Check It Out - July 15, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

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July 15, 2017 Issue


New Pinney Library: Community Meet & Greet with OPN Architects

Join Pinney Library staff and library leadership for an informal Meet & Greet on Wednesday, July 19, 5-6pm at the Pinney Library on 204 Cottage Grove Road.

This is an opportunity to meet the designers and architects as Madison Public Library launches the design process of the new Pinney Library.

This informal session will offer those interested the chance to discuss library design trends with the design team, as well as share hopes and priorities for future Pinney Library service and design.

Formal opportunities for the community to provide input and feedback in the design process will occur in late summer or fall of 2017.

For more information, visit


Seas of Blue Exhibit

Visit Pinney Library from July through September 2017 to view the Seas of Blue art exhibit created by the Art Night Posse. 

The Art Night Posse is a group of artists and IT professionals who meet once a week to share food and ideas, and to encourage each other to keep creating. The Pinney Library exhibit, which is on display in the meeting room and in the space above the photocopier, features Lara's quilted wall-hangings, Jennifer's underwater creatures, Laima's linoleum block prints, Mark's mischievous drawings, and compelling photographs by Becca, Joy, and Karuna.

Please enjoy the Seas of Blue exhibit and be sure to check out what else is In the Galleries at Madison Public Library's nine locations.

Fullmore Interns

Wanda Fullmore Youth Interns at Your Library

Meet our Wanda Fullmore Youth Interns! Eight of our nine library locations are hosting a Wanda Fullmore Youth Intern this summer. Our interns are helping each location with general library tasks and customer service, as well as running a variety of youth programs. We are excited to have the interns help this summer and share with the community the work they do with us.

The Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship program is an opportunity for youth in the City of Madison to experience paid professional employment through various city departments. The focus is to provide youth who face barriers with quality employment with opportunities to explore city government careers. Common Wealth Development facilitates the program, from recruiting and interviewing to providing training and ongoing mentoring throughout the duration of the internship. Youth who are selected are also given training prior to starting their internships to gain knowledge and skills for working in a professional environment.

This year, the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program employs 44 teens as interns in the twelve city departments, including the library, the Clerk's office, the Mayor's office, Public Heath of Madison and Dane County and more.  The library's portion of the program is coordinated by Mariah, an AASPIRE intern working at the library thanks to a gift to the Madison Public Library Foundation by Stafford Rosenbaum.

Follow along on our interns' summer learning journey on our Flickr photo album or on Facebook or Twitter with #wfip17



Upcoming Book Sales

Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale
July 13-15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Find great bargains for your home library and support the library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. This is a multi-day sale. Sale hours: Thursday, July 13, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, July 14, 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday, July 15, 9 am - 3 pm (bag sale 1-3pm - $5/bag).

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale
Saturdays, July 15 & August 5, 9am-4:30pm
Location: 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711. Next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

Friends of Lakeview Library Vinyl Sale
Saturday, July 22, 9am-4:30pm
This is a music collectors' dream! Stop by the Lakeview Library for this special sale featuring music of all formats. The Lakeview Library will be accepting donations prior to the sale, including records of all sizes (33 1/3, 45, 78, or others) as well as CDs, sheet music, music magazines, or anything else related to music. Donation forms for tax purposes are available at the library. Drop off your donations or call the library to inquire about possible home pickup of larger donations.

See all upcoming book sales at our Book Sale Page.


Upcoming Events

The Great American Eclipse
Saturday, July 15, 3:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Book Talk: Heretics! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
Monday, July 17, 7:00pm - Monroe Street Library

Artist & Craftsman Demo
Tuesday, July 18, 6:00pm - Central Library

Book Discussion of The Turner House by Angela Flourney
Wednesday, July 19, 6:00pm - Hawthorne Library

Make your own decorative painted rocks
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Tech Class for Seniors
Thursday, July 20, 3:30pm - Sequoya Library

Bad Cinema presents Exterminators of the Year 3000
Thursday, July 20, 6:30pm - Central Library

Chef -- Hawthorne Comedy Film Series
Friday, July 21, 7:00pm - Hawthorne Library

Family Fun Night Movie Night: The Secret Life of Pets
Friday, July 21, 6:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Saturday Family Matinee - SING
Saturday, July 22, 2:30pm - Pinney Library

Bookmaking Workshop with Katharine DeLamater
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Madison Travel Circle presents Unguided China: Beijing and Beyond
Wednesday, July 26, 6:00pm - Hawthorne Library

The Salad Days Book Club - Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Thursday, July 27, 6:30pm - Hawthorne Library


Great Reads

Besieged : stories from the Iron Druid chronicles
by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O'Sullivan is a Druid who has walked the earth for over 2,000 years--and had many adventures along the way. Besieged gives us a never-before-seen look into the life and back story of this popular series hero in a collection of new short stories.  Besieged author Kevin Hearne will appear at a Wisconsin Book Festival reading and signing in conversation with author Patrick Rothfuss at the Central Library on July 20, 7pm.

Born to run
by Bruce Springsteen

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized.

Sachiko : a Nagasaki bomb survivor's story
by Caren Barzelay Stelson

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson chronicles Sachiko s trauma and loss as well as her long journey to find peace. This book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.  Sachiko author Caren Barzelay Stelson  will appear at a Wisconsin Book Festival reading and signing at the Central Library on August 10, 10am.