Adult Summer Library Reading Program – Win a Kindle Paperwhite!
This year’s adult summer reading program, Literary Elements, combines science and literature. Adults (ages 18 and older) can sign up at the circulation desk. Then for each book, audiobook, or magazine checked out (up to five per day), you receive an entry for a weekly prize drawing. Your entries will also go into the box for the grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. This year’s grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite!
Also, win a free smoothie from Crossroads Coffeehouse by participating in our weekly Quizzes & Games Contest. Each week, pick up a new game sheet, complete it, and return it to the library by 2:00 PM on Saturday of the same week. Winners are notified the following Monday. Registration is not necessary for this contest, but you must be 18 or older to participate.
For questions, call 798-3881 and ask for Kris or stop by the circulation desk.
Youth Summer Library Program 2014
Fizz, Boom, Read!
Carpe Librum Book Group
Thursday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group on Thursday, July 31 at 6:00 PM to discuss Sherman Alexie's poignant and poetic novel, Reservation Blues. Alexie spins the fictional tale of Robert Johnson's adventure at a new crossroads in a small town called Wellpinit, Washington. It is here that he comes to seek out Big Mom, a local medicine woman, and, in so doing, leaves his famous guitar in the hands of misfit storyteller Thomas Builds-the-Fire.
Open Music Jam
Do you have a guitar gathering dust? Are you a harmonica player without a band? Don’t play an instrument, but like to sing or simply listen? Stop by the library on Thursday nights at 6:00 and join other area musicians in a weekly music jam! From beginner to way good, all abilities welcome!
Beyond the Page
Join the Beyond the Page campaign, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever. Please help support our library's access to funding for future programs.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
The library system's Overdrive eBook collection is now compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and Reader as well as other mobile devices. To get started right away go to the Digital Download Center.