stream & download. Music can now be streamed without a library card!(Downloading music still requires the use of a library card) Check out the new music that has been added to the site. more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
January 30, 2017
Fabric art piece
Fiber and Fabric Collage Art by Ellen Fehring is on display at Pinney Library through February 23, 2017. Ellen learned to sew at an early age from her grandmother and mother. In her teens, she began to design, sew, and repurpose garments. Then came weaving and the creation of her own hand loom.  Ellen has also studied quilting, fabric dyeing, and felting.  She states: "My work is improvisational and I often find myself asking, “What if?”  as I work.  What if I add this color more

Posted by Jaime on
January 30, 2017
Learn skills with textiles, knitting and needle work. Begin the process in the workshop in a community of learners and take your tools home to practice, or join a community of learners near you and in your local library. Tools and materials will be provided. Attend one or all of the classes in the series to work on a consistent project and build community. Ages 8-14 years old - younger children may want an adult helper. Hawthorne Library - Mondays, March 6 and 27, 3:30pm - register for March 6 more

Posted by Tana on
January 29, 2017
Art Supplies at The Bubbler
Calling all artists! The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is accepting Central Library art exhibition and Artist in Residence applications through February 20. The Bubbler's Artist in Residence program is funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. See all upcoming Bubbler events at Madison libraries, or learn more about The Bubbler. Note: the original submission deadline of February 5 was extended to February 20. more

Posted by Tana on
January 28, 2017
Central Library Stairs
Madison Public Library’s Central Library public staircase will be closed for replacement from January 30 to February 13, 2017.  The library will remain open regular hours throughout the construction and an alternative stairway will be opened for public access. The following may be affected by stairs closure: Meetings hosted in meeting rooms 104 and 201 may experience more noise or activity outside meeting rooms doors due to rerouted foot traffic. Customers may experience increased more

Posted by Tana on
January 27, 2017
Minecraft Club at Madison Public Library
Kids grades 2-10 get creative in the library building creative, collaborative social worlds online, then explore them together in our multiplayer Minecraft Club! No account necessary. Bring your own computer, or use one of ours. Immerse yourselves in all things Minecraft by reading up on mods and hacks or indulging in fan fiction. Goodman South Madison Library –  Mondays, January 9-May 29, 2:30-4:30pm Meadowridge Library – Wednesdays, January 4-May 31, 3:30-5pm Pinney Library – more

Posted by Bryce on
January 25, 2017
Madison Public Library will partner with the Madison Opera to celebrate the life and impact of Charlie Parker by offering events centered around jazz music. The “Extending the Stage” events include: a lecture on Charlie Parker and the history of Bebop by renowned saxophone professor Les Thimmig; and a viewing of rare jazz films by master-archivist Gary Alderman. The Life and Music of Charlie ParkerJoin us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison's Professor of Saxophone more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
January 24, 2017
Spring Features
2017 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Book Festival. Throughout the year we will be celebrating this milestone with a series of marquee events culminating in the four-day festival November 2-5, 2017. We hope that you will join us to commemorate fifteen years of Wisconsin Book Festival events. The 15th Anniversary kicks off on January 17 with Dr. James Hamblin discussing If Our Bodies Could Talk, an enlightening book about how bodies work—and how to keep them working in a world full more

Posted by Tana on
January 16, 2017
Check out library activities for children and families this winter/spring with the online version of Spring Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or print your own from our web site. Our redesigned Kidspages includes more information about why we focus on classes for children and families, tips for engaging your child in learning, and just a few book recommendations. Want to receive notices of upcoming classes and age appropriate book recommendations? Sign up for our more

Posted by Tana on
January 14, 2017
Showing at Sequoya Library Members of the Madison Photography Meetup Group present:The Allure of the Ordinary "The theme 'The Allure of the Ordinary' speaks to seeing the world around us a little differently. There is beauty everywhere if one is looking for it. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”- Photographer more

Posted by Jake on
January 5, 2017
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