Local Events in Madison, Wisconsin

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One-on-One Writing Assistance
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Free one-on-one coaching sessions for writing projects of any kind, including school assignments, resumes and cover letters, personal letters, applications, forms, newsletters, articles, memoirs, poems or any other kind of writing. Call 246-4548 to make a 60-minute appointment. This free service is provided by the UW-Madison Writing Center.



When: Jun 4, 2015 4:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Super Smash Bros. WiiU Teen Tournament Qualifying Round
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000

Think you have what it takes to be Madison Public Library's Super Smash Bros. WiiU champ? Prove it at our summer teen tournament! On-site registration and practice rounds begin at 2:30, with the Tournament promptly beginning at 3. Up to 20 spots available, first come first serve.

First, second, and third place winners are eligible to compete in the all-city championship on August 12th.

See a full list of rules and other details at madisonpubliclibrary.org/teens/tournament.



When: Jul 16, 2015 2:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Super Smash Bros. WiiU Teen Tournament Qualifying Round
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:30:00 +0000

Think you have what it takes to be Madison Public Library's Super Smash Bros. WiiU champ? Prove it at our summer teen tournament! On-site registration and practice rounds begin at 2:30, with the Tournament promptly beginning at 3. Up to 20 spots available, first come first serve.

First, second, and third place winners are eligible to compete in the all-city championship on August 12th.

See a full list of rules and other details at madisonpubliclibrary.org/teens/tournament.



When: Jul 9, 2015 2:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Film Screening: FOOD PATRIOTS + Q&A with Robert Pierce
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:00:00 +0000

In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of the acclaimed film FOOD PATRIOTS followed by a Q&A with Robert Pierce. This film played to sold-out audiences at the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Meadowridge Library free of charge. Run time is 72 minutes.

Robert Pierce was born and raised on Madison's South side. As the owner of Half the 40 Acres, he has been growing and selling produce for over 20 years. Robert started as a vendor at the South Madison Farmers Market in 2002 and has been the Market Manager since 2003. Robert is also the Coordinator of Growing Power Madison. He is a community leader and advocate in the development of sustainable locally grown food systems.

Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser describes FOOD PATRIOTS:
Jeff Spitz's journey through the world of organic local foods and "grow-your-own" backyard farming documents the story of his own family and how, after his son's bout with a serious food-derived illness, they became involved in a grassroots movement to rid our food of antibiotics and genetic modifications. The film itself is as appealingly homemade and organic as the local foods it celebrates. Chock full of vivid encounters with informed and relatable interviewees such as Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg and Growing Power's Robert Pierce,Food Patriots takes place on the front lines of local organic movements from the UW-Madison Athletics Department to the south side of Madison and the south side of Chicago, and from the Capitol Farmers Market to the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.. Both an inspirational missive about the fight to change the way we think about the food we eat and a charmingly ragged first-person documentary essay, Food Patriots captures many small, genuine moments as Spitz guides us gently through the discoveries he's made since first dipping his toe into this important subject. Entertaining, humorous, and informative, this is a film to see before you take your next trip to the grocery store.

Doors open at 1:30 pm.

This event is funded in part through a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Madison Community Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.beyondthepage.info.



When: Aug 22, 2015 2:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Night Light - Gravity and Ghost Stories
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000

Join the Bubbler and the Wisconsin Book Festival for a thrilling night of horror, camp, and crafts.

Author Adam Rockoff will be here with his new book "The Horror of it all: One Moviegoer's Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead."

Be awed by the supernatural with an art opening "Gravity" by Jeremy Wineber.

Make a Camp Bubbler craft and hope to survive the night to send it home to mom.

Goulish drinks from Forequarter.



When: Jul 10, 2015 8:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Book Baby
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:30:00 +0000

(For babies ages 0 - 15 months.) Enjoy stories, songs and activities. One adult per baby is required. Class length is 15 minutes with time after for play and conversation.



When: Jun 16, 2015 11:30:00 AM in Madison, Wisconsin

Film Screening: TIMBUKTU
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:00:00 +0000

In partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival, the library is pleased to present a screening of the acclaimed foreign film TIMBUKTU. This film played to sold-out audiences at the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival. It is being presented at Pinney Library free of charge. Run time is 97 minutes.

Wisconsin Film Festival Senior Programmer Mike King describes TIMBUKTU:
Nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year's Academy Awards and winner of two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, Timbuktu is the most universally acclaimed African film of the decade. Inspired by real events, this incomparably moving portrait of a cattle herder fending off jihadists in northern Mali unfolds during a fundamentalist occupation that enforces bans against sports, music, and laughter. Master director Abderrahmane Sissako (Bamako, WFF 2007, Waiting for Happiness, WFF 2003) weaves together stories that capture all the absurdity, hypocrisy, and terror of living under an occupation. Yet at the same time, his film is also lyrical, gorgeous, and exalting-Sissako locates the warm human poetry that exists even under these conditions, loading Timbuktu with ravishing imagery and transcendent music as an overwhelmingly powerful protest against fundamentalism. "A work of almost breathtaking visual beauty, it manages to ravish the heart while dazzling the eye simultaneously, neither at the expense of the other" (Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com). Winner of seven César Awards (the French Oscar equivalent), including Best Film, Director, Writer, Cinematography, and Music.

Seating is available for 50 attendees; doors open at 6:30 pm.

This event is funded in part through a grant from Beyond the Page, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Madison Community Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.beyondthepage.info.



When: Sep 16, 2015 7:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Super Smash Bros. WiiU Teen Tournament Qualifying Round
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:30:00 +0000

Think you have what it takes to be Madison Public Library's Super Smash Bros. WiiU champ? Prove it at our summer teen tournament! On-site registration and practice rounds begin at 2:30, with the Tournament promptly beginning at 3. Up to 20 spots available, first come first serve.

First, second, and third place winners are eligible to compete in the all-city championship on August 12th.

See a full list of rules and other details at madisonpubliclibrary.org/teens/tournament.



When: Aug 6, 2015 2:30:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

VA Outreach
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:00 +0000



When: Jun 4, 2015 1:00:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - 5/30/2015 - 5/30/2015

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer ever created. Your participation in this event helps us provide significant funds and bring awareness about breast cancer to our local community. Whether you walk, run, volunteer or donate, your support is helping us save lives and provide priceless support to those in need.


5/30/2015
5/30/2015
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Willow Island
komenmadison.org


When: May 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM to May 30, 2015 12:00:00 AMin Madison, Wisconsin