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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 ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 23, 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 ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 16, 2017
LEGO Club
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 ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 9, 2017
Health
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 ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 8, 2017
Bastian Intergenerational Photo Project
Who Matters? Be part of an intergenerational photo & story project. You are invited to participate in the Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center’s first-ever joint intergenerational photo exhibit. Attend one of two photo sessions (dates below) to have your picture taken by Jennifer Bastian, Madison Public Library’s Bubbler Artist-in-Residence. You must include at least one person over the age of 55 with anyone belonging to another generation. Friends, relatives, complete ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 3, 2017
Jennie Bastian, Artist in Residence
Take a step back and gain a new perspective with the Bubbler's new Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian. Throughout August and September, Bastian is recreating the comfort and security of domestic space within the library that will serve as a backdrop for problem solving workshops. Everyone is invited to participate – library patrons and the general public. Big or small, silly or serious – bring your problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, and the domestic ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 3, 2017
Computers
Get more familiar with technology! The library offers one-on-one computer help and additional workshops to help you better understand computer basics, the Internet, communication tools, Microsoft programs, and so much more.  Upcoming Events All of these events are free but some do require an appointment. Be sure to check the calendar for more details and a complete look at what's coming up. Drop-in Computer Help Central LibraryMondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, August 14 - September ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 1, 2017
Spanish Storytime
¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills for Spanish speakers ages 3 - 6. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming Events Pinney LibrarySaturdays: October 28, November 18, December 16 | 10:30-11:15am Goodman South Madison LibrarySaturdays: September 23,  ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
August 1, 2017
Yoga for Kids
Yoga isn't just for adults! Children of all ages can benefit from a little stretching, breathing, and movement.  The library is hosting several yoga events just for kids to enjoy. All events are free, but registration may be required.  Storybook Yoga | Monroe Street Library Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are hosting Storybook Yoga at the library. We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 31, 2017
A Wild Rumpus
A Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your child's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, or bring a picnic dinner and make an evening of it!​ You'll also have the option to purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food cart coalition. ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
July 26, 2017
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