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The Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama Continues!

  • Posted on: 13 April 2022
  • By: Robert Freese

The Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama Continues!

 

The Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama continues through May! I will continue showing movies on the second and fourth Thursdays in April and May and we will also have a special movie presentation on the third Thursday in April!  That’s right. More movies! More gimmicks! More “A-Thon!”  and, seriously, way more “O-Rama!”

 

The Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama!

  • Posted on: 1 February 2022
  • By: Robert Freese

The Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama!

 

I hear what you’re saying. “Rob, what is this Mad Movie-A-Thon-O-Rama! thing you've been talking so much about?”

Here’s what’s going on: I was given the opportunity to pick a bunch of cool old movies to show in the Auditorium at the Madison Public Library. I’m going for a retro vibe and chose some crazy-campy flicks from the '50s and '60s that maybe most people aren't overly familiar with so we can have some fun.

Graphic Novels for Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Posted on: 29 September 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15th and October 15th every year in the United States and it's a great time to showcase new books featuring Latinx creators and subjects, I've chosen some of my favorites from our graphics collection below, including some new releases!

 

America Vol. 1: The Life & Times of America Chavez by Gabby Rivera & Joe Quiñones

Batman Day 2021

  • Posted on: 16 September 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Art by Marshall Rogers, Script by Steve Englehart from Batman: Dark Detective, DC Comics, 2005

Batman Day is typically celebrated on the third Saturday in September, which falls on the September 18 this year. The worldwide celebration dates back to 2014 for the 75th anniversary of the character where the first Batman Day was held on July 23rd to coincide with San Diego Comic Con. In honor of the occasion I have complied ten of my favorite stories of the Caped Crusader we currently have available- below you'll find some great stories available in print in our catalog as well as digitally on Hoopla:

Dungeons & Dragons (& Libraries)

  • Posted on: 14 March 2021
  • By: Jon Schafle

Before the onset of the pandemic last year, the Downtown Branch had a weekly meeting for teens to hang out and play board games, as well as Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder thanks to our volunteer Dungeon Master. With things as they are, meetings in person have been cancelled since the library has been back to work but the group has still been meeting virtually to continue to hang out and create new adventures! Utilizing Discord voice chat and Roll20 to facilitate our games remotely Wednesdays from 4-6pm, if you have a teen or are a teen interested in joining the group please contact jschafle@hmcpl.org for more information.

What is Dungeons & Dragons?

30 Days of Kindness Books for Kids

  • Posted on: 1 November 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

Thanksgiving is the time of year when our thoughts should turn to togetherness, unity, and appreciation for each other and our love towards our family and friends. It's a great time to share these ideas with your kids and explore what it means to be a kid and thoughtful person and to help out and celebrate the season I've put together a list of 30 books from our Youth Services collection that show off these ideas of thankfulness, empathy and kindness:

 

♦ Picture Books ♦

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Graphic Novels

  • Posted on: 3 October 2020
  • By: Jon Schafle

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month I wanted to showcase some of the amazing Hispanic comic creators that we have available in print in our adult graphics collection system wide as well as digital editions that are available through Hoopla which you can also access with your library card. There's a huge amount of talented creators in the industry but I limited it to some of my personal favorite stories (I do have a soft spot for silver/bronze age comics) and I hope you'll find some new some titles to explore:

José Luis García-López

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