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In Commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary Celebrations of Ghana Ghana Association of Madison (GHAMA) invites you to the following programs: 1. Presentations on the topic of Colonialism, The Black Diaspara and Pop-Culture in Ghana by Dr. Clifford Campbell (Temple University) and Mr. Hermann Von Hesse (PhD student, UW-Madison) 2. Exhibition on art, history, culture, tourism, and natural resources on Ghana Date: Saturday, March 4thVenue: Madison Central LibraryTime: 11am - 4pm ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 24, 2017
Seussical
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go! Come celebrate Read Across America Day with the Children's Theater of Madison and the Madison Public Library. This event will take place on Dr. Seuss' birthday, Thursday, March 2nd from 1PM-5PM in the Children's Room of the Central Library.  Enjoy Seuss-themed stories, arts and crafts, snacks, and musical performances. All ages are welcome. If you're craving even more Dr. Seuss, ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 22, 2017
CSEF
Madison Public Library is hosting the annual Capital Science & Engineering Fair, supporting passionate young scientists' research and promoting enthusiasm for the sciences. The event will welcome high school students from Madison and the surrounding areas to showcase their research. The goal of the Capital Science & Engineering Fair is not only to provide a space to promote students' work, but also to provide a support system to students as they actively participate in science ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 17, 2017
Spellbinder the Magician with children
Spend your Friday evenings this spring at the Goodman South Madison Library's Family Fun Nights! Goodman South Madison Library offers a variety of activities to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents throughout the season. There's always something new to catch your interest! Events will run Fridays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, January 20-May 19. Family Fun Nights are funded by a gift from The Capital Times Kids Fund. Jan 20: Black Story HourJan 27: Family Movie NightFeb 3: Black Story ...read more

Posted by Bryce on
February 14, 2017
Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Lakeview Library
You’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Lakeview Library!Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from the North and East Side Madison Public Libraries. Sat, Mar 11, 2-4 PMLakeview Library Join your colleagues and drop-in for an afternoon of networking to learn what the public library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Early literacy and reading motivation training at 2. ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 11, 2017
Events Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield [film screening]ABC News correspondent, Bob Woodruff who was critically injured in 2006 while covering the war in Iraq, reports on military medical advances and technology from the battlefield to the return home. Following the film, Dr. Michael Messina, Director of Psychology Training at William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, will lead a discussion about the challenges and issues veterans face. More information & trailer. Tuesday, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 9, 2017
StoryCorps
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to Madison Public Library to record and preserve the stories of our community and our library. Our StoryCorps days are a gift from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of our library’s National Medal Award. Recordings will take place on February 9-11 at the Central Library and will be released as edited stories during National Library Week, April 9-15, 2017. StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
February 8, 2017
On Friday February 10, the Madison Public Library Central Branch will host “Access Denied,” a dance party preceded by a discussion on the ways that nightlife spaces can be inaccessible to members of our community.  Specifically, looking at how people of color, immigrants, women, transgender people, queer people, disabled people, people with addictions, and youth experience barriers to parties and celebrations intended for everyone.  The panel brings together a dynamic group of voices ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 6, 2017
Bad Cinema promo
Presented by Michael Knutsen, Bad Cinema explores the movies dismissed by others because of what they failed to do instead of what they accidentally became - usually through kicking, explosions and dubious special effects!  Films are screened on the 3rd Thursday (except for May) of every month at Central Library (Room 302). February 16: Revenge of the Ninja (1983) | view trailer March 16: Yor, The Hunter From the Future (1983) | view trailer April 20,: Happy Birthday to Me (1981) | ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
February 4, 2017
Black History Month
From noted jazz musician Charlie Parker to Madison's very own Fabu, Milele Chikasa Anana and Richard Harris, we'll be celebrating Black History Month in February with poetry, literature, music and library displays.  Find an event near you, or find reading lists to deepen your understanding of black history. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African ...read more

Posted by Tana on
February 3, 2017
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