Dakota 38+2 Community Dinner

Saturday, December 14th
1-3pm
DSU Underground
(located in the lower level of the Trojan Center)

 This event is FREE!

Join Dakota State University, President Borofsky in welcoming the Dakota 38 +2 Riders and guests for a community dinner and program

Yankton Sioux Tribal artist and DSU alumni
Jerry Fogg
will share his insights in regards to the Dakota 38 and their impact within his own work

Event Sponsors are:
The Madison Public Library
Friends of the Madison Public Library
Dakota State University
DSU Diversity Services
The Karl E. Mundt Library and Learning Commons
The Mundt Foundation
Madison Area Arts Council




Join us in celebrating the Christmas season 
with some parties* and crafts!


Crafts

Ages 3 through 5th Grade
(No Sign Up Necessary)

Friday December 6th & 13th
3:00-4:00pm

Friday December 20th
1:00-2:00pm
BONUS: Movie 2:00-3:45pm Despicable Me 2




(Rated PG)

Questions or Concerns contact Dana @ 256-7525


*More information on parties located in the left hand column of this page.



Upcoming Film Screening @ DSU


Join us as we screen the documentary film 'Dakota 38'

Saturday, December 7th at 1pm
Mundt Foundation at DSU
(located in the lower level of the Karl E. Mundt Library)

This event FREE!  
Refreshments will be provided
film content is considered appropriate for mature audiences. 

Special guests Perry Little, Dakota 38 Eagle Staff Carrier, and John Beheler, the Executive Director of Dakota Indian Foundation, will be on hand to answer questions and provide their insights on the history of the ride itself and the history of the Dakota 38.

Also, at this time, we will also be collecting a donation of nonperishable food items to support the Dakota 38 riders needs. 

Examples items include:
  • energy bars
  • granola
  • 'Tanka' products
  • beef jerky
  • Gatorade-type drinks
  • hot-coca mix
Event Sponsors are: 
The Madison Public Library
Friends of the Madison Public Library
Dakota State University
DSU Diversity Services
The Karl E. Mundt Library and Learning Commons
The Mundt Foundation
Madison Area Arts Council



Book Discussions 2014


Looking to join a book club to read and learn from others?  It is the opportune time to join in.  The Madison Public Library book clubs will be meeting


Thursday, November 21st 
at 1:30pm and 7pm 


to discuss what the groups will read for the 2014 year!  So come and enjoy the company and bring your suggestions to share! 

MHS needs your books - SUCCESS!

The MHS and Worldwide Book Drive has been a complete and total success! In two weeks time, you managed to fill the donation box at the library not once - but TWICE! As you can see, it is overflowing! We'd like to say THANK YOU for your support to continue to spread literacy around the world! 

One more thing - You still have the rest of today (11/13/13) to donate as MHS students will be here tomorrow to haul your donations away tomorrow morning!


Friends of the Library! - Meeting

Remember filling out the "Friends of the Library" Survey?

We'll the Madison Public Library is happy to inform you that after much preparation that the group will have it's 1st EVER organizational meeting!

This meeting is for EVERYONE, who is interested in being involved! 

Where: Library Meeting Room
When: Monday, November 4th 
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm


Friends of the Madison Public Library is a group of people who appreciate and want to support the Madison Public Library in an organized, happy way!

What can you do at the meeting: 


  • Step up to be on the friends of the library board
  • Sign up to help with upcoming library events
  • Put up your ideas on what the friends can do to support the library


If you want to come but are unable, contact us and let us know your interests! 

friendsofmadisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com
or check them out on Facebook!





MHS Needs YOUR Books!


The Madison Public Library is serving as a donation drop of site for the Madison High School who are collecting new and used books of all types! 

A box will be available for donations 
October 29th to November 12th, 2013


The goal is to donate over 550,000 books to qualified organizations in 2013, and MHS needs your help!

Students and teachers all over have donated thousands of books for this cause. Over 2,800,000 books have already been distributed worldwide.



Want to learn more? Visit:  www.worldwidebooks.org 
If you have any other questions, 
please contact Madison High School 

From the Shelves...


