Check It Out

Do you love anime? Connect with others who appreciate Japanese animation and enjoy films together at Hawthorne Library!   The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about anime. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults.  Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments are served at each meeting. Call ahead to reserve your spot ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
December 7, 2017
Healthcare Enrollment Help
Confused about how to navigate the healthcare open enrollment process? Madison-based organization Covering Wisconsin is ready to assist folks who need to sign up before the December 15, 2017 deadline. Covering Wisconsin is hosting enrollment sessions throughout the area, including: Wednesday, December 610:00am to 4:00pm at Meadowridge Library Saturday, December 99:00am-4:30pm at Pinney Library Other sign-up assistance events include: Job Center (1819 Aberg Ave. Mon. - Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
December 4, 2017
Family Music Time
Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun—it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Family Music Time will help your child develop a love of music, while also nurturing their creativity, self-expression, and confidence. Join Eliza Tyksinski, certified Music Together instructor, for this interactive music experience geared for children ages 5 & under and their families.  Lakeview LibraryWednesdays, December 6-20, January 10-3110:05-10:35am AND 10: ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 30, 2017
Winter Book Sales
Books make great gifts! Take advantage of our winter book sales to find something special for someone special, and support the library. Some book sales even offer gift wrapping to make your holiday shopping even easier.  Central Library Friends of the Madison Public Library The Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Central Library, sells used and donated books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs, generally for $2 or less. Proceeds from sales are used by the Friends of the Madison Public ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 30, 2017
Family is Form
All are welcome for an evening of interactive art! The Bubbler is hosting Family is Form: Made & Remade, featuring brand new artists on all three levels of Central Library on December 1 from 6:00-10:00pm. Artist-in-residence in the Bubbler, Kim Charles Kay will also be showcased throughout the evening, welcoming folks to the 3rd Floor space to make art and explore through various mediums. These exhibits will be available for your viewing pleasure throughout the month of December. Featured ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 27, 2017
Imagine Madison
Do you have ideas about how we can make Madison a better place to live? Imagine Madison is a plan that helps to guide growth and investment in Madison for the next 20 years, and your ideas will help to plan the Madison of tomorrow – and beyond.  Earlier this year, City of Madison asked for your opinions on draft Strategies and the draft Future Land Use Map. This new set of online activities is an opportunity to prioritize Strategies to improve the community, and suggest Actions to ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 27, 2017
Who Matters
Celebrate Who Matters!
 You're invited to celebrate the launch of Madison Public Library and Madison Senior Center’s first-ever joint intergenerational photo exhibit on Friday, December 1 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Senior Center and 6:30-8:00pm at Central Library. Earlier this year, the Library and the Senior Center teamed up with local photographer and Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian and local author Pam Phillips Olson to capture pictures and stories of multigenerational ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 26, 2017
Be Crafty & Stay Cozy
The library fun doesn't stop when the weather gets cold! Stay crafty, creative, and cozy this winter - learn to make homemade gifts, decorate your holiday cards, or find a craft that will warm your heart.  Upcoming Events Nifty Thrifty GiftyDecember 11 from 1:00-2:00pm - Sequoya Library  Make special, one-of-a-kind treasures to keep or to give to your loved ones. Ages 6 & up. Children under 8 must have an adult helper. Registeration required. Sharing Holiday Joy: Card Making ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 21, 2017
Sunday Jazz - All That Jazz
Jazz up your Sundays! Visit Sequoya Library on Sunday afternoons now through December to enjoy a variety of local musicians playing all types of jazz. Sessions go from 1:30-3:30pm with a set break in the middle. Drop in any time! Here's their incredible list of upcoming performers: October 1 | Ken Wheaton (solo acoustic guitar and vocals)October 8 | The Jim Erickson TrioOctober 15 | Bob Kerwin QuartetOctober 22 | The Craig Mason ComboOctober 29 | Minor ChangesNovember 5 | The Marilyn ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
November 20, 2017
Giving Tuesday
Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for a Giving Tuesday celebration at the Harmony Bar and Grill from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 28. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to support the organizations you love and make a difference in your community. This year, support The Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library and help construct a new library for Madison's east side community beginning next year.  The family-friendly happy hour event will ...read more

Posted by Tana on
November 18, 2017
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