Check It Out - September 5, 2017

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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September 5, 2017 Issue


Libraries Closed for Staff Inservice Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, September 14, for a Staff Inservice Day.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.  All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Friday, September 15.

Sunday library hours resume Sunday, September 10, 1-5pm, at Central, Pinney, and Sequoya Libraries.


Got Treasure: Antique Appraisal Event

Think you have treasures? Don't miss your chance to uncover the value of your antiques and collectibles at an appraisal event featuring Mark F. Moran.

Sequoya Library
Saturday, September 9

Registration is required for this event. Items to be appraised are limited to one per person or family group. There is additional seating for audience only, but this is also subject to registration.

To register, please call Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 or register in person at the library. A list of item categories will be available at the Sequoya Library.  Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal. 

About Mark Moran
Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publication in Iola, WI, Mark Moran has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as an editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Learn more about Mark on his website or Facebook page.


Back to School

It's almost time for the school year to start! Let the library be a resource.

We have databases to help with homework, computers and internet access, little nooks and rooms for studying or group activities, and plenty of exciting after-school clubs. There are endless opportunities to learn, make friends, and get creative. Perhaps the best part - our friendly librarians and staff are always here to help. (Educators? We have plenty for you, too!)

Get a Library Card

Your free library card opens a world of resources to you, from books and magazines to downloadable content and computer time at one of our nine libraries. Here's everything you need to know about getting a library card, if you don't have one already!

You can even use your card to reserve a computer at the library, or bring your own computer to any library location and use our free WiFi.  View more back to school resources at our Back to School web page.


September Book Sales

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale
Saturday, September 16, 9:00am - 4:00pm
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 Book Sale
Friday, September 15, 6-7:45pm - Saturday, September 16, 9:00am-4:00pm
A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Friends' only preview sale on Friday, followed by all day sale on Saturday.  Saturday bag sale 2-4 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.

Monroe Street Fall Festival Book Sale
Saturday, September 16, 9:30am-4pm
Used book sale happening in conjunction with the Monroe Street Festival. Sale is hosted by the Monroe Street Library League and proceeds benefit the Monroe Street Library.

View all upcoming Book Sales sponsored by Library Friends' groups.


Upcoming Events

West Madison Senior Free Lunches
Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 5-December 28, 12-1pm - Meadowridge Library

City of Madison Budget Listening Sessions
Wednesday, September 6, 5:30-7:30pm - Meadowridge Library
Saturday, September 9, 10am-12pm - Sequoya Library

Mystery Book Discussion of Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
Wednesday, September 6, 7:00pm - Sequoya Library

Crochet for Beginners
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Knitting at the Library
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00pm - Lakeview Library

Thursday, September 6, 6:30pm - Pinney Library

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Days of Heaven
Thursday, September 7, 6:30pm - Central Library

Fruits Basket: Anime at Hawthorne
Friday, September 8, 7:00pm - Hawthorne Library

BLUSH : International Film Movement Series
Friday, September 8, 6:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Ballroom for Balance Class
Friday, September 8, 10:00am - Central Library

Movie Night at Lakeview - Hidden Figures
Friday, September 8, 5:30pm - Lakeview Library

Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving for Educators
Saturday, September 9, 10:00am - Central Library

Family Fun Nights
Fridays, September 15-November 17, 6:30-7:45pm - Goodman South Madison Library

Building Old-Fashioned Toys with Taylor Rushing
Saturday, September 23, 10-11am - Monroe Street Library [register]


Great Reads

The Blood of Emmett Till
by Timothy Tyson

In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy from Chicago named Emmett Till, while visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta, violated racial taboos in a harmless exchange with a young white storekeeper, Carolyn Bryant. Three nights later, several of her kinsmen and family friends tortured the boy to death and threw his battered body in the river. Part detective story, part political history, The Blood of Emmett Till is an explosive reconstruction of the lynching, the trial, and their crucial impact on our history. Award winning author Timothy Tyson uses a range of sources—including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant, along with her unpublished memoir—to tell the definitive story, in which black power and a mother's courage confronted America's enduring racial caste system. Till’s mother’s insistence on an open casket, as well as African American self-assertion in Chicago, spurred nationwide protests that turned this local atrocity into a global symbol of American injustice; it ignited the Civil Rights movement, transforming it from a Southern issue into a national movement. Tyson writes profoundly and cinematically to revise and redefine a history that still confounds us today in the age of Black Lives Matter.

Timothy Tyson will read from and sign copies of his book on September 28, 5pm, at the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.

Forest Down
by Nicole Krauss

The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals—an older lawyer and a young novelist—whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.

Nicole Krauss is the internationally bestselling author of three novels: Man Walks Into a Room, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year; The History of Love, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature; and Great House, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. 

Nicole Krauss will read from and sign copies of her book on October 5, 7pm, at the Central Library as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.