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WonderWorks
Your child can be a scientist for the day at the Madison Public Library! Explore science, technology, engineering & math through play (and books!) in our WonderWorks program. Program is for children 3-5 years old.  Save the date of these upcoming WonderWorks classes: Pinney Library on Saturdays, October 22nd, November 19th, and December 10th at 10:00 AM.  Sequoya Library every Monday from October 31 - November 28 at 10:45 AM. Register here starting October 17th.  ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 17, 2016
Pinney Mini Book Festival
Join us for the Pinney Mini Book Festival on November 12th! During our author slam, seven local authors will each present for fifteen minutes. We’ll wrap up with book selling and signing - this is your chance to get to know the talented authors who walk among us. Schedule: 1:00 Welcome1:15 Margaret M. Goss1:30 Marlon Howard Banks1:45 James P. Roberts2:00 Nick Chiarkas2:15 Rachel Davidson Leigh2:30 Bruce Forciea2:45 Rita Mae Reese3:00 – 3:30 Selling/Signing ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 14, 2016
In conjunction with the Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin and funded in part by UW-Madison Libraries and Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will host a dynamic group of authors who have written Shakepeare inspired works. In anticipation of the First Folio exhibition at the Chazen Art Museum in early November, don't miss your opportunity to hear about the famed playright and his influence in prison theater, science, and a historical hunt for his first folio. Event ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
The 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival will be celebrating authors from across nation, including those who have a special connection to the state of Wisconsin. Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, this year's festival will include a Wisconsin Authors Series noting individuals who once lived in the area and those who are still residents. With a wide range of genres explored, as well as a performance by First Wave artists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there is bound to be ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 13, 2016
Book Fest for Kids
Join us October 20-23 for Wisconsin's premier literary event. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will host nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. Every October the Festival draws an audience of 9,000 people for four days of author events. Many of our events this year feature children's and young adult authors ready to share their stories. Mark these dates in your calendar! You don't want to miss out on all there is ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 8, 2016
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Whether you're interested in learning how to code or learning about current issues in the software industry, join us for Madison Public Library's coding events this fall. Upper elementary and middle school students are invited to Kids Code Madison, a weekly, drop-in coding club. Kids Code Madison will be hosted on Thursdays at 6:00PM at Hawthorne Library. In this volunteer-led club program, youth can program their own interactive stories, games and animations using programs and tools like ...read more

Posted by Zora on
October 7, 2016
Lakeview Palooza
This Saturday, October 8th, our favorite library will be hopping! From 10:00AM - 3:00PM, join us at Lakeview Library for Lakeview Palooza!  From 10AM-12PM, hangout with drivers of police cars, firetrucks, and ambulances (and their vehicles!) in the parking lot. Your kids will have the chance to color, draw with chalk, create braided friendship bracelets, and blow bubbles in the garden. (plus perhaps a tomato or two!) There will also be adult coloring, giftcards, and thank-you ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 7, 2016
The Lion King
Are you looking for plans this weekend? What about next weekend or the weekend after that? Join us at Family Fun Night this Friday and every Friday this fall at Goodman South Madison Library! Every week will feature a new activity including everything from family movies to arts & crafts to storytime. From 6:30-7:30PM, you can bring the whole family to these events meant to entertain, educate, and engage children and parents alike! This Friday, October 14th, join us in watching The Lion King ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 3, 2016
Fall is finally here! That means the Madison Public Library's "Fun with Falls Leaves!" program is right around the corner. On Saturday, October 1st at 10:00AM, Lakeview Library is hosting an event featuring fun stories, songs and art celebrating fall leaves! Local artist, Michael Hecht, will also be there to lead a special foam-cutting demo. Throughout the month of October, the artwork created at this event will be on display at Lakeview Library. Works by the elders at Skaalen Nursing and ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
September 30, 2016
Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus with My Sister will give a talk and hold a book signing at the Central Library on Thursday, October 6th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.  Rachel Simon's sister Beth is a spirited, independent woman who has an intellectual disability and who has forged a unique alliance with her community through her travels on the local buses.   Rachel’s bestselling memoir, Riding The Bus With My Sister, chronicles the year she spent riding the buses with Beth, as well as ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 30, 2016
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