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film events
Catch some favorite films from this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) at a library near you this fall!  Pop up screenings of films that played the 2016 Festival are heading out to 6 libraries and 2 community locations, some with special guest hosts.  Watch the one near you or follow the film series across Dane County to see them all for free on the big screen.       Presenting Princess Shaw with host, musician Rob Dz Friday, Sept. 23, 6 pm Meadowridge Library more

Posted by Jaime on
September 19, 2016
Medea Benjamin: Kingdom of the UNJUST Book Talk & Conversation
Join Campaign Nonviolence and WI Network for Peace and Justice member groups hosting a conversation and book talk with co-founder of CODEPINK, activist, and author Medea Benjamin. Informal meet-and-greet with Ms. Benjamin will begin at 6:30 at the Central Library on September 20th. She will present highlights from her new book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. Saudi Connection at 7:00. A book signing will follow Ms. Benjamin's presentation. Copies of the book will be available for more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 13, 2016
teen writing group graphic
Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off of one another, share  stories, and feel the creativity flow at Pinney Library this fall.  The teen writing club will be led by published author Carole Madrzak and aspiring teen author Corey Pope.  Pinney Library 6-8 pm Thursday, Sept. 22 Thursday, Oct. 20 Wedneady, Nov. 16 Thursday, Dec. 15 Teen book club is open to students in grades 6-12.  No registration is necessary.  Come to one more

Posted by Jaime on
September 12, 2016
Stacked book return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, September 15 for a staff inservice. Normal library hours will resume on Friday, September 16. We appreciate your patience as we spend a day learning about new and exciting ways to provide library service to Madison residents (including our new role as absentee voting locations in the upcoming election)! You are welcome to use our book drops to return items while we're closed, and LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew more

Posted by Sean - Central on
September 11, 2016
Meet with a Neighborhood Officer
Meet with one of the neighborhood police officers at the Goodman South Madison Library every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 - 1:45. Ask a question, share a concern, make a suggestion! All welcome. Fall meeting dates: September 13thSeptember 20thSeptember 27thOctober 4thOctober 11thOctober 18thOctober 25thNovember 1stNovember 8thNovember 15thNovember 22ndNovember 29th more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 9, 2016
Read With a Cop
Join us at Sequoya Library from 2:30 - 3:30 for "Read With a Cop". Sign up for a 15 minute slot to read a story you choose to a real police officer who will LOVE to hear you read, or have the officer read one of their favorite stories to you. Sign up in person at the library each month, and keep an eye out for dates that a K9 officer will be there too. Reading in a fun, nonjudgmental environment can help your child feel good about reading -- it can help a shy child or a child who is having more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 9, 2016
Pamirs on a Folding Bike
Stefan Koehler returns to the Sequoya Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 1 and the Lakeview Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday October 15 for a look at his most recent bicycle trip following the Silk Road in Asia. He will share photos and stories about his trip, and also talk about the Silk Road and traveling in Asia. Thinking of a bike trip? Stefan will share information about how to do a bicycle tour: what to bring, how to plan a route, where to stay, etc. Call 608-266-6385 for information; more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 9, 2016
Author Roald Dahl made up a lot of fizzpoppingly fun words!
September 13, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of beloved children's author Roald Dahl. From amazing characters like Matilda and the BFG to positively revolting villains like The Twits or farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, the world owes a large debt to the whizpopping imagination of this master Storyteller. Stop by the Hawthorne Library on Tuesday, September 13, to check out the many books by Roald Dahl and, while you’re there, color a character from one of his books to add to the more

Posted by Abby on
September 8, 2016
 Firehouse Storytime
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet the Fire Chief and other firefighters while you tour the firetrucks! Fire Station 13 (6350 Town Center Drive, Madison, WI 53718) Saturday, September 24 10 AM - noon. more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
September 7, 2016
a painting by Stephanie Jack
Showing at Alicia Ashman Library - September through October Stephanie Jack presents:Color Flow "My sketches and ideas always evolve as I start to paint; any plan quickly becomes as fluid as the paint itself. I arrange the colors and lines much like a florist would arrange a bouquet, letting the right side of the brain lead as the colors and lines come together in a way that feels most naturally appealing. I believe that painting based on feeling creates the best abstract pieces that more

Posted by Jake on
September 2, 2016
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