Check It Out

Hawthorne has a great line up of documentary films, every other Friday from January through April. Screenings begin at 7:00 PM. January 6The Barkley Marathons:  The Race that Eats its YoungUSA  /  2014 / 90 minutesA famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world’s most guarded secret. for more info see:    http:// more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
December 30, 2016
Kids Coding
This spring, your kids can get their creative juices flowing by participating in these technology and design programs at the Madison Public Library. Whether they're interested in designing their own game, making exciting inventions or learning to code, these programs will give them the space to express themselves and develop skills for the future! Game Design with Nate (Grades 4-6)Join us at Central Library on Wednesday, January 11th, from 3:30pm-5:00pm for this Bubbler Jr. event! Kids will more

Posted by Lauren on
December 16, 2016
GIVE graphic
An anonymous donor is giving Madison Public Library Foundation a giant surprise holiday gift by committing up to a $50,000 match for all donations to the foundation's annual fund through the end of the year.  All gifts to the annual fund made between now and December 31 will double thanks to the match, so now is the perfect time to show your support for the Library.Annual fund donations are applied to anything that enhances library programs, services, collections and resources, as well as more

Posted by Tana on
December 14, 2016
Library Takeover
The Library Takeover teams attended three final event planning training sessions with local experts.  On November 9 Francesca Rodriquez, a Foundation Officer at Madison Public Library Foundation, joined the teams to speak about the financial aspects of event planning, such as creating and sticking to a budget. She shared practical information about the steps to take when seeking donations from local businesses and organizations. She also offered advice about advertising and promotional more

Posted by Maddie on
December 12, 2016
Maker Corps
The library’s Bubbler program continues to support maker-based education for children and teens through a series of hands-on programs hosted in libraries, schools, and community places.  Two new grants will allow that work to continue and expand in 2017, in conjunction with the final year of our IMLS National Leadership Grant. A partnership with Maker Ed and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, funded by Google, will allow Madison Public Library to participate in Making Spaces. The project more

Posted by Tana on
December 2, 2016
Imagine Madison
Imagine Madison is a unique public listening campaign, designed by the City of Madison alongside members of the community. The goal of Imagine Madison is to gather the opinions of each and every Madisonian, which will be used in planning the Madison of tomorrow - and beyond. The City needs your help to identify the most important goals for our community’s future. Let your voice be heard. Please join  Imagine Madison for their kickoff Community Meetings! Monday, December 5 Central Library ( more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 29, 2016
Giving Tuesday
Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for a Giving Tuesday celebration at the Harmony Bar and Grill (2201 Atwood Avenue) from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to support the organizations you love and make a difference in your community. This year, support The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library and help us bring a new library to Madison's east side community.This family-friendly event will feature live music by more

Posted by Tana on
November 21, 2016
All Madison Public Library Locations will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison Libraries will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 26. more

Posted by Liz B on
November 20, 2016
Pull Toy
Though the weather doesn't exactly feel like it, it's almost winter. That means that our fall Bubbler Jr. programs are coming to an end. Join us in the upcoming weeks for our last two Bubbler Jr. events of the season!  How to Doodle with Angela RichardsonAre you an aspiring doodler? Do you feel like you learn better when your pencil is scratching away in the margins of your paper? You're not alone! On Wednesday, November 23 at Hawthorne Library, join Angela Richardson for this hands-on more

Posted by Lauren on
November 18, 2016
"Darwin" by James Bellucci
James Bellucci's Anecdotes is on display at Sequoya Library November-December Former Bubbler Artist in Residence James Bellucci is a Maryland native with a background in imaging arts and sciences. He received a Master's of Fine Art from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY in 2009. His work analyses the slippage of narrative traditions, in reference to how narrative information is altered and manipulated to embellish and entertain audiences, yet strives to inform and provide certain more

Posted by Jake on
November 16, 2016
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