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Madison Central Library

201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
608-266-6300 http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/central

February 2015

ACT Ride Info Session

February 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Informational This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Please join us at this information sharing session. This will be a perfect occasion to bring yourself and some friends to learn about this year's Wisconsin AIDS Ride. If you register for the ride at this or other information sharing sessions, you will receive a 50% discount off your registration fees. Hope to see you and all your friends…

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October 2015

Wisconsin Book Festival

October 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - October 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Festival * Informational This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Local and national authors join book lovers to celebrate the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, happening October 22-25, 2015, in and around Madison's Central Library in downtown Madison. Pulitzer Prize winners such as Adam Johnson and David Maraniss and New York Times bestselling author Azar Nafisi mix with local authors and readers during four-day event that allows attendees to meet authors, discover new books or favorite…

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WBF: “Bad Kid” reading by David Crabb

October 23, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Lecture * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Filled with the music and popular culture of the late-eighties and early-nineties, this refreshingly honest and hilarious coming-of-age memoir from comedian, storyteller, and The Moth host David Crabb tells a universally resonant story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio, Texas. Bad Kid is as laugh-out-loud funny as it is poignant. Crabb’s journey through adolescence captures the essence…

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Madison Zine Fest: Madison Print & Resist 2015

October 31, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Festival This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBT community Madison Print & Resist is a day-long festival of zines, political print media, artisanal books, grassroots journals, and experimental publications. The event will be held on Saturday, October 31st at the Central Branch of the Madison Public Library downtown, from 11AM to 5PM. Workshops, presentations, and activities involving print media and paper arts will be scheduled throughout the day. Dozens of regional artists, makers, designers, and writers will…

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November 2015

Trans Monologues & Gender Spectrum Open Mic

November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Performance * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Come join the entire Madison community at Madison Central Library for this annual night of honest expression about the joys and trials of being anywhere on or off the gender-variant spectrum. Be part of the audience or present and witness these fierce trans and gender non-conforming folks share their experiences of navigating rigid gender norms and…

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September 2016

Launch of Lithium Jesus: A Memoir of Mania

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Reading * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join Charles Monroe-Kane for the launch of his new, riveting memoir, LITHIUM JESUS, in the Community Room of the Madison Central Public Library on Mifflin, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Book Festival. More event details here: http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/events/lithium-jesus-memoir-mania “A young man grapples with bipolar ‘voices’ via religion, hedonism, activism, and Lithium. In his debut, Monroe-Kane, a Peabody Award–winning public radio producer, brings a fresh perspective to familiar…

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October 2016

Wisconsin Book Festival

October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Reading * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Take part in Wisconsin’s premier literary event October 20-23, 2016. This year the Wisconsin Book Festival will host nearly 70 events with opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. With so much fun packed into four days, you'll want to come early and stay late! Whether your reading interests range from Shakespeare to science to great new fiction,…

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November 2016

Eileen Myles reading/discussion: “I Must Be Living Twice”

November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Informational * Reading This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Presented in partnership with the FELIX Series of New Writing, Eileen Myles will discuss their latest book of poetry I Must Be Living Twice and their 1994 novel Chelsea Girls. I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet’s previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect their sardonic, unapologetic, and…

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December 2016

Tactile Textiles: Colors and Culture

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibit * Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community New works by students in Meeta Mastani’s “Tactile Textiles – From 2D to 3D” course will be unveiled as part of The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library’s Night Light series. The opening of the 3rd floor show will feature two performances of "Rubedo" – a collaborative dance piece created by Li Chiao-Ping Dance in response to Meeta's work. The exhibition “Tactile Textiles: Colors and…

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February 2017

Access Denied: Creating accessible nightlife

February 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Informational * Music * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community What does accessible nightlife look like? First we’re going to talk about it, then we’re going to dance about it. Access Denied is a dance party preceded by a panel discussion on Madison nightlife. We will dig into the ways people -- specifically people of color, women, transgender people, queer people, disAbled people, people with addictions, and youth…

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Random Acts of Kindness Interactive Art Workshop

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$5 – $20

Type: * Informational * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community In this drop-in event, artists from across Wisconsin will be joining us for an interactive art workshop. For this unique event, each artist will be setting up a station for participants to create art or pieces for random acts of kindness. Featured artists: Jennifer Bastian: As a photographer, Jennifer has a gift for composition. She is an emotional archivist, gifted in curating a…