Are you wondering what NEW Books have come into the library for your reading delight?








*For Kids/Teens* 


Check out our Facebook page October 2013

See a book you like or want?  Comment on the photo on Facebook, call, email, or stop in to inquire about its availability. 

605-256-7525
Children's Librarian: dneu@sdln.net

*For Adults* 


Check out the "New Books" shelf  in the left column of this page

Want to check whether it is on the shelf for you to enjoy?  call, email, or stop in!

605-256-7525
madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com


Also, there is a "Coming Soon Books" shelf at the bottom of the left column of this page

This shelf is a place for advance notice of books to be added to our collection as they arrive on each title's respective publication date. *NOTE* the date could be up to a year in advance.


Want to put your name on the list to read a title? call, email, or stop in!


605-256-7525
madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Fall Storytime is about to begin....



Fall Sessions will run from 
September 16th - November 4th  
Sessions are as follows:
Monday evenings
6:30 pm . . . . . . 3 yr. olds
7:00 pm . . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Tuesday mornings
11:00 am . . . . . 3 yr. olds
11:30 am . . . . . 4 & 5 yr. olds
Questions or concerns? Contact Dana Neu @ 256.7525 or dneu@sdln.net

September: @Your Library


Stop in ask, learn, and grow! 


Madison Public Library
209 E Center St 
Madison, SD 57042
605-266-7525
madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com

September Book Discussions


Join us for book discussions at the Madison Public Library on Thursday, September 19th.

    The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to talk about
Neither Wolf Nor Dog [Author: Kent Nerburn]

     The evening group will meet at 7:00 pm to discuss 
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society [Author: Amy Hill Hearth]


     Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk in the Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

August Book Discussion


2013 One Book South Dakota Selection

The Long-Shining Waters 
by: Danielle Sosin 

"Lake Superior, the north country, the great fresh-water expanse. Frigid. Lethal. Wildly beautiful.  The Long-Shining Waters gives us three stories whose characters are separated by centuries and circumstance, yet connected across time by the place they inhabit."


Join us Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00pm 


Guest moderator, Dr. John Nelson, English Professor at Dakota State University will be leading discussion. 

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk in the library.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Summer Event Thursday!


Phil Baker Performance
PLUS Big Diggin' Machines!
When: Thursday, July 18th
Big Machines on display from 4:30-6:30pm
Phil Baker performance @ 5:30pm
Where: Library Park

Crafternoon Thursday!



 Join us July 11th for CRAFTERNOON!

4pm to 6pm

Kids ages 3 thru 4th grade are welcome to stop at the library and make a variety of crafts.

This will be a "make it, take it event," (sort of like an open house) so you can come and go as it works for you. 

No sign-up necessary.
Questions? Send an email to dneu@sdln.net.

$Dollar-A-Day$ Boys
You are invited to a program of stories and songs performed by Bill Jamerson remembering the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Madison Public Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m.

Next Tuesday, Bill Jamerson, author, musicial and film maker, will present his program celebrating the Dollar-A-Day Boys at the Public Library.

Dollar-A-Day Boys was the name given to the young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.  The CCC program created by the federal government paid the young men $1.00 a day with $25.00 sent home to their families each month.  The CCC provided employment to more than 26,500 South Dakota men during the Depression.  Imagine being 17 years old in 1935.  Food is scarce, and jobs are non-existent.  The chance to earn $1.00 a day would be a wonderful opportunity.  Hear more about the men who served in the CCC at the Library next Tuesday.

Learn more at:  http://www.williamjamerson.com/

June Book Discussions



 Join us for book discussions at the Madison Public Library on Thursday, June 27th 


The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to talk about The Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Society.

The evening group will meet at 7:00 pm to discuss The Namesake.

Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk in the Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


May Book Discussion Groups

A reminder that book discussion groups will meet at the Library on Thursday, May 16...

The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to discuss Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table.  Copies of this book are still available at the circulation desk.

 The topic of the evening discussion will be Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn.

Anyone is welcome to attend.


Have you tried out Madison Public Library's digital collections?

If you haven't given our digital collections a try, you'll find links to all of our downloadable ebooks, audio books, and digital magazines services on our website.

