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Children reading to a dog
"Dog days of summer" takes on a whole new meaning! Reading to dogs helps children learn to read. Children grades K to 5 are invited to bring a favorite book to read aloud to a furry friend. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave., June 6 and Aug. 1, 1:30 to 3PM Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave., June 13, July 11, and Aug. 8, 2 to 3PM Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St. June 27 and July 25, 11AM to 12:30PM Contact more

Posted by Courtney on
May 19, 2015
The Central Library Children's Room will be closed evenings - after 6:00 pm - for construction Monday, May 18 thru Thursday, May 21 to make improvements to the sound experience in the room and throughout the stairway area. Staff will be able to retrieve books for patrons, if needed. Regular hours - Monday thru Thursday: 9-9; Friday: 9-6; Saturday: 9-5 - will resume on Friday, May 22. more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
American Flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Sunday and Monday for Memorial Day weekend. Sunday, May 24 Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Sunday hours at Pinney, Sequoya and more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 16, 2015
Bring along your favorite motto or quotation and learn hand lettering techniques to create a unique work of art. This series of Bubbler workshops will be led by artists from the State Street shop Anthology. For teens and adults Thursday, May 28, 4:00-6:00 pm at Hawthorne Library (Register HERE) Wednesday, June 10, 6:00-8:00pm at Monroe Street Library (Register HERE) Thursday, June 18, 6:00-8:00pm at Pinney Library (Register HERE) The Bubbler program is supported by a grant from the Institute more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 12, 2015
Top Gun movie poster
Pinney Library is screening six summer blockbuster movies from the 70's and 80's in HD. Whether you are re-living old favorites or watching for the first time, these hot hits from summers past are sure to please.  Enjoy popcorn generously provided by Friends of the Pinney Library while you watch for free on the big screen. JAWS   Tuesday, May 12  6:30 pm TOP GUN   Tuesday, June 9  6:30 pm BIG   Saturday, June 27  2:00 pm DIE HARD more

Posted by Jaime on
May 8, 2015
Adrienne Michel Sager
Visit the Alicia Ashman Library on Saturday, May 23rd from 1 - 3 pm for a book reading and signing with author Adrienne Michel Sager. A bilingual (English/French) writer, art historian, artist and photographer, Adrienne Michel Sager received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, where she was awarded both the Vilas and E.B. Fred Fellowships. She has taught college courses in medieval and renaissance art and led art history tours to Europe for twenty-one years, taking over five hundred more

Posted by Emily on
May 7, 2015
Rain Wilson
The Bubbler is excited to introduce its latest Artist-in-Residence: collage and performance artist Rain Wilson. Creative & Academic Advisor in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative (OMAI) at UW-Madison, Rain Wilson specializes in community justice initiatives, and will be faciliating a series of Art Ignite Community Workshops held in Central Library's Bubbler (ground floor): Wednesday April 29, 7:30-9:00pm Thursday May 14, 6:00-8:00pm Thursday May 21, 6:00-8:00pm The workshops will more

Posted by Sean - Central on
May 5, 2015
Please join the Goodman South Madison Library and the Urban League of Greater Madison as they co-host a reception for renowned opera singer Gwendolyn Brown at the Urban League of Greater Madison (2222 S. Park Street) on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 pm. Gwendolyn Brown's operatic performances of traditional, 20th century, and even the avant guard have earned her consistent critical acclaim. Ms. Brown has performed for many of the top opera companies and symphonies in the United States, as well as more

Posted by Emily on
April 28, 2015
Pinney Library is pleased to welcome the 2015-2016 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser for a reading and book signing. Thursday, April 30 7:00-8:30 pm Kimberly Blaeser is an esteemed essayist, playwright, and fiction writer, as well as an inspiring poet and teacher. Her writing evokes the images of her Anishinaabe ancestry and her childhood on Minnesota's White Earth Reservation. Dr. Blaeser's poems have been described as "small sure lights in the darkness -- poems to lead us home" by more

Posted by Jaime on
April 27, 2015
May 1st and 2nd is HeroCon at the Central Library! HeroCon is an all-ages celebration of comics, games, and geek culture. Running in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day (with handouts of comics provided by Westfield Comics), the event will also include Superhero Trivia, a Cosplay costume contest, board games, and free comic books!    For the full schedule, visit our HeroCon page. more

Posted by Tina - Central on
April 22, 2015
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