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Racial Justice & Social Equity
Through a combination of perfomance art, poetry, historic photography, and more, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival is proud to host a series of events dedicated to promoting discussions of racial equity and social justice. Join us over the course of October 20-23, 2016 as authors and performers dive into their personal experiences with racial inequality, resegregation, resiliance, and resistance. We are pleased to be able to share this important author series with our community. # ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Science Festival
Continuing our partnership with the Wisconsin Science Festival, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be hosting a series of science-oriented events. Join us as we discuss the history of Tetris - the world's most popular video game, learn of Shakespeare's influence on the modern day genome, and explore how mathematics and big data contribute to inequality. Both festivals will be hosting free events for all members of the family from October 20-23, 2016. Everyone is invited to celebrate books, ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 18, 2016
Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Grab your witch hats and your vampire teeth, and join us in our upcoming Halloween events! With everything from a dance party to trick-or-treating, you are sure to have a spooky time with Madison Public Library this Halloween!  Downtown Family HalloweenStop by Central Library on Wednesday, October 26th, for trick or treating (candy & non-food treats available) and spooky crafts during Downtown Madison Family Halloween! Festivities will last from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. The event is ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016
WonderWorks
Your child can be a scientist for the day at the Madison Public Library! Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!) in our WonderWorks program. Program is for children 3-5 years old.  Save the date of these upcoming WonderWorks classes: Pinney Library on Saturdays, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 10th at 10:00 AM.  Sequoya Library every Monday from October 31 - November 28 at 10:45 AM. Register here starting October 17th.  ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016
Pinney Mini Book Festival
Join us for the Pinney Mini Book Festival on November 12th! During our author slam, seven local authors will each present for fifteen minutes. We’ll wrap up with book selling and signing - this is your chance to get to know the talented authors who walk among us. Schedule: 1:00 Welcome1:15 Margaret M. Goss1:30 Marlon Howard Banks1:45 James P. Roberts2:00 Nick Chiarkas2:15 Rachel Davidson Leigh2:30 Bruce Forciea2:45 Rita Mae Reese3:00 – 3:30 Selling/Signing ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 14, 2016
In conjunction with the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin and funded in part by UW-Madison Libraries and Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will host a dynamic group of authors who have written Shakepeare inspired works. In anticipation of the First Folio exhibition at the Chazen Art Museum in early November, don't miss your opportunity to hear about the famed playright and his influence in prison theater, science, and a historical hunt for his first folio. Event ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
The 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be celebrating authors from across nation, including those who have a special connection to the state of Wisconsin. Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, this year's festival will include a Wisconsin Authors Series noting individuals who once lived in the area and those who are still residents. With a wide range of genres explored, as well as a performance by First Wave artists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there is bound to be ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
Book Fest for Kids
Join us October 20-23 for Wisconsin's premier literary event. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will host nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. Every October the Festival draws an audience of 9,000 people for four days of author events. Many of our events this year feature children's and young adult authors ready to share their stories. Mark these dates in your calendar! You don't want to miss out on all there is ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 7, 2016
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Whether you're interested in learning how to code or learning about current issues in the software industry, join us for Madison Public Library's coding events this fall. Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. Kids Code Madison will be hosted on Thursdays at 6:00PM at Hawthorne Library. In this volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games and animations using programs and tools like ...read more

Posted by Zora on
October 7, 2016
Lakeview Palooza
This Saturday, October 8th, our favorite library will be hopping! From 10:00AM - 3:00PM, join us at Lakeview Library for Lakeview Palooza!  From 10AM-12PM, hangout with drivers of police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances (and their vehicles!) in the parking lot. Your kids will have the chance to color, draw with chalk, create braided friendship bracelets, and blow bubbles in the garden. (plus perhaps a tomato or two!) There will also be adult coloring, giftcards, and thank-you ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 7, 2016
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