Find helpful instructions to all of our downloadable services at this page:
http://madisonpubliclibrary.blogspot.com/p/download-ebooks-and-audio-books.html

To get started using Overdrive (South Dakota Titles To Go) check out this YouTube Video:


Please feel free to call (256-7525) or stop in with your questions.

You're Invited to World Book Night

The Madison Public Library invites you to a reception celebrating
World Book Night
Each year on April 23 book givers go out into their communities and give away free books to encourage reading and touching lives.

Want to know more?  

Reception on Tuesday, April 16th
Time:  7 pm

Celebrate Nat'l Library Week With Us

National Library Week
April 14th - 20th

Annual Book Sale Continues
@ the Karl E. Mundt Library - New items added daily

April 15th - 16th - Storytime 
. . Monday    6:30 - 7pm (3yr olds)
                     7 - 7:30pm (4-5yr olds)
. . Tuesday    11 - 11:30am (3yr olds)
                     11:30 - Noon (4-5yr olds)

April 15th - 19th - Morning Coffee & Treats - 10am-Noon

April 15th, 16th, 18th - Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazine demonstrations
Our resident expert Melanie Argo will demonstrate the library's downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.  See schedule below.*

April 16th - World Book Night Reception - Beginning at 7pm
Bring two books to exchange with someone else.  Food, games, prizes & fun.
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*The following is the schedule for "Virtual Library" demonstrations:

Monday, April 15th
10am – 10:45am Zinio Magazines
10:45am- 11:15 am OneClick Digital Audio books
11:15am – 12:15pm Axis360 Ebooks
12:15pm – 1pm SD Titles to Go Ebooks

Wednesday, April 17th
2pm – 2:45pm Zinio Magazines
2:45pm-3:30pm OneClick Digital Audio books
3:30pm-4:15pm Axis360 Ebooks
4:15pm- 5pm SD Titles to Go Ebooks

Thursday, April 18th
6pm – 6:45pm Zinio Magazines
6:45pm-7:30pm OneClick Digital Audio books
7:30pm-8:15pm Axis360 Ebooks
8:15pm-9pm SD Titles to Go Ebooks

March Book Discussions


Join us for book discussions at the Madison Public Library on Thursday, April 18.

    The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to talk about The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

     The evening group will meet at 7:00 pm to discuss The Dovekeepers.

     Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk in the Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


Let's Move South Dakota Exhibit at Madison Public Library

We are pleased to be hosting the Let's Move South Dakota exhibit at the Library from now thru March 18th.  Your whole family is encouraged to come in from the cold to play and learn about healthy habits.

"Let's Move South Dakota is a traveling hands-on exhibit that will inspire you to get active, eat healthy, and feel good.

Six fun hands-on station based on the Lets Move action steps for kids will help families and children make choices that result in healthy weight."

February is love your library month!

Special events at the Madison Public Library in February...
  • Monday morning coffee.
  • Weekly drawings and eReader grand prize.
  • Sweetheart booksale.  Take home a bundle of romance paperbacks.
  • Food for fines.  Pay off library fines with nonperishable food items for the Lake County Food Pantry.
  • No fines on you card?  Take home an extra DVD or video game.
  • Check our Facebook page for kids' events.

February Book Discussions

Join us at the Madison Public Library for book discussions on Thursday, February 21st.

     The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to discuss Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Copies of this book are available at the Library and as a downloadable book on South Dakota Titles to Go.
     The evening group meets at 7:00 pm to discuss Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen.  Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk in the Library.
   
      Everyone is invited to join in these discussions.

Friends of the Library

Are you one of them?
Let us know by coming in and completing a short, very friendly survey and receive a complimentary book bag.

January Book Discussions

The book discussion will be meeting on January 24.  The afternoon group will meet at 1:30 pm to discuss Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden.  This is a nonfiction book about two society girls from New York who go to teach in a remote town in Colorado in 1916.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.

The evening discussion group will meet at 7:00 pm.  Please read any book that has been made into a movie, and, if possible, watch the movie.  There is a list of books that have been made into movies at the circulation desk.  This list includes only those titles that the Library also owns the movie based on the book.