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March 2017

Future of ObamaCare/the ACA

March 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Informational This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Public meeting "THE FUTURE OF OBAMACARE/THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: WHAT'S AT STAKE IN WISCONSIN?" Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30-8:00pm, room 302 Madison Central Library. Speaker = Jon Peacock, Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. A chance to learn about what Congress might do to healthcare & why it is important for everyone to know and act. Room 302 Madison Central Library

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Wikipedia Art + Feminism Editathon

March 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Activism This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Bubbler Room, Central Public Library, Madison, WI March 11, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM Public encouraged to attend Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content…

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June 2017

“Real Boy” screening and panel

June 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Film * Informational This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents "Real Boy," a film by Shaleece Haas Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703 "Real Boy" is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a…

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July 2017

Bike the Art Tour

July 8, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibit * Informational * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library are pleased to announce the July Bike the Art tour schedule. Bike the Art is a monthly curated bicycle tour of Madison’s arts offerings. Organized by ALL, The Bubbler, VEA Events and Madison Community Discourse, in collaboration with local artists, arts organizations and businesses, Bike the Art encourages participation in…

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Bike the Art July 2017

July 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibit * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join us for Madison's #BikeTheArt tour on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Bike the Art is a monthly curated bicycle tour of local art spaces. As always, come for all or part of the tour. It's free and open to the public. SCHEDULE: 1:30-2:00pm The Bubbler at Madison Public Library: Memory Cloths Circle - take home portable embroidery kit! 2:25-3:30pm Madison Circus Space - Try…

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GSAFE Trans & GNC Clothing Exchange

July 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Hosted by GSAFE's Youth Leadership Board and held in room 302 of the Madison Central Library, the clothing exchange event is open to all trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth in middle or high school. Everything's free, chic, and coordinated by LGBTQ+ youth for LGBTQ+ youth. Come swap clothing and accessories, as well as pick up transitional wear…

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September 2017

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Informational * Reading This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books, will come to speak about his book, "Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask". He will also talk about his work as a professor and an Ojibwe tribal member. More information about local book discussions of Treuer's book can be found at http://www.beyondthepage.info/get-know-our-neighbors-wisconsins-tribal-nations-and-communities. This event is…

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October 2017

Ex Libris Volume VII: Beer & Bites

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$75

Type: * Fundraiser * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join us for a fundraiser supporting Madison Public Library. Guests will have the opportunity to sample beer from Wisconsin breweries, as well as food from local restaurants and food artisans. This combination of local food and craft beer is a one-of-a-kind experience that is not to be missed.

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Afterword: Ex Libris Late-Night

October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25

Type: * Music * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community New this year, Afterword will include opportunities to sample beer and snack on late-night munchies from Bel Air Cantina, Calliope Ice Cream, Karben4, Lakefront Brewery and more. The event will feature a DJ and dancing, and funds will support the Madison Public Library.

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Afterword: Ex Libris Late Night

October 13, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$15 – $25

Type: * Music * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Afterword: Ex Libris Late Night is a post-party you will not want to miss! It will follow the main event, Ex Libris: Beer and Bites, on Friday, October 13 at 10 p.m. The fundraiser supports Madison's nine-library system and will include opportunities to sample craft beers and snack on late-night munchies. Afterword will also feature vinyl-only DJ Evan Woodward playing a blend of funk, house,…

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November 2017

Friends of the Madison Public Library Charity Book Sale

November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until November 4, 2017

Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Fundraiser This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Friends of the Madison Public Library will be hosting a charity book sale that will take place from November 2 – November 5 at the Central Library at 201 W Mifflin Street. The hours are as follows: Nov. 2: 9am-9pm Nov. 3: 9am-9pm Nov. 4: 9am-9pm Nov. 5: 11am-2pm

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Wisconsin Book Festival

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Festival * Reading This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Discover a new favorite book and listen to readings from local and national authors at the 15th Annual Wisconsin Book Festival, November 2-5, 2017. The four-day festival, held in and around Madison’s Central Library in downtown Madison, features more than 70 events for people of all ages, with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, purchase books, and have books signed.…

