“The Music Man” Guthrie Theater

Music Man

“The Music Man” is now playing at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The Madison, Canby, Dawson, and Granite Falls libraries will be sponsoring a free bus trip to see this wonderful show on July 18.  We are leaving early so we can take in a tour of the behind the scenes back stage. You need to stop at your library to sign up for the trip.

Summer isn’t complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. (We love when he falls head over heels for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into an honest man.) But you’ve never seen it here and there’s no better time than the present to experience this all-American gem. Overflowing with heart and a parade of toe-tapping songs including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Till There Was You” and “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this Tony-winning classic is family entertainment at its best

“This project is funded in whole or part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.”

 

MOO! Traveling Trunk Show

moo   MOO !  TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW JULY 30, 2015 7:00 P.M. DAWSON MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM Join author David Larochelle, and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and the Cow-the star of their book MOO!-for a one-of-a-kind show! After interviewing Cow about her travels, David and Mike will share a puppet show retelling of MOO!, get everyone dancing with some original music, and follow up with group storytelling and drawing activity.  Don’t miss out on this moo-velous opportunity for fun. Suitable for families and groups with children 0-6, show about 45 minutes. The show is free and open to all the public.

MINNESOTA STATE GRASSLANDS MONTH

Why protect native prairie?

MN Grasslands books2                 

Prior to European settlement, Minnesota had more than 18 million acres of prairie.  Our prairie was part of the largest ecosystem in North America, stretching from Canada to Mexico and from the Rocky Mountains to Indiana.  A wealth of diverse species, habitats, and cultures thrived there.  Today, less than two percent of Minnesota’s native prairie remains.  It is the most endangered habitat in North America.  In honor of Minnesota Grassland Month, the Department of Natural Resources has donated to the library a large selection of new books on native prairie landscapes.  Come check them out and see how you can help preserve what is left of our natural prairie land!

 

Fagen Air Show and Museum Free Bus Trip

Fagen Air Show
The library will be sponsoring a free bus ride to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum and Air Show on June 20, 2015. Madison patrons board the bus in front of the Madison Library at 10:20 AM. Stop in at the library to sign up for the bus trip.

Ride includes free tickets to get into the air show, the WWII museum, & Craig Morgan concert at 8:00 PM. There are battle reenactments at 1:00, Air Show at 3:00, Concert at 8:00. There will be a vote as to whether to stay for the whole concert and night Air Show following the concert. You will have time to go through the museum between the air show and the concert.

Merchandise, Food and Beverages are available on site as well as hats, 18 month calendars, shirts and much more. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs.

Fagen poster (more…)

TEEN TECH WEEK – March 8 -14

TEEN TECH WEEK

“Libraries are for Making…”

That’s the Theme during YALSA’s TEEN TECH WEEK!

Open to kids ages 13 -18

See Latain about this years project:  BRUSHBOTS!

“What I Love About My Library!”

15 Kids posted what they love/like about their library here in Madison!  Posts included: the computers, the librarian, reading, the books, easy place to do homework, the Wii, X-Box, the reading area,  the Harry Potter series, the librarians treat me great and it’s Fun and Exciting.  We did a random drawing from the cards and pulled the name:  Tyler F. as Winner of the bag of chocolate “Kisses”!  CONGRATULATIONS TYLER and THANKS KIDS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE FUN!

ALSO… CONGRATULATIONS TYLER F. again for winning the box of chocolate “Hugs” & “Kisses” in participating in the Tweens Blind Date With a Book!

Book Your Winter Getaway at the Madison Library

Snowman-ColorThe 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program “Book Your Winter Getaway” is happening now at the Madison Public Library.  The program runs from January 12 to April 12.  Come in to the library to sign up.  Participation is easy: simply read 10 books from our library before the program is done and you receive a prize!  Come in & register today!