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.
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Join Madison's firefighting heroes for stories, crafts, and book checkout. Meet some firefighters and tour the fire trucks!
These lively classes engage young learners and give caregivers fresh ideas for playtime at home. Designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (up to age 5) and their caregivers to enjoy together.
Madison Public Library will celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with thoughtful discussion, inclusive events, and expanded sessions of last year’s popular Drag Queen Storytime.
Madison Public Library provides free and equitable access to cultural and educational experiences. The library celebrates ideas, promotes creativity, connects people, and enriches lives, with an emphasis on promoting literacy and equity in library collections, services, and programs.
Find a complete event schedule and more at: madisonpubliclibrary.org/pride
Starting June 1, visit one of the nine Madison libraries or register online to join our Summer Reading Club.
All ages welcome from birth through 8th grade. Join us on a brain-building reading adventure this summer and earn a free book of your choice and an invitation to our Rock the Library Sessions, a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers.
Summer Reading Club runs through August 31.
Don't miss another chance to create your own inclusive Libraries are for Everyone t-shirt!
Drop-in during the following workshops to create your own screenprint of the "Libraries are for Everyone" image, with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt, tote, or material to print on, or create a print on paper.
One print per person. All ages welcome, kids under 7 will need help from a grownup.
Just like plants and animals develop new characteristics as they become tamed by human beings, art can be domesticated as well.
Artist Hannah O’Hare Bennett invites the public to explore the domestication of nature-inspired art in spaces that feel domestic themselves during her May-June residency with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library.
Experience Life in Light and Shadow - artist Jerry Jordan's portrait paintings are on display in the Pinney Library Meeting Room from May through July.
Jerry is a productive artist working out of his studio in Madison, WI and is part of a growing movement of artists embracing classical representative painting. He counts such artists as John S. Sargent, William M. Chase and Joaquin Sorolla, to name a few, as his major artistic influences. He has been a UMOJA magazine cover artist and has exhibited his work at Overture as part of the "Justified Art!" show.
Madison Public Library Foundation's fifth annual Rock & Read fundraiser was an opportunity for families who are committed to our libraries to come together for a fun, sunny Father's Day afternoon to celebrate and support Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
Rachael Duggan is RAD - literally, those are her initials. Rachal of RADIllustrates was The Bubbler’s artist-in-residence at the Central Library in February, drawing and doodling every nook and cranny of the library.
You can find her at Monroe Street Library this spring, where her illustration workshops continue to bring the joys of doodling to the Madison community.