Beat the heat with a free summer movie night at the library! We've got fan favorites, lesser-known films, powerful documentaries, and movies the whole family can enjoy.
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Join in the LEGO Build Competition! Children between the ages of 5-11 will build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Library programs provide a space for folks in our community to share expertise, learn from one another, and maybe even make some new friends.
We recently received a remarkable story from patron Steve Holtzman, telling us about his experience in one of the Personal Archiving Workshops presented by Muhammad.
Gardening can grow more than plants - gardens help sustain our communities, well-being, health, and environment. These upcoming events will offer some tips and tricks to making your garden flourish, and techniques you may want to try in your own backyard.
Your library card gives you 24/7 access to over 71,000 digital books, audiobooks, videos and more - thanks to OverDrive and Wisconsin's Digital Library. You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period.
Free meals for kids! The MMSD Summer Food Program provides FREE FOOD from June 18 - Aug 10. To find a summer food site near you, text “food” to 877-877, call 211, or visit mmsd.org/food.
Un programa de verano de MMSD provee COMIDA GRATIS del 18 de junio al 10 de agosto. Encuentre un sitio de comida cercano en mmsd.org/food o envie el texto “comida” al 877-877, o llame al 211.
Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play.
The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day.
Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!
We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to recommend a science fiction book for people who don't like science fiction.
Folks chimed in with over 70 books, authors, and series worth checking out if you're new to science fiction, or not particularly keen on the genre.
Here are their top picks in an easy-to-browse list in order by popularity on our post.
Search LINKcat to find several of these titles in alternative formats like ebook, audiobook, and large print.
Join Director Erik Ljung, a member of the Hamilton family, Representative Chris Taylor, and Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser for a screening of the documentary The Blood is at the Doorstep, followed by a post-screening Q&A at Central Library on Wednesday, July 18, 6:30pm. This film won a Golden Badger Award at the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival. Watch the trailer at www.thebloodisatthedoorstep.tv.
Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet some firefighters and tour the fire trucks!