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Friends of the Madison Public Library Charity Book Sale

November 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Fundraiser This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Friends of the Madison Public Library will be hosting a charity book sale that will take place from November 2 – November 5 at the Central Library at 201 W Mifflin Street. The hours are as follows: Nov. 2: 9am-9pm Nov. 3: 9am-9pm Nov. 4: 9am-9pm Nov. 5: 11am-2pm

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The Trans Monologues and Gender Spectrum Open Mic

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Performance * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Come join the entire Madison community at the Central Library for this annual night of honest expression about the joys and trials of being anywhere on or off the gender-variant spectrum. Be part of the audience or present and witness these fierce trans and gender non-conforming folks share their experiences of navigating rigid gender norms and…

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February 2018

Be Mine: Valentine Illustration Workshop

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Workshop This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Make a handmade valentine for your special someone just in time for the big day! Illustrate something cute or doodle something witty for a friend, family member or partner. All ages welcome! This workshop is FREE! http://madisonbubbler.org/artist-in-residence/

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Friends of the Madison Public Library Charity Book Sale

February 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 25, 2018

Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Fundraiser * Market This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Friends of the Madison Public Library will be hosting a charity book sale that will take place from February 22-February 25 at the Central Library at 201 W Mifflin Street. Additionally, there will be a Bag Sale on Sunday. The hours are as follows: Feb. 22: 9am-9pm Feb. 23: 9am-6pm Feb. 24: 9am-5pm Feb. 25: 1pm-3pm Any help in spreading the word is greatly…

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March 2018

The Clarenbach House Project Presentation

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Informational This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join us to learn about the rich history of 123 W. Gilman Street. Speakers will be: Gary Tipler of The Clarenbach House Project Michele Besant with LGBTQ Archives Kurt Stege President of Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Steve Starkey Director of OutReach LGBT Community Center. The house is significant for the advancement of civil liberties and was a center…

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August 2018

Madison Police Department’s MPD Pride Listening Session

August 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Free

Type: * Informational This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community If you would like to discuss the Madison Police Department's participation in the OutReach Pride Parade, MPD Pride is hosting an open forum. It will be moderated by Karl Van Lith, a city employee who works with Civil Rights and HR. Madison Central Library – Room 301

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September 2018

“13th” screening and panel discussion

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Film * Informational This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A screening of Ava DuVernay’s galvanizing documentary 13th is slated for Thursday, September 20. 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” DuVernay lays out the progression from slavery to the horrors…

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November 2018

Trans Monologues 2018

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Performance This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Your voice is needed! Join us to share stories about your lives, experiences, relationships and communities that exist beyond the cis-tem! Now is the time to share your lived experience with your Madison community, and be welcomed and supported! RSVP to the event here, and invite your friends! Please don’t be shy! We want people to represent from all…

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April 2019

WBF: Doomstead Days

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Festival * Lecture * Reading This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Presented in partnership with the Center for Culture, History, and Environment and the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing, Brian Teare offers readers a new kind of nature poem—one that both anticipates and contributes to the renewal of public dialogue about environmental ethics and individual responsibility instigated by the UN’s recent report on climate change. Doomstead Days is a…

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Indie Lens Pop-Up presents “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

April 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Film This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Please stay after the film for a discussion with Youth Services Librarian Holly Storck-Post, and Joanne Cantor, author and Professor Emerita of Communication Arts at UW.…

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WBF: Native Country of the Heart

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: *Festival *Lecture * Reading This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Presented in partnership with the Chican@/Latin@ Studies Program. From the celebrated editor of This Bridge Called My Back, Cherríe Moraga charts her own coming-of-age alongside her mother’s decline, and also tells the larger story of the Mexican American diaspora. Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir is, at its core, a mother-daughter story. The mother, Elvira, was hired out as…

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June 2019

WBF presents “We’ve Been Here All Along” with Richard Wagner

June 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Reading This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The first of two groundbreaking volumes on gay history in Wisconsin, We've Been Here All Along provides an illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin's gay history from the reporting on the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 to the landmark Stonewall Riots of 1969. Throughout these decades, gay Wisconsinites developed identities, created support networks, and found ways to thrive in their communities despite various…

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