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artwork of fish
Visit Pinney Library from July through September 2017 to view the Seas of Blue art exhibit created by the Art Night Posse.  The Art Night Posse is a group of artists and IT professionals who meet once a week to share food and ideas, and to encourage each other to keep creating. The Pinney Library exhibit, which is on display in the meeting room and in the space above the photocopier, features Lara's quilted wall-hangings, Jennifer's underwater creatures, Laima's linoleum block prints, Mark ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
July 10, 2017
Art at Ife Williams event
Fridays are for Family Fun Nights! Bring the whole family to events meant to entertain, educate, and engage children and their parents. Enjoy a movie night, make a mosaic, join in a family health talk, explore science, and more! Fridays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at Goodman South Madison Library July 7: How the Body Works with Dr. Jasmine Zapata July 14: Batcow – Bat Conservation of Wisconsin July 21: Movie Night - The Secret Life of Pets July 28: Black Story Hour with Pat Diehl August 4: Mosaic ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
July 3, 2017
Read Up
School may be out, but you can keep your kids reading, learning, and growing all summer long!  Read Up is a joint effort among the Madison Metropolitan School District, United Way, Madison Public Library, Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) and the Madison Reading Project to promote reading and give parents tools to help their children get more from what they are reading. Read Up helps prevent “summer slide,” where students experience a loss of learning during the summer months ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 30, 2017
Minecraft Clubs
Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun at the library! Minecraft Clubs are happening all summer long at several Madison Public Library locations. Sign up for 30-minute turns based on attendance. No account necessary. Bring your own computer or use one of ours! Ages 17 & under. Goodman South Mondays, June 5 - August 282:30-4:30PM Meadowridge LibraryThursdays, June 15 - August 311:00-3:00pm Lakeview LibraryMondays, July 10-August 143:00-4:30pm Central Library Tuesdays, July ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 28, 2017
American flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Tuesday, 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 Wednesday, July 5. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 28, 2017
Memory Cloths Circle
Explore the threads that bind your life story. Throughout the month of July, you can learn how to translate your personal memories to textile art in a number of free workshops hosted by the Memory Cloths Circle in the Bubbler Room at Central Library. The Memory Cloths Circle evolved from the 2013 MMOCA Triennial as a Relational Art project at Lakeside Coffee House. People were invited to tell stories and embroider their memories. It was fun and meaningful, so the group has continued ever since ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 26, 2017
Chinese Fine Art Association: East Meets West exhibit on display at Alicia Ashman Library from July-August 2017.  Through thousands of years of development, ink painting derived its unique character from oriental art. It does not mimic or imitate nature, but is a process of observation, meditation and expression. The artist cultivates and contemplates with vitality and passion until the object and subject become inseparable and the images flow out as a wholesome one.  It is the art of ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
June 26, 2017
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