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Winter is practically here! These upcoming events will help you beat cabin fever, embrace winter festivities, and keep you and your loved ones thoroughly entertained.
Meet the pooches who inspire children to read! The Read to a Dog program encourages children to practice their reading aloud skills to a furry friend, building reading confidence.
Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a doggo.
C-Span2 BookTV covered seven Wisconsin Book Festival events during our October 11-14 festival. Below are links to all discussions and live with call-ins, archived on the C-Span2 BookTV site.
Open Enrollment for 2019 runs from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018 - The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan.
The "Epic Campus and Madison" art show focuses on Madison with a new interest in the Epic Systems Corporation Campus.
Artist Paul Briskey explains, "The campus at Epic has many fascinatingly themed buildings and interiors. Along with this, Epic was chosen as a subject because of their effect on the economy of Madison - being a billion dollar a year company and how they literally bring people from all over the world to Madison to learn their software and visit Madison. Overall though, they have an artistically impressive campus that is deserving of an artist's attention."
Briskey's "Epic Campus and Madison" exhibit will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from November through December.
Under the Surface is a photographic exhibit by young people at the Northwest Passage, a residential treatment program in Northern Wisconsin. “A New Light” is a therapeutic nature photography program that emphasizes skilled expressive arts training and nature immersion, ultimately empowering marginalized youth to define themselves by their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The exhibit will be on display in the Alicia Ashman Library community room from November through December 2018.
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities that are educational and entertaining for all ages at Family Fun Nights hosted by Goodman South Madison Library!
Learn how the human body works, trick-or-treat in the library's haunted house, practice writing poetry, and so much more.
Come view a story cloth exhibition by Las Hormigas Bordadoras at Central Library from now through November.
Each year Madison Public Library partners with UW-Madison to extend the perennially popular Go Big Read program into the broader community with book discussion groups and programs at our libraries.
The 2018-2019 Go Big Read selection is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, a portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes written by two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan.