Check It Out - June 19, 2015

Check It Out
Friday, June 19, 2015

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Rock & ReadRock & Read Father's Day Fundraiser
Sunday, June 21, 3-6 pm  at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton
Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Rock & Read fundraiser offers a fun way for library supporters to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries. The event includes music by Yid Vicious and the Madgadders, literacy-themed games and crafts for kids from Monroe Street Arts Center, and food and beer ... the perfect way to kick off Madison Public Library's summer reading program and to celebrate Father's Day.
  • Meet Wisconsin Badgers head basketball coach Bo Ryan! Coach Ryan is an avid reader and will be joining the event for the second year in a row.
  • Raffle prizes, including UW basketball bench seats, a golf package and a kid-sized motorized scooter. All fathers and father figures will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win!
A donation of $5 per person is suggested for entry to Rock & Read. Burgers, hot dogs, juice, milk, soda and beer will be available for purchase and there will be free ice cream from Schoep's. To buy tickets or for more information, visit the Foundation's Rock & Read event page.
Meadowridge Library Open House
Celebrate community engagement and strong neighborhoods at two open houses on Madison’s southwest side on Wednesday, June 24, 5-8 pm. 
The event includes the grand opening of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center and an open house celebrating the completion of the Meadowood Shopping Mall project that included a relocated and expanded Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center and a shared space between the two organizations that includes a community meeting room and a community kitchen.
  • 6:30 pm – remarks from Mayor Paul Soglin, Alder Matthew Phair, MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham, and neighborhood center and library staff
  • 5-8 pm – tours, activities, and member registration with staff and volunteers at both locations
  • 5-8 pm – fresh baked cookies provided by Friends of Meadowridge Library
  • 5-8 pm – arts and crafts, face painting, henna tattoos, and indoor sports at Meadowood Neighborhood Center
  • 5-8 pm – Summer Reading Club signup at Meadowridge Library
The expanded Meadowridge Library features additional space, small meeting rooms, a quiet room with a fireplace, more computers and iPads, and dedicated spaces for children and teens. The expanded Meadowood Neighborhood Center features office space for neighborhood groups, a game room, more space for discussion and study, a computer bank and other amenities.  The shared space between the organizations features a community meeting space that holds 100 people and can be subdivided into two smaller rooms, as well as a community kitchen.  The two organizations will kick off a series of events this summer intended to promote good nutrition and healthy eating.  Read the press release about the full event lineup.
Summer Reading ClubSummer Reading Clubs
Our library is committed to encouraging summer reading for children as one way to prevent summer learning loss. But teens and grownups can join in and win prizes, too! If you are a teen going into 6th grade or above, or a grownup who wants to read for fun, discover new books, or model good reading patterns for your children, you can participate in two ways:
In Person at any Madison Public Library location
  1. Stop by the library any time June 1-August 30 (club ends August 31) to fill out a paper registration form, pick up some book entry forms, and start reading.  
  2. Drop your entry forms off at the library for a chance to win weekly prizes.
  1. Create an account between June 1-August 30 (club ends August 31)
  2. Validate your account from your email
  3. Log the books you read online - each book you read enters you in a weekly prize drawing
These are entirely separate programs. You can participate online and at your neighborhood library--you can even log the same books in both places!
Family Fun Night: The Spellbinder, Magician & Illusionist [more info]
Friday, June 19, 6:30 - 7:45 pm - Goodman South Madison Branch
The Gomers cover The Beatles [more info]
Saturday, June 20, 5:30 - 8:00 pm - Sequoya Library
Wisconsin Book Festival Event: Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos [more info]
Saturday, June 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - A Room of One's Own Book Store, 315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
Minecraft Mondays [more info]
Monday, June 22, 2:30  -4:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Sound Board Operation [more info]
Monday, June 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Central Library
How To Prepare for College [more info]
Monday, June 22, 7:00 - 8:30 - Pinney Library
Let's Eat Out! 2015 Neighborhood Dinners [more info]
Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Goodman South Madison Library
I Think I Can [more info]
Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Superhero Party [more info]
Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Hawthorne Library
Monroe Street Library Book Discussion of Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi [more info]
Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 pm - Monroe Street Library
Mini Farmers Market [more info]
Thursday, June 25, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm - Hawthorne Library
Uke Can Too [more info]
Thursday, June 25, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Every Hero Has a Story [more info]
Thursday, June 25, 6:30 - 7:15 pm - Pinney Library
Video Game Friday [more info]
Friday, June 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Meadowridge Library
Family Fun Night: Drumming with Rockameem [more info]
Friday, June 26, 6:30 - 7:45 pm - Goodman South Madison Library
Magic Mike (feature film) [more info]
Friday, June 26, 6:45 - 8:45 pm - Alicia Ashman Library 
Family Movie Matinee - Dolphin Tale 2 [more info]
Saturday, June 27, 12:00 - 2:00 pm - Hawthorne Library
NeedleReads [more info]
Monday, June 29, 7:00 - 8:45 pm - Alicia Ashman Library
Character Animation [more info]
Tuesday, June 30, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - Central Library