Check it Out! - March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

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Central Library Open on Easter Sunday

For the first time, Madison's Central Library will be open on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1-5 pm.  All other Madison Public Library locations, including Pinney and Sequoya Libraries, will be closed.

While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items.

The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed.

All libraries will be open regular hours on Monday, March 28.


Wisconsin Film Festival Sneak Peeks

Our Wisconsin Film Festival "sneak peek" preview events are happening throughout Dane County this month. Watch trailers from this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Festival from Festival organizers, and bring your questions about this year's festival.  Upcoming sneak peeks are:

Our Pinney Library will host the fourth annual Pinney Mini Film Festival on Friday, April 1, 6-8 pm with refreshments generously donated by Willy Street Co-op.  The mini festival will present four short films that screened at the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival, featuring a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser.  Films to be screened are:

  • Little America by Kurt Raether, Winner of a 2015 Wisconsin's Own Golden Badger Award
  • Prairie Burns by Elizabeth Wadium
  • The Tale of the Spotted Cow by Bill Roach
  • Geoffrey Broughe Handles Confrontation Poorly by Jon Phillips

These events are funded in part by Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.


Research Investments Online

You can become financially savvy by logging into the Morningstar Investment Research Center, an easy to navigate database that was designed especially to help YOU reach your investment goals.

It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about invesment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. They also provide analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments.

Morningstar Investment Research Center features include:
• Remote access for users to log in from anywhere
• Video tutorials and webinar training programs
• Portfolio X-Ray tool for analyzing holdings and exposure 
• Articles and videos provide current industry commentary from Morningstar experts

Grab your library card, and get started today!


Now Hiring Wanda Fullmore Youth Interns

The City of Madison, in partnership with Common Wealth Development, is hiring 50 teen interns this summer through the Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program.  Youth will have the opportunity to work in over a dozen different City of Madison agencies, including the library! 

Sophomores or Juniors who live in the City of Madison are encouraged to print off an internship application packet, fill it out, and turn it in in person at one of 17 meetings throughout the city in April and May.  Find a full list of meetings and more information at Common Wealth's site.  For more information, call Common Wealth at 256-3527.


More Library Events

Family Fun Night: A Celebration of Earth with Clare Norelle
Friday, April 1, 2016 6:30-7:30pm @ Goodman South Madison Library

ArtWrite Collective Open Studio Hours
Thursday, April 7, 12:00-2:30pm @ Central Library

cinesthesia presents Short Cuts
Thursday, April 7, 5:30-8:30pm @ Central Library

Doughnuts with Dad
Saturday, April 9, 10:00-11:00am @ Alicia Ashman Library

India on a Folding Bike
Saturday, April 9, 2:00-4:00pm @ Sequoya Library

One World One Sound Drum Circle
Friday, April 15, 10:00-11:00am @ Central Library

Library Laboratory Featuring TetraPAKMAN
Friday, April 15, 2:30-4:30pm @ Lakeview Library

Artists in Absentia Exhibit Reception
Thursday, April 21, 6:30-7:30pm @ Pinney Library

Video Game Friday
Friday, April 22, 3:00-5:00pm @ Meadowridge Library

Suffragette film Screening
Friday, April 29, 7:00-7:45pm @ Hawthorne 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, April 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 Hawthorne Library 32nd Annual Book Sale
Friday, April 8, 10am-8pm and Saturday, April 9, 10am-8pm
Terrific deals! Books, dvds, cds, and other material for people of all ages. Bag sale on Saturday only, 2-4pm, $3.00/bag


Upcoming Author Appearances

Book Club Café meets with Erin Celello
by Erin Celello

The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries.

This years' 19th annual event with be held at Central Library on Tuesday, May 3, 7-9pm with Erin Celello, author of the novels Miracle Beach and Learning to Stay. Tickets are $25 and benefit all Madison Public Libraries.

In Learning to Stay, Elise Sabato is proud of her husband, Brad, for serving his country...and grateful when he returns home to her. But the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq has turned him from a thoughtful, brilliant, and patient man into someone quite different....someone who requires more care and attention than Elise can give while working in a demanding law firm. And when Brad ends up on his family's farm, hundreds of miles away, she wonders where their marriage is headed.

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Event proceeds benefit all Madison Public Libraries.

by Ally Condie

Ally Condie’s debut middle grade novel SUMMERLOST is a tender and poignant exploration of family, loss, and the healing power of friendship. Last year twelve-year-old Cedar’s family was whole, and then her father and youngest brother, Ben, were killed in a devastating accident.  Life wasn’t uncomplicated before—Ben was different from most kids, and much of the family’s world revolved around accommodating his need--but now everything has changed for Cedar’s family, left broken and struggling to come to terms with their loss.

Meet author Ally Condie on Tuesday, April 12 at the Central Library, 7 pmMore information.