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Artist Reception
Lakeview Library's featured artist, Melissa Enderle, seeks to preserve and document images of traditional life. Her exhibit "A Portrait in Time" will be available to view at Lakeview Library throughout the month of November.   Get to know the artist and her work at the Gallery Reception at Lakeview Library on Friday November 3 from 5:00-7:30pm with a special presentation at 6pm. Specializing in portraiture, Melissa’s artwork captures the essence of the people and ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 18, 2017
Hawthorne Hootenanny
Hawthorne Library is gearing up for the 4th annual Hawthorne Hootenanny on Saturday, November 4 from 10:00am-1:00pm. All are invited to sing, clap, and dance during this lively celebration of music and play. The Hootenanny will feature performances by local musicians like Dave Landau and Yid Vicious, as well as a square dancing demonstration by members of the Westport Squares of Madison. Artists and community members will host a number of family-friendly activities like screen-printing ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 16, 2017
photo of painting showing mountains and a night sky
In an arresting array of photographs, mixed-media collages, and oil and acrylic paintings, Karen Reppen, Kayliegh Mandt, and Jeff Livesey present “Troika” a new art exhibit at the Sequoya Branch Library, located on the corner of Tokay and Midvale boulevards on Madison’s west side. The show will be running through October. Sometimes, when one person’s fortune turns, so do others. “When I walked in to the library a few weeks ago, I noticed blank walls where artwork is usually displayed,” explains ...read more

Posted by Jake on
October 11, 2017
Book Club Kits
Choosing a book for your next book group meeting can be a challenge! Finding enough copies for all the members of your group just makes it even more complicated. The library has made it easier for you by creating book club kits using donated and withdrawn copies of discussible books and putting all the copies in a canvas bag. Each kit includes discussion questions and information about each author in a folder for each collection. There are at least 8 copies of the book in each kit. Best of all ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 9, 2017
Family Fun Nights
Friday nights are for family at Goodman South Madison Library. From culturally engaging to creatively entertaining, the library has activities that will bring everyone together for a little fun. Family Fun Nights happen weekly on Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm at Goodman South Madison Library.  Upcoming events include: October 6 | Hmong Dancers Learn about Hmong culture and enjoy dancing performed by children and teens in costumes from the Hmong tradition. October 13 | Celebrate India Come ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
October 2, 2017
Lovey Town
Be immersed in art! Beginning in October, you're invited to collaborate on a communal exhibition in the Bubbler Room with Artist-in-Residence, Lovey Town.  Founded in 2013 by artist Michael Velliquette, Lovey Town is a miniature, mobile project space dedicated to the exhibition of small original artworks. Artists participate in the exhibition with their works, and in the form of paper cutouts made from their photographs. Lovey Town exists in multiple formats—through online ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 26, 2017
Beyond the Page
Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever. There are still plenty of chances to celebrate the humanities with Beyond the Page in 2017.  Take a look at some of the upcoming programs taking place at a Madison Public Library in your neighborhood! Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin's Tribal Nations and Communities American Indian nations and tribal communities in Wisconsin ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 21, 2017
Making Spaces
Support making and learning in Madison schools! Making Spaces is an exciting new partnership with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Maker Ed, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Google and YOU to support maker education in public schools. Making and thinking go hand in hand to promote critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement, but can be approached in many different ways. In the first year of the Making Spaces project, six Madison Public schools have worked to design a ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 20, 2017
National Hispanic Heritage Month
It's National Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 19, 2017
Chess Club
Library chess clubs are open to all ages and skill levels! Come and compete against your friends and neighbors, learn something new, and (most of all) have fun. Get involved in a library chess club at a library near you:  Alicia Ashman LibraryMonthly on First and Third Monday: Sept. 18 - Dec. 186:00-8:00pm *Lessons from 6-6:45pm followed by free play from 6:45-8:00pm  Lakeview LibraryMonthly on 2nd & 4th Monday: Sept. 25 - Dec. 116:00-8:00pm Meadowridge LibraryWeekly on Wednesdays ...read more

Posted by Kristen on
September 19, 2017
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