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Pinney Branch Library invites you to say "bah-humbug" while watching some unlikely holiday movies with us in December. First Friday Flicks Batman Returns  (It's the holidays in Gotham City) Friday, December 6 at 6:30 pm and Saturday Movie Matinee Gremlins  (Spend Christmas with critters) Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm These free movies on the big screen will be accompanied by light refreshments for you to enjoy during the films.  Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
November 30, 2013
By Rick Audet (originally posted to Flickr as pumpkin pie) CC-BY-2.0
Because there's no such thing as too much pie.... Pick up a pie (or several) at the annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Meadowridge Branch Library. Pies are $10 each. The sale runs from 10:00 on Tuesday, November 26 until all the pies are gone, so come early for the best selection. All proceeds benefit the Meadowridge Branch, you get a break on holiday baking, and pie is delicious. What could be better? ...read more

Posted by KathyW on
November 24, 2013
Logos for the City of Madison and Dane County
The City of Madison and Dane County need your input on where to focus the housing and community development funds our local government will receive during the next five years (2015-2019). The City and County are starting a process called the Consolidated Plan, which will determine how the funds will be spent. In 2013, the City of Madison used the previously completed Consolidated Plan (2009-2014) to allocate approximately $2.8 million in federal grant funds, while Dane County allocated $1.4 ...read more

Posted by Jon - Central Library on
November 22, 2013
Featured Kids Events: November 24 - 30
Celebrate with family this week at these fun, free family events. Library LEGO Club We'll provide a different theme each time, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. Hawthorne Library, Monday, November 25, 2:30 pm  No registration required. Meadowridge Library, Tuesday, November 26, 4:00 pm  No registration required. Central Library, Tuesday, November 26, 6:30 pm  No registration required. Art ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 21, 2013
Photo of Orhan Pamuk by Spencer Platt
Nobel Prize winning novelist Orhan Pamuk will be visiting the University of Wisconsin campus in an event co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and Wisconsin Union Directorate Distiguished Lecture Series. Monday, December 2, 7:30pm Varsity Hall - Union South1308 W Dayton St.Madison, WI ‎53703 Orhan Pamuk is the author of many novels, including Snow, My Name is Red, The White Castle and Silent House. He is also the first Turkish citizen to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (in 2006). ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 20, 2013
photo of Tina Osuocha
Local author Tina Osuocha shares tips for West African cooking at this celebration of her new cookbook, West African Cuisine.  Saturday, November 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Meadowridge Library. Tina is a native of Nigeria and learned to cook from her mother, grandmother, sisters, brothers, nephews and aunt. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 14, 2013
Pinney Branch Library is pleased to host an exhibit of watercolor paintings created by Luci Shirek and her students.  The pieces in this exhibit were created as part of Luci's Madison College continuing education class.  The artists represented range from first time beginners to accomplished watercolorists.  Luci shares this description of the class: "Although classes start with structured lectures and demonstrations, creative ideas then explode in all directions. Students ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
November 9, 2013
Are you excited for the big screen release of The Hunger Games:Catching Fire?  Pinney library staff can't wait to see the movie adaptation of one of our favorite books.  We're celebrating with a party at Pinney Branch Library one week before Catching Fire is released and we hope you will join us! Friday, November 15 5:30  Games, crafts, snacks, & costume contest 6:15  Movie version of The Hunger Games on the big screen Learn to make origami mockingjays and Hunger Games ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
November 7, 2013
Hawthorne Birthday Bash promo
Help us celebrate 100 years of Hawthorne Library with a day of fun for all ages! Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Hawthorne Library We'll have juggling, music, dance, face painting by Funny Faces, children's activities, LEGOs, birthday cake and more! PLUS performances by some local favorites: 10:30 am - Truly Remarkable Loon 12:00 pm - Music con Brio 1:15 pm - Dance Wisconsin presents excerpts from the Nutcracker Fantasy Ballet ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
November 6, 2013
Featured Kids Events: November 3 - 9
Library LEGO Club We'll provide a different theme each time, along with some stories and pictures to inspire the imagination. Join other LEGO fans and build your own unique creation. Hawthorne Library, Monday, November 4, 2:30 pm  No registration required. Pinney Library, Monday, November 4, 3:30 pm  No registration required. Dinner + a Movie: Monsters IncPack a picnic dinner or grab something delicious from your favorite State Street restaurant and head to the Library for a ...read more

Posted by Krissy on
November 2, 2013
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