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Nominee Nights film series returns for a fourth year at Pinney Library. Watch 6 different newly released movies in HD on the big screen during Feburary and March!  Films selected for this popular series are nomintated or have wonAcademy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Florence Foster Jenkins       Weds., Feb. 15 6:30 pm Trailer | IMDb MPAA rating: PG-13        Hell or High Water Fri., Feb ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
February 1, 2017
February Book Sales
Friends of Sequoya Library Book SaleSaturday, February 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.442 Westgate Mall Friends of Pinney Library Spring Book SaleThursday, February 9 from 12:00-8:30 members only presaleFriday, February 10 from 9 am - 8:30 pm Saturday, February 11 from 9 am - 4:30 pm Sunday, February 12 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm bag salePinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd Friends of the Madison Public Library Valentine Book SaleThursday, February 9, 9 am - 9 ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 1, 2017
Wisconsin's Digital Library needs your input to improve! Visit the digital library and click the survey link at the top of the page, or click here. Brought to you by your library and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium. ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
February 1, 2017
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.   ...read 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 ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
January 30, 2017
Knitting
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 ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read 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 –  ...read 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 ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
January 24, 2017
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