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Beyond the Bubbler
Madison Public Library and Madison-area community centers team up with Madison Community Foundation to create meaningful experiences for Madison’s greatest assets – our children. Madison Community Foundation, along with Madison Public Library and The Bubbler, announced Beyond the Bubbler, a major initiative to provide unique learning experiences for youth who attend Madison-area neighborhood and community centers. This is the fourth major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s 75th more

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August 25, 2017
Think you have treasures? Don't miss your chance to uncover the value of your antiques and collectibles at an appraisal event featuring Mark F. Moran. Sequoya LibrarySaturday, September 91:00-4:30pm Registration is required for this event. Items to be appraised are limited to one per person or family group. There is additional seating for audience only, but this is also subject to registration. To register, please call Sequoya Library at 608-266-6385 or register in person at the library. more

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August 24, 2017
Paul Briskey Art at Ashman
"I say paint what you love, and I paint Madison." Enjoy the whimsical, spontaneous, and impressionistic works of local artist Paul Briskey. His exhibit Madison Around Town, features original watercolor art of some of the best spots in the city. His work will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from September to October. About Paul Briskey Paul Briskey was born in Madison, WI, but lived in southern New Jersey through middle school. He was inspired early on when the Philadelphia Museum more

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August 23, 2017
Amazing Amulet Parties
Read Like a Badger this summer! Complete your Summer Reading bingo cards and earn a golden ticket for entry into an Amazing Amulet Party near you. Amazing Amulet Parties are a special Bubbler Jr. making experience just for summer readers.  You can visit any party location throughout the month of August, and present your golden ticket for a chance to craft your own victory amulet. Take your amulet home with you, or add it to the library's display of victors for all to see and marvel at the more

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August 16, 2017
Challenges, movie nights, and clubs - there are countless ways for kids to take their love of Legos to a new level at the library. LEGO Master Builder ChallengeAugust 15 | 2:00-4:00pm | Sequoya Library Stretch those Lego building brains kids! Show your Lego skills in our Master Builder design challenge. Legos will be provided by the library and constructions will be put on display and judged before our showing of the Lego Batman Movie for a prize. No registration necessary.  Family Movie more

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August 9, 2017
There's a lot of health information out there! Sometimes it's hard to know where to start, let alone make sense of it all. Madison Public Library has a number of resources and events that can help you feel empowered in all areas of wellness.  Stay informed, find community, and reach your wellness goals with the library! Upcoming Events Food Preservation & SafetyAugust 10, 5:30-8:30pm - Pinney Library UW-Extension speaker, Deb Neubauer, will present on food preservation and safety more

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August 8, 2017
Jennie Bastian, Artist in Residence
Take a step back and gain a new perspective with the Bubbler's new Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Bastian. Throughout August and September, Bastian is recreating the comfort and security of domestic space within the library that will serve as a backdrop for problem solving workshops. Everyone is invited to participate – library patrons and the general public. Big or small, silly or serious – bring your problems and brainstorm solutions. Tea will be available at all times of day, and the domestic more

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August 3, 2017
Get more familiar with technology! The library offers one-on-one computer help and additional workshops to help you better understand computer basics, the Internet, communication tools, Microsoft programs, and so much more.  Upcoming Events All of these events are free but some do require an appointment. Be sure to check the calendar for more details and a complete look at what's coming up. Drop-in Computer Help Central LibraryMondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, August 14 - September more

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August 1, 2017
Spanish Storytime
¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos en español! Para niños de 3 a 6 años de edad. Nos enfocamos en la alfabetización temprana a través de la lectura, la música y el juego. Please join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish, focused on building early literacy skills for Spanish speakers ages 3 - 6. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming Events Pinney LibrarySaturdays: October 28, November 18, December 16 | 10:30-11:15am Goodman South Madison LibrarySaturdays: September 23, more

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August 1, 2017
Yoga for Kids
Yoga isn't just for adults! Children of all ages can benefit from a little stretching, breathing, and movement.  The library is hosting several yoga events just for kids to enjoy. All events are free, but registration may be required.  Storybook Yoga | Monroe Street Library Monroe Street Library and Kula Yoga & Wellness are hosting Storybook Yoga at the library. We'll read books and act them out using yoga poses like Downward Facing Dog, Frog, Tree, and Guitar. This is a more

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July 31, 2017
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