Check it Out - June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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Madison Public Library Receives 2016 National Medal at The White House

On June 1, Library Director Greg Mickells and community member Rob Franklin will receive the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, presented by First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony in the White House.  They will be joined by Library Board President Tracy Kuczenski.  The National Medal is the highest honor for public libraries in the nation and is granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  You can watch it live at beginning at 10:00 a.m. CST

To celebrate, all Madison Public Library locations will host community receptions from 4-6 pm on June 1. Stop by for cookies, giveaways, and to learn more about the programs and services that helped us win this prestigious honor. 

Learn more about some of the achievements that helped us receive this prestigious honor in the Madison Public Library Foundation/Madison Public Library 2015 Annual Report.


Read Like a Badger Summer Reading Club

Read like a Badger -- on your mark, get set, read!

Visit a Madison Public Library location or check in online starting June 1 to join the Summer Reading Club. Every book or hour read (or read to) counts. Earn great prizes, including free event tickets or free pizza, a science kit, a puzzle challenge sheet and a free book! Prizes are available starting Friday, June 17

And, summer reading isn't just for kids. Teens can sign up online or in the library for their own summer reading experience, the Teen's Choice Award. 

Thank You Sponsors!  

We couldn't celebrate summer reading without our wonderful sponsors. Funding and programming for the 2016 Summer Reading Program was provided in large part by the Madison Public Library Foundation and its Rock & Read Father's Day fundraiser. Our other generous sponsors include: Olbrich Gardens, Overture Center for the Arts, Pizza Hut, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, and the South Central Library System.


Narrative Through Print with Tyanna J. Buie 

Goodman South Madison Library and The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library are excited to welcome guest artist Tyanna J. Buie for a one-of-a-kind week of exhibition and experience! 

Family Drop-In Printmaking Workshop
Artist and printmaker Tyanna Buie is hosting a family-friendly drop-in workshop at Goodman South Madison Library! Learn about the technique of monoprinting and try the process out yourself, blending ink and pattern to create a one-of-a-kind unique print. No registration needed! Wednesday, June 1, 5 pm - 7pm

Teen Printmaking Workshop
Join artist Tyanna Buie for a printmaking workshop at the Goodman South Madison Library just for teens age 13 and up! Learn the process of monoprinting, blendind ink and pattern to create one-of-a-kind prints. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot! Thursday, June 2, 5 pm - 7 pm

Opening Reception: Narrative Through Print
A native of Chicago and Milwaukee, Tyanna J. Buie is a nationally acclaimed visual artist and professor of fine art and printmaking at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.  An MFA graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tyanna will be creating prints inspired by family photographs specifically for the Goodman South Madison Library. These prints will be on display at the library throughout the month of June. Meet Tyanna and hear about her work and creative process at a special Opening Reception. Friday, June 3, 5pm - 7:45 pm


More Library Events

Meadowridge Minecraft Club
Wednesdays, June 1-22, 3-5pm - Meadowridge Library

Short Film Study Class
Thursday, June 2, 6-8pm - Central Library Media Lab

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Cul-de-Sac
Thursday, June 2, 6:30-8:30pm - Central Library

First Friday Flicks - RACE
Friday, June 3, 6-8:30pm - Pinney Library

Read to a Dog
Saturday, June 4, 1:30-2:30pm - Hawthorne Library

Job Connect with the WorkSmart Network
Saturday, June 4, 12-3pm - Meadowridge Library

Read with a Cop...and a K9!
Monday, June 6, 2:30-3:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Madison Mounted Horse Patrol Meet and Greet
Monday, June 6, 2:30-3:30pm - Sequoya Library

Meet the Author: Pamela Phillips Olson, author of Lechayim Lunch
Monday, June 6, 6:30-8:15pm - Sequoya Library

Madison Writing Assistance: General and Job-Related Writing Help
Tuesday, June 7, 4:30-7:30pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Making Tartlets with Punky Egan
Tuesday, June 7, 6-7:45pm - Lakeview Library


Library Book Sales

Support your favorite library and one of many Friends' groups by selecting great deals at one of six upcoming book sales hosted by Libary Friends' groups before the end of the year.

For more sales, visit the library's Book Sales page.

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale (at Westgate Mall)
Saturdays,  June 4, July 2, 9am-4pm

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 Pinney Library Summer Sale
Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11
Hundreds of bargains in this three day sale!  Thursday hours 5-8:30pm members only sale - join at the door.  Friday hours 9am-8:30pm, Saturday hours 10am-3pm bag sale.


Featured on MADreads

Company Town
by Madeline Ashby

Company Town is set in the not too distant future in New Arcadia, a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes. Hwa is the lone child left to her mother, a mother who has always resented Hwa because of the birth mark that mars Hwa's face and the epileptic seizures she's experienced since childhood. So since her brother died in an explosion, Hwa has been forced to fend for herself and because of that she's developed her skills in self-defense. She's been coasting as a bodyguard for the local brothel. but her world is upended when the oil rig is sold to the Lynch family. When one of the members of the Lynch family is attacked and Hwa steps in to save them, she ends up with a new job working security for the Lynch family. When one of the prostitutes she used to guard is murdered, Hwa has almost more then she can handle. But handle it all, she does.
Read the full review and find more great reads at MADreads.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes
by Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt

This is a collection of correspondence between Gloria Vanderbilt, who is 92 years old, and her son, journalist Anderson Cooper. The core of the book surrounds a son asking questions of a mother as she nears the end of her years. Both Vanderbilt and Cooper have experienced great tragedy and loss together and this is their way of reconciling their relationship.
Read the full review and find other great reads at MADreads.