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Artist-in-Residence: Rodney Lambright II

Rodney Lambright II web slider

Introducing Rodney Lambright II as he begins his artist residency with the Bubbler at Central Library! Rodney is an illustrator, animator, and writer who uses animation and cartoons as a vehicle to tell honest narratives. His work explores the depths of individual's perceptions, questioning binary thinking and investigating gray areas of life.

Learn more about his residency and upcoming workshops with the Bubbler!

Jan 4, 2019

Cinesthesia 2019

Cinesthesia

Cinesthesia is an adventurous, eclectic series of classic and contemporary art-house films culled from the margins of cinema.

Don't miss these alternative cinematic experiences at Central Library - all events are free to attend, no tickets or registration required. Take a look at the 2019 film line-up! 

Dec 10, 2018

Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

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.

Nov 7, 2018

Art at Ashman: Epic Campus and Madison

HPB Art Show 2018 CIO

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.

Oct 23, 2018

Under the Surface: A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing

Great Lakes Art Show CIO

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.

Oct 23, 2018

Family Fun Nights

Haunted House Family Fun Night CIO

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. 

Oct 17, 2018

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