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Rock & Read
Madison Public Library Foundation's fourth annual Rock & Read fundraiser will take place on Sunday, June 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Rock & Read is an opportunity for families who are committed to our libraries to come together for a fun, sunny afternoon to celebrate and support the future of Madison Public Libraries.This family-oriented fundraiser will take place at the Capital Brewery Bier Garten and include live music by Yid Vicious and Sean Michael Dargan & The Mersey Brothers, ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 3, 2017
Read Like a Badger
Even though school is out, summer is a great time to support your child’s learning. The Madison Public Library provides many free and fun programs to keep children busy reading, making and learning over the next few months. Visit one of the nine Madison libraries to join our Summer Reading Club. All ages welcome from birth through grade 8. Join us on a brain-building reading adventure this summer and earn a free book of your choice and an invitation to our Amazing Amulet Parties, a special ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 3, 2017
illustration from "Princess Soup"
Showing at Sequoya Library in the Children's Area Marielle School presents: Princess Soup "This children’s book was created in the 90’s and has never been published. I was very happy to exhibit it after being buried for a long time. It had to be translated from Dutch to English. This caused some of the meaning to get lost in my translation. For example: ‘a morning star’, in the Netherlands, is someone that goes around town at the crack of dawn to collect the things that people place ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 16, 2017
Happy Hour May 13
You’re invited to the Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Goodman South Madison Library!Hosted by Youth Services Librarians from Madison Public Library Sat, May 13, 2:30-5 PMGoodman South Madison 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 Tana on
May 12, 2017
painting by Abigail Engstrand
Artist Abigail Engstrand returns to the Sequoya with "Under Fire" -- an exhibit of both new and older works illustrating essential aspects of a civilized society that are currently in need of our attention and protection. About the artist: Abigail Engstrand Engstrand's landscapes and figurative pieces are a collection of rich, colorful, beautifully-textured images of our natural environment, human relationships, education, the arts, creativity and feminine strength. Abigail's diversity in ...read more

Posted by Jake on
May 8, 2017
Namaste Madison
Celebrate the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area on May 7-13 at Madison's Central Library. Poster exhibits on display on the library's 1st and 2nd floors from May 1-13, leading up to a full day event on Saturday, May 13, 10-5pm Partial schedule includes: Invocation and Keynote Speaker - 10:00am - 10:40am Children's Activities (Bubbler Room) - 10:45am - 12:00pm & 2:05pm - 4:00pm Panel Discussions - 10:45am, 2:05pm, & 3:05pm Food Demonstration and ...read more

Posted by Tana on
May 7, 2017
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