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Join previous artist-in-residence Craig Grabhorn of c.Cal Design Studios for one of many screenprinting workshops offered by the Bubbler this summer: All Ages (6 and up - children should be accompanied by an adult) Thursday, June 11, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Thursday, July 16, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Thursday, August 20, 4:30-8:30pm at Central Library - Register HERE Bubbler Junior (Grades K-5, accompanied by an adult) Saturday, June 27, 11: more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 26, 2015
Stop in at the next NIGHT LIGHT event and share your story with the Madison Storytellers, open mic style, on the theme of “The last time I ever…”  Friday, June 5, Central Library (3rd floor) Stories should be shorter than 10 minutes. Storytellers may read or use notes if they wish (though they are highly encouraged to speak without notes) or just sit back and listen to these "last times ever (or almost)" on a beautiful summer night. Plus! Enjoy a summer cocktail or drink from Forequarter more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 26, 2015
Supper Club
The Alicia Ashman Library is featuring an exciting monthly storytime series - The Supper Club. Thursday, June 18, 6-7pm Thursday, July 16, 6-7pm Thursday, August 20, 6-7pm Discover great apps for kids in this new evening digital storytime for families. Pack a picnic from home or have a box dinner delivered to the library from one of these great partner restaurants: Oliva - Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Swagat - Authentic Indian Cuisine TnT's Coffee & Café - Sandwiches & chips more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 25, 2015
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Four Madison Public Library locations are featuring free film screenings for you to enjoy in the upcoming week. LakeFront Cinema Presents UW Student Filmmaker Showcase Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 pm Central Library, Room 302 Films include two avant-garde pieces by UW Instructor John Powers, "Difficult" by Nina Ham and musician Sophia Snow, and "White and Lazy" by James Runde.   Cult Night: Big Trouble in Little China Friday, May 29 at 6:30 pm Pinney Library "Even though it had a bigger more

Posted by Jaime on
May 22, 2015
Get Toddlers Moving There are some great programs coming up to get kids active: Toddlers in Motion Help toddlers up to age 4 stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, an interactive obstacle course and more. Be ready to rock 'n' roll! Tuesday, May 26, 9:30 & 10:35 am at Hawthorne Library Thursday, May 28 - June 4, 9:30 & 10:35 am at Goodman South Madison Library NOTE: There are two sessions each week, one at 9:30 and one at 10:35. Choose the one that more

Posted by Tina - Central on
May 22, 2015
Risking Everything Exhibit
The Wisconsin Historical Society is showcasing a special Civil Rights exhibit for students, displayed in Central Library's Madison Room (third floor) - Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 28. The exhibit - containing photos, narrative text, and facsimiles of historical documents - tells the story of the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) challenged segregation in the state of Mississippi and, joined by more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 21, 2015
The Central Library Children's Room will be closed evenings - after 6:00 pm - for construction Monday, May 18 thru Thursday, May 21 to make improvements to the sound experience in the room and throughout the stairway area. Staff will be able to retrieve books for patrons, if needed. Regular hours - Monday thru Thursday: 9-9; Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-5 - will resume on Friday, May 22. more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
Check out these upcoming library book sales! The Friends of Sequoya Library will have their book sale at the Westgate Mall on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 - 4 pm. The bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm! Join the Friends of the Meadowridge Library for their Fall Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 10th from 9 - 1 pm. Bag Sale begins at noon - buy a bag'o'books for five bucks! Lots of Treats for Everyone! Stop by the Monroe Street Library for the Monroe Street Library League's annual more

Posted by Emily on
April 7, 2015
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