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Municipal
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library presents MUNICIPAL, a one-day pop-up celebration of the Madison Municipal Building on the eve of its renovation. The free, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, December 10, 11am-6pm, at the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. MUNICIPAL will celebrate the building’s history and highlight the many artists working in the city of Madison and the surrounding areas. Over 100 local artists are participating in this one- ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 15, 2016
Girls Coding Day
This will be a fun day full of programming, design, community, snacks, and women exploring tech. We invite parents to check out the student projects at the end of each section! Build a Mobile App4th-6th graders: Build your own app with Swift Playground and MIT AppInventor! Join us at either our morning section (9:30-12:30) or in the afternoon (1:30-4:30). Arrive at 9:15/1:15.Section 1 - 9:30am - 12:30pmSection 2 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Build a Website in a Day7th-12th graders: Impress the world ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 12, 2016
30 Seconds Away
Are you interested in learning more about issues related to housing in Dane County and beyond? In partnership with UW-Madison, Madison Public Library will be hosting a series of events to extend the popular Go Big Read program into the broader community. This year Chancellor Rebecca Blank has selected Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City as the 2016-17 Go Big Read book. Desmond documents the increasingly frequent experience of housing instability for poor, renting ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
November 8, 2016
Library Takeover
The Library Takeover teams have thus far attended three informational sessions about event planning and are making steady progress in planning their own events, which will take place at various Madison Public Library locations within the next year. On October 18, Sabrina Madison, also known as Heymiss Progress, spoke about lessons that she has learned through her firsthand experience with planning large events. Ms. Progress is the creator and organizer of several annual events, including The ...read more

Posted by Maddie on
November 8, 2016
Rock Shop
Do you think rocks rock?! Join us on Saturday, November 12th from 10:00am-11:30am at Central Library for our Make Your Own Rock Shop of Wonders workshop! Come explore the world of Anthropocene rocks and learn to make your own collection to treasure or display! Visiting artist and curator, Stella Brown, will be leading this Bubbler Jr. workshop for people of all ages to create their own displays and learn more about humans and the environment.  Kids in K-6th grade are encouraged to attend! ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
November 7, 2016
Early Childhood Teacher & Daycare Provider Happy Hour at the Pinney Library.
Early childhood teachers and daycare providers are invited to join us for a drop-in networking afternoon on Saturday, November 5 at the Pinney Library from 2-4pm. Learn about what the library offers, make early literacy props for your classroom, get tips on reading motivation for kids, and make a song book! Non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks provided. All participants will receive a free new book for their classroom, funded by a grant from the Madison Public Library Foundation. Questions? ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
November 2, 2016
Hootenanny
Enjoy toe tappin' fun for the whole family at Hawthorne Hootenanny! Sing, clap and dance at this 3rd annual celebration of music and play at Hawthorne Library on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00AM-3:00PM.There will be music performances, hands-on art, face-painting, refreshments and more running throughout the day! 10:30 am: Dave Landau performance12:00 pm: UW Taiko Drummers2:00 pm: Bilingual Poetry Jam with Madison's poet laureate, Oscar Mireles Come and raise the roof with us! ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
October 31, 2016
Library Takeover
Madison Public Library’s Library Takeover program successfully launched Tuesday, October 18. Three teams of creative, ambitious individuals met to begin planning events that will take place in Madison libraries next June. Following is a closer look at the teams, their proposed events, and the motivation behind them.   Celebrating Contributions of Indian American Immigrants in Greater Madison Team members: Lakshmi Sridharan, Pratibha Antani, Amitha Domalpally, Anjali Sridharan Who they ...read more

Posted by Maddie on
October 30, 2016
Ex Libris Volume VI: Beer for Brunch
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual fundraiser, Ex Libris Vol. VI: Beer for Brunch, will be held November 4, 2016, at the Central Library. Like previous years' events, Ex Libris Vol. VI will feature an outstanding brunch-themed menu prepared by local food artisans, with handcrafted beers from the state's best breweries. There will be a raffle and silent auction with one-of-a-kind items and experience packages, as well as upbeat live music by The Whiskey Farm and DJ Rob DZ. New this ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
October 25, 2016
International Games Day
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in a role playing game like Dungeons & Dragons, or are you looking for a new competitor to play a game of Chutes and Ladders with? International Games Day is a great way to participate in a variety of gaming activities engaging for both the young and young at heart. Join us at Central Library on November 19, 9am-5pm, as we celebrate International Games Day in 2016. Local sponsors include Pegasus Games, Madison Traditional Gaming, ...read more

Posted by Liz B on
October 25, 2016
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